Scream is one of the most iconic horror films today. Matthew Lillard recalls when he was in the original cast in 1996 and how it felt like he was in a family.
The 1996 film was the first Scream film ever released. It was created by Wes Craven, and it helped make the horror genre popular again.
The film was incredibly popular, and it helped launch a successful franchise. Today, there have been four Scream sequels, which all pay tribute to the original movie.
With the successful fifth Scream film, fans are now quite interested in the franchise. The movie was recently released in theaters, and it came ten years after the release of Scream 4 back in 2011.
After such a long time, fans did not think they would ever see another Scream film, especially after Wes Craven, the first film's creator, died in 2015.
The fifth Scream film was released just as the first film turned 25. This made many fans watch the original films, particularly the first one, to see what was so unique about them.
Lillard was in the original film, and he recently took a look back at the experience he had when creating the famous movie. He remembered how the cast felt like a family.
He went as far as saying that in his 30-year acting career, he has had very "few instances" of such experiences. Lillard believes that phones have something to do with this.
The fact that smartphone technology has become so widespread might be a reason people don't have such experiences anymore. At the time they made Scream in 1996, Lillard says the cast members had nothing else but themselves.
The Scream cast would get off work at six o'clock in the morning and then walk to David Arquette's room to enjoy a beer before turning in. David Arquette was one of the costars in the film.
According to Lillard, nobody was trying to make an iconic movie at the time. All they did was try to make the best film possible, not knowing it would turn into a huge hit and a franchise.
Wes Craven had also not made a great film in a long time, and the cast enjoyed a lot of camaraderie.
The original cast might not have understood the impact of the history they were about to make at the time, but today, that is abundantly clear. A lot of people went to watch the new Scream film once it was released.
The world is ready for a sixth Scream film from the look of things. It is interesting to know that the original cast enjoyed making the slasher as much as the fans enjoyed watching it.