Scream 2 (1997) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

The new episode of Deconstructing… looks back at the 1997 slasher sequel Scream 2, directed by Wes Craven

It’s time for a new episode of our Deconstructing… video series, and with this one we’re preparing for this weekend’s release of the slasher sequel Scream 6 by looking back at the 1997 franchise installment Scream 2 (watch it HERE). To see Scream 2 get the Deconstructing… treatment, check out the video embedded above.

Directed by Wes Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson, Scream 2 has the following synopsis: Sidney Prescott and tabloid reporter Gale Weathers survived the events of the first Scream, but their nightmare isn’t over. When two college students are murdered at a sneak preview of Stab, a movie based on the events from the first film, it’s clear a copycat killer is on the loose. Sidney and Gail, as well as fellow survivors Deputy Dewey and Randy have to find out who is behind this new murder spree, before they all end up dead.

The film stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Elise Neal, Jerry O’Connell, Timothy Olyphant, Jada Pinkett, Liev Schreiber, Lewis Arquette, Duane Martin, Rebecca Gayheart, Portia de Rossi, Omar Epps, Heather Graham, Roger L. Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Marisol Nichols, Nancy O’Dell, Tori Spelling, Luke Wilson, and David Warner.

Deconstructing… is a web series in which we choose one of your favorite horror movies and take it apart piece by piece (lovingly, of course) to see what makes it a classic. Each episode examines the origins, legacy and mysteries behind our beloved genre’s most iconic titles… but we play fast and loose with the rules, so expect the unexpected!

The Scream 2 episode was Written, Edited, and Narrated by Kier Gomes, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A couple of the previous episodes of Deconstructing… can be seen below,. To see more episodes, and to check out our other shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.