scream 2 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s plenty of slashings, but the graphic violence is slightly milder. It also isn’t as entertaining as the first Scream, but it’s decent enough.


When Sidney is in college two years after the string of murders, she again begins to be terrorised by a new serial killer wearing the Ghostface costume. However, according to the rules of horror movies, this time, the murder count is higher and the killings are more gruesome.

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Movie details

Director: Wes Craven
Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O’Connell, Elise Neal
Writer: Kevin Williamson
Release Date (Australia): 15 January 1998
Runtime: 120 minutes/2h
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film is mainly concerned with scenes of strong threat and multiple depictions of people being murdered.

Violence (MA15+)

Violent content includes bloody depictions of people being attacked, stabbed, shot, cut and often killed.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains “f**k” language, as well as use of the words “s**t” and “ass”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains a verbal reference to “finding crack”.

Sex (M)

There are crude verbal sexual references throughout the film.

mpaa rating

R (for language and strong bloody violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

A satisfying horror sequel that lives up to Randy’s amusing rules for horror movie sequels. You can anticipate higher body count, an engaging mystery and another watchable Ghostface whodunnit, but the blood is slightly tamer and the structure isn’t as appealing as the original.

Writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven are back to creating enjoyable suspense, fascinating new characters and the undeniably bloody slashings of a pleasing murderer. Without those ingredients and the return of Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Scream 2 would’ve just been a flat fail. Who wouldn’t agree that we need the familiar cast and crew for a sequel if it’s going to live up to 1996’s surprise? Williamson is an excellent writer for these mystery-slashers and Wes Craven executes it amazingly.

Why Scream 2 isn’t as loveable as the first film is due to the design. Similar to the original, there’s a gripping opening scene and the mystery becomes heavier over time. However, the entertainment value between there isn’t exactly great. Is there any unnecessary material? There’s plenty of it, just like most horror movies, but it gets dull. Scream 2 is pretty alike with Scream, so the massive fans will definitely love a new story and more brutal slayings.

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