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Series: Scream

Review: Scream 2 (1997)

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Scream 2 is one of those rare sequels that reunites almost everyone from the original, on both sides of the screen. Horror master Wes Craven is again coupled with screenwriter Kevin Williamson, while Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and Jamie Kennedy all reprise their roles. The script in this film is as sharp as, if not sharper, than the first film, and Craven still has a great skill at building fright and suspense. While its predecessor thoroughly interrogates the clichés and tropes of modern slasher films, Scream 2 brings this same wit to the exploration of sequels. It also look, briefly, into the debate over film's influence on real life. While it tends towards a convoluted plot, Scream 2 is nevertheless a worthy successor to its groundbreaking original.(read more...)

Review: Scream (1996)

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A phone ring. A bizarre phone call. A flirtation. A threat. A quiz. A display of violence. A chase. An end. A discovery. Finally, a scream. And all the while, the Jiffy Pop burns...

Thus begins Scream, possibly the best film in the hit-and-miss oeuvre of Wes Craven. A re-imagining of the stalk 'n' slash genre, which up until that point had been fairly stagnant, it was marked by both a reverence for its predecessors as well as a willingness to make up some of a few of its own rules.(read more...)

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