Scream 2

Scream 2 ★★

Marginally better than Scream, which is probably its greatest achievement at subverting expectations, even while still wallowing in them. Its self-awareness is more tolerable too, as horror sequels are rarely ever about the story so much as making money off the original, so it has mileage there. But none of that changes the fact that it's still a retread of the same unsuccessful and uninteresting characters as before, with horrors in store yet again created by Sydney's mom's sex life.