Sidney Prescott, the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro for the completion of her book tour. There she finds Sherrif Dewey & Gale who are now married to each other, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. But Sydneys arrival is accompanied by the return of Ghostface. This puts the lives of Sydney,...more
Sidney Prescott, the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro for the completion of her book tour. There she finds Sherrif Dewey & Gale who are now married to each other, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. But Sydneys arrival is accompanied by the return of Ghostface. This puts the lives of Sydney, Gale, Dewey, Jill, her friends, and the whole town in danger. less
“Humour, horror, twists & turns. Scream4 inherits all from its predecessor at a notch higher than you had seen before.”
When a kid sitting next to me called Courtney Cox Aunty I realized I am watching this film with a brand new generation. Coming 10 years after the last installment this one as Wes Craven said in one of his interviews is for the new generation who are forever into their phones. The kid next to me is a living proof.
Set 10 years after Scream 3 the film brings the old ( Neve Campbell, David Arquette & Courtney Cox) and new ( Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Erik Knudsen) together and tries to re invent the franchise. The franchise itself has become a spoof of its orginal. Most of the times you dont know whether you are watching a scary movie or a spoof. It gets serious only towards the end but by then you have seen such dumb characters that have lived through these killings for the past 15 years but it looks like they have not learned their lesson. Now, who in their sanest mind would watch a slasher film while people around them are being dropped dead? It comes across as if no one fears the masked killer.I guess the idea of the makers was to mix humor and fear together but the blend doesnt gel well. The writer also kind of mocks the U25 by projecting them as dumb blondes and tech geek idiots. At best it turns out like a master class in horror by Wes Craven with all the trivias & tips on horror movies thrown in. At 110 mins the film is too long with a climax that goes on & on like a long lasting condom. What this franchise needed was a new director and a new writer. Kevin Williamson & Wes Craven should hang their boots as far as the scream franchise is concerned. At best it is a must watch only for the fans of the original.
Final few words: if the masked killer asks me whats your favorite scary movie? I will say definitely not scream 4