Scream (2022) Review

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Scream (2022) Review

Horrorific content by DemonicThrasher on January 31st, 2022 | Movie Review | Slasher, Mystery, Serial Killer, Teen, Meta, Stalker

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A woman returns to her home to find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.

Scream (2022) was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (also known for V-H-S and Ready or Not) and stars Neve CampbellDavid Arquette and Courteney Cox among others.

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Scream Review

10 years after the events of Scream 4, Ghostface reappears with another murderous agenda, to ultimutley draw the “Legacy” characters back to Woodsboro via the killings of local teens, for a killer third act. Despite being the first Scream film to be released without the Late Wes Craven’s involvement, the film is a solid addition to the franchise, being arguably the best sequel, or as they say in film "reqeul" a sequel disguised as a reboot.

With that being said, the film leans too hard into the "everyone’s a suspect" trope that the series is known for, that it has the opposite effect in which it makes it very obvious who the killer is. Despite this, the film is a very fun watch and is still better than 90% of other films in the genre, keeping the kill count small, with only between 3-5 deaths, and continuing the trend of making fun of the way horror films play out.

The new cast does well with the legacy characters, creating a fun dynamic between new and old characters, who are not too keen to get involved with the new Murder-spree, but as predicted, end up having to get involved to end it, despite the reservations they may have.

The film is very well shot, and features a very tense, but funny longshot involving Dylan Minnette’s character Wes, (presumably named after Wes Craven). With some reveals in the film that come out of nowhere, Scream keeps viewers guessing, about everything except who the very obvious killer is. The film comes full circle in the third act when the killings return to the house of Scream (1996) killer Stu Macher.

From start to finish Scream is a fun, brutal, tense, and for some, emotional, ride that adds more to the film's legacy, while staying true to what makes the Scream series so beloved. Roger L. Jackson once again does a fantastic job as the voice of Ghostface, providing the humour and intimidation that makes Ghostface such a fantastic slasher villain, that will go down as being as iconic as Darth Vadar is in the Star Wars films.

Worth Watching?

Scream (2022) is a fun addition in the Scream series, that gives the laughs, and the suspense while poking fun at the genre in typical Scream tradition. Definitely worth a watch for fans of the series, and even newcomers to the series.

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