Originally Posted by The Revelator
Exactly. To read into Scream as some sort of ultimatum of horror is foolish... Scream said "this is what horror is and has become..." but doesn't beg us to think that's all it should be.
Of course that's what Scream is about, but that didn't stop non-horror mainstream from using it as the "Bible to Horror". I don't know how many people I've met that think that way, that the Scream rules are the definitive guide to how to make a horror movie. It's kinda annoying, though getting back to Cabin in the Woods, it's just as annoying when you see those not familiar with ED saying, "Oh, Cabin in the Woods ripoff!!!".