10 Films You Won't Believe Were Released At Christmas
Date: December 20 1996
landmark slasher is a fine (and dandy) movie to release at Halloween, but why
on Earth would you let it out at Christmas?
big films included One Fine Day (with George Clooney) and Michael (with John
Travolta) so Dimension felt that “the kids” had nothing to watch and would line
up to see a smart and funny horror movie. They were right: Scream went on to
gross $103 million in the US, becoming Dimension’s signature horror film in the
at the helm and a handful of good actors, Scream stands out from the dregs of
90s horror (Prom Night 4: Deliver Us From Evil, anyone?) and deserved all of
its massive success, even though its legacy amounted to little more than three
forgettable sequels and an endless succession of tawdry knock-offs (Urban
Legend, I Know What You Did Last Summer). The genre’s due for another
reinvention, so if you’re an aspiring horror filmmaker, you know what to do.