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Scream 4 (2011)

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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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Wes Craven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Hale ... Sherrie
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice)
Shenae Grimes-Beech ... Trudie (as Shenae Grimes)
Dane Farwell ... Ghostface
Anna Paquin ... Rachel
Kristen Bell ... Chloe
Aimee Teegarden ... Jenny Randall
Britt Robertson ... Marnie Cooper (as Brittany Robertson)
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Alison Brie ... Rebecca Walters
David Arquette ... Dewey Riley
Courteney Cox ... Gale Weathers-Riley
Hayden Panettiere ... Kirby Reed
Emma Roberts ... Jill Roberts
Marielle Jaffe ... 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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Taglines:

New decade. New rules.

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As Alison Brie gets into the elevator there's a sign for Woodsboro Community Hospital. Brie starred in the comedy series Community. See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) When Jenny hangs up and goes toward the stairs to check what happened to Marnie, she's holding her phone on her left hand. In the next shot, her phone had disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherrie: [answering phone] Hello?
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The UK version doesn't have extras unlike the US version. See more »

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Featured in Welshy Reviews: Scream 4: Part 1 (2011) See more »

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Written by Logan Conrad Mader, Lucas Banker
Performed by Stereo Black
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Kevin Williamson is back... with a vengeance
29 October 2013 | by SzamarCsacsiSee all my reviews

Scream is a masterpiece, which I like to attribute to the excellent screen writing of Kevin Williamson. Don't get me wrong, I hold Wes Craven among the best directors in the genre of horror, but Scream was just something else.

Then came Scream 2 which, although enjoyable, sunk into a disappointing mediocrity. As Williamson's draft was scrapped while making the 3rd, it fell even further from the brilliance of the original.

Many years passed with a possible fourth installation up in the air. Craven himself stated he wouldn't return unless the script was as good as the first Scream. Did he make the right call? Absolutely. The returning Kevin Williamson delivered a stellar script.

Scream 4 is a strange mixture of a sequel and a remake. It both continues the events of the trilogy while replays the first part. The self-reflexivity of neo-slashers is taken to whole next level. It's no longer just a cheap cop out self criticizing your on movie's weaknesses before someone else does.

Scream 4 pays a great tribute to the genre of horror, something Scream 2 and 3 failed to do, while also being refreshing. Dumb blonds are no more, instead the movie is filled with intelligent female characters to the point they are over-represented. The final twist is also a surprising and brave one.

The original still holds up, but Scream 4 finally makes a really good sequel. Those who were disappointed with the series after part 2 and 3, should definitely give this one a chance, because it returns to the right track.


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