Wes Craven Talks ‘Scream 4′

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10 years have passed since Ghostface’s last onscreen bloody rampage in Scream 3. He will get to terrify a new crew of young adults – and a few older, more familiar faces as well – in next year’s Scream 4.

Horror has been defined for the last decade by series like the Saw franchise and remakes of classic slasher films such as Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Director Wes Craven spoke to EW recently and admitted that Scream 4 will very much reflect the modern-day horror landscape.

Here’s how Craven put it, in his own words:

“There’s been a whole decade of horror films that in one way or another followed a certain pattern. Like you had torture porn, [and] a ton of remakes. The first ['Scream'] was very much observing where horror had been for the last 10 to 20 years. And ['Scream 4'] is very much looking at where horror has been for the last 10 years. There’s always somebody trying to figure out what the rules are to keep from getting killed.”

Neve Campbell will reprise her role as Sidney Prescott for the new Scream movie, which will also feature the return of soon-to-be-former-real-life married couple David Arquette and Courteney Cox as, respectively, Dwight “Dewey” Riley and Gale Weathers – who we learned last month has abandoned her career as a journalist and is suffering from writer’s block just before the murders get going in Scream 4.

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L to R: Cox, Jamie Kennedy, and Campbell in 'Scream'.

Scream 4 begins with Sidney – who is now a published author – returning to Woodsboro to visit her cousin, Jill (Emma Roberts), her aunt, Kate (Mary McDonnell), and some old friends. Trouble ensues thereafter as the bodies start piling up and Sidney has to deal with yet another masked psychopath with murder and mayhem on their mind.

We can certainly expect Scream 4 to up the ante, in terms of graphic violence and the twisted manner in which characters are off’d, from previous Scream movies. The original Scream was essentially an old-fashioned slasher movie with a contemporary twist, which looks to also be the case with its third sequel – but are moviegoers still interested in seeing that sort of thing?

Scream 4 arrives in theaters in the U.S. on April 15th, 2011.

Source: EW

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  1. I was just thinking on how I might not see the fourth Pirate movie.
    but on reflection, I would probably see that 20 times before I saw Scream 4 once.

  2. i’ll definatly see this. was on the fence at first, even if they kill it with a PG-13 rating. im still gonna watch it. i know some of you might be surprised given my less than happy take on the PG-13 rating sequels. lets just hope that they dont taint it with that particular rating. its a Craven film after all.

    • If this movie is supposed to reflect modern day horror movies… I don’t see anyway it could be anything but ‘R’.

  3. SCREAM 4 TRAILER:

    • Thanks mr. rickenstein. I’m sure you’ve seen all the harry potter tv spots by now?

      • Yes i have i posted in the open discussion thread :)

        • damn this killer sounds way more demented than the earlier incarnations

  4. hmm I was 10 when the first one came out I instantly fell in love with it I even really enjoyed the second film, but the third film was soooo bad seriously it was virtually just a watered down version of the previous two (and that voice changer was bloody stupid) so I’m unsure If I want to spend £7 for a ticket, plus the idea of a fourth movie really seems unnecessary to me personally.
    although I’d like to be wrong about it. After all It cant be worst than the third one ewww!

    • you actually saw Scream when you were 10?

      • Pssshhhh….i saw freddy kreuger when i was seven!

        • I watched Nightmare on Elm Street when I was around 7. God, I suffered from doing it.
          I had nightmares for months.
          I even had to go to bed with clothes on (watched NOES3 before the first).
          It was a fricking scary film for a small child.
          Scream was a legendary film though the sequels not so much.

  5. Anthony- Yeah My sister originnally saw it in the cinema & said it was awesome so we watched it late one night on sky t.v I utterly loved it I actually became a little obsessed with it and the whole murder mystery horror ..(even though it was soon done to death) But yeah i still remember poor henry winkler..aww bless

    • Fadge, good parenting there, cant say im surprised, but its good that you enjoyed it lol.

      • lol Anthony you are right I dont know what my parents were thinkng/smoking (momentary lapse of judgment i’m sure) But hey my parents were actually preety cool for letting me watch films like that, even if it ment givng me nightmares Ala Pet Cemetary (That poor old mans ankle nooo.)

  6. Rickenstein- Lol it’s not a competition

    • Fadge, he thinks everything here is.

  7. WHATS UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!!!