Today is an extremely sad day. We all found out that the great horror icon himself (Wes Craven) has passed at the age of 76. The man created some of the best horror movies to date, along with 2 highly successful horror franchises that will continue to live on and show his legacy. Not only did Wes Craven help define the horror genre, but he also helped revive it when many horror movies were terrible in the late 90’s (Exception of Scream). Since you’re all following me, I’m pretty sure you’re all aware that Scream is my all time favorite horror movie franchise ever and hearing this news is terrible, but all that’s left to be said is thank you for the scares and for the memories. You will forever be the greatest horror director and will truly be missed!! Time for a marathon!
The sequel to the hit original film lived up to its potential or hype, well at least I thought it did. I read some comments on other reviews saying how Scream 2 wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either, that people just didn’t think it was as good as they thought it would be. Well I would have to disagree, but everyone has there own opinions so I do understand that but this movie was a very solid sequel. It starts off with a great opening scene, we see Jada Pinkett Smith going to see the movie “Stab” which is based on the Woods-borough murders with her boyfriend in the film. So while the boyfriend goes to the bathroom ghost face kills him puts on his clothes goes back into the movie theater and stabs Jada Smith. After she gets stabbed she gets up and tries to walk away but the killer just comes up behind her and stabs her multiple times and nobody realizes anything because everyone in the movie theater was acting crazy. Then she just crawls on top of the stage and falls down and everyone realizes that she actually got stabbed but that was such a crazy intense scene and it was only the beginning of the film. I was drawn into the movie right there. The rest of the movie takes place with Sidney and Randy attending college and they have made new friends and looked like they actually were starting to get their life together again. Well at least until what happened in the movies and that is when we start to see more killings. This movie did a great job by bringing more kills into the film that was the only problem I really had with the first one even though I still loved the film it was nice seeing more kills in this movie. We also see Cotton Weary in this film which if you remember from the first film is the man that Sidney wrongly accused of killing her mother. I really liked his character and it gave him such a great motive to be the killer, that is if he was the killer? Yeah watch the movie I am not ruining that. There isn’t really anything else to say about the story line just they went to college the killer followed them and they try to survive the second wave of killings and leads up to a great ending that I did not see coming at all. So, overall I liked the film a lot and the suspense was at an all time high in this movie there were so many people that I thought cold be the killer so it made you think really long and hard about who it could be. The kills like I said were a higher amount then the first film and they were good kill scenes. As for the acting, it was just superb I love all the original characters from the first film and all the new characters that they put in this film. It was a really great cast! I hated but kind of liked that they made one out of the like 6 main characters die, it was a shame to see the person go but made sense that it was that person. Who was it you may ask? Well watch the movie and you will find out !
I give this movie a 8.5/10