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Scream

Published April 2, 2022

Scream

I really wasn’t convinced this was going to be any good but I couldn’t have been more wrong. This movie is why we’ve suddenly worked our way through the Scream backlog, intent on seeing how they manage to get the gang back together. I think it was really well done, totally believable, even whilst these movies are really going so meta they are almost impossible at this point. It was the most gory and scary of the series but still pretty mild and more of a mystery than anything else and honestly, it would have been a perfect film if it hadn’t been for killing off Dewey. Boooo.

Scream 4

Published April 1, 2022

Scream 4

I didn’t even know this movie existed until very, very recently, so happy to have dived right in and watched it fresh off the back of the others. This was such a good one, considering we’re four movies in, a sequel as good as, if not better, than the previous two. The old characters continue to live with their trauma every day, whilst the new gang fit in and handle it all really well. Somehow, despite the fact they are cynical enough to make fun of the horror genre, and stupid enough to fall for all its traps, it all makes sense and is really well done.

Scream 3

Published March 27, 2022

Scream 3

Woohoo, finally completed the trilogy having only ever previously seen the first two Scream movies. I don’t think this one is as good as the first two and it’s certainly stretching the format a bit, but it’s still very entertaining. More of a mystery thriller than a horror, I’d say, as the scares are few and far between, and the comedy is ratcheted right up. I quite enjoyed watching the two Gales running around together.

Scream 2

Published March 26, 2022

Scream 2

I’m not sure it fully counts as horror, because the scares were really minimal, ramping up slightly towards the end but even so nothing like a ‘proper’ horror movie. Instead, it was actually a serviceable mystery movie, with lots of leads and red herrings and suspicious actions, plus characters you’d learn to care about moments before they were brutally murdered.

Scary Movie

Published July 13, 2021

Scary Movie

After ditching the last movie, we ended up with the original intention of watching Scary Movie. It’s better for trying to spoof only one or two films, funny where it needs to be, a bit dated in places but actually comes up with its own great twist at the end that I didn’t see coming.

Scream

Published September 23, 2012

Scream

This was less jumpy than I had remembered it, but there are a lot of the lines that I recalled fondly and it was a fun ride going through it. There’s plenty of film in film references, which is something Mr C in particular likes, but as we don’t watch many horror films, a lot of the references went over our heads. It’s still a classic in my eyes, but perhaps wasn’t as great as I’d remembered it being.