My friend and I wanted to prepare to see Scream VI in a few days so I subscribed to Paramount+ in order to watch thr rest of the series. We watched Scream tonight in order to be prepared for the next installment.
I have not seen most of the Scream movies and I only watched the original 20 years ago in college (I feel very old writing that). I’m eager to rewatch I-IV later today but for now I only remember that it was very meta and referenced a lot of other horror. It felt like this latest movie (the fifth in the series) cranks that up to 11.
The meta comedy about the fake “Stab” series that’s created in world is great with a lot of self aware jokes about this movie attempting to revive the series. I feel like they took the spirit of the original and just ran with it which is a great direction to run in.
They reference other horror by name a LOT in very self-referential ways. I def enjoyed the watch and I’m eager to see the sixth. However it also made me want to watch move “elevated horror” at the same time cause I think I agree with Jenna’s last line: “I still prefer The Babadook.”