Scream 3

Scream 3 ★★★

Someone has taken their love of trilogies one step too far.

Such a downgrade from the first two films but still watchable, Scream 3 ditches a feature that made the first two so clever in their execution. The first played on the traits of horror films and the second went even more meta by explaining rules of a sequel as it went along. The third seems like it forgets to do this and just chucks it all in one scene featuring a tape left by a character killed in the second film. There's still fun to be had and it's never not entertaining, the Carrie Fisher cameo being rather brilliant. One thing that does leave a bad taste in the mouth is having a scene where a producer explains about how women were exploited to make a name for themselves in Hollywood, with Harvey Weinsteing popping up as a producer in the end credits.