Review of SCREAM – Rated R – 1 hr. 54 mins.

DIRECTORS:  Matt Bettinelli, Tyler Gillett

WRITERS:  James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick, Kevin Williamson

STARRING:  Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sonia Ammar, and Mikey Madison

Nostalgia reigns supreme this weekend at the box office, as the 5th installment in the Scream franchise, which first graced the screen back in December of 1996, arrives.

As luck would have it, our favorite characters from “back in the day” have not only survived the killer in the ghost mask, but have managed to thrive in real-life too, so that they can come back to live through a little, as they say, de-je-vu…

And as this once again perfectly crafted slasher movie unfolds, you will find yourself being drawn into the thrill and suspense of “who’s the creeper this time” going after everyone in town, starting with the sweet and innocent Tara (Jenna Ortega), who longs for sister Sam (Melissa Barrera) to come to her rescue.  Equally as exciting as the original, this Scream also steps up the suspense along the way, with as many twists and turns as possible, to throw everyone off track, as to who is REALLY the face, behind that creepy ghost mask?

You will also be thrilled by the way that Writers James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick not only spoof the original Scream films throughout every inch of this one, but also by how they manage to spoof some additional films that its actors have been in too, all along the way…

You will also be thrilled by the way that Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox literally pick up pretty much where they left off!  It is also awesome to see David Arquette back for this perfectly crafted who-done-it film, even though you don’t get to see the sparks between Arquette and Cox like in the original, but that’s pretty much what Divorce and 25 years can do to a relationship, no matter how you try to slice it! 

I also can’t believe that as much as I hate Horror/Slasher movies on any given day, (It’s my least favorite genre of film) that I managed to take in this 5th installment in its entirety, and with a smile on my face when it was all through, as it truly was totally entertaining taking this walk down memory lane…. 🙂

3.5/5

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