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Scream 4 (2011)

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Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.


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Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger. Written by Joey

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,061,885 (UK) (15 April 2011)


$38,176,892 (USA) (24 June 2011)

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When Charlie shows Sydney the footage of Ghostface stabbing the girl in her bed on the cellphone, it completely contradicts the earlier shot of Jill removing the camera from the 1st person perspective from inside the mask. See more »


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Scream Yet Again
4 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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Sidney, Dewey, and Gale are back together yet again for another fight with Ghostface. The survivors of the Woodsburrow murders are back, but this time they may not all make it. The Scream movies have been revamped, and this fresh take brings a loaded young cast together for more blood and more gore. Wes Craven brilliantly rewrites the rules on the horror genre yet again, and makes you doubt all you thought you knew about scary movies. Goosebumps and chills will overcome you as you attempt to unravel the identity of the Ghostface killer. But "he unexpected is the new cliché'", so don't try to analyze it, just sit back and enjoy the ride. There are twists, there are turns, and only one things is certain: you better be ready to scream.

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