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Ghostface may go into storage, Scream 5 and 6 not likely

Apr. 26, 2011by: Dave Davis

Absence doesn't necessarily make the heart grow fonder, at least when it comes to masked murderers.

Revisiting the SCREAM franchise after a decade obviously hasn't been the phenomenon the Weinsteins hoped (or the financial resuscitation they desperately need), and while the studio had intended SCREAM 4 to launch a new trilogy, it doesn't look like Ghostface will be slashing anyone for a while. Unless it's in a reboot.

Following up on E! Online's speculation that a reboot may have been more successful than a tardy sequel and will invariably be the direction the franchise goes, Moviehole got word from the inside about the current incarnation of the series: "The Scream franchise will likely end here, at least for the moment."

The series could conceivably continue "even as a direct-to-dvd franchise" (which the Weinsteins seem to love, at least as a way to retain rights to properties), but the initially proposed SCREAM 5 and 6 are probably never going to emerge from the shadows and stab your face.

But don't worry, genre lovers -- besides another PIRANHA on the way, the Weinsteins are also working on remakes of SCANNERS, HELLRAISER, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (!!!), SCARY MOVIE, and... SHORT CIRCUIT.

Extra Tidbit: Did you really want another SCREAM, or was the concept played out before it ever got to 4?
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11:22AM on 04/27/2011
A Scary Movie remake? what?
A Scary Movie remake? what?
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9:51PM on 04/26/2011
It's really to bad. All people want are remakes? That's all that list was at the end. This movie was a "reboot." IT rebooted a great dead series. This movie was fun and fast, and suspenseful. Better than any saw or remake(boot) out there.
It's really to bad. All people want are remakes? That's all that list was at the end. This movie was a "reboot." IT rebooted a great dead series. This movie was fun and fast, and suspenseful. Better than any saw or remake(boot) out there.
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9:18PM on 04/26/2011
To every one who's crying about Scream 4, it sucked!

I am one HUGE horror fan, maybe more than a lot of so called horror fans (and no I do not like any of the Saw movies and btw Hostel 2 was a better movie than the first one. And no, I am also not a fan of the Hostel movies) but that's not the point.

The point is: Scream 4 was horribly bad. It had nothing going for it save the opening sequence, that's it. So I am happy, as a REAL horror fan that people didn't support yet another Craven
To every one who's crying about Scream 4, it sucked!

I am one HUGE horror fan, maybe more than a lot of so called horror fans (and no I do not like any of the Saw movies and btw Hostel 2 was a better movie than the first one. And no, I am also not a fan of the Hostel movies) but that's not the point.

The point is: Scream 4 was horribly bad. It had nothing going for it save the opening sequence, that's it. So I am happy, as a REAL horror fan that people didn't support yet another Craven let down.

And as for getting the horror genre back on track, movies like Scream 4 aren't the way to do it. But more so, it never really got "off" the tracks: Piranha 3D, Feast 1 (not 2 and 3, yeesh), Murder Party, Let The Right One In, Fido,Hatchet 1 (not 2!!), The Hills Have Eyes the remake which is FAR superior than the Craven one, Insidious, Mulberry Street, Trick R' Treat, Shaun Of The Dead, House Of The Devil, The Orphanage, Planet Terror, The Loved Ones, Dance Of The Dead, Hobo With A Shotgun and I could name more, more that are FAR superior movies than garbage like Scream 4.

Anyways, to each is on...? Not always.

Sincerely,

The Angry Nerd.
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7:23PM on 04/26/2011
While I think a REBOOT is sometimes good (Batman, Star Trek), a REMAKE is always a bad idea. The ONLY time I found a remake good in the last decade was Ocean's 11. That's it.
While I think a REBOOT is sometimes good (Batman, Star Trek), a REMAKE is always a bad idea. The ONLY time I found a remake good in the last decade was Ocean's 11. That's it.
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7:18PM on 04/26/2011
After the trilogy I didn't want another one. But I went to see the fourth one and liked it. Still, I don't mind if Scre4m is the last.
After the trilogy I didn't want another one. But I went to see the fourth one and liked it. Still, I don't mind if Scre4m is the last.
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7:16PM on 04/26/2011

NOOOOOOOOO!

what a shame, i really really loved Scream 4, thought it was was better than 3 and maybe on par with 2, are the box office that bad, i mean its made almost 70 million worldwide in a week and a half, bound to break the 100m. But if this is the end of the original franchise then S4 is a pretty solid way to bow out. And please god no cheap str8 to DVD releases, then again it is the weinsteins...
what a shame, i really really loved Scream 4, thought it was was better than 3 and maybe on par with 2, are the box office that bad, i mean its made almost 70 million worldwide in a week and a half, bound to break the 100m. But if this is the end of the original franchise then S4 is a pretty solid way to bow out. And please god no cheap str8 to DVD releases, then again it is the weinsteins...
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6:16PM on 04/26/2011

COME ON!

