NEW DECADE. NEW RULES.
Many years after the original murders in Woodsboro, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to her hometown to promote a new book… and then the killings start all over again. 11 years after the last movie, Wes Craven got back together with the franchise’s original writer and came up with a story that is utterly unsurprising but still entertaining. Once again, the duo play around with genre conventions and make a few stabs at having the material seem more contemporary. Not a bad cast, but this is a missed opportunity to shake up the concept.
2011-U.S. 111 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Wes Craven. Screenplay: Kevin Williamson. Cast: Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gail Weathers), David Arquette (Dwight “Dewey” Riley), Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin… Mary McDonnell, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell.
Trivia: Craven’s last film.