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Like most horror film series’, as the saga continues the kills typically increase and become more elaborate in an effort to outdo the predecessor. But with this heightened focus on blood and body count, the overall quality of the movies usually decreases (often drastically). That does not mean that horror sequels cannot be fun – they certainly can, just do not expect anything groundbreaking from them.

The Scream series is no different. In 1996, the first Scream was praised for its witty, self-referential script and cast of hot young Hollywood stars – a new kind of horror movie for a more aware and pop culture-obsessed generation. The second film, released just a year later, tried to match its forerunner in innovation and cleverness, but far too often fell into typical horror sequel trappings. And the third film, well . . .  let’s just say that a third film does exist. Oh damn, and there is a fourth film, »

- Chris Henson

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