History Film / Scream4

6th Dec '16 8:40:59 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill]] nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how [[spoiler: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]] Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how [[spoiler:she 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.]]
6th Aug '16 8:38:58 AM backpack
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* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Jill]] gets hit with a minor case of this. She believes the Stabathon was the fake-out ending, making the assault on the house the "real" ending. However, the Stabathon was such an obvious attempt to force a fake-out that it narratively only served as the halfway point of the movie. This means that [[spoiler: Jill]] effectively went into the movie's second act, thinking it was the third.
24th Jul '16 8:48:45 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* DeadStarWalking: In-universe examples (maybe). The FilmWithinAFilm ''Stab 6'' has Lucy Hale from ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' getting offed. It's then followed by ''Stab 7'' showing Anna Paquin from ''Series/TrueBlood'' suffering the same fate. And then in the 'real' scene, the first victim is played by Aimee Teagarden, recognisable from ''Series/FridayNightLights''.

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* DeadStarWalking: In-universe examples (maybe). The FilmWithinAFilm ''Stab 6'' has Lucy Hale from ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' getting offed. It's then followed by ''Stab 7'' showing Anna Paquin from ''Series/TrueBlood'' suffering the same fate. And then in the 'real' scene, one of the first victim two victims is played by Aimee Teagarden, recognisable Teegarden from ''Series/FridayNightLights''.



** If Kirby actually died, it's a weird inversion - she died for ''not having'' sex (with [[spoiler:the eventual murderer]] of all people, as a MomentKiller ruined their advances on each other).

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** If Kirby actually died, it's a weird inversion - -- she died for ''not having'' sex (with [[spoiler:the eventual murderer]] of all people, as a MomentKiller ruined their advances on each other).



* 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.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The ending has [[spoiler:Jill, the new version of Sidney in this copycat of the first film's murders (i.e. a remake of ''Scream''), trying to kill and replace Sidney and claim her fame for herself]]. In other words, it's the remake literally defiling the original film and [[AdaptationDisplacement displacing it]] in the public eye. And Sidney is not happy.
-->'''Sidney:''' You forgot the first rule of remakes, [[spoiler:Jill]]. Don't fuck with the original.
* 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.
29th Jun '16 7:45:12 PM k410ren
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Neil Prescott has died in the years between ''Film/Scream3'' and this film.
25th Jun '16 1:41:39 AM jameygamer
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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.]]
30th May '16 10:18:49 AM backpack
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Apparently Sidney and Detective Kincaid broke up, but this isn't mentioned.
24th May '16 11:55:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Kristen Bell's character from ''Stab 7'' who kills her friend for "talking too much".


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* OffingTheAnnoyance: Kristen Bell's character from ''Stab 7'' who kills her friend for "talking too much".
30th Apr '16 6:31:35 PM villainouscrush
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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 MoralEvenHorizon.

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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 MoralEvenHorizon.MoralEventHorizon.
30th Apr '16 6:30:34 PM villainouscrush
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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 when she succeeds.]]
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[Series/LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/MarleyShelton and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, (and Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you'') even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** Panettiere ''taking her shirt off'' during the DVDCommentary (because she has it on the wrong way round - seriously) also qualifies, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome even if you can't see it]].
* FanDisservice: Subverted. Just before [[spoiler: Olivia]] is killed off she undresses and is seen in her underwear. However she puts a baggy sweater on thus eliminating the Disservice element.

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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 when she succeeds.]]
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[Series/LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/MarleyShelton and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, (and Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you'') even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** Panettiere ''taking her shirt off'' during the DVDCommentary (because she has it on the wrong way round - seriously) also qualifies, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome even if you can't see it]].
* FanDisservice: Subverted. Just before [[spoiler: Olivia]] is killed off she undresses and is seen in her underwear. However she puts a baggy sweater on thus eliminating the Disservice element.
MoralEvenHorizon.
11th Apr '16 1:05:25 PM Eagal
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Yes, in the end, Jill and Charlie's plans are foiled. However, all the new characters, save for Judy (and arguably Kirby), are dead. Sidney, Dewey, and Gale come out injured and broken. The media are convinced that Jill is a hero, and one wonders how 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.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Yes, Yes, in the end, Jill [[spoiler:Jill and Charlie's Charlie's]] plans are foiled. However, all the new characters, save for [[spoiler: Judy (and arguably Kirby), maybe Kirby)]], are dead. [[spoiler: Sidney, Dewey, and Gale Gale]] come out injured and broken. The media are convinced that Jill [[spoiler: Jill]] is a hero, and one wonders how Sidney [[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.]]
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