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Watch: 'Scream 4' Trailer Asks "What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?" All Over Again

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 21, 2011 4:09 AM
3 Comments
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New decade, new rules, same boring story.

Yep, after a shorter trailer for the upcoming "Scream 4" made the rounds not too long ago, Dimension Films have unveiled a longer, full length spot with lots of new scenes but not much in the way of new ideas. The original cast is back: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox— plus the fresh meat Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell along with more newcomers like Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Marley Shelton, Adam Brody, Anthony Anderson and Alison Brie. The the whole premise has been given an eye-winking contemporary spin but this whole effort pretty much feels two steps away from being a "Scary Movie" entry. The production on this one was fraught as well with Kevin Williamson leaving the film in a huff, being replaced by Ehren Kruger whose script rewrites apparently caused Lauren Graham to leave the film and left Hayden Panettiere frustrated with the changes in her character.

Anyway, if you get a thrill of being able to go "ooooh, I recognize that reference/movie they're talking about" you can can catch "Scream 4" when it hits on April 15th. Trailer below.

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3 Comments

  • Noo! | January 23, 2011 5:20 AMReply

    So, Alison Brie gets killed in the trailer so I'm assuming she gets slashed open pretty early in the film. She's probably the one getting thrown out of the window.

    Boo!

  • hackattack | January 21, 2011 7:09 AMReply

    It looks fun enough to watch in the theatre. What made the original scream great for me was that the actual Mystery was popcorn-pleasure (until the end, but i still thought it was ballsy) .

  • Drew | January 21, 2011 5:42 AMReply

    I'm still hoping there's enough of the Williamson script in there to make this one a solid entry. ("Scream 3," which has been playing a lot on cable recently, is atrocious. Remember the Jay and Silent Bob cameo?)

    All this said, and I remain a steadfast "Cursed" apologist.... I mean...

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