The Scream Movie – Review

As a teenager of the nineties, I clearly remember going to watch the first Scream movie and feeling the buzz for it. It was fun and popular and had a good mix of comedy and horror. Having then seen the following three movies, it was exciting to find out that another instalment was coming, with some of the original cast members involved too.

The 2022 movie takes us back to Woodsboro, California. This was the town in which the first people donned the ghost face masks and started attacking teenagers. The films all follow groups of students who are fascinated with horror movies and have lots of specific knowledge about this genre. This one is no different.

Reunited

Officer Dewey has come back in this story although he’s now somewhat retired from the police force. His ex girlfriend, Gale Weathers, played by Courtney Cox (Monica from Friends) is still working in the media and needing more inspiration for her best selling books. These two were once again joined by the original victim, Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell) who had moved away but is always drawn into these difficult predicaments somehow.

Seeing these guys back was the thing that drew me in and they were all great. The new characters were also brilliant as teenagers obsessed with the Stab movies, which themselves were based on the Woodboro stabbings. Dylan Minnette (from 13 Reasons Why) was convincing as the cop’s son. Jenna Ortega (from YOU) had a difficult time as one of the victims but was both funny and entertaining in this role.

An Essense Of Scream

All of the key ingredients of the franchise were present in this film. The only thing missing was the direction of Wes Craven who sadly passed away in 2015. In homage to him, Dylan’s character was named Wes, which I think is a lovely touch.

With a quick pace, a fun soundtrack, a lot of unpredictability and a good production quality, this movie is a really satisfying instalment. I totally recommend taking a trip to your local cinema to check it out soon. Although it is a horror movie it is also a comedy and has lots of tongue-in-cheek moments.

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37 thoughts on “The Scream Movie – Review

  1. I haven’t watched the original Scream movie for years but it sounds like the new one is a lovely tribute to Wes Craven, I’m sure he’d be very pleased.

  2. I’ve watched all the other Scream movies so I’ll likely watch this one too, is the new one closer to how good the original one was or the latter ones?

  3. Must admit that I never watched them even if they were a big thing when I was kid, so maybe this is a good chance to start!

  4. No way! I didn’t know there was a new Scream movie! I loved the older ones, especially the first one. But I’ve become somewhat of a chicken in my old age so I’m not sure I’d be able to watch it on my own haha. I’ll have to find someone to watch it with me. So nice to see that some of the original cast are back too. Thanks for sharing your review!

  5. Is this the one that is on Netflix at the min? Or is it a newer one on the pictures? I didn’t watch the scream films, but I did watch Scary Movie 😂 x

  6. It’s a lovely review about the movie that has taken you back in your memory lane- like watching Halloween movies. The fan usually misses the John Carpenter touch, nevertheless; they wanted to see their favorite ones once more:) It’s a sweet thing to name a character after Wes Craven(RIP). I am glad you enjoyed the scream 2022.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy2022

  7. I’ve never seen a Scream movie, but this was a very great review and made me change my mind about the series! would definitely go and see it when I have time! Thanks for sharing x Penny/ whatdidshetype.com

  8. Shoot, I forgot Neve Campbell’s character was even still alive. It’s been so long since I watched those movies, and I honestly can’t even remember if I watched the third one. I am interested in this one, though. Would you have to remember every detail from the original three or could you go into this without knowing much?

  9. I didn’t know there is a new scream movie playing at the cinemas. I remember I loved the first movie but the next two not that much. I am curious to check this one out. Thank you for letting me know about it!

  10. I didn’t know Wes Craven had passed! I’ve never seen the Scream movies, actually. I am not really into horror, even comedy, so I have not seen all that many movies. It was interesting to read about it tho 🙂

  11. I just had a Scream marathon this weekend. I’ve been looking forward to this new film and I’m so glad the gang is back. I loved the homage to Wes! Thank you for sharing!

  12. I’ve not seen yet, so I’ve not read this as I don’t want to read spoilers but I can’t wait to see it!

    Corinne x

  13. I have wanted to go and see this for a while so I need to actually find some time, your review sounds great! Also I love the fact the old actors are back

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