Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. –IMDb
Rising out of the mid-western suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold visions and keeping them on the edge of their seats since the release of his first feature film, The Last House on the Left, which he wrote, directed, and edited in 1972. In the 39 years since that controversial film’s arrival, Craven has demonstrated that he is a filmmaker with heart, guts, humor – and an unbridled imagination expanding into films, television, and literature.
Craven’s career is marked with both creative and commercial milestones that have made his name synonymous with genre building and innovative horror.
Craven reinvented the youth horror genre again in 1984 with the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, a film he wrote and directed. And though he did not direct any of its five sequels, he deconstructed the genre a decade later, writing and directing the audacious Wes… read more
Tired, threadbare, and bland. Like a leftover horror film that has been microwaved not once, but twice. Are standards really this low now? Please retire this series...the original was a mildly amusing little bon bon with a cool opening sequence...nothing more. it simply does not deserve all this fuss, and the self reflexive b.s. now just feels like a band aid.
I may be alone in this but I've got myself halfway convinced that "Scream 4" is some kind of masterpiece. Sure, we're a long way from the late 90's but part of what makes "Scream 4" so brilliant is the way it serves as both a love letter to fans who grew up with the original and an acknowledgment of how much youth culture has changed since 1996. Let's face it: kids today are scary - and they know that jobs can be lost, political careers can collapse, and anonymous teens can gain notoriety with one YouTube video. This film is a scathing satire of our famewhore society but never ceases to be playful or entertaining. As Hayden Panettiere tearfully recites a litany of all the classic horror movies that have been remade lately, Wes Craven and company call Hollywood to task for failing to make any memorable editions to the horror genre during the past 13 years. The thing is, the team behind "Scream 4" are smart enough to know they're part of the problem too.
"The finest Western you'll see this year is set in aristocratic 16th-century France, in the heat of Counter-Reformation," declares Nick Pinkerton
Better than Scream 2 & 3 by a mile, this is the true sequel to the first film in my opinion. That being said, it is not an awesome film by any means. The best thing for genre connoisseurs and fans… read review