Scream – The Giallo Cut

Updated
 
9.6 (4)
 
9.4 (14)
7787 5 3
Scream – The Giallo Cut
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1996
Original Running Time:
111 minutes minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
110 minutes minutes
Time Cut:
6 minutes minutes
Time Added:
5 minutes minutes
Synopsis:
After a series of mysterious deaths, a seemingly peaceful community becomes a place where no one is safe. . . and everyone is a suspect!

Directed by suspense master Wes Craven and with music by Italian progressive rock band Goblin, “Scream – The Giallo Cut” will leave you breathless.
Intention:
Scream – The Giallo Cut is a love letter to Italian horror cinema, Dario Argento, Goblin and the original Scream.

I never tried to make Scream feel like BLANK movie. Even though the primary music used was from Suspiria, I wasn’t trying to make the plot, dialogue, characters and events more like Suspiria. I'm not trying to change Scream from being Scream too much as I love that movie and think it is perfect how it is. Nor am I trying to replace Scream. I did see some opportunities to tone down the meta aspects of Scream but it’s still a horror film about people who know and love horror films.

I wanted this to feel like a movie you would find at a garage sale.
Additional Notes:

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER ABOUT THIS FANEDIT

This edit was sourced from the uncut VHS of Scream. This was done primarily as a throwback to the picture quality of Italian horror films from the 70s. It is intended to be watched on an older CRT television. Prepare yourself to see some ghosting artifacts, frame blending and static at the top and bottom of the frame. I highly suggest you watch the Opening Sequence clip before you download so you can see what you're in for.

If you watch it on an older TV the flaws don't show up as much in the picture. Older TVs will crop off the edges and reduce the static and the picture will look fairly crisp (for VHS standards). Newer TVs will pick up the flaws a lot more and leave you with a terrible picture.

Of course, you could manually set your HDTV to crop the picture to 16:9 to get rid of the static at the top and bottom, but then you'd be watching a cropped version of a cropped film. ,evil laugh,

Hugs and kisses,
Neglify

Other Sources:
Bird With the Crystal Plumage – 2 minutes, 21 seconds
Emmanuelle In Space - One Last Fling – 23 seconds
Strip Nude For Your Killer – 2 seconds
The New York Ripper – 2 seconds
I Really Hate My Job – 1 second
Slaughter Hotel – 1 second
Special Thanks:
This edit was inspired by the works of Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, TMBTM, blueyoda, Tranzor and Rogue-theX.

I would like to thank the following people for their support, feedback & ideas: blueyoda, Frantic Canadian, Gatos, njvc, Sonny Baker, Dwight Fry, L8wrtr, TMBTM, Reave, g1orkatsos, juize4z0, Kal-El, TM Productions.

No thanks whatsoever to the Santa Rosa City School District Governing Board.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
NOTE: DVD contains no menus or chapter stops.
Cuts and Additions:
General Cuts:

- Music by Goblin has been used throughout. Most of Beltrami's music has been either been removed or quieted. I tried to remove a lot of the dramatic STINGS, but a good amount remains. At some points music by Goblin and music by Beltrami play together, with Beltrami segueing into Goblin and then a healthy Beltrami/Goblin mix. Some audio cuts are intentionally abrupt, but nothing too terrible. Some parts are loud as shit and some parts are quiet. If this is gonna bother you, feel free to leave a negative rating.
- Flashbacks have been added showing Maureen's death. Some quick flashbacks show Maureen's slutty nature. The footage is mainly taken from giallo films of the 70s. Maureen's tits do not match. (I won't say exactly where footage has been added so that there's still some mystery I guess.)
- The uncut VHS is used. It is 1.33:1 and looks terrible. The top of the picture is all messed up and the bottom of the picture has static. There are natural interlacing issues that were a creative choice to keep. There are some ghosting artifacts due to it being a 15 year old VHS, but the editor has tried to minimize those as much as possible. This is intended to be watched on a tube TV. If you can't stand anything less than 1080p I urge you to watch this with your eyes taped open.
- The movie is rated NC-17! No children under 18 will be admitted.
- New opening title sequence. It looks like a 6 year old made it.
- Neve Campbell shows her tits, TWICE.


