Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes
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Horror scribe Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven (“Last House on the Left”) go back to the well for a second — make that third, if you count Williamson’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer” — time. Instead of deconstructing Craven’s slasher (“Nightmare on Elm Street”) genre, as they did in the previous installment, the gore duo disembowel the original, by turning reporter Gale Weathers’ (Courteney Cox of “Friends” fame) “Scream” experience into a movie within a movie, entitled “Stab,” while Sidney (Neve Campbell of TV’s “Party of Five”), has put her “Scream” trauma behind her and packed off to college.
Naturally the premiere of “Stab” inspires a copycat killer to come after Sidney and that’s when the film finally kicks into gear as a bevy of unwary coeds get eviscerated in the hallways of higher education. “Scream 2″ isn’t nearly as fresh, suspenseful or witty as it’s inaugural bloodfest, but it does offer enough blood and breasts to keep Craven and Williamson in business for a few more arterial sprays.
Posted on October 24, 2001 in Reviews by Tom Meek
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