Scream 4??????

United States
January 31, 2009 2:04am CST
So by complete accident I just learned that Wes Craven is working on Scream 4, slated for release October (Halloween, most likely) of 2010. Wasn't the big to-do in Scream 3 that if it was a sequel then there would be two killers, just like the first two, the whole story would play out basically the same but if it were the last chapter in a trilogy, all bets were off? And in the end, didn't we determine that it was a trilogy because there was one killer and she was the mother of the one of the killers in the first movie.... Is this Wes Craven's retaliation for the Scary Movie travesty? Because, face it, those movies were horrid and should be retaliated against. But, really, Scream 4?!?!
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@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I think the movie industry is just getting redundant anyway. Like there's no imagination anymore and everything that comes out is just remakes of older films. They are bringing Jason back (Friday The 13th). This movie has already had like 10 sequels and now they are remaking the first one? It's like the Michael Myers (Halloween) movies. Are we really running out of ideas? And then not only remake old movies (or foreign movies) but the ridiculous amounts of sequels too? Scream wasn't even that good to begin with. Just let it die already. You mean to tell me Wes Craven, the master of horror, can't come up with something original? It's like we are just getting dumber by the second.
• United States
31 Jan 09
The thing with Scream - and this is why I think it's a retaliation to the Scary Movie movies - is it wasn't meant to be good. It was supposed to be a serious parody of the slasher movie genre. Not in a Mel Brooks sort of way but more just a serious movie with a lot of backdoor jabs at the genre. Things like the "horror movie rules." These are "real people" whose lives have fallen into a pattern that fits into the rules. So, to survive they have to learn the rules and follow them. It's like Wes Craven is thumbing his nose at the Wayans, saying, "I did it first, I did it right, and now I'm going to do it again." But is doing it again really necessary?
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• United States
31 Jan 09
I haven't heard about a remake, yet. I have seen the scream movies but I don't remember them. I just remember that they were rehashes of the whole slasher genre. And like Twilight, I probably won't see this movie until it hits the late night movie slot on TV.
• United States
31 Jan 09
one more thing, like any good franchizer, Wes is gonna milk this well 'til it runs dry.