Specific cuts:

- VHS titles cards and a trailer added to beginning of the edit.
- Cut "would you settle for a PG-13 relationship?" But added some boobs.
- Cut "my name isn't Jesus."
- Cut "They got any more donuts in there?"
- Cut dialogue about cellular telephones between the Sheriff and Billy.
- Cut "He's my superior!" "A janitor's your superior."
- Red Right Hand by Nick Cave remains!
- Cut Linda Blair's cameo.
- Cut "Is your brain leaking?"
- Cut the stuck up bitches in the bathroom.
- Cut Stu's little air guitar move after inviting Sidney to his party. (Since some frames were cut in the Director’s Cut making it look awkward, I just cut the whole thing.)
- Wes Craven has no dialogue.
- Cut "You're starting to sound like a Wes Carpenter flick."
- Cut the discussion about who would play Sidney if they made a movie.
- Cut The Rules of Successfully Surviving A Horror Film.
- Cut the on-the-nose "Here comes the obligatory tit shot!" (And the other cutaways to the kids watching Halloween were omitted.)
- Added boobs to Billy & Sidney’s sex scene.
- Cut "Anthony Perkins, Psycho."
- Cut "The same stuff they used for pig's blood in Carrie."
- Cut Stu's shocked look when Billy tells Sidney his father was having an affair with Sidney's mother.
- Cut "You're no longer a virgin. Oops! I said virgin... Those are the rules." ("Now you gotta die" remains.)
- Cut Stu saying "I'll be right back."
- Cut "Right here, asshole."
- Cut "I never thought I'd be so happy to be a virgin."

Songs Cut/Added:

I don't know if there's any song I cut completely 100%. Most songs still play softly with new songs added on top of them. If you listen carefully you'll hear them, but if you just listen normally you won't notice (hopefully).

I added the song "The Naked and the Dead" by Andi Sex Gang.

Footage added from the following movies:

- Bird With The Crystal Plumage
- The New York Ripper
- Strip Nude For Your Killer
- I Really Hate My Job
- Emmanuelle In Space - One Last Fling
- Slaughter Hotel


"OK, so… have I covered everything? Are there any questions, any comments?"
Trailer


Opening Clip



Director's Cut Comparison

Scream 1 Giallo Disc
Scream 1 Giallo DVD Cover
Scream 1 Giallo VHS Cover
Scream_GialloCut_Cover
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1996
Original Running Time:
111 minutes minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
110 minutes minutes
Time Cut:
6 minutes minutes
Time Added:
5 minutes minutes
Synopsis:
After a series of mysterious deaths, a seemingly peaceful community becomes a place where no one is safe. . . and everyone is a suspect!

Directed by suspense master Wes Craven and with music by Italian progressive rock band Goblin, “Scream – The Giallo Cut” will leave you breathless.
Intention:
Scream – The Giallo Cut is a love letter to Italian horror cinema, Dario Argento, Goblin and the original Scream.

I never tried to make Scream feel like BLANK movie. Even though the primary music used was from Suspiria, I wasn’t trying to make the plot, dialogue, characters and events more like Suspiria. I'm not trying to change Scream from being Scream too much as I love that movie and think it is perfect how it is. Nor am I trying to replace Scream. I did see some opportunities to tone down the meta aspects of Scream but it’s still a horror film about people who know and love horror films.

I wanted this to feel like a movie you would find at a garage sale.
Additional Notes:

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER ABOUT THIS FANEDIT

This edit was sourced from the uncut VHS of Scream. This was done primarily as a throwback to the picture quality of Italian horror films from the 70s. It is intended to be watched on an older CRT television. Prepare yourself to see some ghosting artifacts, frame blending and static at the top and bottom of the frame. I highly suggest you watch the Opening Sequence clip before you download so you can see what you're in for.

If you watch it on an older TV the flaws don't show up as much in the picture. Older TVs will crop off the edges and reduce the static and the picture will look fairly crisp (for VHS standards). Newer TVs will pick up the flaws a lot more and leave you with a terrible picture.

Of course, you could manually set your HDTV to crop the picture to 16:9 to get rid of the static at the top and bottom, but then you'd be watching a cropped version of a cropped film. ,evil laugh,

Hugs and kisses,
Neglify

Other Sources:
Bird With the Crystal Plumage – 2 minutes, 21 seconds
Emmanuelle In Space - One Last Fling – 23 seconds
Strip Nude For Your Killer – 2 seconds
The New York Ripper – 2 seconds
I Really Hate My Job – 1 second
Slaughter Hotel – 1 second
Special Thanks:
This edit was inspired by the works of Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, TMBTM, blueyoda, Tranzor and Rogue-theX.

