Subversion of Genre Conventions in SCREAM & THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Nick Chandler
Aug 21, 2016 · 1 min read

SCREAM (1996, Wes Craven) and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2011, Drew Goddard) (CITW for short) are both horror films that are aware of the genre tropes. Both writer and directors of the films, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson for SCREAM and Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard for CITW, knew the horror tropes and created films that make them self-aware or ‘meta’.

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