Fuck all of you!
All you Shmoes suck. You people let SAW7 and HOSTEL 2 get more people into the theater than SCREAM 4. This was our chance as movie fans to get the Horror Genre back on track. Now we have to see this series get a reboot. (aka fucked in the ass) I blame all of you for not supporting this film more. You all knew this one was gonna be shaky, and guess what, it was best horror film in years (aside from PIRANHA) 5 and 6 would have been awesome. GAH! I'm so mad.
Fuck all of you!
All you Shmoes suck. You people let SAW7 and HOSTEL 2 get more people into the theater than SCREAM 4. This was our chance as movie fans to get the Horror Genre back on track. Now we have to see this series get a reboot. (aka fucked in the ass) I blame all of you for not supporting this film more. You all knew this one was gonna be shaky, and guess what, it was best horror film in years (aside from PIRANHA) 5 and 6 would have been awesome. GAH! I'm so mad.
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9:17PM on 04/26/2011
WHAT THE!?

I am one HUGE horror fan, maybe more than a lot of so called horror fans (and no I do not like any of the Saw movies and btw Hostel 2 was a better movie than the first one. And no, I am also not a fan of the Hostel movies) but that's not the point.

The point is: Scream 4 was horribly bad. It had nothing going for it save the opening sequence, that's it. So I am happy, as a REAL horror fan that people didn't support yet another Craven let down.

And as for getting the horror
WHAT THE!?

I am one HUGE horror fan, maybe more than a lot of so called horror fans (and no I do not like any of the Saw movies and btw Hostel 2 was a better movie than the first one. And no, I am also not a fan of the Hostel movies) but that's not the point.

The point is: Scream 4 was horribly bad. It had nothing going for it save the opening sequence, that's it. So I am happy, as a REAL horror fan that people didn't support yet another Craven let down.

And as for getting the horror genre back on track, movies like Scream 4 aren't the way to do it. But more so, it never really got "off" the tracks: Piranha 3D, Feast 1 (not 2 and 3, yeesh), Murder Party, Let The Right One In, Fido,Hatchet 1 (not 2!!), The Hills Have Eyes the remake which is FAR superior than the Craven one, Insidious, Mulberry Street, The Orphanage, Planet Terror, The Loved Ones, Dance Of The Dead, Hobo With A Shotgun and I could name more, more that are FAR superior movies than garbage like Scream 4.

Anyways, to each is on...? Not always.

Sincerely,

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9:18PM on 04/26/2011
Scream 4 wasn't very good. You're angry that we all didn't "get behind" a mediocre movie?
Scream 4 wasn't very good. You're angry that we all didn't "get behind" a mediocre movie?
5:51PM on 04/26/2011
They should make a new saga named GHOSTFACE. I think the character could live aside the scream trilogy, it`s just a killer with a mask. Maybe it's time to change the actors, the town, and the formula. Less irony and more gore should work. Anyway I think S4 will end up being a huge hit overseas.
They should make a new saga named GHOSTFACE. I think the character could live aside the scream trilogy, it`s just a killer with a mask. Maybe it's time to change the actors, the town, and the formula. Less irony and more gore should work. Anyway I think S4 will end up being a huge hit overseas.
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5:13PM on 04/26/2011
Really enjoyed the the fourth and think they need to stop here. Id be pissed if they started going strait to dvd. Just let it die and make some original fucking cinema!
Really enjoyed the the fourth and think they need to stop here. Id be pissed if they started going strait to dvd. Just let it die and make some original fucking cinema!
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4:20PM on 04/26/2011
How the fuck do you do a remake of Scary Movie?
How the fuck do you do a remake of Scary Movie?
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11:26PM on 04/26/2011
I almost choked on my nerd rage when I read that. THAT, that has to be the stupidest idea for a remake.
I almost choked on my nerd rage when I read that. THAT, that has to be the stupidest idea for a remake.
3:52PM on 04/26/2011
YES!!! a 'Short Circuit' remake!
YES!!! a 'Short Circuit' remake!
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3:50PM on 04/26/2011
I'm not sure that more scream sequels would be a good idea because i haven't seen the fourth one yet, but I am absolutely sure that the Weinsteins suck ass.
I'm not sure that more scream sequels would be a good idea because i haven't seen the fourth one yet, but I am absolutely sure that the Weinsteins suck ass.
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11:23PM on 04/26/2011
Here's someone else who sucks ass. Craven. That guy has like 2, maybe 3, movies that are actually good. That he's being held as a so called Master Of Horror is appalling. I even think it's even a scientifically proven fact.
Here's someone else who sucks ass. Craven. That guy has like 2, maybe 3, movies that are actually good. That he's being held as a so called Master Of Horror is appalling. I even think it's even a scientifically proven fact.
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3:45PM on 04/26/2011

