Scream 4

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Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), the heroine and almost–victim of the previous Scream movies, has returned to her hometown of Woodsboro to promote a self–help book she’s written. Unfortunately for her, and the entire town, the masked killer Ghostface shows up and begins another stabfest.

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Hmm. How do you edit a horror film so you can still tell it’s a horror film? The ClearPlayed version has removed about 110 instances of profanity and a handful of references to sex. But it’s the blood that requires most of the mopping up. Although scenes of extreme gore have been cut, there are still multiple occasions where knives are shown going into various bodies, accompanied by the standard sound effects. It is, after all, a movie about people getting stabbed. The body count is high. Obviously, extreme viewer discretion is recommended.

Is Scream 4 a cut above the rest?…

The original Scream intended to be a self–referential scary movie that both delivered the scares while making fun of horror conventions, and it was largely successful. Scream 4 is a return to the franchise’s roots, with plenty of meta gags and trademark humor, thanks mostly to director Wes Craven’s sure hand and writer Kevin Williamson’s funny script. It still tends to devolve into the slasher film it intends to satire, but for fans of the series, it’s a strong entry.

Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay Cutlery Department

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking; 111 min; Directed by Wes Craven
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