Scream 2022 is a “re-quel,” part reboot and part sequel, which brings back some familiar faces while introducing a new cast of characters.
I must admit, I had our reservations going into this film. It’s been 25 years since the original Scream hit cinemas and made a lasting impact on the horror genre. Could this new take live up to its predecessor’s legacy?
After watching the film, I can say with confidence that it does deliver some thrills and chills. The film’s brutality is certainly a step up from the previous installments, with plenty of blood and gore to satisfy horror fans. However, I do have some reservations.
Firstly, the film can be quite silly at times, with tenuous links to the original and some questionable plot points. It’s not always clear if the film is trying to pay homage to its predecessors or simply rehashing old ideas.
On the other hand, the film is still chock-full of horror references and genre awareness, which is sure to please die-hard fans. The co-directors do an excellent job of inserting nods to Wes Craven’s work and playing with genre conventions.
The cast also delivers strong performances, particularly Melissa Barrera as Sam and Jenna Ortega as Tara. They have great chemistry and bring a fresh energy to the film. It’s also great to see Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox return to their iconic roles.
Overall, Scream 2022 is a fun and entertaining horror movie that will satisfy fans of the genre. While it may not have the same impact as the original, it’s still a solid addition to the franchise.