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.
Hoop-Tober Challenge (For Beginners) Film #19
"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.
Why does Emma Roberts annoy me? I'm not sure. And it always takes me a long time to remember that I don't like her and so...
What was there to say about this mess that never should have happened? Why did you do it, Wes?
"You forgot the first rule of remakes: Don't f--- with the original."
'Scream 4' may be the most meta horror film in recent memory. It plays on both the earlier films and the horror genre itself. There's three consecutive opening sequences, playing on the typical slasher cliches and when the film finally reveals the new cast, the games have only just begun. It's a mesh of familiar faces and new ones, as ten years have past since the last ghostface killings and there's a whole new generation ready to experience or at least mock the horror for themselves. As Dewey (David Arquette) puts it: "one generation's tragedy is the next one's joke."
What this film gets right is the interaction…
After seeing all of the Scream movies and how consistent they are I wonder if Scream 4 could keep going. Yes and no. For the first of the half movie it was very blah and dry, nothing was really happen in any real significant way. Also the new characters for this film was worst then last. Other then Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, and Rory Culkin everyone else were just bad.but the second half really pick things up,I was in the edge of my seat for the last half hour of the movie that was worth my 4 stars .Again Emma Roberts really did great job, I didn't really care for character at fist but towards the end she did her…
I thought I might like this less the second time, but I possibly liked it even more? It really is SUPERBLY written. Not just a veneer of meta, it's so meta that there are layers upon layers of references and self-aware homages that I hadn't even spotted or fully comprehended the first time. It's a shame the franchise has now ended. But what a honourable note to go out on.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"You forgot the first rule of remakes. Don't fuck with the original."
You know, I've always liked the Scream franchise enough. A bit annoying, yeah, and it has an inflated sense of self-importance, but they're all, save for 3, perfectly decent modern slashers. But holy hell, watching them all in a row is like fucking torture.
Picture two old men sitting on a porch, watching the young-uns walk past with their cellular telephones and their iComputers and their pocket radios. As the young-uns pass, the old men become increasingly aware of how out of touch they are, and as such devolve into a simultaneous attempt of being hyper-meta and technological in order to break past the youth's jaded exterior, as…
Alright so with a franchise with like Scream adding another one is a though call especially bringing back cast members and same director. The best thing about this movie is the small shout outs to the original movies, for sure a good addition.
This comes with the same frustrations as the rest of the series, but it at least is far enough from the original to have a sort of update to the formula by virtue of time. With every part being played by a recognizable and often cute girl face, the whole thing feels like a bunch of famous, successful people just having a good time. I guess that's cool? I don't know. There probably should have never been a sequel to the original, but this one feels the least like it's a mindless cash grab.
Wes Craven has reached the ultimate meta with Scream 4. Scream 4 makes fun of the horror genre and it's ability of making unnecessary sequels by itself being an unnecessary sequel with new and irrelevant characters. But is it good? Yeah, it's alright, better than the third one for sure.
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…