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27th Oct '17 8:47:51 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The main theme of ''Scream 4'' can be summed up as "originals vs. remakes". The killer, [[spoiler:Jill, is pushed for most of the film as the remake version of Sidney, and her motive involves trying to steal her cousin's fame and replace her in the public eye]]. In other words, it's one of the most common criticisms of movie remakes made manifest -- the remake is out to defile the original film and usurp its place in the public eye.
5th Oct '17 5:02:13 PM catmuto
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* In Scream 4 after [[spoiler: Jill]] is revealed to be one of the killers, she goes through a lot of trouble to pull off a WoundedGazelleGambit. It makes you feel a tad bit sorry for her that the whole thing would go bust, and probably sooner rather than later, given that she grabbed the IdiotBall immediately before she started kicking the crap out of herself. Her newfound fame would have vanished and she'd of likely ended up in jail or institutionalized if she was lucky. Anyone who watches Lifetime (and certainly a detective or forensics expert) knows that [[spoiler: shooting a man in the groin]] is not a defense wound. It's a revenge wound. Gazelle Gambit fail.

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* In Scream 4 after [[spoiler: Jill]] is revealed to be one of the killers, she goes through a lot of trouble to pull off a WoundedGazelleGambit. It makes you feel a tad bit sorry for her that the whole thing would go bust, and probably sooner rather than later, given that she grabbed the IdiotBall immediately before she started kicking the crap out of herself. Her newfound fame would have vanished and she'd of she would have likely ended up in jail or institutionalized if she was lucky. Anyone who watches Lifetime (and certainly a detective or forensics expert) knows that [[spoiler: shooting a man in the groin]] is not a defense wound. It's a revenge wound. Gazelle Gambit fail.
25th Jul '17 11:57:47 AM Videokid
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**The reason she runs upstairs is that she'd locked the door, thinking that Ghostface was outside. When he attacks her she manages to fight him off long enough to go for it, but she's forced to run upstairs when he corners her. This does add another layer to the whole encounter, though; she mentions that the girl always runs upstairs instead of out the front door, and then Ghostface actively manipulates her into a position where she's forced to run upstairs anyway. Not only do the killers abide by slasher rules, they manipulate events so that their intended victims are forced to do so, too.
16th Jul '17 6:35:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In Episode 3, an exasperated Jake tells Brooke about a viral video in which a bobcat mauls a Great White Shark, suggesting that Brooke might not be as in control of things as she thinks she is. The kicker comes when you remember Brooke and Jake were going to be reenacting a GameOfThrones Jaimie/Cersei scene for English class. Cersei Lannister is also a beautiful blond woman who isn't as in control of things as she thinks she is.

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* In Episode 3, an exasperated Jake tells Brooke about a viral video in which a bobcat mauls a Great White Shark, suggesting that Brooke might not be as in control of things as she thinks she is. The kicker comes when you remember Brooke and Jake were going to be reenacting a GameOfThrones Series/GameOfThrones Jaimie/Cersei scene for English class. Cersei Lannister is also a beautiful blond woman who isn't as in control of things as she thinks she is.
11th Jul '17 4:40:45 PM Tightwire
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* The garage door / cat door death is by far the silliest death in the first movie that is otherwise full of simple knife killings, an seems kind of out of place. But in a meta sense it fits in perfectly with a movie that parodies slasher tropes, as Slasher movies compete so much over creative murer methods that almost every slasher film has "that one kill". That's what the garage scene is for the first Scream.

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* The garage door / cat door death is by far the silliest death in the first movie that is otherwise full of simple knife killings, an seems kind of out of place. But in a meta sense it fits in perfectly with a movie that parodies slasher tropes, as Slasher movies compete so much over creative murer murder methods that almost every slasher film has "that one kill". That's what the garage scene is for the first Scream.
** In a movie packed with deaths that make you want to cry and beg for the victim's life, the cat-door death is the one that that stands out - you see Ghostface tilting his head and even with the mask on you can imagine his face. He's not thinking how easy this is, he's thinking, just like you are, "Seriously, dude?"
11th Jul '17 4:30:07 PM Tightwire
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* In many slasher pics with teens who are so stupid and useless, we find ourselves rooting for the killer. But in Ghostface's first ever kill, we don't just see Casey run and get cut down; we watch, stab by stab, how she's just trying so ''hard'', even completely unarmed, while her parents search in terror for her. Even as the killer drags her to the tree we hear a few rattling breaths, and realise how hard it can be to just stab somebody to death. This killer is more monstrous than any before; he has attacked the very essence of the human spirit - the determination to live.
31st Oct '16 5:15:30 PM Eshbaalauthr
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* The garage door / cat door death is by far the silliest death in the first movie that is otherwise full of simple knife killings, an seems kind of out of place. But in a meta sense it fits in perfectly with a movie that parodies slasher tropes, as Slasher movies compete so much over creative murer methods that almost every slasher film has "that one kill". That's what the garage scene is for the first Scream.
18th Apr '16 5:25:37 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by [[Creator/DrewBarrymore an award-winning actress]] and is killed after escaping the house.

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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by [[Creator/DrewBarrymore an award-winning actress]] and is killed after escaping the house.
house. Meanwhile, the first place Sidney flees to when confronted by Ghostface is into her room to barricade herself. This shows that Sidney may not have initially been as GenreSavvy as she thought, and that her ActionSurvivor tendencies may have initially been given time to develop thanks to [[spoiler:the killers' insistence that Sidney ''had'' to be the last person to die in order to satisfy both Stu's pathological desire to adhere to slasher tropes and Billy's need to fulfill his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the girl he blames for destroying his family]].
18th Apr '16 5:05:10 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by an award-winning actress and is killed after escaping the house.

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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by [[Creator/DrewBarrymore an award-winning actress actress]] and is killed after escaping the house.
18th Apr '16 5:04:23 PM YesMrSpaceman
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* "They're all the same: some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." The first victim in the film is, of course, portrayed by an award-winning actress and is killed after escaping the house.
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