We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
New Decade. New Rules.
Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.
Great start for the new trilogy! Twist upon twist, crisp wit and one hellacious scene involving the girl next door!
Timely material reflecting the times we live in!
Overall I had one heck of a good time! Bring on Scream 5!
Oh my god, they like totally reinvented and modernised the franchise 'cause they added webcams and blogs and stuff!
I had 3 films ready to watch this night on my WD Play box, but it turned out all 3 had problems displaying subtitles! Oh well. On TV was Scream 4 which I'd seen before, but was better than anything else that freeview was offering. Like the original, this was directed by Wes Craven and starred Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell.
The story - Sidney Prescott is now an author and has just released her new self-help book. She returns to her home town of Woodsboro after a ten year absence in order to promote her book as part of the book tour. Unfortunately her return coincides with the return of ghostface. Sidney teams up with her old…
Aw man I don't know why this film is getting slated, it's a whole lot of fun! After Scream 3 I was all "I hope they never make another one" because I thought it was done to death, but actually Scream 4 was REALLY GOOD, better than 3, possibly better than 2 (I know a bunch of people are really into 2 but I don't get it?)!
This basically had everything I wanted from a Scream film, and I fucking love Sidney. She's like a goddamn superhero.
Not awful, just ordinary... those in-jokes and meta-references that once seemed so clever and fresh now just feel tired, and it's way too drawn-out and repetitive. Still, Craven delivers a few suspenseful sequences and the 'teen' cast provide some youthful energy even if the old-timers (Campbell, Cox, Arquette) clearly just turned up for the pay cheque.
Scream 4 is unfortunately not as good as Scream or Scream 2, but it is certainly no way near as bad as the atrocious Scream 3 either. Instead it sits somewhere in the middle, probably slightly closer to Scream and Scream 2, but not as a mediocre product but rather one made up of some very good things and some pretty bad things.
First of all, Scream 4 is not a horror film. It may sit within the genre but I can’t imagine anyone getting scared by it. It does however, unlike many scare-free horror films, remember that it should be entertaining if nothing else.
The good things are that it has a fairly solid premise. The target this time…
FUCK THIS MOVIE AND IT'S "AREN'T WE SO CLEVER BULLSHIT"
After the disappointment that was Scream 3, anything they did for Scream 4 was bound to be better, right? With remakes now dominating the horror landscape, the self-referential stuff practically writes itself here. However, it doesn't work as well since those movies rarely live up to their original source, and unfortunately, this is no exception. They bring the gore and plenty of kills, but there's nothing staged as well as the car crash or sound booth scenes in 2. They use their red herrings almost as well as Scream, but there are too few hints at the killer's motivation to make it work as a whodunit, making it feel like the rug is pulled out in the same manner it…
A continuation of a movie series beyond a trilogy can have good and bad results.Scream 4 is mostly good.I would say it's a lot better than 3.The movie is of course a mix of meta fictional take on classic horror tropes and the continuation of the story of Sidney,Dewey,and Gale.
I would have to say I found most of it enjoyable,and this has to be the first time I could not guess or have an idea who the killer was (took me by surprise).It's an okay movie that's not as good as the first or the second,but an upgrade from 3.
There really isn't any way they can keep this franchise going, it's just the same story over and over again. And that's the point of the 'Scream' premise, so there's no escaping that. The Scream films are a lot of fun though, so it's not a bad film, it's just no longer original or has any real mystery.
Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. --With four installments, this landmarks the Scream franchise as being one of the only horror franchises to have its main characters return for all its sequels.
This film manages to be surprisingly fun despite it being a late entry into what was supposed to be a trilogy now graduated…
Great horror movie that re-fueled my passion for cinema a few years back. Kevin Williamson is a screenwriting master - always keeps you guessing and I love how they pay homage to the genre by calling out tropes, other movies, etc. Hayden Panettiere is really impressive as Kirby. So much fun to re-watch this.
Not coincidentally, the worst looking is also the weakest entry in the series.
- Whistle and I'll Come to You
- The Woman in Black
- The House of the Laughing Windows
- Who Can Kill a Child?
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
- Citizen Kane
- Fight Club
- The Sixth Sense
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
Films with some of the best twist endings. Suggestions welcome; just don't spoil the ending in the comments :)