Friday, 21 January 2011

Scream 4 (2nd trailer)

It is impossible to ignore the growing noise of the impending sequel. Some of us are old enough to remember a similar noise the first time round. Wes Craven was coming off the critically applauded commercial failure of New Nightmare 1994. Kevin Williamson was unheard of. The title was explicit and succinct. The curtain raiser had (then) major star Drew Barrymore die in a thrilling horrifying sequence.

It was lifted from When a Stranger Calls 1979.

1996 was a long time ago. The wave of studio horror that Scream started has dissolved into homogenised pap. Originality is dead in the genre. Typical of such is My Soul to Take 2010 – one of the worst films of last year

Wes Craven is coming off critical and commercial derision. Kevin Williamson has to tell a story with more wit intellect and satire than the first time round.

The verdict will be in the viewing.
Scream 4 is released 15th April.

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