I would like to thank the following people for their support, feedback & ideas: blueyoda, Frantic Canadian, Gatos, njvc, Sonny Baker, Dwight Fry, L8wrtr, TMBTM, Reave, g1orkatsos, juize4z0, Kal-El, TM Productions.

No thanks whatsoever to the Santa Rosa City School District Governing Board.
Release Information:
DVD
Special Features:
NOTE: DVD contains no menus or chapter stops.
Cuts and Additions:
General Cuts:

- Music by Goblin has been used throughout. Most of Beltrami's music has been either been removed or quieted. I tried to remove a lot of the dramatic STINGS, but a good amount remains. At some points music by Goblin and music by Beltrami play together, with Beltrami segueing into Goblin and then a healthy Beltrami/Goblin mix. Some audio cuts are intentionally abrupt, but nothing too terrible. Some parts are loud as shit and some parts are quiet. If this is gonna bother you, feel free to leave a negative rating.
- Flashbacks have been added showing Maureen's death. Some quick flashbacks show Maureen's slutty nature. The footage is mainly taken from giallo films of the 70s. Maureen's tits do not match. (I won't say exactly where footage has been added so that there's still some mystery I guess.)
- The uncut VHS is used. It is 1.33:1 and looks terrible. The top of the picture is all messed up and the bottom of the picture has static. There are natural interlacing issues that were a creative choice to keep. There are some ghosting artifacts due to it being a 15 year old VHS, but the editor has tried to minimize those as much as possible. This is intended to be watched on a tube TV. If you can't stand anything less than 1080p I urge you to watch this with your eyes taped open.
- The movie is rated NC-17! No children under 18 will be admitted.
- New opening title sequence. It looks like a 6 year old made it.
- Neve Campbell shows her tits, TWICE.


Specific cuts:

- VHS titles cards and a trailer added to beginning of the edit.
- Cut "would you settle for a PG-13 relationship?" But added some boobs.
- Cut "my name isn't Jesus."
- Cut "They got any more donuts in there?"
- Cut dialogue about cellular telephones between the Sheriff and Billy.
- Cut "He's my superior!" "A janitor's your superior."
- Red Right Hand by Nick Cave remains!
- Cut Linda Blair's cameo.
- Cut "Is your brain leaking?"
- Cut the stuck up bitches in the bathroom.
- Cut Stu's little air guitar move after inviting Sidney to his party. (Since some frames were cut in the Director’s Cut making it look awkward, I just cut the whole thing.)
- Wes Craven has no dialogue.
- Cut "You're starting to sound like a Wes Carpenter flick."
- Cut the discussion about who would play Sidney if they made a movie.
- Cut The Rules of Successfully Surviving A Horror Film.
- Cut the on-the-nose "Here comes the obligatory tit shot!" (And the other cutaways to the kids watching Halloween were omitted.)
- Added boobs to Billy & Sidney’s sex scene.
- Cut "Anthony Perkins, Psycho."
- Cut "The same stuff they used for pig's blood in Carrie."
- Cut Stu's shocked look when Billy tells Sidney his father was having an affair with Sidney's mother.
- Cut "You're no longer a virgin. Oops! I said virgin... Those are the rules." ("Now you gotta die" remains.)
- Cut Stu saying "I'll be right back."
- Cut "Right here, asshole."
- Cut "I never thought I'd be so happy to be a virgin."

Songs Cut/Added:

I don't know if there's any song I cut completely 100%. Most songs still play softly with new songs added on top of them. If you listen carefully you'll hear them, but if you just listen normally you won't notice (hopefully).

I added the song "The Naked and the Dead" by Andi Sex Gang.

Footage added from the following movies:

- Bird With The Crystal Plumage
- The New York Ripper
- Strip Nude For Your Killer
- I Really Hate My Job
- Emmanuelle In Space - One Last Fling
- Slaughter Hotel


"OK, so… have I covered everything? Are there any questions, any comments?"
American cover art by Neglify (DOWNLOAD HERE)
Bootlegged DVD
image
Bootlegged VHS
image

Italian cover art by Rogue-theX (DOWNLOAD HERE) image
Trailer


Opening Clip



Director's Cut Comparison

Trusted Reviewer reviews

4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.6
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.8(4)
Audio Editing
 
9.5(4)
Visual Editing
 
9.8(4)
Narrative
 
9.5(4)
Enjoyment
 
9.3(4)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
Overview - Groundbreaking and fresh when first released, Scream has now been copied and parodied so much that return viewings now seem stale and predictable. Neglify drags a rather scrubbed and polished film straight into grindhouse hell. And the result is so much the better.

