Scream 2

Scream 2 ★★★★

"Stupid people go back! Smart people run! We're smart people, so we should just get the fuck outta here!"

Scream 2 is right up there with Scream. It's not *as* good but it's pretty damn close and that's some feat. Scream shook up the horror genre in the nineties and even today there are movies and TV shows trying to capture what Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson did in 1996. I guess what they don't realize is that Scream did something different, not radically different but it was original. You can't trace the Mona Lisa then wonder why people don't like your sketch as much. It's because you just copied some shit instead of doing something new.

I got off topic, anyway... In a sense Scream 2 was even trying to do the same thing, but it did it with a knowing self referential twist. Even the killer in this movie is basing their killings off of the events of the first ("So, you're suggesting that someone is trying to make a real life sequel?")

Scream 2 is a great companion piece to the first.

"It's some dumb-ass white movie about some dumb-ass white girls getting their white asses cut the fuck up, okay?"

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