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Original cast members Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell have all returned for the reunion, which also introduces (and largely kills off) a new set of young but very familiar faces recruited for the festivities. The sizable ensemble cast includes Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Alison Brie, Hayden Panettiere, Marley Shelton, Rory Culkin, Adam Brody, Mary McDonnell, and Heather Graham, among many others who make up visitors or inhabitants of the imaginary town of Woodsboro, USA, scene of the meta-movie carnage that began 15 years ago. The excuse for this round of action is the return of original surviving victim Sidney Prescott (Campbell), who is making a hometown stop on her book tour. As the heroic survivor of the various incarnations of Ghostface, the knife-wielding killer in Scream's first trilogy, Sidney has become a celebrity and purposefully shrugged off the victim label, but still lives on as a folk hero. Turns out she's especially popular with Woodsboro's high-school population and the many horror film buffs who constantly analyze their every activity in relation to the behaviors of movie characters and the rights and wrongs of what to do when there's a killer on the loose. It therefore surprises no one that Ghostface has returned to haunt Sidney, including retired reporter Gale Weathers (Cox), her now-husband Sheriff Dewey Riley (Arquette), and the assortment of teenage dopes who saturate the entire venture with theatrical gouts of gooey, black blood. The movie-within-a-movie franchise Stab is also a major player in Scream 4. Its sequel count is now up to seven as we discover in the briskly crafted and very funny opening scenes. In fact, Scream 4 is constructed with smarter precision than any of its predecessors and would require a lot of brain power for someone who feels up to the task of trying to figure out who Ghostface is this time and why the killing has started again. But taking the story seriously pretty much defeats the purpose of the absurdly entertaining formal achievement that Craven and Williamson have created. All the stabbing and screaming and intricate (il)logic of horror movie conventions are simply part of the mysterious amusement of a concept that will not die, now delightfully retooled for a new generation. --Ted Fry
It does feel as if Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson between them have mis-stepped here.
Still, Scream 4 is one of the best in the series since it will make you jump and a lot of the laughs are pretty clever, especially the ones about horror remakes.
I am not to sure about them wanting to make two more movies though (them are the rumors I have heard), that just seems like a lit bit of overkill to me.
Bought this movie for my mom for Christmas! She loves the Scream movies!Published 3 days ago by katie johnson
The first 30 min were super exciting and fun. It really went downhill the last 30 min (after villain(s) were revealed). Ending was too
violent and "bitchy. Read more
Love all the scream movies and I adore Neve and Courtney I'll watch anything there in.Published 11 days ago by Kenneth Chess
The whole series was terrific (plus, I'm a big Courtney Cox fan).Published 1 month ago by Richard H. Gobeille
Much better than 2&3. I understand the critiques on it, but it was a solid movie and worth watching multiple times.Published 1 month ago by Aaron Kraft
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|actual ridiculous release date for SCREAM 4 DVD is 10/4/11.||
I don't get it either. October 4th, 2011 is pretty far away. It should be released in August or early September.
Jun 16, 2011 by PlanetHell | See all 6 posts
Most likely it will show some deleted or extended or alternate scenes in the movie. For example, Brittany Robertson and Aimee Teegarden's scene had an alternate opening in which many people thought would have been better.
Jul 8, 2011 by Maribel Castillo | See all 4 posts
|release date of SCREAM 4 will be 8/16/11!!||
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