Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Courtney Cox in this Ghostface-Take-Manhattan horror episode.
In my review of 5 I stated “I’d happily see the survivors try and carry Number 6 on their own and let those old hands get on with their lives.” I get my wish here and it cooks. Better than anything since Scream 2. With more room to bed in, the ‘Core Four’ come into their own and some of the newcomers catch the eye too. This doesn’t drag like two hours at all and the set pieces are definitively front-and-centre. The truly invigorating prologue twisteroo. The Bodega shotgun massacre. The Judgment Night inspired ladder peril. The much teased subway ride of costumed ghouls. Super gory too. Only the essential Scream whodunnit aspect lets it down. Didn’t change my guess at the outcome after the first 30 minute mark and I got as close you reasonably could. Scream 7, please!
Perfect Double Bill: Scream 7 (2024)
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