One of the best cinematic developments of the 90s was the rise of the self-aware horror flick. Nightmare On Elm Street creator Wes Craven started the trend with 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare which saw him riff on Freddie Krueger and the Elm Street legend with devilish glee.
A couple of years later he teamed up with Dawson's Creek creator Kevin Williamson to make Scream, a film which subverted many well known horror movie tropes, as well as playfully referencing itself and many contemporary pop culture icons. It's a formula he repeated in the three sequeals that followed.
Now (after Scream 5 and 6 failed to materialize) the franchise is being turned into a TV series by MTV and we've picked out our favourite moments.
In the first Scream film, Matthew Lillard starred as Stuart the friend who was *SPOILER ALERT* not quite as he seemed. Who could forget this, his finest, pun-tastic line?
Drew Barrymore’s Untimely Popcorn Passing
One of the oft-quoted reasons that Scream was so subversive was the offing of its biggest star - Drew Barrymore - within the first 15 minutes of the first film. It was a big surprise and a reason why the sound of popping microwave popcorn still spooks us out.
The moment when heroine Sidney lets out all her pent up anger against good-for-nothing Top Story journalist Gale Weathers. Ouch.
Neve Campbell's most iconic role (sorry Party Of Five) is our favourite horror movie 'final girl', the ever resiliant Sidney Prescott. We're glad that she never a) got killed off b) turned out to be the ghostface killer. Phew.
From Tori Spelling, Luke Wilson to Carrie Fisher, you could always count on Scream for a great cameo appearance.