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Neve Campbell: 2011 Scream Queen of the Year

There were quite a few ladies who invested admirable work in the field of horror this year. Amber Heard put forth a criminally underrated performance as she led John Carpenter’s latest chiller (which was shot last year, but didn’t hit shelves until the midway point of this year), The Ward; Jodie Whittaker has been completely ignored, despite offering everything you could ask of a scream queen in the kick ass invaon flick, Attack the Block; meanwhile Rose Byrne was impresve in the year’s biggest surprise, Indious and Toni Collette was fabulous though underused in this year’s sketchy Fright Night remake. In short, the women really held it down this year.

But one particular lady reminded us that there are really good scream queens, and then there are one-in-a-million, pitch perfect scream queens. Neve Campbell returned to the genre, once more repring her role as dney Prescott, the only character to emerge on par with Halloween’s Laurie Strode, in Wes Craven’s, Scream 4. 11 years distanced from the series' previous installment, the fourth picture in the franchise was met with mixed reviews, though the general public seemed to enjoy the film, and certainly cherished Campbell’s return as the gorgeous and sophisticated Ms. Prescott.Fans that have followed the franchise from the beginning, back in 1996, were treated to a fine display of well-planned character growth and evolution. dney Prescott is still a vulnerable individual, but the years of phycal and mental torment haven’t cracked her shell, rather, those experiences have reinforced Prescott’s fortitude. The film itself suffers from a few technical errs, but that’s my subjective thought process creeping out, and in truth it really doesn’t change the fact that Campbell’s character has been handled with attention to detail and quite a bit of care. That’s one area in which Scream 4 does not let down in the slightest: dney Prescott is still amazing, and Neve’s maturity as an actress mirror the growth of Prescott’s character outline. For this, scribe, Kevin Williamson (and whoever the hell else truly had a hand in re-writes) is owed a bit of gratitude: we fans should be extremely grateful that he himself cares so much for d, and is happy to channel that pason, and transfer it on to paper.

At nearly 40, Neve is still amazing. She’s held onto her youthful appeal like few manage, and while some of that may be the work of high end makeup, the majority of it is all Neve. She’s always been a stunning woman, to see that beauty continue to shine so prominently on screen is as awe inspiring in 2011 as it was in 1996. Long live dney Prescott, and thank the heavens for creating a woman as mesmerizing as dney Prescott; these two were meant for each other.
Matt_Molgaard Saturday 12/03/2011 at 07:30 PM | 87839
I could not agree with Neve Cambell any more. She has been one of my favorite scream queens nce the original Scream, and she always will be! It's no competition this year...Neve wins.
jarredah Saturday 12/03/2011 at 10:37 PM | 87850
I could not agree with Neve Cambell any more. She has been one of my favorite scream queens nce the original Scream, and she always will be! It's no competition this year...Neve wins.

the best to do it nce Jamie if you ask me!
Matt_Molgaard Monday 12/05/2011 at 07:31 PM | 87930
Neve is truly amazing!
zuzek1996 Tuesday 12/06/2011 at 10:48 AM | 87961
Neve Campbell is without out a doubt 2011's Scream Queen and to me, THE number 1 Scream Queen of all time. But that probably is no surprise to anyone, with my handle on here being what it is. dney Prescott is an amazing, complex creation. Great article, Matt.
ImmortalSidneyP Sunday 12/18/2011 at 06:47 AM | 88406