Synopsis: Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
Director: Wes Craven
Writers: Kevin Williamson
Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts
Love or hate the franchise, it has undeniably become a cultural phenomenon in the last decade and has turned many a youngster into horror fans. I was actually a fan of the original trilogy although I could have done without the third installment.
Scream 4 seemed to take its situation lightly. In the opening minutes of the film, it pokes fun at itself and slasher sequels in general making references to Stab in Space, etc. By the time that the actual opening of the film comes at you, you realize that they handled the situation about as well as they could have.
The film makes plenty of references to current trends, even at one point referring to Facebook as being passÃ©. Of course, with current trends being at the forefront, the killer must now abide by an entirely new set of rules. Once again, I appreciate the smart approach to writing for Scream 4.
The main concern that I am sure many had with this film is how exactly they were going to recreate the magic of the first movie with a cast of characters that are no longer even relevant in Hollywood.
Overall, I think that the film was done fairly well and was an entertaining watch, albeit not very rewatchable. The mystery of who the actual killer was did keep you guessing throughout the entire film with plenty of swerves thrown your way so you never feel comfortable with your guess. When the reveal does come your way, you will probably be like me and feel cheated.