Excerpt: A scattering of amusing bits and clever twists can't forestall the terminal self-deconstruction that dominates Scream 4. After an 11-year slumber, Ghostface returns to action, along with the principal creative team and key lead actors, and unsurprisingly goes into overdrive to make up for lost...
Excerpt: “I still got it!” Courteney Cox proclaims in this “screamake” of the popular ’90s slasher series. And she does! The sitcom star is the main attraction as Gale, aggressive ex-newswoman, bored wife of plodding sheriff Dewey (a comically sad-sack David Arquette ) and bestselling chronicler of those...
Excerpt: Scream 4 is more of the same, but in a good way. The Scream series consists of simplistic yet gory murder mysteries, driven by Kevin Williamson’s clever, grinning screenplays and Wes Craven’s crisp, sharp direction.
Conclusion: A desire to Know What You Did Last Instalment is likely to be the biggest draw for Scream number four, but if this proves to be the last in the series, it’s a bloody shame it ended not with a Scream but a whimper.
Excerpt: This instalment of the popular horror franchise reinvents the slasher genre for a savvy new audience. From the hilarious and scream-inducing opening sequence, it's clear that while the film doesn't take itself too seriously, you will definitely be in for a scare.
Excerpt: Det går att gnälla om det urvattnade värdet i att göra en remake som redan är en metakommentar (med två uppföljare) till filmgenren som handlar om unga high school-tjejer som blir hackade till döds.
Conclusion: At påstå at Scream-filmene genoplivede gyserfilmene i midten og slutningen af 90'erne er måske at give dem lidt for meget respekt, men der er ikke den store tvivl om at de hjalp genren med at opnå relevans igen.