LOVED SCREAM 4

But it should end here. Reagardless of its BO intake, the majority of audiences who saw the flick loved it. The majority of the ppl who hated it weren't going to like it anyway. You have posters on this very site bashing the film from the beginning of filming and then they go watch the film in theaters and come out with a "that sucked!" attitude? Does that really surprise anyone, really? The last thing I want is a Scream series to go straight to DVD. It doesn't look like we'll be seeing any new
But it should end here. Reagardless of its BO intake, the majority of audiences who saw the flick loved it. The majority of the ppl who hated it weren't going to like it anyway. You have posters on this very site bashing the film from the beginning of filming and then they go watch the film in theaters and come out with a "that sucked!" attitude? Does that really surprise anyone, really? The last thing I want is a Scream series to go straight to DVD. It doesn't look like we'll be seeing any new Freddy's or Jason's anytime soon, so just let it be. The whole theme of Scream 4 is very relevant and a sign of our times. Create a new series, and just leave Scream alone. It will never change the fact that Scream 4 was great :)
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10:21PM on 04/26/2011
I would love a sequel to the remake of Friday the 13th.
I would love a sequel to the remake of Friday the 13th.
10:24PM on 04/26/2011
Donald Glover > Your Avatar.
Donald Glover > Your Avatar.
11:21PM on 04/26/2011
Yes, really relevant and a sign of our time.

...if you are over 50 and/or out of touch with "our time". Relevant? Yeesh.

It's basically Scream 1 with some tweaks that don't work and and make it seem all the more stupid.
Yes, really relevant and a sign of our time.

...if you are over 50 and/or out of touch with "our time". Relevant? Yeesh.

It's basically Scream 1 with some tweaks that don't work and and make it seem all the more stupid.
2:17PM on 04/26/2011
This series need to go!
This series need to go!
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1:45PM on 04/26/2011
Good. Scream 4 sucked.
Good. Scream 4 sucked.
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11:33AM on 04/26/2011

Wait....WTF!!???

Remaking American Werewolf in London???? Why?? What in the world could be improved upon?
Ya know....I'm not even going to act surprised....next up The Exorcist & Jaws remakes. Nothing but CGI!!!
Remaking American Werewolf in London???? Why?? What in the world could be improved upon?
Ya know....I'm not even going to act surprised....next up The Exorcist & Jaws remakes. Nothing but CGI!!!
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9:58AM on 04/26/2011

Short Circuit?

Dear God, a Short Circuit remake? For the love of God why? I never thought I'd be talking up Steve fucking Guttenberg, but I don't think a remake would work without him or Ally Sheedy for that matter. I mean, the sequel was tolerable only because of how ridiculously vulgar it was.
Dear God, a Short Circuit remake? For the love of God why? I never thought I'd be talking up Steve fucking Guttenberg, but I don't think a remake would work without him or Ally Sheedy for that matter. I mean, the sequel was tolerable only because of how ridiculously vulgar it was.
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9:55AM on 04/26/2011
I am glad this was the last one. I loved Scream 4 and thought it was a fiting way to end the franchise and it ended on a high note.

Having a new trilogy would have just been redundant. Like all the other fans, I am too surprised and disappointed that this movie isn't doing better because it really is a good movie and was a blast at the theater (Which is something hard to come by these days).
I am glad this was the last one. I loved Scream 4 and thought it was a fiting way to end the franchise and it ended on a high note.

