We horror fans may be ecstatic that SCREAM 4 is finally being released, but parents in Australia aren't quite as happy. A large billboard for the film across the street from Albert Park primary school in Victoria has apparently been scary the kids enough to cause parents to lobby for its removal.
Leah Takach (above), a mother of two, was quoted as saying, "I have walked past it with my two boys, aged five and seven, on the way to school and they have both mentioned it. It is not a very nice picture. I have had to try to explain it is from a horror movie. They do tend to dwell on this kind of thing and wake up in the middle of the night frightened."
So she doesn't want the kid to be exposed to Ghost Face, yet she'll pose for a photo with them right in front of it? Makes sense to me... No word on whether or not the advertisers will budge at their request.
In any event, Wes Craven's SCREAM 4 hits theaters here in the U.S. on Friday, April 15. It stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Marielle Jaffe, Rory Culkin, Erik Knudsen, Marley Shelton, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Alison Brie, Nico Tortorella, Mary McDonnell, Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell.