"Scream 4", the fourth installment of the "Scream" series of
"slasher" films recently premiered, after a 10 year hiatus.The
horror movie giant is known for the "ghostface" killer, a costume
that all of the films killers wear while murdering their victims.
"Scream 4", which is the first "Scream" film in ten years, is set
in the original fictional town of Woodsboro, with lead character
Sidney Prescott (played my Neve Campbell) returning after 10
years to promote her book.
Subsequently enough, it just happens to the 10th anniversary of
the original Woodsboro murders, which left Prescott as the sole
survivor, along with Deputy Dewey Riley and, his wife,
reporter-turned-author Gale Weathers (David Arquette and
On this 10th anniversary, someone is re-creating the killings
just as they were 10 years ago, starting with two high school
girls in their home.
Main character Jill Roberts (played by Emma Roberts), who is the
cousin to Prescott, and her friends find themselves as the newest
victims.After killing Robert's friend in her room, the killer
informs Prescott she too will be killed this time, and no longer
be the sole survivor.Two police deputies are slain as well, while
watching guard over the Robert's household.
Weathers, who is trying to solve the mystery once again, gets
badly wounded by the killer.
The film climaxes at the house of Roberts' friend Kirby Reed
(played by Hayden Panettiere). With all of her friends slain,
Roberts reveals herself to Prescott as the killer, saying she is
sick of living in Prescott's shadow.Roberts stabs Prescott, to
what she thinks is death, then intentionally wounds herself to
make it look like she was brutalized, yet survived.
While in the hospital, Roberts finds out Prescott is still alive
and sets out to end her once and for all. With help form Riley
and Weathers, Prescott kills Roberts, ending her hopes and dreams
of being the "new sole survivor".
The acting in the film was good.With Campbell, Arquette and Cox
reprising their original roles it gave audiences a real thrill
seeing them together again.
I would have liked to have seen one of them turn out to be the
new "ghostface" but, it was just as nice seeing them solve the
crime and thwart the killer once again.
In the film, characters discuss the new "rules" for horror films,
which was nice to see the rules being explained as they are
"Scream 4" is said to be the start of a new "Scream" trilogy.
Hopefully, this trilogy is as good as the first.