My Thoughts on Scream 4

The original Scream came out in 1996 when I was 14 years old (though I was nearly 16 when I saw it for the first time), so the original trilogy had pretty much had the same relevance to my teenage years in the mid-1990s that the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th series’ had for people growing up in the 1980s.

While Scream 3 was meant to be the series’ end, the series returns a decade later with both the original core and a whole new young cast of actors.

And I will stop there.  I will not say much more other than this was a very satisfying return for the series.  The film is still has the very self-referential tongue-in-cheek humour of the previous films and, after an admittedly tame third film, this is probably the most violent and gory of all the Scream films.

All and all, I consider the film a success and I would even rank it second (below the, still awesome, first film) when ranking my favourite films of the series.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).