Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Orginal "Scary Movie" Part II

Scream 2

The Story:

Put out only a year later, Scream 2 jumps ahead two years in the life of Sidney Prescott. She is now a freshman in college and has moved away from her hometown of Woodsboro, California. However, he past would once again come back to haunt her as a new string of mysterious murders starts up on campus. Once again Sidney finds herself fighting for her life and as more friends drop dead, she discovers that a new psychopath has donned the "Ghost Face" mask.

My Thoughts:

It's a common assessment that sequels are almost never as good as the original. I'd argue that for Scream 2. What made the original great, aside from the wonderful cast and a terrific script beautifully handled by self-proclaimed "Master of Suspense" Wes Craven, was its capacity to make fun of horror movie cliches while being able to scare audiences. With this follow-up, Kevin Williamson and Wes were able to maintain the suspense and wit as they now poked fun at horror sequel formulas. At the same time, these filmmakers brought us closer to the main characters while still keeping things fresh with some new twists. This is just as good as the original.

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