Video - Awful, by design. Cropped to 4.3 to resemble the VHS experience. The top of the screen suffers pronounced curling and distortion. Noise appears at random times, as does flutter. Then there are surprise, inserted scenes. Colour does not match, nor does brightness or focus. That said, the video itself did not suffer from over used damaging.

Audio - Pretty good here. I warble frequently about not being able to transition from deafening explosions to whispered dialogue, but no problem here. Sound mix excellent.

Narrative - The additional sequences, a few seconds here and there, actually improve the story. Adding a flashback element to the main character’s (Sidney’s) intimacy issues and obvious weird dreams. The narrative does not lose coherence due to trims.

Enjoyment - Watched this Halloween night and enjoyed it a lot. I have not watched the original in years, in fact, I’m tired of it and the boatload of sequels. This will be the version that plays at Halloween parties from now on, if only to hear someone wonder aloud if this is the unrated, European version.

Definitely one for Gaillo fans - even if you’d only watched one or two Argento or Fulci. Be aware this ain’t your daddy’s Scream, though. It looks like something Frantic Canadian picked up at the pawn shop for loose coins.

Brilliantly executed.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
DVD
Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Scream. Goblin. VHS. Tits. Neglify. Need I say more?

Of course not, saying "tits" might actually be enough for a lot of you, but I'll say more nonetheless: I appreciated the cutting back of the meta/self-aware stuff a LOT. For a lot of people that's what made this movie and saga stand out, but for me it overstayed its welcome real fast, even in the original. If anything, I wish some more of it would have been cut, maybe some lines from the video store scene, and definitely that "last scare resurrection" I've always hated.

Video/audio is of course crap, meaning it's perfect. I do agree about the music levels being too loud in detriment of the dialog, but I suppose it's the price one has to pay for working from a 2.0 source without isolated dialog. There's a high-pitched beeping sound in the background all along that initially worried me, but I was able to forget about it quite soon.

On, and in case I haven't mentioned it... TITS.
Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 1 0
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Goddammit man. I haven't reached for the tracking knob in 20 years and there I was like freakin Pavlov's dog about to do it again. Well done.

I love edits like this. You can tell Neglify clearly has an appreciation for the source material and this is not just an attempt to make a bad film better, but an attempt to reinterpret an already good movie. Starting points like this make for the best fanedits.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a big horror movie buff, but I am a big fan of intelligently written films and Scream is certainly one of them. Scream bleeds the post-modern self-referential aesthetic of the mid to late 90s and holds up to this day. I haven't watched it in at least 10 years, so this was a great opportunity to do so.

Neglify's edit is a lot of fun. The added score, the overall feel, the additional scenes, everything about this edit worked great. It's an original, creative idea and Neglify clearly has the technical prowess to pull it off.

AV Quality: 10/10
Delightfully abysmal.

Visual Editing: 10/10
My eyes. The goggles do nothing.

Audio Editing: 10/10
I love 70s prog. Music to my ears. Could've been even louder.

Narrative: 10/10
The added back story made the movie even better. Also, boobs.

Enjoyment: 8/10
A great way to tell the story and highly enjoyable but I think it would be much better appreciated by horror movie buffs than someone like myself. Highly recommended for any horror movie fans or even just fans of original, innovative fanedits.
Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 1 0
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Having completed his Noir Crime Trilogy, Neglify has since turned his attention to Horror - A genre that he is clearly in love with! First, we had Neg's take on Scream 4. Without doubt, that edit improved on the original, and showed a brilliant and completely out of left field understanding of where the Scream franchise could have gone if the creators had been brave enough to go there...

This time around, Neglify has turned his attention to the original 90's slasher classic and given it a makeover the likes of which you would never have expected. In Scream: The Giallo Cut, Neglify has combined his great love of classic Italian horror with his favourite modern example of the horror genre, in one of the most successfull mashup fanmix edits yet to appear on fanedit.org.

Embracing the VHS style completely (the film has been edited from a worn copy of the original VHS home video release), the whole film has a nostalgic quality that took me right back to what it felt like to watch scary movies as a kid/teenager. It's a gimmick for sure, but it works so effectively here, and really helps sell the style/tone/feel that Neglify was shooting for.

The music replacement works a treat, and is genuinly creepy! I've had Goblin's music stuck in my head for days, and was surprised at how organically it fit the material.

