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More on Scream 4 from Wes Craven and New Teaser One-Sheet

While Freddy may be owning the spotlight for now, another one of Wes Craven’s villains will be returning to rule the roost around this time next year! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Ghostface will be back in the upcoming sequel Scream 4 (or SCRE4M for you cool kids playing along) with maestro Wes Craven once again at the helm. The director spilled some beans today, and we even have a look at the new teaser poster!

In an interview with EW’s Pop Watch Craven dropped the following on fans:

Pertaining to Sid’s (Neve Campbell) return …

There have been 10 years of no Ghostface, but there has been the movie-within-a-movie Stab. We have fun with the idea of endless sequels, or ‘sequelitis’ as Kevin calls it in the script. Sid goes through these three horrendous things, and Stab was based on those horrible things. And then they’ve been taken by a studio and run into the ground in a series of sequels. She has been off by herself and living her own life, and she’s even written a book that has gotten a lot of critical acclaim. She’s kind of put her life back together in the course of these 10 years. But, certainly, there would be no Scream without Ghostface, so she has to confront him again, but now as a woman who has really come out the darkness of her past.

Pertaining to the last ten years of genre films:

It feels like the end of an era of a certain type of film. There are series of films, a lot of sequels, and a lot of remakes, and part of the humor of Scream 4 is when characters comment on that. ‘Enough of Saw 25 and all!’ [Laughs] A lot of films, directors, and studios are the butts of some of the jokes. In order to figure out what’s happening around them, the characters have to figure out where the genre of horror is. So this is a look at horror after 10 years of a lot of sequels rather than original films coming up year after year. One film is successful, and then they make 25 of them. I think it’s time for something new. I’ve done remakes of my own films, too, with The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, but we feel it’s time for something new and different, and that’s what this film is going to be.

Look for Scream 4 in theatres on April 15th, 2011. Check out the new teaser poster below.

Scream 4 Synopsis
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Scream trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

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  • Rottenjesus

    I’ve got an idea for SON OF SCREAM movie where, get this, the killer wiil be called SHITFACE! Where he kills you with cursed demonic shit!

    IN 3D!

  • Katsumi

    I love the first Scream Trillogy and own them and watch them every few months, I’ve been looking forward to Scream 4, for a few years now.

    I’m even more happy the old cast and crew are back at least for this first one, and I have high hopes for it. The only way to make it better is if they found a way to bring Randy back, but I don’t think that’ll happen but you never know…

  • LivingDeadPunk

    “So this is a look at horror after 10 years of a lot of sequels rather than original films coming up year after year. One film is successful, and then they make 25 of them. I think it’s time for something new. I’ve done remakes of my own films, too, with The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, but we feel it’s time for something new and different, and that’s what this film is going to be.”

    But… It’s a sequel. :\

    • Terminal

      But Craven is brilliant! This won’t be A sequel, it’s a new sequel, which means it’s not actually a sequel, but a new and different sequel that’s just another in a line of films we’ve seen before except not the same as the ones we’ve seen!

      Craven is brilliant!
      ———-
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • FireRam

    And I also am looking forward to this. I enjoyed the Scream movies for what they were, I loved the first one. I hope this goes well.

  • nonserviam03

    While I do actually look forward to this, I agree that the poster is incredibly lame.

    I also hate when sequels put the number in the middle of a word. It was clever the first time it was done, but not any more.

    • Terminal

      And “New Decade. New Rules”? Riiiight.
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • LifeMi

    Fuck it, I’m looking forward to Scream 4. It could be a total piece of shit, but I’m hopeful. Bosom Buddy, go back to jerking off to The Village.

    • Terminal

      Too late, I just finished. What a twist!
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      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

      • LifeMi

        That’s a better twist than pretty much any of Shyamalan’s twists.

        • Terminal

          Even more so than Craven’s clever twists? “Man slashers are crap, and we’re going to make fun of slashers, BUT we turn in to a slasher for the rest of the movie! Isn’t that clever? Also, we’re going to be doing this for four more movies!”

          Yeah, real brilliant.
          ———-
          “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • LifeMi

            I never said Craven’s twists were great. The ending twist to Elm Street is great, though. Knowing that we’re just going to keep going around on this, I’ll just stop right here and say this; you have your opinion, I have mine. You like M. Night Shyamalan, I like Wes Craven. I’m cool with it.

          • Terminal

            *high five*
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • The Woman In Black

      I must admit I am, too. I love what Williamson has been doing with The Vampire Diaries, and if that tone carries over into Scream 4, I’ll probably be a happy camper.

  • Terminal

    Ghost face’s mask! Wow, never seen that before! They’re going all out with posters. I hope they don’t go with the classic floating actors heads, my heart can’t take such originality!

    And they’re mocking the slasher genre and their own sequels? Man, these people are fucking brilliant! This movie is going to be a masterpiece!
    ———-
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”