(USA, 111 min)
Dir: Wes Craven; Writ: Kevin Wiliamson
Starring: Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere.
(USA, 103 min)
Dir: James Wan; Writ: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye.
|Neve Campbell returns in Scre4m|
The power was out here yesterday from about noon, so after dinner I decided wait out the blackout by going to the movies. I figured I’d make use of the dark and stormy-ish night and finally see Scream 4 (aka Scre4m). I was a bit hesitant to see Scre4m because when I marked essays earlier this year, forty-out-of-fifty of them were on the slasher genre. At least thirty of these discussed the ‘final girl’ motif in Halloween and used the original Scream as a point of comparison. Now being well versed in Carol Clover’s concept of the final girl, (the ‘final girl’ is basically the last girl standing after all her promiscuous friends have been picked off one by one. She is also the only female character who can confront ‘the monster’) I think that this is the first time I really appreciated the Scream franchise.