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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Voice (voice)
Trudie (as Shenae Grimes)
Marnie Cooper (as Brittany Robertson)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


New decade. New rules.


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,692,090, 17 April 2011, Wide Release

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While scouting for a bookstore to use in the film, Wes Craven spotted a new bookstore that had not yet opened in downtown Northville, Michigan named Next Chapter Bookstore Bistro. Craven instantly loved the building as well as the name and decided to use both in the film. He also hired the owner's chef to prepare the food and pastry for a scene in the film. See more »


(at around 1h 6 mins) When Sidney is unpacking her aunt's groceries, the box of cereal has already been opened and closed back shut. See more »


[first lines]
Sherrie: [answering phone] Hello?
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Bad Karma
Written by Desmond Child, Ida Maria, Stefan Tornby
Performed by Ida Maria
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User Reviews

Excellent 4th installment!
14 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I just got back home from a midnight screening. I was very excited to see this film, and I am now at home eagerly waiting to go and see it again as well as really hoping this is the beginning of a new trilogy.

First, nothing is overdone in the film. Second, nothing is contrived. Third, the script and plot is very inventive, has humility, yet plenty of scares. During the film, several scenes are reminiscent of scenes from the original trilogy.

The film clocks in at almost 2 hours, which is long for a horror film. But, the reason it is this long is because there is a lot of plot development and setting the stage for the final act. You will enjoy this film!

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