Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blu-ray Review: SCREAM 4

"New Decade, New Rules" is what SCREAM 4 is all about as we find our survivors once again being stalked by Ghost Face, but who is it this time? Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson once again bring us a story that is a fun watch for fans of this franchise that changed the face of horror forever!

Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has returned to Woodsboro on her book tour and reunites with Gale (Courtney Cox) and "Sheriff" Dewey (David Arquette) when people start getting the slice and dice treatment courtesy of Ghost Face. We are also introduced to a new generation of potential meat for our phone calling (and now texting) killer including Sidney's cousin Jill (Emma Roberts).  We also have plenty of suspects in Scream 4.

The movie has plenty of characters who you think is behind the mask, just like all the other movies and it gets the perfect update and upgrade for a new generation thanks to Williamson's writing style and Craven's vision. Ghost Face is also once again voiced by Roger Jackson who really is a key element to this series and this movie!  The creepiness of his voice, knowing where the victims are as they try to figure out how he knows their every move and why all of this is happening kept my attention all though the movie until the very end

There are just a few downsides to Scream 4, the biggest being how many times can you tell this story and keep people interested. Well, they did it again but it's not the best entry of the series by far but it's not the weakest either. First off, it's a great story and we get plenty of kills, one particular with Anthony Anderson which is a standout in the movie and my favorite kill scene and we get a few moments from our favorites that make this story more watchable and the mystery of who is actually behind the mask was really done well until the unveiling at the end. The big thing this time with our killer is like that  tag line says, "new rules", or just break all the rules, which this one does a lot of.

Bottom line is if you love horror movies and you're a Scream fan then you'll enjoy Scream 4. I've watched this on my Blu-ray Combo Pack several times already and it will now be one of my go-to Halloween must see movies. 4/5    Pick up Scream 4 on  Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 4th.

Studio: Dimension/Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Run Time: 111Minutes

Rated: R

Special Features:  The stand out is the gag reel and alternate opening!  All good stuff!
  • "The Making of Scream 4" Featurette
  • Alternate Opening
  • Extended Ending
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel

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