Having a new trilogy would have just been redundant. Like all the other fans, I am too surprised and disappointed that this movie isn't doing better because it really is a good movie and was a blast at the theater (Which is something hard to come by these days).
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9:46AM on 04/26/2011
Unless of course Scream 4 goes through the roof on home video then it looks like this is the way the cookie crumbles. I thought it was a good movie, surprisingly good, way beyond my expectations, so I think they could only fuck things up after the fourth with really stupid plotlines.
Unless of course Scream 4 goes through the roof on home video then it looks like this is the way the cookie crumbles. I thought it was a good movie, surprisingly good, way beyond my expectations, so I think they could only fuck things up after the fourth with really stupid plotlines.
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9:38AM on 04/26/2011
I'm glad. Scream 4 was not good. It wasn't. I tried, but it failed to entertain. Craven's days in the franchise are gone. Either reboot it. Remake it. Or just kill it. If Scream 4 was a success we'd hear of a sequel by now. It's that simple.
I'm glad. Scream 4 was not good. It wasn't. I tried, but it failed to entertain. Craven's days in the franchise are gone. Either reboot it. Remake it. Or just kill it. If Scream 4 was a success we'd hear of a sequel by now. It's that simple.
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7:35AM on 04/26/2011
Remakes are, for the most part, the equivalent of sequels. Most sequels, not the best kind but most, just rehash the same things as the original. We used to hate sequels too and now we hail them as original, because we have remakes to hate on now.

I haven't seen the new Scream, but after the first movie, those movies had nothing new to bring to the table. This reboot of Scream is as good as a remake in the sense that there are some new characters and probably new settings but still the same
Remakes are, for the most part, the equivalent of sequels. Most sequels, not the best kind but most, just rehash the same things as the original. We used to hate sequels too and now we hail them as original, because we have remakes to hate on now.

I haven't seen the new Scream, but after the first movie, those movies had nothing new to bring to the table. This reboot of Scream is as good as a remake in the sense that there are some new characters and probably new settings but still the same ideas are being conveyed with a more "modern" approach. (Modern being 10 years later or what have you. New lighting styles are popular and therefore feels fresher) There will also be more or less the same characters. Character types be it name or not. Is Neve Campbell really that hard to replace? A remake is the same movie made different. As are sequels. Scream didn't make mega millions because ultimately it's too soon and no one cares because whether you liked them or not, Scream 2 and 3 were weak movies and were just capitalizing on the first one. So no one cared if there was a 4th. No one would care if there is a remake. People are really getting bored of remakes and sad sequels this is just one of many proving this.

My guess is that if a sequel didn't do any good then a remake probably won't either.

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12:08PM on 04/26/2011
Maybe you should see the movie before commenting. It's not a reboot. You're entitled to your opinion, but your points don't make any sense.
Maybe you should see the movie before commenting. It's not a reboot. You're entitled to your opinion, but your points don't make any sense.
6:59AM on 04/26/2011

SCRE4M was the best Scream sequel yet

To bad.
I'd like to see more Scream movie if they're as good as the fourth one. But I can see it as a good end for the franchise : First one about slashers movies, the 2d about sequels, the 3d about trilogy, the 4th about remakes and reboot (and, on a lesser note, torture porns)... The circle is full ! And now, they want to do EXACTLY what the 4th one was complaining about : a reboot ! The sad thing is the movie would probably have been a financial success if released in 3D ! And I'm pretty
To bad.
I'd like to see more Scream movie if they're as good as the fourth one. But I can see it as a good end for the franchise : First one about slashers movies, the 2d about sequels, the 3d about trilogy, the 4th about remakes and reboot (and, on a lesser note, torture porns)... The circle is full ! And now, they want to do EXACTLY what the 4th one was complaining about : a reboot ! The sad thing is the movie would probably have been a financial success if released in 3D ! And I'm pretty sure the W. Bros are thinking about it too !
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6:39AM on 04/26/2011
Hollywood needs to reboot the Weinsteins
Hollywood needs to reboot the Weinsteins
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5:25AM on 04/26/2011

You're Fucking Kidding Me!

Please tell me that the Scary Movie remake is a joke.
Please tell me that the Scary Movie remake is a joke.
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5:02AM on 04/26/2011

Damn

I loved the fourth one, but to be honest, I can't see where else they could go with the story.
I loved the fourth one, but to be honest, I can't see where else they could go with the story.
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3:22AM on 04/26/2011

