Wednesday 2 November 2011

Scre4m (2011)

I recently watched Scream 4 again, on dvd, after seeing it for the first time at the cinema.

The plot - 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.

The cast -
David Arquette as Sheriff Dewey Riley
Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers-Riley
Emma Roberts as Jill Roberts
Hayden Panettiere as Kirby Reed
Anthony Anderson as Deputy Anthony Perkins
Alison Brie as Rebecca Walters
Adam Brody as Deputy Ross Hoss
Rory Culkin as Charlie Walker
Marielle Jaffe as Olivia Morris
Erik Knudsen as Robbie Mercer
Mary McDonnell as Kate Roberts
Marley Shelton as Deputy Judy Hicks
Nico Tortorella as Trevor Sheldon
Anna Paquin as Rachel
Kristen Bell as Chloe
Lucy Hale as Sherrie
Shenae Grimes as Trudie
Britt Robertson as Marnie Cooper
Aimee Teegarden as Jenny Randall
Roger L. Jackson as the voice of Ghostface 

Director - Wes Craven.
Writer - Kevin Williamson.

Being a big fan of the Scream franchise I was looking forward to the 4th installment.
My first reaction was one of disappointment, but then I was wanting certain charaters to bite the bullet, so to speak!

"it's like the natural next step in the psycho-slasher innovation. I mean you film them all real-time and before you get caught, you upload them into cyberspace."

Remembering that it's been 10 years since the third film and the new refreshed cast did a decent job, watching it a second time I actually enjoyed it more.

"Why is Sidney Prescott staying with you? I mean, that's like being on Top Chef with Jeffrey Dahmer."

With plenty of twist and turns towards the big finale, which was cleverly done, and the usual gory knife action, it kept well within the spirit of the franchise, plus with the the opening scene about the whole "remake/sequel argument" fans of the original trilogy should enjoy this aswell as the new generation of fans that were too young to see it when the first film came out.

Overall I'm giving Scream 4  7/10

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