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Why stop at 3 when there's room for one more? Originally slated as a trilogy I happen to think part four surpasses parts 2 & 3!
on April 4, 2017
Loved it! Of course I'm a huge Wes Craven fan and I think he delivered a true winner for his final film. It's written by Kevin Williamson, who wrote the first two films. I think he came back strong with this instalment as well. The first movie is a blast and can be watched over and over - full of scares and memorable acting.
I do like the first better than the second and definitely better than the third.. but surprisingly ten years later comes number 4 and I'm right back on board! Most movie franchises don't hold onto their core group of actors over all of their sequels, especially if it's over a decade.. but Scream managed to. I bet that Dewey (David Arquette) being married to Gale (Courtney Cox) in real life didn't hurt either. I did miss having a cameo from Wes (unless I just didn't see it), but he still had a few nods in there - like a quick one to Robert Rodriguez for directing the Stab clips used in the film.
*mini spoiler* I was especially sucked in by the opening film within a film within a film thing. We've all seen it done before, and it was even the premise of a Scream sequel.. but the way Stab was used it added to the confusion that makes a great suspense film.
I don't have much else to add, other than thinking it's the best way to round out what was meant to be a trilogy.. number 4 definitely worked for me.