Social Icons

11 October 2011

Scream 2 (1997) [Horror Marthon] 6#


Directed by: Wes Craven
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Many horror sequels fail to live up to the previous film. Here we have a sequel that lives up to its predecessor in some way. It is thrilling, suspenseful and is resonate of the spirit of the previous film. We Craven and writer Kevin Williamson once again pair up and clash with grate flare. This sequel has more characters, more finger pointing and complexity that are even more exciting. This is one of the few great horror sequels.

Since viewers last saw the characters, nosy newswoman Gale Weathers has written a sleazy best-selling book based on the events of the first film, a book that has been adapted into a Hollywood film called Stab, starring Tori Spelling as Sydney Prescott. The real Sydney (Neve Campbell) has since gone away to college in Cincinnati in hopes of leaving the horrific events of her past behind her. Unfortunately, at a showing of Stab, two college students are murdered in a fashion that is reminiscent of the slayings that took place back in Woodsboro. Suddenly, Sydney, her pal Randy (Jamie Kennedy), and dopy deputy Dewey (David Arquette) find themselves once again pursued by a ruthless masked killer.

The idea that we have so many characters involved within the plot makes it an even bigger whodunit than the first film. We have some characters from the previous film (including Sydney), who the finger could also be pointed at, and truly it is an exciting experience when we get to those final moments of the film.
The acting was all-fantastic no doubt. To shorten this paragraph the female cast was very strong. The performances from Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, Laurie Metcalf and heck, even Elise Neal were all splendid. The male cast was equally excellent and thanks to some clever music and camera angles, we dive into a whodunit. Returning to the film is Dewey (Arquette), Gale (Cox), Randy (Kennedy) and of course, Sydney (Campbell). It is good to see these old faces as well as the new ones. Overall I just think the whole cast was great and added to the plot twists and confusion.



One of the interesting thing sin the film is the little relationship between Dewey and Gale. It may be pretty corny but it is pretty amusing to see them bond and relate. It is one of the many new ingredients inserted to this franchise.
As I said with the original film, we must keep in mind that the great writer Kevin Williamson is responsible for the great dialogue and story. With this complex murderer mystery, Williamson put the film together like a wondrous puzzle. Wes Craven was that extra piece that made it complete. This very fine collaboration gives this film its glory. Once more, we have a killer who is very stupid, which adds a great comedic effect as well as being away from the usual mastermind killer.
The film follows along the lines of its predecessor, but also throws some new ingredients in to the bag, which is why it is entertaining. With its self-conscious ways, the film is aware that it is a sequel. Film fans will love the scene where they are talking about sequels. It is an example of this film’s self-awareness.  “Scream 2” is funnier, wittier and scarier than the previous film making it a very good horror sequel. It is good to with friends and shall remain a fun thrilling film.

My Rating: 7.5/10

3 comments:

  1. This is a brilliant sequel that nearly matches the first, and does it very well indeed. Great review, I hope you enjoy the third film more than I did

    ReplyDelete
  2. I enjoy this movie very much, it's just the death of....a certain major character (to prevent spoilage of anyone else who comments) that I don't like. That death is the only death in the Scream series that gets me a little teary-eyed. Needless to say, I definitely enjoy this movie as it is one of the best horror sequels out there. great review!

    ReplyDelete
  3. i will always remember that movie i was watched it part 1 to final part

    ReplyDelete

 

