I think I may have seen one of the Scream movies in my lifetime; I never got around to watching them, which is odd because I absolutely love horror films. Although I didn’t really watch these movies when I was growing up, I did dress up as Ghostface one year for Halloween when I was younger. The mask kinda got in the way of my breathing and I had to take it off… it was a mess, really. Anyway, I kept seeing trailers for Scream 4 and I had a strong urge to see it.
There’s honestly not much to say about the storyline… we all know what happens in these movies. Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns home to promote her new book (she should’ve hired PTA), and just as she returns, the infamous Ghostface killer starts yet another murderous rage in Woodsboro. Ghostface is just like that annoying friend you can’t get rid of (in a psychotic killer kinda way).
Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers show their faces again in the fourth installment, which could’ve been a little awkward for Courteney Cox and David Arquette since they’re no longer married, but it seems like they still have a decent post-divorce relationship. I’m a huge fan of Courteney Cox, and I loved her character in the movie… she had me laughing out loud a lot. There were a bunch of other big names that had small roles and appearances in the movie as well, such as: Lucy Hale, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, and Heather Graham.
To be honest, I found myself laughing more than I felt frightened throughout Scream 4. It wasn’t a horrible movie though. I love horror films… even if they’re typical and cheesy at times. To say the very least, Scream 4 was extremely entertaining. It kept me guessing who the killer was until the very end of the movie. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, my suspect got slashed to death (to put it nicely). Overall, I’d give Scream 4 3/5 stars. If you’ve been thinking about going to see it because you’re a Scream fan, go for it. Personally, I love seeing horror movies in the theater… it just makes them that much better. After seeing Scream 4, I kinda wanna rent the first three and have a little “Stabathon” of my own.