Scream 4 is coming and it might be coming in 3D! According to /Film, there is a rumor out there that the latest installment in the popular slasher franchise will be filmed in stereovision. It wouldn’t be the first time that a horror movie has used 3D to enhance its fright factor. One recent example is the abysmal My Bloody Valentine. Ugh. Honestly, if the story sucks, I don’t care if a giant, digitally projected knife is coming at my face. It’s just not scary.
On that note, I’m really hoping Scream 4 brings the franchise back to its roots. When it came out, Scream was critically praised for its clever mix of humor, satire, and genuinely frightening horror. For my money, there hasn’t been a slasher film as good since. Even Scream 2 was pretty awesome, though I don’t want to get into the mess that was Scream 3.
Anyway, my point is that a good horror film comes from a good script and good direction, plain and simple, which is why I have been eagerly awaiting news that director Wes Craven would finally sign on to direct Scream 4. According to the same article in /Film, Craven may not be that far off, with sources allegedly saying he’s “closer than ever” to officially joining the film.
So far, we know that Neve Campbell will reprise her role as Sidney Prescott alongside Courtney Cox and David Arquette. Thus far, those actors are the only members of the original franchise said to be returning. The hope is that Scream 4 will be a reboot for the series and the first in a new trilogy.
What do you think of the news that Scream 4 is in 3D? Are you eagerly awaiting Wes Craven to finally join the film officially?