I have a theory about Wes Craven: the man makes a truly kick-ass horror flick every decade or so, then follows it up with a bunch of movies that go from decent to mediocre and just when you’re about to write him off — BOOM — there’s another genre classic. There was Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes in the seventies, he roared back with A Nightmare on Elm Street in ’84, and then when he was at the point of Vampire In Brooklyn he opted to direct Scream. Welp, since then I’ve been waiting for Craven to return to cinematic badassery, and while Scream 2 and Red Eye weren’t bad, they weren’t classics and My Soul To Take wasn’t exactly a return to form. So cue, Scream 4, which is due to kick copious butt when it comes out April 15, 2011 (God willing.)
Images have been spilling out over the interwebs left to right and Bloody Disgusting has provided some new glimpses of the film — and they’re pretty knife-happy too! (squee!) The fourquel brings back series stalwarts Neve Campell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, as well as screenwriter Kevin Williamson. This time joining the carnage is a massive cast including Mary McDonnell (“Battlestar Galatica”), Anthony Anderson, Emma Roberts, Adam Brody, Marley Shelton, Rory Culkin and the beautiful Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”), with cameos from Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell among others.
I’ll trawl through the archives to bring you more images, and upload more as they come.