I know, I’ve been MIA all weekend. I apologize for letting the blog just sit but hey, a girl’s gotta get away sometimes, and I did. But now I am back and ready to blog my little heart out! I thought I would do something fun today, something I haven’t done in a while. A movie review. And what movie am I gonna review for you today? A scary movie. A movie that maybe some of you wanted to see and others think is silly….
Title: Scream 4
Director: Wes Craven
Rating: R for violence (lots of blood, peeps), Teen drinking and language
Genre: Horror, Scary
Format: Available on DVD
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts
What’s your favorite scary movie?…..
Sydney Prescott: survivor of vicious, bloody attacks is back in her home town of Woodsboro. But she isn’t a teenager anymore and she has written a best-selling self-help book all about surviving and bouncing back from dark times.
Sydney expected a quick “sign and dash” book signing in Woodsboro but Ghostface had other ideas. With the anniversary of the Woodsboro murders on the calendar and all the main players in town…
Well, it was time for a remake. Don’t you agree?
Sydney reconnects with her old pals Dewey and Gale (now married) just in time to be terrorized by a new Ghostface. But this time the killer isn’t just terrorizing Sydney but her cousin and friends as well.
When I asked a few girlfriends to go see this movie with me they laughed. That’s right, they laughed. They told me I was crazy. My husband laughed too. What? I said, what’s wrong with Scream? I still am not sure why no one wanted to see it, other than a few “that’s scary” comments.
Am I the only one out there that wanted to see this movie? Does everyone else think it silly too?
The first original Scream movies (3 of them) came out in the 90’s, when I was a teenager, a giggly one at that. These movies (bloody as they may be) hold a hint of nostalgia for me. I still remember sitting in the theater, sandwiched between my best friends with a white paper bag in my hand. Inside the bag? Sour patch kids of course. I would eat them ‘til they burned a hole in my tongue. I remember sitting there laughing about how hot one of the characters was (if you must know it was Sydney’s then boyfriend…yeah, I know he isn’t that hot looking to me anymore, but hey, I was 16 and having a sugar high from candy) then gasping in shock at the end. We giggled at the guys, screeched over the blood, and laughed at the “I’ll be back’s”…
When Scream 4 came out on video I rented it…and made my husband watch it with me. Ha ha. (One good thing about having a husband is they have to watch your movies- because you say so) I had been expecting the blood, expecting the gore and screaming, but I still jumped and I still hid my eyes. What can I say? It’s gross.
But I liked it.
And why is it the girl always runs up the stairs when the killer is after her???
So was this movie as good as the originals? Maybe. Remember I am not a sixteen-year-old girl with candy in her hand anymore. I did like Scream 4. It was entertaining and it was a blast from the past. I really like Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courtney Cox. It even had new comer Emma Roberts, who is a pretty good actress. Neve, David and Courtney stepped back into their roles seamlessly. They portrayed the characters they had been years ago like they had been playing them every day for the past few years. I still liked Dewey’s not-so-sharp personality and Gale’s eat- you- up and spit-you- out attitude. Sydney was still “goody” as always but I have to say that she impressed me the way she fought back and charged into danger. The lady has guts.
Was the plot original? Well, it is a sequel. To a horror movie. Aren’t those all kind of the same? You know, killer running around in a mask or disguise, wielding a knife or chainsaw, and exposing everyone’s guts? Scream 4 had that. But the end was pretty good, surprising and it was a sequel brought into the new century….
Meaning there were webcams. (Oh, and cell phones that fit into your pocket)
I liked the setting (the movie was filmed in Ann Arbor, Michigan) the town is pretty and looked the same. The newcomers Emma Roberts (yes, her aunt is Julia) and there was a new deputy in town, some blond lady (I don’t know her name) who kind of annoyed me. Okay, no kinda, she did. She had the hots for Dewey and Gale was gonna give her a shiner (AKA a black eye) which I kind of liked.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a scary movie, anyone who wants to be reminded of their youth perhaps (like me) or anyone wanting some entertainment with a bunch of bloodshed.
It is a bloody movie. And it’s creepy too. Not normally the kind of movie I watch, but hey, it’s good to step out of the box sometimes…And the good ol’ days were calling.
In fact, when I finished watching the movie I found myself with a craving for sour patch kids.
So there you have it. My opinion.
What are your thoughts on the Scream Movies? What is your favorite scary movie? (Oh and I promise that I won’t come after you weilding a knife if I don’t like you answer…. Muh ha ha ha ha ha)
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