Scream 4

Scream 4

(2011)

Ten years since Scream 3, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and the Ghostface Killer are back. The original writer (Kevin Williamson) and director (Wes Craven) also return. New knife fodder includes Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Adam Brody and Rory Culkin.... More

Sidney (Campbell), 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 (Arquette) and Gale (Cox), who are now married, and their family. But Sidney's presence in town stirs the return of Ghostface...Hide

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It’s been a long time between drinks for the Scream series and the latest offering starts out strong with an extended movie-within-a-movie sequence. The content it contains will be familiar to anyone with a passing knowledge of the earlier versions but this time it is expanded on and the self aware humour is ratcheted up. Fitting, as the movie sticks to this approach throughout the remainder.... More

Whilst there’s nothing terribly new on offer with regards to the storyline, the whodunit element is well played with plenty of plausible candidates for the killer. The revealed identity is an interesting one and makes a decent comment on fame in modern society. Commentary of a more cultural bent is included via the self-referential black humour, with everything from the horror genre to the cast, to even horror fans themselves, light-heartedly being made fun of. The switching between jokes and traditional horror elements – old-fashioned devices like sudden movement and jarring offscreen noises – is well handled.

This fourth instalment will please the older fans of the series and should make some new ones amongst the audience who were too young to catch Scream on its first go round. There’s not much more you can ask of a sequel ten years removed from its predecessors.Hide


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BY CSBright superstar

it was funni awsome i loved it


BY Gerd superstar

I am sure there is enough stupidity around to sell scream 8, safe you money.


BY morgana1972 superstar

I'm not in you closet! CREEPY! SHEESH this instalment made my skin crawl! (Freaakin Awesome) Hungry for more!! so.... Call me you FREAK!!


A great movie for fans of the Scream saga. New faces, new rules and new twists. Was a fun (and scary) movie.


BY daveyboy lister

This movie was Brilliant!
It was perfectly relevant to today's new & constantly growing multimedia world not to mention it was just as 'self aware' as all the other movies.
This movie was EXACTLY what this decade's generation of teens is all about. Maybe that's why so many {older} critics have been giving it so much sh*t. There is a huge difference in culture with teens from then 1996 to now 2011 - don't people realise this?
Jill was basically a representation for today's generation of... More teenagers. Today's teenagers are fed by Hollywood fame & celebrity {trust me I go to uni, I see it every day}. Jill just wanted the fans & attention {much like ALOT of people I know...}. She just took it to the next level. 2.0
Scream 4 had me hooked & wanting a 5th installment - Bring it on Wes & Kevin!!!Hide


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  • All through the movie, Scream 4 lets us know that it knows exactly what it's up to - and then goes right ahead and gets up to it. Full Review

  • A desire to Know What You Did Last Installment is likely to be the biggest draw for Scream number four, but if this proves to be the last in the series, it's a bloody shame it ended not with a Scream but a whimper. Full Review

  • The kills themselves are both bountiful and bloody, the movie references are brilliant and bloody, the funny is very frequent and very frequently bloody, but to say any more would ruin the boo. Full Review

  • The central conceit of the characters' fates being determined by the "rules" of horror movies feels irredeemably tired; a clever idea that was worth one movie. Full Review

  • Better than the woeful Scream 3, partly thanks to the influx of new faces and the return of Williamson. But really it’s more of the same, as the franchise slips further towards total self-parody. Full Review

  • The picture delivers enough of the expected goods, if seldom with the wit or panache of the series' best. Full Review

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