Monday, April 18, 2011
I Want to See Scream 4
Or more so, I'm curious as to how it is. However, as with any sort of remakes/sequels I worry about their quality. At times, they work out damn well, such as the case for Night of the Living Dead or True Grit. Most of the time though things end up as a pile of junk or just okay (Halloween).
Despite my worry, I am cautiously optomistic about Scream 4. I loved the Scream trilogy. They always found ways to keep it going and I'm curious if they can keep up that innovative style. The premise of Scream (scary dude harassing you on phone about horror movies and stuff) has even been parodied in porn. It's iconic, even if not quite as much as the "he's calling from inside the house!" shtick of When a Stranger Calls. Then you've got the remakes that were just completely unnecessary (see: I Spit on Your Grave and Death Race).
This isn't meant to be a post about remakes though as apparently Scream 4 is not a remake. If it were, it would have left the "4" out of the title. I honestly don't know all that much about the movie. I know it was refreshing when the first film came out but will it remain that way today? What was once original is probably now par for the modern movie audience.
It has a 57% on Rotten Tomatoes but a 7.6 on IMDB. I've never relied to heavily on IMDB ratings, but Rotten Tomatoes is usually a pretty good source. Then again, Avatar has an 83% on there so maybe I should trust them less.
Maybe I'll see Scream 4 in theaters. If I do, that'll be the first new film I've watched in theaters this year. Joy.