When Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro after a long time to promote her book, she meets up with Sheriff Dewey and former journalist Gale who’ve now become married and live the good life (or something similar). However, also Ghostface is still around and when friends of Sidney’s cousin Jill start dropping like flies, it’s clear that Sidney again has a fierce fight ahead.
Sound and Vision:
Scre4m wanted something new and internet movie blogs are exactly what it needs. As such, the image leans towards that and as a result we get intentionally fluctuating contrast, blacks that go flat and highlights that bloom. There’s also some clipping present due to that but for the rest we can say this transfer is exactly what you would expect from a new release.
The sound is really great, but good use of the surrounds and subwoofer to enhance the atmosphere, while dialogues remain crystal clear and understandable at all times. A very enjoyable soundtrack for a scary movie.
– Deleted & Extended Scenes
– The Making of Scream 4
– Gag Reel
A very standard pack of extras that add little to the overall release
Wes Craven returns to the Scream franchise to give us an update on where we stand in the world of horror movies and as such he succeeds very well: he brings over the message that it’s poor and boring, just like Scream 4.
Scre4m tries to make fun of all the remakes that are out there and the movies that have wooden characters that only serve as cannon fodder for some gory scenes (Saw), but all in all it doesn’t make for a great movie. Scre4m isn’t scary, it isn’t real fun to watch and at the end the only thing you feel surprised about is the plot twist of who’s the person behind Ghostface. But by then you don’t really care anymore.
In all honesty, I loved the first two Scream movies, hated the third, and can’t really be bothered with this fourth part. I actually found Scary Movie 4 to be more fun than this, and that says a lot.