Wes Craven's smash hit horror movie is a post-modern take on the slasher cycle of the late Seventies and early Eighties, which included the director's own 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'.
In the small American town of Woodsboro, a psychotic freak with a love of horror flicks murders teenager Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore).
The killer then begins terrorising Casey's classmate, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), whose mother was murdered a year earlier.
When Sidney encounters the stalker and escapes, her boyfriend Billy (Skeet Ulrich) is arrested.
However, the phone calls and killings continue.