When I was thinking about what movie I wanted to write about in my first entry here at Mad Sometimes, I decided to go with Scream, the horror movie that made me love horror movies. Funny enough, I did not notice or understand the allusions the movie is so famous for making to other horror movies when I first saw the film. I was just 10 years old, and I had not yet seen Halloween, Friday the 13th, Psycho, or any of the other movies this movie pays tribute to that I would watch and grow to love later. Truth be told, I only saw the movie because Drew Barrymore was in it.
You see, I loved Drew Barrymore growing up, and she remains my favorite actress today. My mom used to buy me her movies for birthdays and Christmases, and one year I got Scream. Knowing nothing about the film other than that Drew Barrymore was in it, and presumably in a prominent or lead role since her face was plastered all over the movie cover, I put the movie in my VCR one night and hit play. I’m sure you can imagine my surprise when Drew Barrymore exited the movie barely after the ten-minute mark. I was pissed! I loved the movie, though, and it sparked my love for the horror movie genre. I guess you could say Drew Barrymore is the reason this blog exists in the first place, and so, rather than review Scream, which I will here at some point soon, believe me, I decided my first entry would be an exploration of Drew Barrymore’s iconic role of Casey Becker, who is responsible for this blog existing.