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.
Wes Craven returns to form after his dreadful 'My Soul To Take'. Scream 4 contains all of the wonderful wit and intelligence from his previous (good) films, and delivers a fresh but traditional horror flick. It's been many a few years since I've seen the previous Scream films, so others might predict the twist and turns better than I did. But still, Scream 4 is one of the most entertaining horror films of previous years, and is full of sarcastic and self-referential humour.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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"Surprise, bitch. I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me."
Jump scares. Ghostface. Extensive meta-jokes. Self-referential writing. Plot twist. More jump scares! More meta-jokes! Peeping tom and Alison Brie. That's about it.
Decent though. Would have given it 3 and a half or maybe four stars back in the year two thousand and eleven.
Years after the Woodsboro murders have finally ceased, Sidney (Neve Campbell) has decided to come home for a book signing. But her return also brings the return of the Ghost Face killer, and it's up to Sidney, Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox) and now-Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) to protect Sidney's family.
So we're back with a fourth installment to the Scream "trilogy," and it doesn't seem to know what to call itself. Sequel? Reboot? Remake? It can't keep its story straight. Whatever the case, we're back to constant name-dropping and references to other horror franchises. I get that it's the point of the movies, but just referencing movies doesn't make you witty or insightful. It makes you look like a pretentious…
Somehow the best of the series for how it blindfires without even anticipating the presence of a target. "New decade, new rules" sounds pretty good, but the rules/criticisms are dismissive to the point of negligible. "The unexpected is the new cliché"? That's not a... what? So Williamson's ultimate thesis is "remakes, et cetera!" While it's meant to be some generation-ending haymaker, it ends up as a love tap, barely felt. And that's sort of adorable? Unsurprisingly, Craven's interpretation ends up a little nostalgic: happy enough to be still making movies, happy enough to have had directorial control over every entry in a horror series. While he fails to convince us that these characters have ever been worth the attention, they're…
10 years since Sidney Prescotts last run in with the Ghost Face killer, comes this fourth installment.
The point of scream, was it parodied the genre. This later movie attempts to scrutinize the recent run on torture porn etc, but just hasn't got the same intelligence.
Overall a pointless movie.
A more obvious playful comedy than the scathing satire of the original. But I truly enjoyed the sardonicism to it. Clever, fun and brutal.
Finally got around to seeing the finale of this series. A good movie, but maybe trying too hard.
I don't know why, but I just felt like actually writing a review for my favorite Scream movie.
I think what appeals the most to me is that it's set in the modern times. They don't have to go off of what the other movies have done. It is modern, and things have changed. Wes Craven was up to par with the times, showing how horror has morphed into what it is today.
I think this is actually the most gripping of the Scream movies. You get involved in the plot and you don't know what is going to happen, since it's new times, which means new rules. It makes this film a hell of a lot more enjoyable to…
Neither the wasted opportunity that some claimed it to be nor a diamond in the rough, this SCREAM entry at least feels like it has more surprises and nasty humor than part 3 did. If there's anything that really weighs it down, it's that the Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and Dewey (David Arquette) characters have become really dull -- while the morally flexible Gale (Courtney Cox) has kept her edge, god bless her, and director Wes Craven is happy to serve up some nasty deaths. Glad to see that some things, at least, never change.
Fun addition to the series. Craven has an eye for young ladies, he got a ton of my favorites in here. All the meta-meta shit got a bit silly to me, but I guess that was kind of the point.
It's actually pretty smart film, with all the cliches, new rules, cameos, references.
but Emma Roberts' performance wasn't really convincing as the real bad guy.
- Whistle and I'll Come to You
- The Woman in Black
- The House with 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…
- The Haunted Castle
- The Bewitched Inn
- The X-Ray Fiend
- The Devil in a Convent
- Faust and Marguerite
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…