Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Kevin Williamson
Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox-
Sidney Prescott returns to Woodsboro right as a new Ghostface (or two) kills a bunch of people. Once again, she teams up with Gale Weather and Deputy Dewey (who have both become pretty unkillable as the franchise continues). Sidney has to protect her young cousin and her friends before the killer rips off every death scene from the original.
That said, the last half hour strays from the template and becomes off-the-wall random and so, so good.
Hint: sand worms.
ISN’T THAT SPECIAL?
Look. My generation grew up with these films. I would miss my birthday before I missed a Scream film. (I almost said “wedding” but then I felt guilty.)
From a gay standpoint, these films are the offspring of Kevin Williamson’s id, which is an endless string of bitchy quips and strong women. He could write a He-Man movie and make it seem gay.
Then again… that’s probably not a challenge.