Scream (2022) Review



Good Morning Lovelies, 

Scream is my favourite horror film of all time. I studied it at school. Can quote it openly. Will watch anything to do with it, including the very bad TV series and binge all the films in one go. Therefore, when I heard the news of a new feature being released, with the original cast returning, I couldn’t have been happier. Now out on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally, I am very glad to say that it is as brilliant as the original. 

In fact, Ghostface even questions how well we know the original. When the killer begins striking again, murdering her estranged sister, newcomer Sam and her boyfriend head to Woodsboro to speak to those who have been affected by him before. Officer Dewey Riley agrees to help, drawing in Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers to help him catch the killer. 

Stripping everything back, even from the original sequel, Scream goes back to basics. Yet, it does so in a way that works incredibly well. Sidney makes her ultimate on-screen return, with Neve Campbell playing the much-loved character beautifully. As does Courtney Cox, who is back as Gale. The original power pair make the classic feature feel like it has been reborn and Wes Craven would be proud of it. 

Screaming from the top of their lungs is high on the list in this feature. Not just from the characters, but audiences members too. The horror is just as good. The rules have been rewritten and work for modern audiences. The dialogue is perfectly portrayed and delivered in every way that Scream fans will want. 

Emotions are continuously tested too and hearts are set a pacing. All qualities audiences want in a sequel to a franchise that is well loved by many. 

The film fits in with the series fantastically and Craven’s touch is still present, even with him not around. Since it first began, 25-years-ago, the series has had its ups and downs, but this is a huge up for it. Seeing a reunion of epic proportions, brought in with a new cast and crew, has pumped new life into the world of horror. Something other franchises should work on doing. Let’s hope that this isn’t the end of the new beginning. 

4 Stars

Joey X

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