Ten years have passed and Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns back to Woodsboro, this time with her own agenda, to celebrate the last stop of her tour for her recently written self-help book written about her personal experiences surviving the "Woodsboro Massacre". The whole Scream "team" is back in this episode, including Dewey (David Arquette) and reporter Gail Weathers (Courteney Cox) who is now married to Dewey. We also meet Sidney's cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) and Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Sidney's return to Woodsboro also perpetuates the return of the malevolent Ghostface.
Keeping true to the other movies in the Scream saga, Scream 4 begins with the vicious killings of two high school girls. Welcoming Sidney back to town, the killings of the two girls are mysteriously linked to a phone found in Sidney's rental car.
Staying at her Aunt Kate and Cousin Jill's home, Sidney begins to see a lot of herself in Jill's life, especially when she witnesses Jill's ex-boyfriend sneaking in to see Jill through Jill's window. While watching a movie, Jill and best friend Kirby receive a phone call from ghostface claiming to be in the closet, Kirby checks the closet to find it empty. The girls then realize that ghostface in the closet of the girl (Olivia) next door, as they witness her brutal murder. As Sidney hears the girls screaming, she rushes next door to intervene, only to arrive too late.
As the original three (Sidney, Dewey, and Gale) search for answers, Gale finds herself at a "Stab-a-thon" party, where she is attacked and stabbed by Ghostface while viewing the party via webcam in her van. Gale is rushed to the hospital, where she survives her injuries.
With numerous other stabbings, twists, and turns, the viewers are then taken to get-together at Kirby's house. Sidney arrives looking for Jill. By process of elimination, the viewers are led to believe that Charlie (Rory Culkin), member of the High School Cinema Club is Ghostface. This theory seems compelling until Sidney escapes an attack by Charlie and heads toward the front door, and is stabbed by Ghostface. As Ghostface removes his mark, the viewers will learn that Ghostface is Jill, Sidney's cousin. Ranting about an undying hatred for her cousin, Jill explains that it is now her turn for fame. After shooting Charlie and ex-boyfriend, Trevor, Jill turns the gun on Sidney, supposedly killing her.
Jill then sets the scene to make it appear that her ex-boyfriend was Ghostface, mirroring Sidney's original experience. Upon Dewey and the other officers arrival, Jill is labeled a "survivor".
In the hospital, Jill learns that Sidney survived. Jill sneaks into Sidney's room, desiring to kill her cousin. After a struggle with Dewey's gun, Sidney shocks Jill with the defibrillator.
While, the viewers are relieved as it seems that Ghostface is finally gone, they should be prepared for one final scare.
My generation often has this natural curiosity about how the movies we love come together. And DVD and Blu-Ray releases ultimately feed movie nerds' curiosities like a truckload of Johnsonville bratwursts that jack-knifes into a bear enclosure. In some instances, few bonus materials get as interesting, thought-provoking or conversation-starting as when releases include alternate or extended opening or extended sequences. Every so often, such a release comes along and we find that what hit the cutting room floor actually should've been left in; had Richard Kelley left in half what he left out of "Donnie Darko," fewer people would've probably bitched about how little sense that movie made.
With only two new films opening in wide release this weekend will "Hop" take the box office by storm again? Here are your big screen options: "Rio": Jesse Eisenberg provides the vocals for Blu, a nerdy macaw who leaves his home in Minnesota for an adventure in Rio de Janeiro. The film also features the voices of Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro, Kate del Castillo, Jamie Foxx, Tracy Morgan and George Lopez. Rated PG "Scream 4": Woodsboro has not seen the last of the Ghostface Killer that terrorized its' community a decade ago.
Horror writer, director and legend Wes Craven sat down recently with IGN.com on the cusp of "Scream 4" hitting Blu-Ray and DVD Oct. 4 and talked about what the future may hold for "Scream 5," explaining that Dimension head Bob Weinstein told him that "Scream 4" was the "first of a trilogy" that takes the legacy down new roads. Craven previously told Bloody Disgusting that Kevin Williamson, who has been a part of writing all four "Scream" franchise entries so far, may be ruled out from "Scream 5" by his demanding TV schedule.
Does Lucy Hale like scary movies? Fans will find out in the iconic opening sequence for "Scream 4." According to PerezHilton.com, Hale plays Trudie, and is joined in the first scene by "90210" star Shenae Grimes who plays Sherrie. Hale, a “Pretty Little Liars” favorite, says the phone rings and the two are asked the infamous Scream question during “the call that starts it all.” It’s a scene that was first made legendary by Drew Barrymore and is considered a small role that can make a big impact.
Earlier today, actor David Arquette gave us all a bit of a shock when he crashed his car into oncoming traffic. According to reports, Arquette was on his way to a party hosted by Kim Kardashian when he swerved to avoid a car that had stopped abruptly in front of him, causing him to run head-on into another car. TMZ reported on the story early, and stated that Arquette was lying on the ground and bleeding, but after Arquette and the other driver involved in the accident were taken to the hospital, doctors announced that both of them had suffered only mild to moderate injuries.