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Plot: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
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It is hard to believe it has been 25 years since “Scream” premiered and in doing so; brought new life into the slasher genre which had become stale due to an abundance of direct to DVD and cable releases combined with many uninspired and stale theatrical releases.
The movie was a massive success and launched a very successful trilogy and made the Ghostface killer and many moments from the series Pop Culture mainstays.
After a hiatus; “Scream 4” arrived and continued the series and in 2022; “Scream” has arrived which continues the story to the eager anticipation of fans.
When a young girl named Tara (Jenna Ortega); is brutally attacked in a fashion very similar to the Ghostface Killer; her sister Sam (Melissa Barrera); returns to Woodsboro to be by her side while Tara recuperates.
Sam is joined by her boyfriend Richie (Jack Quaid), who has no idea about the history of Woodsboro nor the popular “Stab” film series that is based on the events of the murders that have plagued the town.
Sam’s past troubles makes her return difficult and when Ghostface strikes again; she and Richie seek the help of Dewey (David Arquette); who has fallen on hard times and has split from Gayle (Courtney Cox). Despite his reluctance; Dewey gets involved and tells Sam the “rules” which would indicate the killer might be someone she knows and soon everyone in her and Tara’s circle becomes suspect even as the deaths start to increase.
This allows for some of the best moments of the film as the characters make references to several other modern and past horror franchises and discuss things from online Trolls, rabid fans, and other Pop Culture references which provides some tongue in cheek humor about the series and also establishes the world of “Scream” as one where people are well-versed in horror films old and new and have modified the rules based on sequel, prequel, and “Requel” rules for films.
As tensions and body count mounts; Gayle, Dewey, and Sidney (Neve Campbell) must face their fears to stop Ghostface before it is too late.
While the final act of the film is very over the top and at times absurd; it does provide plenty of the elements that fans have come to expect from the series. I was able to accurately see and predict almost all of the twists very early in the film and did not have many surprises as the film unfolded; I think many will still find enough enjoyment watching the tale unfold as after four films I have a pretty good idea of the formula for the series and also have many years of this as I saw the twists in “The Sixth Sense” and “The Village” very early in the films so I just seem to have a knack for this sort of thing.
While it does not break much in the way of new ground; the film does deliver what fans have come to expect and I did find in more enjoyable than “Scream 3” and there was more than enough to keep me entertained. There have been rumors that a sixth film has already been planned and if so: I will be more than ready for more.
3.5 out of 5
Ghostface is my favorite cinematic serial killer and I love the first four films (yes, even _Scream 3_ and Gale’s terrible bangs) despite their flaws and fluctuating factors of entertainment. I’ll see and support any new _Scream_ film or TV series that comes along because of it. I know this new installment was successful ($88.4 million worldwide box office gross as of this writing) and some enjoyed it, but it is honestly my least favorite in the franchise.
This new film feels like it’s trying too hard to be one of the original _Scream_ films when it should have just been more of its own thing. This is something the film addresses, but originality should always triumph over retreading familiar territory; especially when it seems like its kills are being plunged into the same stab wounds.
Full review: https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Scream-2022-Review-Movies-Make-Psychos-More-Imitative
Formulaic but fun
Set a decade after the last film in the franchise, this film is a little bit meta, a little bit nostalgic and a lot of fun. Using proven formulas, and franchise favorites, this movie will appeal to both horror movie buffs and a new generations of fans. The blending of legacy characters and a new Woodsboro clique, is a little farfetched however the chemistry amongst the cast overshadows minor plot discrepancies. This movie may make you cry, will make you laugh, and there’ll be at least one good jump scare for even the most seasoned of horror viewers. I also appreciated the Easter eggs which are abundant throughout the film. This movie doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the viewer shouldn’t either. Just sit back, enjoy the ride, and ask yourself “Do you like scary movies?”
The Fifth Scream
Right off the bat, I hate the title. It should’ve been called Scream 5 or 5cream or Scream Again or Screams or Another Scream or Scream! Or Screamer or Screamier or Screamiest. This trend of naming the long-overdue/nostalgia-bait follow-up by its franchise’s first film title is a TERRIBLE trend. Yeah, I’m talking about you, Halloween (2018,) Candyman (2021) and The Thing (2011.)
That said, I see why they did it. This is the very first Scream movie that 100% didn’t feel like a Scream movie. You can truly see and feel the departure of Wes Craven, even with all the references made to him and his movies. Despite this being in direct continuity to the previous 4 movies, this felt like the Casino Royale, Halloween (2007 & 2018) or Superman Returns of the series.
Take that for what it’s worth to you. Now, it has all the beats of the series, include the usual suspects/stars and what you’d expect from the Meta Horror Film Series. But the way it was shot, scored and edited, it’s clear the crew wanted to make their own movie and was forced to include the goods.
Speaking of which – I actually didn’t like how it was shot. Way too many closeups and very few wide shots. I prefer those, especially on the big screen. I understand a lot of this was to cause tension and hide big reveals. Sadly, the trailer already spoiled most of the surprises. I do my best to never watch trailers. Unfortunately, sometimes they’re wrongfully thrown into my face and it ALWAYS spoils the movies, including the very end.
A new group of “kids” very much linked to the Original movie start getting knocked off one by one and the survivors need help from some familiar faces to resolve the murders.
Wow, sounds like I just described the last 3 sequels. And I did.
As previously mentioned, this is as Meta as possible. Much like The Matrix Resurrections from last month or Ghostbusters Afterlife the month prior. In fact, they all could be watched back-to-back-to-back for how incredibly similar they are, despite being from three separate genres. You’d be shocked with how restrained all three movies were when it comes to the actors NOT looking directly into the camera as the scripts were written as a conversation with the viewers/fans.
I liked it. But, it’s definitely my 4th favorite Scream. That said, I think after repeat viewings or Screamathons, it may increase in ranking. I did like how real it felt as the others always felt very fictional. And by “real,” I mean comparatively speaking. This is like all the other Screams where extreme coincidences have to happen in order for Ghostface’s plans to work, but this felt more like a movie than just a Popcorn Horror Movie. (NO disrespect to the other Scream movies. I really liked how those were shot/felt. And like Superman 1-5 and Man of Steel, I liked both extremely different methods.)
I recommend it, especially to fans. I don’t normally get choked up with nostalgia as it’s so incredibly overused these days. Scream (2022) DID make me cry at one point.
You cannot do wrong here and it fits very nicely with 1, 2 and 4. I’m still trying to pretend #3 didn’t happen.
Final Thoughts: I guessed the killer immediately in this movie. That’s a first for me as I am literally a terrible guesser. I was so proud of myself when I tagged who Ghostface was like 10 minutes into the film.
Here’s my ranking. Not hard; there are only 5 movies, despite this title:
1. Scream (1996)
2. Scream 2
4. Scream (2022)
99. Scream 3.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Writer James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick, Kevin Williamson
Actors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, IMAX 6-Track, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate), Technicolor On-Location Services (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (3.4K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package