Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.
After 2 fairly disappointing efforts in Scream 2 and Scream 3, Wes Craven returns to direct a fourth film in the Scream franchise. This time around was much better and reminded me alot more of the original. Along with much of the original surviving cast, Scream 4 includes alot of young, new talent... and of course the Ghost Face killer. There were some contrived kills along the way, but there were also some pretty good ones.
Much like the original, there were tons of references to rules for surviving horror movies... but this time around it seemed as though they were taking tongue-in-cheek shots at their own movie franchise. While the story was rather predictable, there were quite a few twists and turns that kept you near the edge of your seat, if not all the way to the edge at times. There were a few moments of decent dialog and my favorite line was when one character mentioned that the first rule of remakes is to never fuck with the original. Sound advice.
This was a pretty fun and entertaining slasher flick. Fans of the original, slasher movie fans and those who like to make fun of campy style horror should enjoy it alike. Recommended.