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Scream 4

Scream 4 (2011)

On the 15th anniversary of the Ghostface killings, author Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to her hometown of Woodsboro to promote her latest book and finds herself in the midst of another serial murder investigation. This third sequel, which comes eleven years after the last installment, lacks the cast chemistry of the original and the


Scream (1996)

Thanks to a script full of genre in-jokes by Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson, director Wes Craven found critical and popular success with this self-reflexive horror movie that started an unfortunate, mostly PG-13-rated mini-horror boom in the late nineties/early aughts. The film’s large young cast is game for the movie’s playful antics (what can I

New Nightmare

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

A clever idea poorly realized by director Wes Craven and a cast incapable of making the metatextual premise seem believable. Just two years after this film’s release, Craven would find box office and critical success with the self-reflexive horror movie Scream, but based on his often laughable (in a bad way) script for New Nightmare

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

An efficient, briskly paced low-budget horror film that explores dream logic (however haphazardly) to a degree that very few mainstream films were in the 1980s. It also introduces a truly iconic movie monster in Robert England’s Freddy Krueger. Too bad, then, that the supporting performances by adults John Saxon and Ronee Blakley are so wooden