History Film / Scream4

5th Nov '17 4:16:44 PM foxley
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* WrongInsultOffence: In ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' when the killer calls Marnie he says of course she will die as "you're the DumbBlonde with the big tits". She responds by saying she's a straight A student. She still gets killed though.
5th Nov '17 6:06:04 AM fearlessnikki
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Kirby (blonde), Jill (brunette) and Olivia (redhead).
* BloodierAndGorier: Some parts of the movie are far more gruesome than the original trilogy. [[spoiler: Olivia]] gets a brutal and drawn out death, and her room is a bloody mess when Sidney finds it. [[spoiler: Hoss]] gets stabbed in the head and walks around slowly dying. [[spoiler: Kate]] gets a rather gruesome death too - stabbed in the throat through her letterbox.



* BoyishShortHair: Kirby has very short hair, that's used to show her as a LadEtte.



* BusCrash: Neil Prescott is said to have died in between this and the third film by producers.



* DrinkingGame: At the ''Stabathon'', one of these is occuring.

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* DrinkingGame: At the ''Stabathon'', one of these is occuring.occurring.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Kirby's first moment on screen is breaking the speed limit in front of Dewey. He sighs "Kirby", implying this is a frequent occurrance.



* GeekyTurnOn: Charlie and Kirby over the latter's impressive collection of horror movies.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Subverted. Kirby has a big DVD collection of horrors.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Judy Hicks, the new deputy, was an old classmate of Sidney's back in high school and says that her and Sidney used to act in plays together, despite not seen nor mentioned in the very first film. Sidney {{lampshade|Hanging}}s that she does not [[ForgottenFirstMeeting remember meeting her at all]].

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* RememberTheNewGuy: RememberTheNewGuy:
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Judy Hicks, the new deputy, was an old classmate of Sidney's back in high school and says that her and Sidney used to act in plays together, despite not seen nor mentioned in the very first film. Sidney {{lampshade|Hanging}}s that she does not [[ForgottenFirstMeeting remember meeting her at all]].all]].
** Kate and Jill are Sidney's aunt and cousin respectively, on Maureen's side of the family. Her having a sister was never mentioned at all, especially in the third film (which delves into her past).



** The scenes with Jenny and Marnie are given a ColorWash to become blue and red saturated, rather like ''{{Film/Suspiria}}'' - which is name dropped later as one of the movies Kirby owns.



* SlashersPreferBlondes: Two blondes Jenny and Marnie are killed off in the opening. [[spoiler: Kirby is seen getting stabbed but WordOfGod is that she survived]].



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%%* TrilogyCreep* TrilogyCreep: ''Scream 3'' was hyped up as the conclusion of a trilogy. This film instead focuses on satirising remakes and reboots. A second trilogy was planned, but the low Box Office numbers ensured it remains as a standalone film.
24th Oct '17 11:34:21 PM CASCHero
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* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: [[spoiler: What ultimately the climax comes down to. Syndey is well into her late 30s at this point while Jill is likely at least 18-19. Granted Sidney is more then experienced at dealing with Ghostface killers and even gives Jill and Charlie a hard time when they're masked. The only reason Jill nearly wins is because she does manage to get a mortal blow on Sidney who's too weakened to fight back when Jill comes to finish the job. It's only due to Jill's arrogance and Gale managing to stall her long enough that she loses in the end when Sidney zaps her with the charge pads. Finishing her with a gunshot for good measure.]]

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* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: [[spoiler: What ultimately the climax comes down to. Syndey Sidney is well into her late 30s at this point while Jill is likely at least 18-19. Granted Granted, Sidney is more then experienced at dealing with Ghostface killers and even gives Jill and Charlie a hard time when they're masked. The only reason Jill nearly wins is because she does manage to get a mortal blow on Sidney who's during the events at the house, who is too weakened to fight back when Jill comes to finish the job. job at the hospital when she finds that Sidney is still alive. It's only due to Jill's arrogance and Gale managing to stall her long enough that she loses in the end when Sidney zaps her with the charge defibulator pads. Finishing her Jill with a gunshot for good measure.]]
22nd Oct '17 7:21:19 PM CASCHero
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* GrandFinale: For the most part of the Scream film series. Wes Craven passed away four years after this film was made and the series was rebooted into a [[Series/{{Scream}} a TV series with a different plot and cast unrelated to the film series.]]



* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[INeverSaidItWasPoison she should have no way of knowing that]]. In a way, she ''still wins''... even though she dies, she achieves the fame she always wanted. The final shot in the movie is her corpse, with the faint sign of a smile on her lips as the news reporters describe her in glowing terms.]]

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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[INeverSaidItWasPoison she should have no way of knowing that]]. In a way, she ''still wins''... even though she dies, she achieves the fame she always wanted. The final shot in the movie is her corpse, with the faint sign of a smile on her lips as the news reporters describe her in glowing terms. Of course, this is before the truth will hit later that Jill was the one engineering the whole show. So she'll be famous alright, just not in the way she envisioned.]]