I was really enthralled by this edit from beginning to end, and know that fans of the Scream series are going to absolutely love this thing. The addition of the flashbacks/ flashed boobs and sex scene was also hilarious, expertly integrated into the movie.

As far as the technical aspects go, full marks to Neglify for committing to converting the original VHS into a digital format. It's obviously not intended to look perfect, it's intended to look shitty. And on that basis, I give the audio/visual quality 10/10, as the VHS stylings really added to the experience overall. The editing is top notch (those who have tried mashups know how difficult and frustrating it can be), and enjoyment-wise, it was one of the most fun edits I have had the pleasure of watching.

If you only watch one Italian Horror/Scream movie mashup this year, make sure it's this one.

well done Neglify
10/10
Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 1 0

User reviews

14 reviews
 
79%
 
21%
5-7 stars
 
0%
3-5 stars
 
0%
1-3 stars
 
0%
Overall rating
 
9.4
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.1(13)
Audio Editing
 
9.4(13)
Visual Editing
 
9.5(13)
Narrative
 
9.5(12)
Enjoyment
 
9.3(14)
View all user reviews View most helpful
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
This is a novel way to re-do the movie, and I recommend it just for being different and unusual.

It uses a VHS quality (with the screen crawl at the bottom of the frame), so the video is intentionally dull - it even begins with a VHS introduction ad, like videotapes used to have. And that's cool. What I didn't understand or appreciate is the insertion of some 1970s European softcore erotica, at two different points; it didn't seem coherent, like it wasn't intended to be adding to the "Scream" story, but it also didn't come in like it was part of the videotape being recorded over, so I just didn't know what purpose it served or what value it added. (I think it takes away from the overall goodness of the edit.)

Aside from the video aspect, the audio is very cool: it fits the theme, adds a creepy ambience and tension, and I appreciated that whole change to Diallo theme music being the crux of this movie, which I have no reason to see otherwise. The enjoyment is minimal having seen the film a few times already, but the change to the Diallo music and the VHS effects are cool.

I do recommend this for anyone who hasn't seen the movie, or who loves the normal version of the movie.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
I wonder what Wes would've thought of this. I like to think he'd think it was cool as hell. It's a great edit that delivers on its core premise almost to a fault.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
8.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
8.0
Really better than what I had expected.

User Review

Format Watched
Digital
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
A/V Quality - 9 - Honestly, I thought this was going to bother the shit out of me. I can be a bit of a quality snob sometimes. But I was immediately taken back to the glorious time that was the late 90s and not only did it not bother me, I loved it. I just can't rate it a 10 because, you know, it looked like crap. But Neg's intentions are fully realized.
Visual Editing - 10 - I love Scream, and I love this. The additional footage was perfect and it was added in such a way that it didn't take me out of it at all. Well done. Also, I loved the trailer at the front that you have to FF through or watch, and when I saw that 'Feature Presentation' I felt like I was a teenager again.
Audio Editing - 9 - I gotta be honest. Neg used Goblin's music better than I did. Super well done here. Some standout audio work and choices for me were during Billy and Sidney's almost sex scene, Sidney's first conversation with Ghostface (how it cuts when she talks to him on the porch), little sting as Billy looks at Sidney in the police station, the actual Billy/Sidney sex scene (that was fucking perfect), the killer reveal and the Ghostface theme throughout. Perfect. I only have to rate it a 9 because I did not like the music when Sidney attacks Billy at the end at all. It seemed very at odds with the scene IMO.
Narrative - 10 - Dope movie, nothing lost, breasts added.
Enjoyment - 9 - I really enjoyed this edit. Obviously I'm a fan of the music but it is used so well here. Scream is great but to be able to enjoy it the way I first owned it + Goblin tunes = awesome.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Neg. Really glad you did.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched
DVD
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
Overall rating
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
7.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
I'ts probably me. I really enjoy the movie Scream. I really looked forward to viewing this fanedit.

Neglify accomplished what he set out to do. He changed the tone a great movie and made it more edgy and in your face.

The music chosen to accomplish this just isn't in my bag of tricks. Maybe it's just age warring on me? And I know I sound like that old man who yells at the kids to get off his lawn, or turn down that loud "noise."

Because...gosh darn it, that's what this soundtrack sounded like to me, loud noise.

But in all seriousness, Neglify did make a good fanedit and did make a great movie more edgy than it already was. So cheers to that accomplishment.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
No
Format Watched
DVD
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0
View all user reviews