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Scream 2 4K
  review by Bobby Blakey


Back in 1996 the late horror icon Wes Craven teamed up with writer Kevin Williamson to change the slasher genre with Scream. The film has spawned 3 sequels in 1997, 2000 and 2011 and more recently a requel in 2022 along with a TV series that ran for 3 seasons on MTV. Now with another chapter in production what better time to dive back into the original films with the latest release Scream 2 on 4K.

Scream 2 follows Sidney Prescott who thought she’d finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her… until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel while away at college. Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers, Deputy Dewey and other survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe or beyond suspicion. The film features the return of  Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, and Liev Schreiber along with new additions Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps.

​The original film turned the slasher genre upside down not only paying homage to those that came before it, but also kind of parodied them as well in brilliant fashion. When it returned for this first follow-up it stuck to the formula and accomplished the rare feet of making a sequel as good if not better than the original. I really dug the evolution to the characters and change of local to keep it fresh while still making sure to deliver a Scream film.


​The cast are all great and the kinds of characters with just enough layers to be engaging but still simple enough to not get lost in the details. I’ve loved this entire franchise to this day, but it really all started with this one. Of

course the original film is excellent, but had this sequel not worked it would have killed the franchise. This film showcased the ability to take the formula and improve on it without losing what makes it work. I love this film as much as the first and it still holds up. This latest version looks excellent with the 4K transfer making the film all the better.

This release not only includes the film in glorious 4K, but bonus legacy content including commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes, music videos, trailer, TV spots, and featurettes. Grab your copy of Scream 2 available now on 4K for the first time ever on October 4th from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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