Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Scream 4

Director:
Wes Craven

Starring:
Neve Campbell
Courteney Cox
David Arquette
Emma Roberts
Hayden Panettiere

Running time:
111 minutes

4/5



It’s rare for a franchise to be on its fourth film and still be half decent, but Scream 4 manages to be that and arguably as funny, witty and scary as the first. It has been 15 years since the original murders and Sidney returns to Woodsboro to promote her new book telling her version of the story, but while she is visiting a copycat killer goes after her and her remaining family. You’re probably thinking that this has all been done before in the second and third films and you’re right, but like it says in the tag line ‘new decade, new rules’ breaking all the conventions of the horror genre and setting its own. The death count is a lot higher than the any of the previous films, but with a generation brought up on torture porn like Saw you expect this. Over all the film is incredibly clich├ęd and over done but it’s Scream and you’ve got to love it for it.

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