How 90s Teen Screamfests Brought Self-Aware Horror Into the Mainstream

How 90s Teen Screamfests Brought Self-Aware Horror Into the Mainstream

Among all the traditions horror broke and reinvented during the 1990s, perhaps none proved more impactful than a surge in self-referential “meta” horror. Films like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Urban Legend gleefully dismantled genre tropes, commenting knowingly on clichés even as they deployed them for maximum scare factor. These slick, mainstream teen screamfests brought a bold new era of horror satire to multiplexes and sparked a lucrative subgenre. While horror … Read The Full Article