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.
Was there anyone at all who was genuinely excited when this was announced a few years back? Anyone who reacted other than 'Really?' Was Neve Campbell owed a favour? Courtney Cox? Did it feel weird for her to have to do a scene in bed with David Arquette?
Clearly churlish questions, but when a film franchise has it's head up its arse to fractal levels then I think it's okay to ask these questions. I have no problem with postmodern films. Far from it; my university education was soaked in that method of thinking. Scream was genuinely interesting, but fell victim to the typical slasher trope of just not being scary. Despite commenting on the form, the subsequent installments also…
é o segundo melhor filme da franquia, aqui temos uma autocrítica à propria franquia e ao genero e suas sequencias infinitas e bem como a questão de fazer tudo pela fama. é um ótimo filme.
The same thing but I liked it.
Still underachieving, but now with the added disadvantage of being a rehash of a rehash. The cinematography seems way uglier this time around, dark and muddy instead of moody and enticing, and the suspense has been completely substituted for plotting and jump-scares.
I've now seen this twice, so I can't help but notice that Hayden Panetierre's scenes inexplicably carry the film. Why do Wes Craven films give the best scenes to supporting characters?
This series was played out after the first "Scream." The first movie felt fresh and clever at the time. It engendered so much good will that I was suckered into seeing the two substandard sequels in the theaters. This time I waited until Netflix, and was glad I did. Incredibly, I still feel ripped off. So here's the score: one good movie, three awful sequels and counting.
It was such a waste of time. The meta aspect that really kicked into overdrive with the first sequel is simply just one "reality fold" too many. Looking for positives is like searching dog shit for diamonds. I suppose Hayden Panettiere didn't do such a bad job, but Neve Campbell is just a…
Wes Craven's somewhat boring update to the franchise throws in a lot of obvious references to social networking and tries to be clever about the recent spate of reboots that have afflicted the horror genre lately. In fact, the plot revolves around an attempt to reboot the Woodsboro murders. Revealing much more would be spoiling it, but as ageing Neve Campbell puts it: "Don't fuck with the original." Craven, do take note.
Maybe one of the reasons the SCREAM series has worked for me is because of the use of the same actors in all four productions. Plus, it follows the same old style of murdering off people yet it's still so fresh.
I'm so glad that the franchise got back on track here. Ghostface 4 lyfe!
An entry in the series too far. This time it feels pretty obvious when the reveal is made. The characters haven't been as carefully thought through as before, and the plot doesn't really serve any purpose in relation to the overall arc of the series. Given that the forthcoming TV series is rumoured to not feature Ghostface, you have to wonder if this franchise has now run its course. As a distinct trilogy it would have had a better legacy.
- 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…
- 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 :)