April 14, 2011
Critics Consensus: Rio is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got meta mayhem (Scream 4, starring Neve Campbell and Emma Roberts), a winged migration (Rio, with voice work from Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway), and a historical trial (The Conspirator, starring Robin Wright Penn and James McAvoy). What do the critics have to say? It's been 11 years since Ghostface last haunted the horror movie-obsessed teens of Woodsboro, so it's not unfair to ask: how well does Wes Craven's venerable franchise hold up after a decade of torture porn and reboots of 1970s horror warhorses? Pretty well, say critics, who call Scream 4 a worthy addition to the series.
April 14, 2011
Total Recall: Wes Craven's Best Movies
Horror is one of Hollywood's most consistent money-making genres, and it's been a terrific gateway for some of our most well-respected actors and directors -- but unless you're really good at playing a homicidal maniac behind a mask, it's hard to make a consistently successful career out of scaring people. Though his filmography has certainly weathered its fair share of ups and downs, Wes Craven is a notable exception to the rule: starting with 1972's Last House on the Left, he's demonstrated an uncommon gift for freaking out filmgoers around the world. In honor of his return to the Scream franchise this week, we decided to lock the door, close the curtains, and take a peek (through our fingers, natch) at his best films, Total Recall style!
April 12, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts established herself as something of a teen icon in her starring role on Nickelodeon's Unfabulous, but the young actress has been hobnobbbing with celebrities since the day she was born. Her father Eric has had a fruitful career spanning more than three decades, and she even spent time on set with her superstar aunt Julia during the prime of her "America's Sweetheart" days. Lately, Roberts has been stepping away from children's entertainment to work on more adult-oriented projects, and this week she takes it one step further with Scream 4. She chatted with RT about her Five Favorite Films and what it was like working with Wes Craven. Click through for the full interview!
April 11, 2011
The Rules of Slasher Movie Body Counts
As was notably pointed out in "Scream 2," the body count in a horror movie sequel always has to be higher. But is that really true? Slate crunches the numbers and investigates.
April 8, 2011
Hello, Sidney...It's Happening Again
With the fourth "Scream" poised to slash its way into theaters next week, the New York Times talks to Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven about what it took to resuscitate the franchise.
October 20, 2010
Wes Craven Talks Scream 4
Collider bumped into Wes Craven on the red carpet at the Scream Awards, where they naturally discussed "Scream 4."
May 28, 2010
Emma Roberts Joins Scream 4
Emma Roberts will continue growing up on screen with "Scream 4," where EW says she'll play "Jill, one of the film's primary heroines."
March 23, 2010
Dimension Confirms Scream 4 Lineup
The "Scream" reunion keeps getting bigger: Dimension has confirmed that Wes Craven will direct, Kevin Williamson will write the script, and Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox will star in "Scream 4." The studio has targeted an April 2011 release date.
October 19, 2009
Wes Craven Ready to Scream Again?
Nothing's been officially confirmed yet, but according to Cinemablend's "reliable sources," Wes Craven will be back in the director's chair when cameras roll on the new "Scream."
January 12, 2009
Scream 4 Details Emerge
Get ready to "Scream" again, horror fans: According to a "100% reliable source" at Bloody Disgusting, work is moving forward on the fourth installment in the series.