All Labels

1915 (1) 1919 (1) 1921 (3) 1922 (6) 1923 (3) 1924 (3) 1925 (3) 1927 (5) 1928 (3) 1929 (1) 1931 (3) 1932 (1) 1933 (2) 1935 (1) 1939 (1) 1941 (1) 1942 (2) 1945 (1) 1947 (1) 1948 (2) 1950 (1) 1951 (1) 1952 (1) 1953 (2) 1954 (2) 1956 (1) 1958 (2) 1959 (1) 1960 (2) 1961 (2) 1964 (1) 1965 (1) 1968 (1) 1969 (2) 1970 (2) 1971 (6) 1972 (5) 1973 (3) 1974 (3) 1975 (5) 1976 (4) 1977 (1) 1978 (2) 1979 (3) 1980 (1) 1981 (2) 1982 (3) 1984 (2) 1985 (2) 1986 (4) 1987 (3) 1988 (3) 1989 (2) 1990 (2) 1991 (6) 1992 (3) 1993 (2) 1994 (6) 1995 (1) 1996 (1) 1997 (1) 1998 (2) 2000 (2) 2001 (1) 2002 (3) 2003 (4) 2004 (1) 2005 (3) 2006 (7) 2007 (7) 2008 (3) 2009 (11) 2010 (10) 2011 (44) 2011 FilmMaster Award Nominees (1) 2011 FilmMaster Award Results (1) 2012 (12) 25 Greatest Silent Films (1) 50 Favourite Films (1) 70's Movie Marathon (15) 84th Academy Awards Predictions (1) Action and Adventure (45) Actor Overviews (3) Animation (17) Art House (17) Biographical (4) Blogger of the month (4) Blogger Round-Up (3) Comedy (87) Crime (8) Direcotrs: Rainer Fassbender (1) Director Overviews (2) Directors: Jonathan Demme (1) Directors: Adam Elliot (1) Directors: Alan Parker (1) Directors: Alexander Payne (1) Directors: Alexandre Aja (1) Directors: Alfonzo Cuaron (1) Directors: Alfred Hitchcock (11) Directors: Andre Ovredal (1) Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky (1) Directors: Andrew Stanton (2) Directors: Bob Fosse (4) Directors: Buster Keaton (4) Directors: Carl Dreyer (1) Directors: Charles Chaplin (14) Directors: Charles Walters (1) Directors: Chris Colombus (2) Directors: Christopher Nolan (3) Directors: D.W Griffith (1) Directors: Danny Boyle (1) Directors: Darren Aronofsky (1) Directors: David Cronenberg (2) Directors: David Fincher (2) Directors: David Lynch (1) Directors: David Yates (4) Directors: Don Siegel (1) Directors: F.W Murnau (4) Directors: Fernando Meirelles (1) Directors: Francis Ford Coppola (1) Directors: Frank Oz (2) Directors: Fred M. Wilcox (1) Directors: Gene Kelly (4) Directors: George Cukor (3) Directors: George Lucas (1) Directors: George Mêliés (3) Directors: Gore Verbinski (4) Directors: Henry Selick (3) Directors: Howard Hawks (1) Directors: J.J Abrams (1) Directors: James Whale (3) Directors: Jim Sharman (1) Directors: Joe Dante (1) Directors: Joe Johnston (1) Directors: John Avildsen (1) Directors: John Carpenter (1) Directors: John Hillcoat (1) Directors: John Lasseter (1) Directors: John M. Stahl (1) Directors: John Waters (2) Directors: Johny Huston (1) Directors: Joss Whedon (1) Directors: Katsuhiro Otomo (1) Directors: Luis Buñuel (1) Directors: Mark Sendrich (2) Directors: Martin Scorsese (2) Directors: Michael Caton-Jones (2) Directors: Oliver Stone (1) Directors: Pete Doctor (1) Directors: Peter Jackson (2) Directors: Pier Paolo Pasolini (1) Directors: Raja Gosnell (1) Directors: Ralph Bakshi (1) Directors: Richard Schikel (1) Directors: Ridley Scott (3) Directors: Rob Letterman (1) Directors: Rob Marshall (2) Directors: Robert Weine (1) Directors: Robert Wise (4) Directors: Robert Zemeckis (1) Directors: Roger Corman (3) Directors: Russ Meyer (1) Directors: Sam Peckinpah (2) Directors: Sam Raimi (3) Directors: Seth Gordon (1) Directors: Stanley Kubrick (4) Directors: Steven Spielberg (4) Directors: Terry Zigoff (1) Directors: Tim Burton (5) Directors: Tom Six (1) Directors: Uwe Boll (1) Directors: Victor Fleming (2) Directors: Werner Herzog (2) Directors: Wes Craven (10) Directors: WIlliam Friedkin (1) Directors: Williard Huyck (1) Directors: Woody Allen (1) Documentary (5) Drama (94) Family (9) Film Master Newsletters (5) Hitchcock Movie Competition (4) Horror (56) Horror Marathon (32) Independent Film (1) Mockumentary (4) Months in Review (5) Musical (24) Musical Film-a-Thon (23) Mystery and Suspense (39) Other Posts (24) Photography (1) Poll Results (10) Quickie Reviews (15) Rating: 1.5/10 (1) Rating: 1/10 (2) Rating: 10/10 (12) Rating: 2.5/10 (1) Rating: 2/10 (2) Rating: 3/10 (6) Rating: 4.5/10 (6) Rating: 4/10 (1) Rating: 5.5/10 (1) Rating: 5/10 (6) Rating: 6.5/10 (10) Rating: 6/10 (1) Rating: 7.5/10 (26) Rating: 7/10 (13) Rating: 8.5/10 (27) Rating: 8/10 (38) Rating: 9.5/10 (12) Rating: 9/10 (39) Reviews (238) Romance (15) Sci-Fi and Fantasy (54) Silent Film Marathon (23) Silent Film Marathon 2 (12) Sport (2) STOP SOPA (1) The 70's in cinema (2) Thoughts on 84th Oscars (1) Thriller (5) Top 15 of 2011 (1) Trailer Round Up (3) War (3) Western (5)
There was an error in this gadget