Scream… 4

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Oh, God, not another one of these crappy horror sequels…” And I don’t blame you.

BUT this quadrilogy, much like its returning star, Courteney Cox Arquette, is only getting better with age.

Okay, so by now Scream fans should know the basics: the plot is pretty much that a killer who wears the same Halloween outfit in every movie, known by the name of ‘Ghost-face’, goes around the town of Woodsborough killing off teenagers. Scream 4 essentially has the younger generation of the creepy teens of the first film, including Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and newcomer Emma Roberts (Wild Child) who is fantastic as this films heroine and Sidney’s cousin.

The same heroes of the previous film are, as usual, at the forefront of the carnage chaos, Detective Dewey Riley and new wife Gail Weathers are at odds trying to solve the case as Sidney Prescott is once again targeted as the killer’s main objective.

In all honesty, the first three of the quadrilogy are pretty predictable by way of ‘who-dunnit’, but I must say, this ending knocked me for six. It is a very fast-paced, interesting and different take on the horror-movie franchise, including a witty and edgy script, a great cast, old and new, and you don’t need to have seen the other three to know what’s going on.

If you see this DVD sitting on a shelf in a film store it’s because it’s there for you to pick up and take home to enjoy. The great thing about this movie is that it’s one to watch at home with the comfort of knowing your doors and windows are locked.

 

Beth Garden