I scream, you scream, we all scream for scream queens! Of all the tropes used in the horror genre, nothing gets the adrenaline going like bloodcurdling wails of despair that foretell misfortune and untimely ends. For those who love the rush of a good scream, the supercut below makes for a fantastic viewing.
The screamers in this compilation all shriek for a variety of different reasons: there's someone behind them, they're falling from the balcony, their bed is possessed! Horror movies give their characters plenty of reasons to scream, and it comes down to the actors to convey just how awful said reasons are.
When someone starts screaming in a horror flick, be they Shelley Duvall, Janet Leigh, or Naomi Watts, you know the going's about to get good - for you, the viewer, at least. Them, not so much.
In the end, a good scream is how a queen gets her crown in this genre. Check out this supercut of classic horror movie screams.