Scream 4 (2011)
It’s been a second since the massacres that took place in Woodsboro. With the return of the infamous Sidney Prescott coming back to promote her new book. There she teams up with her old buddies, Dewey and Gail.
When ghost face makes an appearance, it seems that Sidney isn’t the only one the killer is after. With a brand new killing spree, plenty of teens, and plenty of old school horror movie references. The film starts off in true scream fashion, kids talking about the “horror rules”, and how they no longer apply for this remake.
It picks up rather quickly, starts off with some good old fashion slasher deaths. Sidney’s cousin and her friend receive a call from an unknown person with a voice that sounds familiar, as well as that favorite question of mine “what’s your favorite scary movie?” and no, the answer isn’t Bambi.
The only thing this movie lacks is the creative death scenes which shouldn’t come off as a surprise. But when you use the same death formula in a newer movie that was done years ago with the same franchise it does grow a little stale. (I’m looking at you! Garage door scene)
As far as slasher films go, this film does an awesome job with the pop up scares, plenty of slashing for the whole family to enjoy. But what set this film apart from the first 3 was how the ending tied itself together. The ending caught me off guard and I wasn’t expecting who was behind the mask.
With a new killer at hand, a new set of “rules”, and plenty of chasing around with knives (My mom always told me that was a no-no!) this movie will definitely keep you eating away at your popcorn (or nachos as I prefer) while you guess away at who the killer might be.
Also, the film packed a whopping 12 deaths (all on screen). Any movie that has deaths in the double digits is enough to get me excited.
8.5/10 rotting corpses