Not scary, but the new Scream is still good

It was questionable how much there was a need to resurrect the Scream franchise, but in the end it went well. The new movie isn’t scary, but it’s fun. I will start with an honest confession: for me, the Scream series doesn’t represent too much value. It didn’t work as a horror movie or thriller, and I always thought there was more hype around it than I deserved. Nevertheless, the first part is still the most consumable, and it is a fact that it has paved the way for a flood of teenage horrors. The second of the four cinemas still received quite good ratings, while the fourth chapter of 2011 left cinemas almost unnoticed.

In addition to today’s meta-movies, the resurgence of Scream may also be topical – although the generation that has received much better films from this adult has already. But it must be acknowledged that the Scream series has always conquered with its self-reflection, which it has inherited very nicely into the fifth chapter – perhaps already too much. The current part is not a reboot or remake, but a real fifth chapter (more specifically a requel or legacy sequel – as it is said in the film). Ten years after the last attack, Ghostface reappears and the cases bring Sidney Prescott and Gale Weather back to the town of Woodsboro.

So the basic story is once again stick simple, the novelty in the matter is the fact that Scream is no longer trying to be horror. Sure, there are scary and bloody scenes in it (and the blood splatters normally), but luckily the jump-scare is no longer fashionable and they’ve rather carved a thriller out of it, which is surprisingly good for the film. In addition, the well-known characters from the previous parts were brought back very well and cleverly.


And it was necessary, because although the actors who play the young characters are talented, it is still good to see the big old ones. His name Campbell is in pretty good shape, and David Arquette also brings in the figure of Dewey, who has been burned out, stabbed several times, and is quite experienced in murder. Whoever sees botox and age is Courtney Cox, but luckily she gives it his all. The company of the new actors is an embodiment of the horror lexicon, but the community is still good.

And that’s it. which highlights Halloween and the other requel from the new Scream movie. The characters seem to be aware that they are in a movie and so their actions seem very lifelike. “Who Hides” director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have done a great job playing our nerves very well. The script turned out to be a twist, a bit confusing to the person – frankly, a horror where more experienced people can’t figure out who the killer is halfway through is rare.

Luckily here we are kept in the dark and the closing doesn’t give us a scratchy character as a solution. In a word, the resurrection of the Scream was very well tested and, to my great surprise, aroused my interest in possible sequels. It performs well in cinemas in principle, so the franchise has probably rediscovered its audience, and if the series remains in such good hands, it could experience its second flourish. All this without the original creator, Wes Craven, who was not involved in any way in the fifth chapter. 7,5/10


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Scream (Scream 5)
synchronized, American horror, 114 minutes, 2022
Not recommended for under 18s!

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Screenwriter: Guy Busick, James Vanderbilt
Producer: Paul Neinstein, William Sherak, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Chad Villella, Kevin Williamson

Jack Quaid (Richie Kirsch)
Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter)
Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers)
Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott)
Kyle Gallner (Vince Schneider)
Dylan Minnette (Wes Hicks)
David Arquette (Melissa Barrera)


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