"Entertaining and Scary"
Terry Richard | Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada | 01/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Scream 3" is just as good as the first two films in the "Scream" trilogy and much of the original cast returns including Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox. The plot deals with the murders happening on the Hollywood set of "Stab 3" , the sequel to the fictional movie depicting the Greensboro killings. The scares are terrifying, the script strong and suspenseful, and the murders original and heart-pounding. The movie had a huge budget of over 40 million dollars, and the film would rake in over 160 million, making the "Scream" franchise one of the most successful horror movie franchises in history. The DVD is filled with scary bonuses including the trailer, outtakes, deleted scenes, videos, behind-the-scenes interviews, and more. It was also recently announced that "Scream 4" is in preproduction, and both Courtney Cox and David Arquette have stated they would be interested in reprising their roles. Creator and writer Kevin Williamson is also scheduled to return as writer. Nothing has been finalized so stay tuned!"
Third time is a charm...
Andrew Ellington | I'm kind of everywhere | 05/18/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a pretty big fan of the whole `slasher' genre. I know that isn't a very credible cinematic choice, but there is something about the whole `killer on the loose' thing that excites me. No other `slasher' film has reached the heights of `Scream', and while neither of the sequels matched the originals pure bite, the third (and final chapter...until next year that is) film manages to reign in the mediocrity of the second offering and deliver a very satisfying (and thrilling) ride.
The film plays out with a group of actors being stalked by a masked killer very reminiscent of the killer who has been stalking poor Sydney Prescott for two other films now. Seems like Sydney can never catch a break. Regardless of the fact that she's uprooted her life and moved away, she is still being terrorized. While the tacky movie series chronicling her horrors is being filmed (they are already onto their third film), Sydney finds herself once again a victim and soon everyone around her is, once again, turning up dead.
For me, the second film felt a bit flat. I know that a lot of people raved it, and it had some interesting twists, but in the end I felt that the ending was forced and unconvincing and unsatisfying, and there was an overall darkness to the film that I didn't really enjoy. I love dark and scary, but one of the greatest things about `Scream' was that it was terrifying while still managing to poke fun at itself.
It had wit.
Thankfully, this third offering has regained some of that charm. It doesn't nail every nuance, like the original film does, but it snaps back with some freshness.
I'm happy to see that Neve Campbell will be working again. I wish that she could nab some roles that were not `Scream' related, but for some reason no one else has aknowleged her talent, at least not lately. Hopefully we can see a Campbell resurgence after `Scre4m' hits theaters. She really is a talented young woman and she nailed these films effortlessly.
With a fresh cast featuring returnees like Cox, Arquette and Schreiber not to mention new blood like Dempsey, Foley, Mortimer, Posey and McCarthy' `Scream 3' is definitely worth the time of any `slasher' film enthusiast!"