Scream 3 leaned more into the campier side of slasher movies by retconning the past and making the origins of Ghostface and the Woodsboro murders a little more complicated and cheesy. It’s still full of suspense, but perhaps the scariest thing in Scream 3 is the terrible new haircut sported by Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers. How did something this terrible make it to the big screen? It turns out we can blame her ex-husband and co-star David Arquette for that poor hairstyling choice. Read More »
Even though director Wes Craven is no longer with us, the Scream franchise is marching forward with a fifth installment on the way. Though the project is going by the title Scream and has been described as a reboot, it’s still bringing back cast members like David Arquette and Courteney Cox as the same characters they played in the original franchise. But what’s going on with franchise lead Neve Campbell? Well, if everything goes according to plan, everyoneb is hoping she’ll be back for the movie too. Read More »
The new Scream movie – which is either Scream 5 or a Scream reboot, depending on who you ask – is bringing back David Arquette. Arquette will once again play Dewey Riley, the local cop who found himself stabbed over and over again in the franchise – but lived to tell the tale. The news of Arquette’s return comes on the heels of star Neve Campbell confirming she’s had discussions about returning as well. Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the team behind Ready or Not, are directing a script from James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.
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Want to feel old? Scream 2 was released 20 years ago. The sequel to the massive hit that changed the horror genre as we know it attempted to keep the hype alive, with diminishing results. In honor of the film’s birthday, writer Kevin Williamson revealed some fun, alternate Scream 2 endings that never made it into the final film, including different identities for the killers.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Angie Han
Way back in the simpler days of 2011, writer-director-actor Evan Glodell made a big splash with his debut feature, Bellflower. The pre-apocalyptic romance felt both familiar (it’s an extended Mad Max riff) and totally new (but have you ever seen an extended Mad Max homage that was also a bittersweet breakup story?), and heralded Glodell as a scrappy young talent to watch.
But then Glodell kind of disappeared from view. It’s only now he’s finally returned, with a brand-new film called Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins. While Glodell doesn’t write and direct this time — that honor goes to first-timer Jonathan Keevil — the movie seems to be very much in a similar vein as his earlier effort, combining ’80s nostalgia and emotional personal drama in one eye-catching package. Oh, and it also reunites Glodell with his Bellflower co-star Tyler Dawson. In short, if you loved Bellflower, you’ll definitely want to check this out. Watch the Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins teaser trailer below. Read More »
Rosanna Arquette is about to make her first dramatic feature, Hemlock Drive, after making a couple of documentaries. The film is “about an eccentric mother in Connecticut who learns she is dying and brings her three adult children back home for a weekend.” Part of the plot involves the matriarch getting her kids to throw a living funeral, Get Low style, although it sounds like this is meant to be a bit more funny than the climactic scene in that movie.
Now Susan Sarandon is in talks to play the main character, with Adam Brody in talks for one of her kids, and David Arquette negotiating a role as a nearby bar owner. The film, written by Jennifer Carta and Mandy Steckelberg, will shoot in Louisiana in September. [The Wrap]
After the break, Julia Stiles and three more join an indie adaptation of a play, and Justin Long is one of several new additions to an indie with an unfortunate name. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 by David Chen
There are a lot of questions surrounding the release of Wes Craven’s Scream 4 this weekend. Can Craven still pull off a solid horror thriller? (Obviously the man is a legend, but 2010’s My Soul To Take wasn’t exactly his most impressive work.) Even if Craven succeeds as a director, can he reinvigorate a moribund franchise? And can said franchise, which itself was a shot-in-the-arm to the horror genre during its initial release in 1996, still maintain its relevance in the midst of increasing cynicism in today’s horror cinema?
Be sure to check out Germain’s review of the film, and share your thoughts in the comments below. And assume SPOILERS lie after the jump and in the comments.
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Note: This review was originally published earlier this week.
The Scream series has always been a great, commercial representation for our love of cinema. They’re the rare movies that said, “If you are a fan of movies, this is for you” and actually found success. The problem with that, however, was as the films got more and more self-aware, character and storyline took more and more of a back seat. There in lies the problem with Scream 4. It tries so hard to be smarter, funnier, gorier and scarier than all of its predecessors that it often misses the mark. When it hits the mark, it hits it hard and in a near totally redeeming manner, but it’s impossible to totally redeem a lazy narrative structure that’s almost devoid of scares. Fans of the franchise will find plenty to enjoy, but others might find themselves frustrated.
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We’re just over a month away from the April 15 release of the 11-year in the making fourth installment in the Scream saga, Scream 4. In this new version, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is a best-selling author who comes back to town to do a book signing. There she reunites with some friends (David Arquette and Courteney Cox), family (Emma Roberts and Mary McDonnell) and also the Ghostface killer. Check out four, brand new, official images and more after the jump. Read More »
A full-length movie trailer has been released for Wes Craven‘s Scream 4, unveiled by the film’s Canadian distributor Alliance Viva Film (via Bleeding Cool). The trailer features a lot of new footage not shown in the initial teaser trailer, and in my mind shows both improvement and promise. Watch the trailer now embedded afte the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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