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* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: [[spoiler: What ultimately the climax comes down to. Syndey is well into her late 30s at this point while Jill is likely at least 18-19. Granted Sidney is more then experienced at dealing with Ghostface killers and even gives Jill and Charlie a hard time when they're masked. The only reason Jill nearly wins is because she does manage to get a mortal blow on Sidney who's too weakened to fight back when Jill comes to finish the job. It's only due to Jill's arrogance and Gale managing to stall her long enough that she loses in the end when Sidney zaps her with the charge pads. Finishing her with a gunshot for good measure.]]
22nd Oct '17 7:05:49 PM CASCHero
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Jill and Charlie's]] plans are foiled. However, all the new characters, save for [[spoiler: Judy (and possibly Kirby)]], are dead. [[spoiler: Sidney, Dewey, and Gale come out injured but still kicking, having survived yet another Ghostface killing spree]]. The media are convinced that [[spoiler: Jill]] is a hero, and one wonders how [[spoiler: Sidney]] is going to take having to tell the world that her own family member was playing them all like fiddles, and was committing the murders herself.



* DownerEnding: Yes, in the end, [[spoiler:Jill and Charlie's]] plans are foiled. However, all the new characters, save for [[spoiler: Judy (and maybe Kirby)]], are dead. [[spoiler: Sidney, Dewey, and Gale]] come out injured and broken. The media are convinced that [[spoiler: Jill]] is a hero, and one wonders how [[spoiler: Sidney]] is going to take having to tell the world that her own family member was playing them all like fiddles, and was committing the murders herself... assuming she even can tell the world.
18th Oct '17 4:27:51 PM ThePest179
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* EvilPlan: The events of the film were all planned out by [[spoiler:Jill, who wanted to kill Sidney, frame Trevor, betray Charlie, and come out the FinalGirl of the movie so that she could have the same fame and hero worship that Sidney got for surviving her first three ordeals]]. The MoralEventHorizon is crossed when [[spoiler:she decides that, in order to be more convincing and sympathetic, she had to kill off her own mother, in addition to Sidney. Considering her mother is Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Jill and the movie itself cross a MoralEventHorizon.]]

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* EvilPlan: The events of the film were all planned out by [[spoiler:Jill, who wanted to kill Sidney, frame Trevor, betray Charlie, and come out the FinalGirl of the movie so that she could have the same fame and hero worship that Sidney got for surviving her first three ordeals]]. The MoralEventHorizon is crossed when [[spoiler:she decides that, in order to be more convincing and sympathetic, she had to kill off her own mother, in addition to Sidney. Considering her mother is Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Jill and the movie itself cross a MoralEventHorizon.]]
18th Oct '17 4:20:58 PM ThePest179
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* ContinuityNod: The girl in the beginning getting crushed by a garage door.

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* ContinuityNod: The girl in the beginning getting crushed by a garage door.door mirrors a similar kill in the first ''Film/Scream1996''.



* DrinkingGame: At the ''Stabathon''.

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* DrinkingGame: At the ''Stabathon''.''Stabathon'', one of these is occuring.



* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Jill]] to Trevor. With a ''gunshot''.

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* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Jill]] [[spoiler:Jill to Trevor.Trevor]]. With a ''gunshot''.



* MythologyGag: The film also has several events (seen and/or referenced) that are Shout-Outs to previous films in the series. For example, Jenny's chase scene echoes both Sidney's first encounter with Ghostface in the original, and [[spoiler:Tatum's]] death by garage door.



* SacrificialLion: Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (On the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he didn't think Kirby went to the great big cinema in the sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)

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* SacrificialLion: Kirby [[spoiler:Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (On the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he didn't think Kirby went to the great big cinema in the sky. ]] See also ExecutiveMeddling.)



** The film also has several events (seen and/or referenced) that are Shout-Outs to previous films in the series. For example, Jenny's chase scene echoes both Sidney's first encounter with Ghostface in the original, and Tatum's death by garage door.



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14th Oct '17 12:30:08 AM Cindylover1969
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* SacrificialLion: Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (On the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't think Kirby's gone to the great big cinema in the sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)

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* SacrificialLion: Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (On the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't didn't think Kirby's gone Kirby went to the great big cinema in the sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)
14th Oct '17 12:29:05 AM Cindylover1969
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* SacrificialLion: Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (On the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven has subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't think Kirby's gone to the great big cinema in the sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)

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* SacrificialLion: Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (On the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven has subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't think Kirby's gone to the great big cinema in the sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)
13th Jun '17 5:29:07 PM randomguy399
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* TrueCompanions: Sidney, Gale, Dewey and Randy. Sidney and Gale are a particularly good example in that despite their long history together they never really become ''friends'' -- but have saved each other's lives numerous times and know they can count on each other.
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