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"Scream 2"

With the problem of what to call the sequel, "Scream Louder" or "Scream Again". They finally came to the solution of just calling it "Scream 2." Which is a clever way of just going from there to "Scream 3" etc. (Which by the way is already in the works).

The original cast joins forces with Jada Pinkett (Will Smith's current lover), and Jerry O'Connell in a clever retelling of the first Scream. It is two years after. Neve Campbell was deflowered by a psychopath. She is rushing a sorority at college and her friend Courteney Cox has had a movie made of her exploits called "Stab" (Don't be surprise if this leads to a series of stabs). David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy and Lieb Schreiber ably support them. They all deal with secrets from the past with their mentor Wes Craven, who delights in sexy, glamorous self-parody and laughs all the way to the bank with his antics.

I promise I won't reveal the end so that we can continue this horror flick bonanza. After all, when this movie became the number one box-office hit with over 39 million take in its first week, making more money than all the other top ten movies, you know we are being manipulated by the teen-market. Will this movie be able to sink the "Titanic"? I doubt it with "Titanic" opening in more then 2,500 screens. What about Bond, I mean James Bond who will also open with "Tomorrow Never Dies"? You must remember that "Scream 2" is no longer just a movie it is an event when you have the young people attending the showing in the fringed black shrouds and running amuck the theatre lobbies. You have to remember our past when we all dressed-up and went to lip-synch the lyrics in "The Rocky Horror Show." I still do at some midnight showings.

Scream 2
Dimension Films
Produced by: Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena
Directed by: Wes Craven
With: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Jerry O'Connell, Jada Pinkett, Liev Sdchreiber
Executive producers: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Wiliamson
Co-producer: Daniel Lupi
Music by: Marco Beltrami
Music Supervisor: Ed Gerrard
Edited by: Patrick Lussier
Written by: Kevin Williamson
Production designer: Bob Ziembicki
Director of photography: Peter Deming
Rated: R
Wide wide Release 12 December 1997

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Original Date Wednesday 17 December 1997
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