Scream 2

Friday, November 13 - Saturday, November 14, 2015

35mm print

“It gives nothing away to report that the first 10 minutes of SCREAM 2 form a perfect little haiku of a prologue that encapsulates everything tenderly dorky about teen-horror-movie sequels and everything witty about the wildly successful formula established by Scream director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson. The setup: It’s some time after the events in Scream, when a couple of madmen in ghost masks carved up a sizable percentage of young, photogenic citizens of Woodsboro, USA. (Those still standing at the end, remember, included Neve Campbell as Ms. Nice Girl, Jamie Kennedy as her movie-nerd buddy, and David Arquette as the town’s feckless sheriff’s deputy.) The killings themselves, chronicled in an opportunistic true-crime book by zirconium-hard local TV reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), have inevitably been turned into a hit movie called Stab. And as college students waiting in line for tickets, Jada Pinkett and Omar Epps discuss the cheesy pleasures of scaring oneself silly, the role of African Americans within the splatter genre (which is to say, there ain’t none), and the limited appeal of ultra-white girl Sandra Bullock, with the kind of frighteningly thorough intellectual familiarity available only to young people excessively devoted to Beavis and Butt-head, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Entertainment Weekly… SCREAM 2 is de-lish, an exercise in post-modern pleasure as sophisticated about the mechanics of movie sequels as the original was savvy about horror flicks.” – Entertainment Weekly

  • Country USA
  • Year 1997
  • Running Time 120 minutes
  • Director Wes Craven

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