Tuesday, November 09, 2010

TRAILER: Scream 4 Teaser

PLOT: Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott (Campbell), who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

CAST: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Kristen Bell, Emma Roberts, Anna Paquin ("True Blood"), Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes"), Rory Culkin, Adam Brody ("The O.C."), Alison Brie ("Community"), Anthony Anderson ("Law & Order"), Erik Knudsen (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Aimee Teegarden ("Friday Night Lights"), Shenae Grimes ("90210"), Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars"), Brittany Robertson ("Life Unexpected"), Nico Tortorella ("Make it or Break It"), Marley Shelton (Bubble Boy)

VERDICT: It's never a good sign when tons of well-known actors are added to a cast, unless it's an ensemble cast with a meaty plot that merits it. It usually means they're trying to compensate for something or that they don't have confidence in the saga selling itself, even after a ten-year legacy. It's mainly disconcerting because most of these actors deserve more than 5 minutes of screen time. Roberts is playing Sidney's cousin. Panettiere will be Roberts' best friend and Tortorella is Roberts' love interest. Brie is playing Sidney's personal assistant, and Brody & Shelton are cops.

I'm excited about the plot returning to the original formula of examining horror movies while being in a horror movie, and I'm even more excited that a Culkin gets to take Jamie Kennedy's place in doing so. Of course, he looks so handsomely creepy, that I suspect he's behind it all—him or his equally creepy and horror-movie-obsessed sidekick (Knudsen).

Release Date: April 15

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