Tag Archives: Wes Craven

Scream 4 a nearly justified sequel

Fifteen years ago, the original Scream met with huge popularity for its comedic sensibilities and self-aware commentary on the slasher genre. Scream 4 comes eleven years after the previous installment in the franchise, and at first glance it reeks of Hollywood’s current plague, a madness for the re-make, sequel, prequel, and adaptation.  Yet the making of Scream 4 is better justified than expected – to the point that this sequel might surpass the original. Continue reading

Why Aren’t We Killing the Poor? Social class in horror films

I’m doing a lot of reading for my dissertation on horror films and Wes Craven’s Scream (1996) recently came up.  It’s been a while since I first saw it, and re-watching it prompted some thoughts about it and other films by Wes Craven. Continue reading