SPOILERS AHEAD

Scream 4 just did not enter enough new territory. I love that "You don't fuck with the original" and that the old cast did not predictably die to pass the torch. However, Scream 4 mentioned its new ideas more than it explored them. For example, the new killers use different technology and broadcast their kills on-line. Well, do more with that change. Also, I loved the two false introductions. But, the Scream franchise might need unexpected elements completely out of the blue. For example,
Scream 4 just did not enter enough new territory. I love that "You don't fuck with the original" and that the old cast did not predictably die to pass the torch. However, Scream 4 mentioned its new ideas more than it explored them. For example, the new killers use different technology and broadcast their kills on-line. Well, do more with that change. Also, I loved the two false introductions. But, the Scream franchise might need unexpected elements completely out of the blue. For example, Ghostface could pull a shotgun instead of a knife--or something. So, the Weinsteins are right that Scream does not need sequels as much as a reboot as much as a new approach.
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3:03AM on 04/26/2011
awesome news!
awesome news!
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2:19AM on 04/26/2011
Not surprised. They said they would go through with the rest of a new trilogy IF the 4th film did well, and it didn't. I'm a little surprised, and also not. I have no idea what people are looking for in horror films these days, but apparently they don't really want any horror films. It's a little sad. Scream 4 was the best horror film in a long, long time (haven't seen Insidious yet, so I might very well be wrong). I'd be interested in them running with the whole idea of this instant fame
Not surprised. They said they would go through with the rest of a new trilogy IF the 4th film did well, and it didn't. I'm a little surprised, and also not. I have no idea what people are looking for in horror films these days, but apparently they don't really want any horror films. It's a little sad. Scream 4 was the best horror film in a long, long time (haven't seen Insidious yet, so I might very well be wrong). I'd be interested in them running with the whole idea of this instant fame thing, but I guess it's better not to push it. We got a series of four great to decent films. No reason not to be happy with that.
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1:34AM on 04/26/2011
Haven't seen the fourth one, and I really don't have any desire to either. I may check it out on cable or something, but since I already know who ghostface is, that really kind of kills any interest I may have had in it to begin with. Like so many other decent ideas in hollywood, they took what was once considered an original script and idea, and bled it to death until no one really cares anymore, like so many other horror franchises out there (I'm looking in your direction, Saw movies). And
Haven't seen the fourth one, and I really don't have any desire to either. I may check it out on cable or something, but since I already know who ghostface is, that really kind of kills any interest I may have had in it to begin with. Like so many other decent ideas in hollywood, they took what was once considered an original script and idea, and bled it to death until no one really cares anymore, like so many other horror franchises out there (I'm looking in your direction, Saw movies). And like the Saw movies, they really should have stopped after the first one, because that was clearly the high point, and they have just gone slowly downhill. The fact that they are even considering making more sequels direct to dvd says everything right there. Just let it die, until the inevitable reboot/remake/prequel comes along.
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1:31AM on 04/26/2011
Serves them right, they killed off any and all next gen characters who could have propelled this franchise forward.
Serves them right, they killed off any and all next gen characters who could have propelled this franchise forward.
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1:11AM on 04/26/2011

So depressing and really surprising..

That 4 was a big disappointment. Looks like it will make back the budget and a small profit but people should be ashamed for not going to see it :(
That 4 was a big disappointment. Looks like it will make back the budget and a small profit but people should be ashamed for not going to see it :(
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12:53AM on 04/26/2011

Well...

I enjoyed Scream 4 (Better then 3) but it is better to end on a high note. Besides, DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD (video on demand) will perk it back up.
I enjoyed Scream 4 (Better then 3) but it is better to end on a high note. Besides, DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD (video on demand) will perk it back up.
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12:50AM on 04/26/2011
LOL. That's not much of a surprise. I just came back from Scream 4, like not an hour ago, and I thought that it was even worst than Scream 3! It was one of the worst, most stupid movie I have seen in a long time. Just really really bad movie. Craven needs to STOP being involved in the movie business.
LOL. That's not much of a surprise. I just came back from Scream 4, like not an hour ago, and I thought that it was even worst than Scream 3! It was one of the worst, most stupid movie I have seen in a long time. Just really really bad movie. Craven needs to STOP being involved in the movie business.
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12:48AM on 04/26/2011
I was actually looking forward to Scream 4 leading up to its release, and I honestly expected it to do better financially.

I didn't expect Scream 4 to be a good movie (it wasn't), I just expected to have fun with it (I did). And while the ending of the movie seemed ridiculous and stupid, I never expected anything else from a Scream movie.

That being said, with the economy in the state it is and movie ticket prices being as high as they are, it's really no surprise the movie flopped.
I was actually looking forward to Scream 4 leading up to its release, and I honestly expected it to do better financially.

I didn't expect Scream 4 to be a good movie (it wasn't), I just expected to have fun with it (I did). And while the ending of the movie seemed ridiculous and stupid, I never expected anything else from a Scream movie.

That being said, with the economy in the state it is and movie ticket prices being as high as they are, it's really no surprise the movie flopped. People just don't spend money on movies that are "so bad they're good" anymore.
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12:39AM on 04/26/2011
That's too bad, I dug the 4th one.
That's too bad, I dug the 4th one.
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12:21AM on 04/26/2011
on the subject of the remakes...WTF?!?!!
on the subject of the remakes...WTF?!?!!
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