Scream 3 (2000) Review

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Scream 3 (2000) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on March 18th, 2019 | Movie Review | Slasher, Scream series, Teen, Meta

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It’s about yet another guy in a mask who runs around slashing teens.

Scream 3 was directed by Wes Craven  (who also directed  My Soul to TakeNew NightmareVampire in BrooklynCursed  and  Red Eye) and stars  David Arquette  (from  Bone TomahawkOrionThe TripperRavenous),  Neve Campbell  (from  The DarkThe Craft) and  Courteney Cox  (from  Scream 2ScreamScream 4).

Someone has taken their love of trilogies one step too far.

Scream 3 Review

Scream 1 was about a slasher terrorizing everyone in Woodsboro California, Scream 2 was about a movie called Stab based off the Woodsboro slasher and Scream 3 was about the filming of Stab 3. Scream 1 made fun of horror movies, Scream 2 made fun of movie sequels and Scream 3 makes fun of trilogies.

Scream was original, suspenseful and humorous. Scream 2 was less original (it was basically the same movie), but still suspenseful and funny, it also featured an all star cast. Scream 3 felt recycled, had less humor, fewer movie references (the closest to horror was a Vertigo reference) and less of an all star cast (there was only a brief Jay and Silent Bob cameo).

Overall Scream 3 felt recycled and bland. And it's long 1:50 run time didn't help. It stayed true to the franchise, but so did Craven's Dream Warriors, and that was awesome. It effectively reinvigorated the franchise, where Scream 3 just kinda milked it.

Worth Watching?

If you're a big Scream fan than yes, it definitely gives you more of what you want. More Ghostface, more Deputy Dewey and more of Neve Campbell's tragic eyes. But if you're looking for a good standalone slasher I'd have to recommend virtually anything else than this. Dream Warriors comes to mind.

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