The thing that made Wes Craven’s 1996 horror film “Scream” famous and successful is that it took all the clichés from the popular slasher films and mushed them together to create something fresh and original. He followed it with two decent sequels.
Now here we are with the fourth installment of the “Scream” series. Not bad, it’s only number four. If it were “Friday the Thirteenth” we’d be up to number 2,000 or something. To my surprise “Scream 4” is one of the best horror movie sequels out there, and a major improvement on the rather disappointing ”Scream 3.”
The killer, known as Ghost Face, likes scary movies and uses the common clichés or “rules” from those films. For example, if someone says, “I’ll be right back” you know they won’t be; also, if a character has sex, you know he or she will be a victim, because only virgins survive.
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