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April 17, 2011

I remember the first time I watched Scream. I was in the Seventh or Eighth grade. The movie scared the crap out of me yet I laughed a lot. I had never watched a preview and the Drew Barrymore scene knocked my socks off. My brother loved every minute I jumped in fear. The movie rocked and caught everyone off guard.

The new Scre4m is a decent flick. It moves quickly but you never care too much about anybody other than the old school stars.  However, it is one billion times better than Craven’s latest My Soul To Take. It was great seeing Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox back together. I am probably the only person who likes Arquette as an actor (in some movies) he is great in Hamlet 2 and Eight Legged Freaks.

I got the satire in this film and I liked the characters. However, the pop culture and meta talk gets a little old. It feels more forced than in the original. There is only so much “who will survive a horror movie” you can take.

There are never any scenes that come close to the Drew Barrymore scene. The opening scene is fun but never fills you with a sense of dread. It is creative and funny though. I always like seeing Kristen Bell on-screen. She manages to get a jab at those lame little ghost kids. They in no way scare me…I’m pretty certain I could headlock those little punks.

This movie is much more fun than most of the slasher flicks out there and many many many people get stabbed. At one point my girlfriend said “all these high school kids are dying..geesh.”

Watch this flick. Don’t analyze it or expect too much. Don’t wonder why parents would let their kids go to a Stab movie festival while their classmates were getting terribly murdered. Also, why do people always live in such big houses? If I knew a killer was hunting me I wouldn’t move into the mansion from The Shining.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 1999 8:00 pm

    If the aim is to re-define the rules for the new generation, they fail completely, as this feels just like a cash-in exercise and an excuse to revive something by re-hashing and regurgitating everything that we have already seen.
    Behind all the talk about going against the clichés and trying to ridicule the various the character-less horror of the last few years, there is actually very little new. There a sense of Déjà-vu throughout and (aside from its far fetched ending) it is all rather predictable in its non-predictability.
    Admitting a theft (or a reference) may ease the conscience, but it certainly doesn’t make it OK, nor it makes it a good film…. Also, it might make it funny, but certainly not scary!!
    I LOVED the first Scream, but this is just tired… Still enjoyable, but they should really stop before it becomes the parody of itself…


  2. John Williscroft permalink
    April 19, 2011 3:53 pm

    Nothing demostrates a classic Arquette movie like Ready to Rumble.


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