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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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Wes Craven
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Hale ... Sherrie
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice)
Shenae Grimes-Beech ... Trudie (as Shenae Grimes)
Dane Farwell ... Ghostface
Anna Paquin ... Rachel
Kristen Bell ... Chloe
Aimee Teegarden ... Jenny Randall
Britt Robertson ... Marnie Cooper (as Brittany Robertson)
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Alison Brie ... Rebecca Walters
David Arquette ... Dewey Riley
Courteney Cox ... Gale Weathers-Riley
Hayden Panettiere ... Kirby Reed
Emma Roberts ... Jill Roberts
Marielle Jaffe ... Olivia Morris
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Storyline

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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New decade. New rules.

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Horror | Mystery

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

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Trivia

In May of 2010, Cathy Konrad, a producer of all three previous movies in the Scream franchise, filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, stating her production company had a first-rights deal with the Weinstein Company to produce all of the films in the Scream franchise. The lawsuit was eventually dropped. See more »

Goofs

(at around 16 mins) When Gale is home working on her computer there is a plate of toast on the desk, the amount of toast changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherrie: [answering phone] Hello?
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Alternate Versions

The UK version contains re-dubbed/additional dialogue compared to the US version. Both cuts are identical in terms of visual content, but there are approximately 30 aural differences between the two. See more »

Connections

References An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Run For Your Life
Written by Tamara Schlesinger
Performed by 6 Day Riot
Courtesy of Pigfactory USA LLC
Under License from Tantrum Records
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Great fun and I was pleasantly surprised
15 April 2011 | by mad_mandonnaSee all my reviews

Who could forget the first time Drew Barrymore met her end after being hunted down by ghost face in the original scream film some 15 years ago. Its been a decade since scream underwhelmed everybody with its lacklustre third instalment and with a fourth on the way I was sceptical about how the fourth would go and how it would affect the introduction to the review I would to write about it.

In my second paragraph, I can now write about how much I enjoyed the film and how I can now use my summary in that Scream 4 (or Scre4m)was "great fun and I was pleasantly surprised". I can't begin to tell you how true this statement is, the plot manages to weave a tidy little knot of a mystery that comes to a surprising and comical climax. The body count is large, making killings in this instalment come thick and fast. Though with a reduced age rating, scream 4 is far more gruesome than the previous threesome and a lot more in keeping with the current horror movie gore fest. To finish off the second paragraph of my review I will conclude that Scream manages to stick to its guns, but modernise itself not unlike the remakes it satirises.

Paragraph 3 contains scenes of critical nature. Now the film is paced very well, however there are a lot of characters to get through. And despite its self aware nature the two-dimensional characters are so underplayed that its hard to feel much for them as they quickly get stabbed to death. The only characters you feel much dread for is Gale, Dewey and Sidney as familiar faces that you don't want to meet there bloody doom,however the new cast have so little characterisation that you really couldn't care less if their stabbed to death and left to dry on their parents lawns. The film also wasn't as scary as the original and despite the "kids" knowing the rules of the horror movie they were starring in they all seem to go outside to investigate a strange noise when they know they're all being hunted by a killer. Whether this is done on purpose, as to mock other horror films is a possibility, but to be honest it would make the film a lot less predictable if they didn't make there predecessors mistakes.

So my conclusion is gonna be as sharp and concise as a horror movie should be. Scream 4 is entertaining, funny and thrilling. And one of the last lines of one of the survivors is bloody great.


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Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,692,090, 17 April 2011

Gross USA:

$38,180,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,231,420
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