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Scream 4 [2011] (1 disc)

Director:Wes Craven
Writer:Kevin Williamson
Composer:Marco Beltrami
Length:111 minutes
(1 hour 51 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
Sorting Tub:Alpha
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:58%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Reaction: This is an interesting take on the series. This would be a good place to stop the movies, but if they have a good idea for another, I could see myself watching it.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Wes Craven => Director
Kevin Williamson => Writer
Marco Beltrami => Composer
Adam Brody => Deputy Hoss
Aimee Teegarden => Jenny Randall
Alison Brie => Rebecca Walters
Anna Paquin => Rachel Barnes
Anthony Anderson => Deputy Perkins
Britt Robertson => Marnie Cooper (as Brittany Robertson)
Courteney Cox => Gale Weathers-Riley
Dane Farwell => Ghostface
David Arquette => Dewey Riley
Emma Roberts => Jill Roberts
Erik Knudsen => Robbie Mercer
Gordon Michaels => Deputy Jenkins
Hayden Panettiere => Kirby Reed
Heather Graham => Casey
John Lepard => Mr. Baker
Justin Michael Brandt => Film Geek (as Justin Brandt)
Kristen Bell => Chloe Patterson
Lucy Hale => Sherrie Blake
Marielle Jaffe => Olivia Morris
Mark Aaron Buerkle => Dr. Orth
Marley Shelton => Deputy Judy Hicks
Mary McDonnell => Kate Roberts
Nancy O'Dell => TV Host
Neve Campbell => Sidney Prescott
Nico Tortorella => Trevor Sheldon
Roger Jackson => The Voice (voice)
Rory Culkin => Charlie Walker
Shenae Grimes-Beech => Trudie Jennings

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Despite the unrealistic way Deputy Perkins walks around after being stabbed in the head, this is actually medically accurate. Wes Craven was watching a television special about a man who was stabbed in the head just the way Hoss is in the film, and the man actually took himself to the hospital.
  • The film suffered two casting changes in quick succession as shooting had begun. Lake Bell had originally been cast as Judy Hicks but was forced to drop out (which she announced via her Twitter account on June 24th 2010) due to "scheduling conflicts." She was replaced by Marley Shelton. Six days later, Lauren Graham, who was originally cast as Kate Roberts, dropped out also citing "scheduling conflicts" as well as "script changes." She was replaced by Mary McDonnell.
  • At a table read on June 25, 2010, the actors were told to stop reading at page 75 to prevent those already cast in the film from knowing the climax.
  • Ashley Greene was considered for the lead role, but ultimately, Emma Roberts was cast.
  • Wes Craven stated he was not going to return as director unless the script was as good as the first Scream.
  • With four installments, this landmarks the [Scream] franchise as being one of the only horror franchises to have its main characters return for all its sequels.
  • A bust of Henry Winkler (former Principal in Scream) can be seen briefly in the hallway.
  • The roles of Chloe and Rachel were actually written with Paris Hilton and [?] Lindsay Lohan in mind.
  • This time, the footage from Stab includes the credit "A Robert Rodriguez Film." Rodriguez really did direct the footage, and also made Grindhouse co-starring Scream's Rose McGowan and Scream 4's Marley Shelton.
  • Neve Campbell and Emma Roberts, two of the lead actresses in the film, both admitted to being terrified of horror films. Emma Roberts stated she was hid under the covers while watching the first 3 Scream films. Also, Neve Campbell stated a while back that she can't watch the films, because she doesn't like being scared.
  • In the scene where Jenny (Aimee Teegarden) explains to Marnie (Britt Robertson) the story about the [Stab] movies, she says "Stab 5 has time travel, which is by far the worst". Wes Craven had the idea of time travel in dreams for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 but the studio rejected it.