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.
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
After the disappointing sequels, “Scream 2″ and “Scream 3″, I thought maybe “Scream 4″ will be much better. I was really looking forward to see this one because I really thought I’ve read and heard positive things about this one. unfortunately the fourth film in this horror franchise was really a waste of my time. Better maybe than the previous ones, but still disappointing.
The original cast, Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox made their appearance once again. 10 years after Sidney (Campbell) got attacked she returns to the place where it all happened, for her book signing. Not knowing that the same day she arrived two teenagers got slaughtered. Dewey Riley (Arquette) is there again to save the…
The best one since the first one.
Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to Woodsboro on the 10th anniversary of the original. Before long teenagers are dropping like flies.
Scream is back. Woo! Ticker-tape parade. Let's go have a picnic and then run around in just our pants. We mean, really, how exciting is it to have a new entry in a franchise that stopped being good after the first one. Whilst Scream 2 did have some shocks, its resolution was so left-field, it was laughable. And Scream 3 was just unbearable. So, where does that leave us with Scream 4?
In the opening sting, we are treated to two 'it's really a film-within-a-film' jokes, before the eventual 'oh look, it's her! Oh no, she's a dead'un now'…
Not the worst of the Scream films...
Watched with the commentary by the director an some of the actors. Wes Craven really is brilliant.
"You forgot the first rule of remakes; don't fuck with the original!"
At that moment, it seemed Sidney was channelling my every belief about horror sequels and remakes, that they are un-planned, suck, and are a general waste of time directed to steal money from your pockets. The Scream sequels haven't changed my mind fro this, and I generally believe it won't be changed at all by any franchise.
At least this addition to the franchise was smart and entertaining. Scream 4 finds a healed Sidney Prescott returning to Woodsboro for a book tour, and yet another copycat Ghostface emerges to kill her. The plot is stale by now, fortunately there is a nice sense of wit to it as…
For the creativity and origination!!!
Yo quiero ver "Puñalada 7" con Anna Paquin y Kristen Bell.
I honestly expected this one to suck. It probably didn't help that my brother fooled me for nearly a year by saying that it did.
What should be an out-of-place fourth installment actually ups the violence and surprisingly even the twists. Obviously I won't spoil those here, but they end up more than making up for the feeling that I sometime had during this movie: that I had seen the majority of it before.
So I guess the Scream franchise ironically survives as one of a few horror franchise that didn't take a drastic U-turn into the garbage heap.
- 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 :)