For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.
Today’s movie is Scream 2.
I had not intend on putting up this review so soon, but I ran out of time today to do a proper review for another movie. If you have read my previous review on Scream you will know where the story begins. If you have not go ahead and read that one first because I’m actually planning on covering the whole Scream series during Scaretober. This movie picks up about a year or so into the future of Sidney’s life. Sidney Prescott, still played by Neve Campbell, is now in college in California. She wishes that she could leave the memories of the previous years behind her, but she can’t because Gale Weathers’ book turned movie is now the hottest thing in Hollywood. The movie opens at a midnight showing of Stab (Gale Weathers’ book turned movie) where Ghostface kills an unknown couple. Sidney is creeped out and runs to find Randy a surviving member of the horrors of Woodsboro the year before and he insists that it is not happening at first, but after a third murder happens and Dewey shows up he is convinced that he is now in a sequel to a scary movie and spouts off the rules of sequels. Also at the beginning of this movie you find out that Cotton, the man Sidney accused of killing her mom last year, has been released and is trying to get his life back together. Ghostface terrorizes Sidney and her friends once again and a few make heroic escapes with death. Randy dies in this movie 🙁 The final showdown is begins when Sidney is being taken to a safe house by some officers and the car stops leaving all the occupants to be attacked by Ghostface. Just as Sidney and her friend manage to escape death by Ghostface and car accident, Ghostface disappears from the car, but manages to reappear in the street moments later killing Sidney’s friend. Sidney runs to the theater building, where Ghostface reveals that it is Mickey, a crazed film student and Ms. Loomis, Billy’s mom, acting under revenge and fame to conquer the world. Cotton saves Sidney’s life and gets to start his life over.
This movie was definitely suspenseful and a bit scary to say the least. The star studded cast of Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Josh Jackson just to name a few off hand, only adds to the power of the movie at the time. The ending was a bit predictable with the duo killers, but finding each other in a psycho chatroom on the internet added to the twist. Some of the killing scenes in this movie were a bit better in this one than the last and the movie within a movie is a bit different. I will be covering the rest of the Scream series in the weeks to come. See you with another review tomorrow.