Scream’s reboot in 2022 will see the franchise return to movie theaters, but how do Scream movies and TV shows rank compared to each other?
The Scream The series has had its ups and downs, so with the 2022s Scream reboot down the road, how do the movies and TV shows in the franchise rank in comparison to each other? Nightmare on Elm Street creador Wes Craven’s Scream It revolutionized the slasher subgenre in the mid-90s by adding an element of conscious humor to the formula. ScreamThe teenage heroes knew all the cliched rules involved in surviving a slasher, and yet they were horribly murdered by a sharp-witted masked assassin who proved to be just as smart as his victims.
However, the franchise was unable to maintain its stellar critical reception forever. Scream 2 garnered impressive reviews on its 1998 release, but the 2000s Cry 3 saw the departure of screenwriter Kevin Williamson and many critics and viewers felt that his replacement, Ehren Kruger, was unable to recapture the magic of previous outings. From 2010 Cry 4 it was more divisive, with many critics calling it a welcome return to the form, while others claimed that the meta-slasher genre was outdated.
From 2015 Scream Meanwhile, the TV series was a small-town mystery more akin to the recent Netflix book adaptation. Is there someone inside your house than the Craven movies and earned the ire of fans who felt it looked little like the original franchise. However, while the 2019 revival Scream: resurrection skewed closer to the tone of the film, it could not be as successful as films with critics. The upcoming 2022 reboot promises to bring back the iconic Ghostface mask alongside Sidney Prescott, Dewey, Gale, and the voice of Roger L. Jackson. With so many additions to the series, audiences are naturally curious how Scream Movies and TV shows are ranked in comparison to each other, and which ones are the best and the worst.
6. Scream (serie MTV 2015)
Coming in last is in name only 2015 Scream MTV series. While Netflix arrives like Midnight mass The The curse of Hill House proved that horror anthologies on the small screen can be triggered, ScreamThe television adaptation is a two-season wet squib that looks more like a CW soap opera than a horror movie. Despite the best attempts by a talented cast that includes Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, and the nice cheesy duo Carlson Young and Tom Maden, the first season has the tone and lifeless visual style of a teenage drama with a subplot. of hasty murder mystery. . Season 1 is at least superior to Season 2 irredeemable, but both are the weakest exits of the Scream series so far and cannot be compared to its big screen counterparts (mostly due to the absence of the irreplaceable Ghostface skin).
5. Scream: Resurrection (2019 MTV Revival)
From 2019 Scream: resurrection is a more lively and inventive attempt to adapt Scream to the small screen than its predecessor. That said, when ranking horror movies and series according to Scream, the belated revival of the third season has yet to reach the worst of theatrical releases. An injection of talent that includes new frontman RJ Cyler, scene-stealer Giorgia Whigham, and the always-welcome Keke Palmer cannot save the absurdly disregarded ending. Spoilers (for a barely seen series) abound, but for the killer to attribute his sociopathy to amorous horror movies is an ill-considered twist for any show, let alone a franchise that relied on referencing classic movies. slasher.
4. Scream 3 (2000)
Cry 3 it earned a reputation as the worst movie in the series for good reason, and the sequel’s decision to move the action to Hollywood results in far too broad humor. However, although it is not as strong as the rest of the movies, Cry 3 It has the weird charm of early Wes Craven TV movies and its stupidity is forgivable thanks to the stellar chemistry of the cast. Some scenarios, like the gas leak explosion, are really surprising attempts to fuse a big budget with the franchise’s typical slasher setup, but despite these high points, the ridiculous and bland killer reveal just doesn’t work. The attempt to highlight Hollywood’s institutional mistreatment of women is admirable, but the twist remains exploitative and mishandled despite the filmmaker’s good intentions.
3. Scream 4 (2011)
The recovery of original screenwriter Kevin Williamson ensured that Cry 4 It felt like a return to franchise form, but the sequel takes a surprising approach to rebooting the dormant series. Like the last one, more fun Friday the 13th films, Cry 4 leans heavily towards its comedic elements from the bold opening (featuring not one, but two fakes in quick succession) to the bloody, over-the-top ending. It’s the dumbest and most surprisingly warm movie in the series, and Cry 4 has a palpable affection for the returning characters.
A phenomenal young cast that includes Rory Culkin, Adam Brody, Alison Brie, and rising star Hayden Panettiere does Cry 4 a sequel that I can’t possibly not like, but there is a major problem with horror comedy. With so many charming banter, there are few legitimately terrifying sequences, and the lighter tone means the returning characters never seem to be in real danger. That said, there’s nothing wrong with a horror movie that’s too funny, and Wes Craven’s latest movie is an irresistibly sweet love letter to the genre itself.
2. Scream 2 (1998)
He is Aliens is higher than Alien? ”The debate appears in a Scream 2 scene like Scream Survivor Randy, newcomer to the Cici franchise, and Timothy Olyphant’s Mickey wonder if a sequel can outperform the original during a movie studies class. It’s a bold joke, as director Craven and screenwriter Williamson practically dare to call out viewers Scream 2 inferior to its predecessor. However, the triumphant sequel more than wins the sequence. Scream 2 is a sequel that can go toe-to-toe with the 1996 original, and many of its most impressive settings are even more tense than those seen in its predecessor.
Scream 2 is a masterclass in creating tension, whether it’s the killer stalking a victim through a soundproof studio, Sidney crawling over the killer’s seemingly unconscious body to escape a car accident, or watching Buffy The heroine Sarah Michelle Gellar tries to escape from Ghostface. However, the sequel is disappointed by a cheap and unpredictable killer reveal that takes away some of its effectiveness and ensures that it can’t live up to the original. That being said, Liev Schreiber’s latest line almost makes up for the surprise, and Scream 2 it is still a brutal and effective follow-up.
1. Scream (1996)
The original and still the best meta-slasher, from 1996 Scream it’s in a league of its own. Williamson’s crisp script (originally titled “Scary Movie”) elevates what could have been a pedestrian effort, but Craven’s direction is the star of the show. From the devastating opening (still daring decades later) to the enchanting and energetic performances of the cast, the self-referential slasher Scream represents a distillation of the legendary director’s talents. The relentless brutality of The last house on the left reflected in the near-unseen deaths of Casey and Tatum, the spooky atmosphere that pervades A nightmare on Elm Street roams the streets of Woodsboro, and the meta-humor of New nightmare it is refined and perfected in a style more pleasing to the public.
Humor never mitigates the effectiveness of horror, the characters are lovable and it’s really upsetting to see them killed, and the central detective story packs a clever payoff. While ScreamThe 2022 reboot brings the original characters back, the new outing will undoubtedly have big shoes to fill when it hits theaters. As cool, fun, and scary as it was when it was released 25 years ago, Scream It remains a testament to the talent of its director and a high water mark in the slasher genre.