NOTE: If you haven't yet viewed Scream 4, you may want to steer clear of this article, as some spoilers are likely to emerge
Wes Craven’s career resurrection arrived in the mid 1990’s when he and Kevin Williamson joined forces to create the most stimulating slasher series in years: Scream. nce ’96, three sequels have been birthed, and while a few of those can certainly be condered financial blunders, the series has, for the most part upheld constent quality.
The original was obviously the finest of the series, while the immediate follow-up that arrived one year post Scream introduction was certainly a blast. Three years would lapse before Scream 3 hit the market and consumers expressed a collective shudder, as the film was a train wreck, and the first gn of neglect that the franchise had suffered.
Fast forward 11 years and Scream 4 arrived theatrically on the heels of tremendous critical praise. As it happens, the film certainly wasn’t spectacular. Ade from the already cliché “meta” angle utilized in the film, it was little more than a carbon copy of the first film, sans a handful of familiar faces (of course Campbell, Cox and Arquette were still on hand). Scream 4 turned out to be an enjoyable film, but sadly, critics lead anticipating viewers a bit let down.
Among all the films, Ghostface has always provided us with one certainty: he’s going to slaughter many, and a memorable fatality or two are guaranteed to be showcased. Be it Tatum’s trip through the doggy door (the unedited rendition is gnificantly more memorable), or Phil’s bathroom trip gone awry, the mystery man (or woman, I should say) behind the mask has a sadistic streak, and there’s no hetation in willingness to express such a tendency.
So, what is your favorite death scene from the beloved Scream franchise?
For my money, I’m going to surprise many, and call a tie between the carving of Casey Decker, featured in the first film, and the splitting headache suffered by Deputy Perkins in the most recent Scream showing. Good, gruesome fun (despite the fact that plenty of Casey’s demise comes off screen).
Let us know, what Scream slaughter scene floats your boat?