DVD Review: Scream 4

What's your favorite scary movie?

Ahh the Scream franchise. You could say this rebooted the slasher movies in the 1990's. You have to give Scream credit, while it was painfully aware of the ridiculous nature of the slasher film, it still turned in some jumpy moments and made you think about who the killer really is.

Sydney (Neve Campbell) is back in Woodsboro for her book tour on the anniversary of the slayings. Of course things don't go well. Scream 4 brings back familiar faces like Courteney Cox and David Arquette, and adds new ones like Emma Roberts and Rory Culkin. It also adds some pretty funny cameos by Anna Paquin, Adam Brody, Kristin Bell, and Lucy Hale.

I felt like the stabbings in this film were taken to a higher level than the previous ones, which fits perfect. Scream 4 lampoons the horror remake, and the last line of dialogue from our heroine may be the funniest in a slasher flick yet.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "You forgot the most important rule, don't fuck with the original." - Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell)

1 comment:

  1. god knows i love the scream movies, but i wasn't in love with this one. i think it just teetered a bit too teeny bopper-ish to me, but i still got a thrill from it.

    but, you're right, the cast made it.

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