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26 November 2011 @ 10:27 pm
I'm watching Scream 4 again because it's been a current obsession with me, well I love the entire Scream franchise in general, and from the DVD commentary there was something that really has me pondering and hoping for the future:

On the DVD commentary Hayden actually mentions the ambiguous ending for Kirby and says that her character wasn't supposed to have died in the movie. That was not in her contract when she signed on. And in fact, because the way the film was cut there's always the assumption that she could still be alive, just hanging on much like Sidney was at the end. So this has me hoping -- hoping, wishing, praying -- that they take that into consideration of how the script was originally instead of the theatrical cut that Kirby really truly survived so Hayden can return for the fifth movie. And yes, I am totally and completely biased. I really really loved Kirby, like out of the new generation she was by far my favorite. She was a mixture of Randy and Tatum, horror movie buff and just sassy and flat-out awesome.

With that said, I guess I'm apprehensive about a possible Scream 5, mostly because Scream 4 did very well and that is very rare to do by revisiting the franchise many years later and be just as good. The fourth did something very familiar that brought up the franchise again, being about the cliches and rules about remakes, so it makes me wonder how a fifth will top that or follow in that formatting. We had a trilogy, the remake, what comes after that? Are they planning on making another trilogy out of the new generation? Is anyone from the original going to die, like truly meet their demise for good?

See, these are the things I think about, because I love these movies so much I don't want them to disappoint by overstepping their own rules, you know?
goldenusagigoldenusagi on November 27th, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)
I suck. I'm such a wimp when it comes to scary movies that I never watch any of them.
Renée: Dark Angel. Max Guevara.rogueslayer452 on November 27th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
I love scary movies, everything from cheesy slasher flicks and gory horror to paranormal and psychological thrillers. I just love the adrenaline of being scared. I can't really explain why I love that feeling. I blame my childhood. I watched a lot of weird-ass shit back then that I just got addicted, lol

Edited at 2011-11-27 06:25 pm (UTC)
the infraggable crunkblualbino on November 27th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
See, I liked Scream 4 so much that I basically never ever want them to make another. You're right, there isn't really a niche for the 5th and I would be worried about losing quality :S
Renée: Nikita. Live the lie.rogueslayer452 on November 27th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it makes me wonder how they would even pull it off. I mean I was initially apprehensive about the fourth one being made but it turned out to be quite unique in and of itself, that I would consider it just being a bonus movie attached to the original trilogy, just like a little special something for the fans. But I can't see them making something beyond what the fourth one did and have it be just as good.

(And you know Hollywood, they would want to milk the franchise as much as possible and I don't want them to fall into that category of "franchises that started out good but flopped in the end")
amandamorbidmuse on November 28th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
I just re-watched Scream 4 too! Such a good movie. ♥

I didn't know Kirby was originally intended to survive! I would have loved to see her in the next one, but with the way they edited Scream 4 I think it would be weird to see her. Although, really, with how many things Gale and Sidney especially have survived, I guess it isn't too crazy. Kirby was definitely my favorite of the new generation too so I would enjoy seeing more of her.

See, I kind of am excited for Scream 5. I felt like Scream 4 did a great job remembering what the franchise is about so it gives me hope for the next movie. After Scream 3, I was really concerned when I heard about Scream 4 (besides the huge gap of time) because I felt like Scream 3 was really weak compared to the other two. But four went back to the right balance of the fun Scream stuff (cliches and rules and meta Stab references like in the two fake movie openings) in with a illegitimately good scary movie. The ending was perfect. So I have hopes that they will make Scream 5, if not as good as 4, at least still an enjoyable Scream movie. :)
Renée: Claire. No ordinary girl.rogueslayer452 on November 28th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
Although, really, with how many things Gale and Sidney especially have survived, I guess it isn't too crazy.

It really isn't. Also, since the fourth was about going back and paying a tribute to the original trilogy, they could have played it out with what they did with Dewey in the first film. He was stabbed, you thought he was dead, but we see him being taken into the ambulance in that stretcher at the very end. And since the last shot we ever see of Kirby was her still alive just after Charlie stabbed her and hurried away, they could easily pull that off.

Eh, I'm going back and forth with how I feel about a fifth movie. I was worried for the fourth, and then they exceeded my expectations greatly and it made me very happy that they did the franchise justice. But it makes me wonder what comes after the rules and cliches of a horror movie remake, and what else can they do, and will they do something different (like kill off one of the golden trio), etc.

IDK, I worry when it comes to these things.