Scream 4

Well, Scream 4 definitely lived up to my expectations. It’s a perfect date movie, first of all, and as far as sequels go it stayed true to the original without being completely horrible. Well done, Wes Craven, well done.
To me, the first Scream was scary but watchable in that I didn’t feel the need to close my eyes most of the time. The fear factor has disappeared as Wes Craven continued his saga, but he’s also kept up the premise, characters and movie-within-a-movie plot.
In Scream 4, Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro for a book tour to share her story of being Ghostface Killer’s target. Neve Campbell reprised her role as Sidney and all that means as soon as she steps foot in Woodsboro is, let the murders begin!
LOTS of people die in this one and there is even more blood and gore. Bravo, I say, bravo. Scream 4 is a homage to where it all began and is campy, entertaining and funny while pulling off the whodunit factor for the audience. That brings me to who you should see this movie with, a date! Like I said, it’s not scary so if you tend to be a baby at true horror flicks (like me) you don’t have to embarrass yourself by not being able to watch or screaming in a movie theater full of people. And it’s a conversation starter, especially if you’ve seen the other Scream movies, to determine who the killer is and if Craven will return with a fifth installment.

Add in the Hollywood cameos and original cast members like Campbell, Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers-Riley and David Arquette as Deputy Dewey Riley, and you can also reminisce back to the days when the first Scream came out.
What’s your favorite “scary” movie? Scream is a contender. You can jump out of your seat a couple times, but not be scarred for life. Craven has got a gold mine on his hands and better keep producing.
If you’re looking for more of a fright risk and losing some sleep, try The Strangers or the first Paranormal Activity. Sometimes I am willing to be completely terrified in order to see some good cinema, so I’ll take your suggestions. In the meantime, I recommend Scream 4.


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