It’s been fifteen years since the original masked slasher movie came out and scared me half to death. So today I went and saw ‘Scream 4′ and I’ve got to give it some props! Given that it’s a 4th movie in the series, the directors did all they could to breath some new life into it.
Since it has been so long since the last movie of this saga came out it catches us up on what the surviving characters have been up to in the last 10 years. They have tried to update the story and now, of course, a new killer is taking on the “ghost-face” role.
Even if you never saw the other Scream movies it is easy to follow along with the 4th. After the very intriguing/irritating intro comparing them to the fictional ‘Stab’ movies we get into the real story. The town of Woodsboro was the site of the original murders and now Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) who has survived from the beginning is back promoting her comeback book. Dewey Riley (David Arquette) & Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) got married since then. Now on the anniversary of the deaths another masked murderer starts attacking people in the town.
I get scared pretty easy at horror flicks, and you can definitely get some good jumps out of this movie! They keep you guessing from the very beginning and somewhat on the edge of your seat. The acting was very good and this movie had some awesome stars, as well as new talent. They also tried to give it a new high-tech twist, and you’ll never guess the ending!
But what bugged me about this movie is it seemed like they were trying too hard, like in the other films. They are trying to embrace the stereotypes of scary movies and especially multiple sequels. So while they are scaring you, they are making you laugh along with them. But to tell the truth it didn’t quite work, and in all reality they were doing what they were trying to make fun of. I’ll give them credit for making the 4th installment work, but let’s hope they call it quits after this.
I would say, if you have seen the others, check this one out and at least get a new twist on the originals. And if you are looking for a simple, scary and somewhat funny slasher film, go see Scream 4. it was definitely engaging and for my review I would rate it a solid B.
Are you going to check out this movie? Also, do you think a third sequel is just too many? And if you see it, tell me what you think about it below!
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