Although it is a slight improvement over the terrible Scream 3, the fourth installment in Wes Craven’s oh-so-clever horror series is still a drag. Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns home on the anniversary of the Woodsboro murders for what winds up being another Scooby-Doo-like mystery. This is a routine horror slog that brings nothing new to the party, and by the time the killer is revealed, the film is just laughable. There is lots of stabbing, lots of puking blood, and very little to involve your mind. This one did not do well at the box office during the opening weekend, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the last time we have to watch one of these things.
Director: Wes Craven
Producer: Kevin Williamson, Iya Labunka, Bob Weinstein, Ron Schmidt, Harvey Weinstein, Ehren Kruger, Matthew Stein, Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena
Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Mary McDonnell, Hayden Panettiere, Nico Tortorella, Alison Brie, Erik Knudsen, Rory Culkin, Marley Shelton, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes, Aimee Teegarden, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Brittany Robertson and Marielle Jaffe