Courteney Cox is best known for her role as a sweet neurotic girl on Friends. But, to horror movie fans she is known as a ruthless go-getter reporter in the 1996 horror film Scream. This revolutionary film pioneered the horror genre into a new age.
When Sidney Prescott’s classmate Casey Becker is brutally murdered by a mysterious killer it hits too close to home. With her mother’s death being only the year before she finds it hard to talk to the police bringing back the bad memories. Yet, Sidney is content because she put the killer in jail. However, shortly after Casey is murdered Sidney is attacked by the killer in her own home. After this happens she is hounded by the press including Gail Weathers who is writing a book and exposing her mother’s murder for personal gain to the world. Sidney ends up spending the night at her best friend Tatum’s house where she receives a phone call from the killer telling her that she put the wrong guy in jail. The next day school is cancelled due to the attacks happening around the area. Sidney, along with her boyfriend Billy, Tatum and her boyfriend Steve decide to have a party. However, the killer is close than everyone thinks with the truth being revealed in the most brutal way after other lives are lost.
Courteney Cox’s portrayal of Gail Weathers was one that horror films do not forget. In this revolutionary horror film, we are introduced to a new kind of horror ushering in a new form of horror. On June 15, 1964, Courteney Cox was born with horror movie lovers enjoying her performance in the 1996 film Scream.