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Scream 4 (2011)

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Scream 4 is a movie starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette. 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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sherrie
... The Voice (voice)
... Trudie (as Shenae Grimes)
... Ghostface
... Rachel
... Chloe
... Jenny Randall
... Marnie Cooper (as Brittany Robertson)
... Sidney Prescott
... Rebecca Walters
... Dewey Riley
... Gale Weathers-Riley
... Kirby Reed
... Jill Roberts
... 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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15 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$38,180,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,138,686
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Trivia

YouTuber Shane Dawson, a big fan of the Scream franchise, auditioned for an undisclosed role. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 28 mins) When Charlie shows Sidney 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 first person perspective from inside the mask. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherrie: [answering phone] Hello?
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References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Written by Harold Faltermeyer
Performed by Elytron Productions
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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Very intelligent, very scary, and very hilarious
14 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Scream 4 should have been terrible - after all, Scream 2 was only "ok" and Scream 3 was a disaster. But Scream 4 is a very good movie, both as part of the franchise, but also as a stand alone.

It is far more self-referential than you would expect. Barely a scene passes without the characters referencing movie conventions. But it does so in what I think is an intelligent way. And most importantly (for our enjoyment) Scream 4 makes fun of itself before we can get there. Just when you start to roll your eyes, they roll their eyes.

But it also stands as a good slasher flick - perhaps the LEAST slasher-y of the lot so far (it can't be everything after all) but there are plenty of jump-in-your-seat moments.

The combination of old generation cast and new generation is actually seamless, again lots of self-referencing about that too.

The highlights are too many to name - but the opening of the movie will have you laughing far harder than you'd have expected to.

Overall, Scream 4 is excellent.


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