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Scream 4 Movie Review: The Cliché Of Them All

"Whats your favorite scary movie?" is the famous line repeatedly asked in all Scream movies. Well, I would tell the masked killer it's not Scream.

Redundant, is the word best described for this movie, where the only element of surprise is finding out who the killer is. Of course the movie is directed to make us believe it is the one obvious psycho but we all know they can't trick us anymore. I won't give away who the killer is, just incase you didn't see the movie yet.

With bringing the Scream franchise back 11 years later, this 90's horror flick plays into the whole cliché of horror films and past Screams having the typical teenage girl alone in her house while her parents are away, the phone rings and you can guess what happens next...yup she dies.

The masked killer now chases a new group of teenagers as Scream 4 plays on the fact that there are rules to a horror movie including who can die, I feel like this was already mentioned in a previous Scream. Hmmm...anyway...

Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is back after surviving the killer numerous times before.

She is now a best-selling author of a self-help book and is getting ready for her book tour which brings her back home to where it all started. Sidney returns home on the anniversary of the killings, of course, and everything starts up again.

Also back in this Scream is Gail Weathers (Courteney Cox) who continues to do her regular snooping around as a journalist and Sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette). Gail and Dewey are also now married.

The beginning of this movie will take you for a loop. I was sucking my teeth saying, "aww come on, just start already." I was also saying throughout the movie, "No stupid! Don't go in there!" Like the characters could hear me through the movie screen.

So is Scream 4 worth seeing? With all the hype I still rate it 2 1/2 stars because it was typical, while watching the movie you can already guess what is going to happen. Being that I saw Scream 1, 2 and 3, I felt like Scream 4 was a must see.