Scream 3

Scream 3 ★★★½

“Hollywood is full of criminals whose careers are flourishing.”
Wes Craven’s poison pen letter to Hollywood. Very underrated, maybe because it abandons the more grounded surface of the early moves for full on DePalmian artifice. It’s a rather mean spirited horror comedy predicted in as many doubling variations as Craven can find. And it has the best casting in the series from Parker Posey/Courtney Cox double team to Dempsey as hunk Hollywood detective. And it comes full circle to Craven’s New Nightmare and probably even more angry than that movie.

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