a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
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.
Oh my god, they like totally reinvented and modernised the franchise 'cause they added webcams and blogs and stuff!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Hoop-Tober 2.0 # 6
Another film I haven't seen since it was released but this is a real return to form for the series and what looks like a fitting end. The film is just so much fun, so many film references and call backs to previous films in the series, from the appearance of the Dimension logo to the opening sound of a ringing telephone we know we are back on familiar territory, we then get 3 fun film within a film style false openings full of cameos (I kindo wish Kristen Bell had a bigger role) and Kevin Williamson's (who's back on scripting duties) rapid fire, meta dialogue.
The opening proper see's us re-introduced to the three…
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 is the best installment of the series since the original film. The original cast, feeling as authentic as ever, return to Woodsboro for another sick and twisted foray into the chronicles of Ghostface. The new cast is fine too, particularly Roberts and especially Hayden Panettiere. She was the best part of the whole movie. Williamson is back, and returns it to its genre-bending roots. With the new millennium, the horror trends of remakes and torture porn are expertly tackled, and make for some hilarious commentary. This was Craven's last film, and he does a remarkable job directing the finale of the franchise that he helped bring to life. The original is still the best, and it casts a long shadow but SCREAM 4 manages to stand tall in its own right. If this really is the last one, it went out in the best way possible. RIP Wes Craven.
I didn't expect much so this was pretty entertaining. While it offers nothing new, Scream 4 does provide a decent fourth entry into an otherwise tired franchise. The meta-ness is back in full effect which is made most prevalent by the opening of not only the presence of a film within a film but a film within a film which is within a film. Its a lot to take in at the beginning of a movie but given I'd watched the Scream films nearly back to back, I wasn't surprised and rather enjoyed the gimmick. The blood and gore is also relished in far more here than any of the other previous movies. This really knows what it is and…
The thing I hate about the Scream movies is how unrealistic the characters act. Obviously in a movie characters are put into some pretty unrealistic situations, but they still have to act like real people in order for me to care about them. For instance, in probably all of the Scream movies the friends of the victims throw big parties right after their friends have been killed. When I was in high school, on multiple occasions fellow students died, and the last thing anyone would have done is throw a party. I refuse to believe that in showing emotion and undergoing grief, the people I went to school with were somehow unique. No one would throw or attend a party…
This is a pretty dumb movie with a really great motive.
definitely the best next to the first one
50 FILMS BEFORE HALLOWEEN
I think this film is a step up from Scream 3, I like that it goes back to where it all began and I like the whole remake plot but this movie needed to go big or go home, it needed to kill one of the main three in the opening scene and it just did not do this. After Randy, Scream has had no important characters it's willing to kill, they also do not build any new characters up so they can become important characters. So this film is just Scream treading more water and also a lot of the humor is forced and does not work. It's still a fun ride and I think most people are too harsh towards it but that's their right.
Horrorthon Day 2 part 3
Yes. Perfect antidote to the poison that was AvP 2. Best "Scream" movie in my opinion. Ending as usual a bit predictable but also a very satisfying end to the series, or at least the portion of it directed by the late, great Wes Craven.
Film #10 of JC13's I Do Believe I Just Shit Myself September/October Horror Marathon: Part II
"This isn't a comedy, it's a horror film. People live, people die and you'd better start running."
Eleven years after Scream 3, director Wes Craven returned to the series for what would be a fourth and final time. It's nice to see the old cast members back and the new ones do a good job as well. Scream 4 offers some nice suspense and it always entertains. Just like the first three this one does a good job hiding the identity of the killer(s). I honestly had no clue who it was until it was revealed. This one also has the most batshit crazy third act of the series, but it worked well. Overall I'd call this one my least favorite of the franchise, but all three sequels are about even in my book. 7/10
Viewed on Blu-ray
Hoop-Tober 2.0 #6
Sidney Prescott: So who do you think is doing the murders.
Charlie Walker: Well, it's a Stab fanatic clearly. Working on less of a Shrequel and more of a Screamake.
There things to like and dislike about a Scream sequel 11 years after its last one but according to IMDB: Wes Craven stated he was not going to return as director unless the script was as good as the first Scream.
Kevin Williamson returns to make help Craven's return possible but the script is not as good and neither is the film.
The returning cast is fine and the young cast is very good but the killer's motive is by far the most far…
It gets bogged down at times, otherwise it's as good as the original. The pacing keeps it from hitting that four star level though.
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