Scream movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This extremely violent but excessively fun and shocking “re-quel” provides a new murder mystery, characters and slashings for fans. The 2022 Scream is a fine refreshment to this slasher series.


Twenty-five years after the series of murders shocked Woodsboro, a new killer disguised in the Ghostface mask begins targeting a group of teenagers and resurrects secrets from the past.

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Movie details

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast: Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell
Writer: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick
Release Date (Australia): 13 January 2022
Runtime: 114 minutes/1h 54m
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film includes horror themes in the form of multiple scenes in which people are attacked and murdered.

Violence (MA15+)

The film includes scenes in which people are attacked, stabbed and shot, accompanied by blood sprays and injury detail.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film features frequent and aggressive use of the word “f**k”, in addition to use of the words “s**t”, “ass” and “bitch”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains verbal references to “smoking weed” and “being high”.

Sex (M)

The film features infrequent verbal sexual references.

mpaa rating

R (for strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references).

Aussie boy's thoughts

Original director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson may not be the ones to construct this new Scream movie, but the cast, creators and bloody slashings still show they can deliver an excessively fun murder mystery. 2022’s Scream is an excellent and refreshing way for fans to return for the iconic Ghostface murders told within the traditional method of storytelling.

Following tradition, you can expect the film to begin with an eerie phone call and a suspenseful Ghostface sequence, leading up to the title card! Fans of the previous Scream movies will appreciate how Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett execute every scene in a similar way Wes Craven would’ve done it. And screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick absolutely do not let go of Kevin Williamson’s memorable style.

Just alike how the previous films did it, there’s a great introduction of brand new teenage characters, also known as the top suspects. We unfortunately don’t get to see Neve Campbell as much as we did as she worked her way through the pattern-like mystery of the other movies, but this instalment knows exactly how to follow different characters and make it work. There’s still a large amount of stupid horror-movie actions, but it builds onto the excitement of predicting who’s behind the mask.

Especially considering it’s been 11 years since 2011’s Scream 4, which was insanely and unexpectedly extreme in bloodshed, going to the big screen, munching on popcorn and witnessing a brand new Ghostface mystery unfold entirely gets your heart pumping. There’s tiny touches of humour, and even moments that’ll bring a grin to your face because they keep the original’s charm, but it’s an incredibly fun result – a must visit for fans.

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