While the Scream 4 cast and teaser poster have been out for months, fans have been eager to see a new trailer or Scream 4 screenshot.
The October 1, 2010 issue of Entertainment Weekly provides the long awaited screenshot and while it brings a lot of excitement for Scream fans, it also brings a lot more questions.
Here is an analysis and breakdown of the Scream 4 screenshot as well as more information of the anticipated sequel starring Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, and David Arquette.
The screenshot itself depicts Gale Weathers in the foreground while the iconic Ghostface creeps up behind her. Surrounding them are piles of hay and a creepy yellow lighting that can send shivers just through the image alone.
The haystack scene has so much potential in this movie. While the haystack haunting has been seen in Halloween 5 with Michael Myers, that was more of a straight kill while this picture seems to have topped it off on creepiness already.
While a whole new Scream trilogy is planned, hopefully this scene is not indicative of Gail’s death. She, Dewey and Campbell’s Sidney Prescott will hopefully make through all three films, but that seems unlikely.
Although it is unclear, there also appears to be a Ghostface mask in Gail’s left hand. Does this indicate multiple killers, that Gail is a killer herself, or is something else going on.
Wes Craven and the filmmakers made the smart decision by sticking with the traditional Ghostface mask. Even though it has become over saturated on Halloween, it can still manage to draw scares throughout the Scream trilogy.
According to the same issue of Entertainment Weekly, Scream 4 takes place ten years after the events of Scream 3. With the off-screen marriage of Dewey and Gail, the characters will progress and grow through the movie.
The real-life progression of horror movies in the past ten years can lead to more jokes, one-liners, and homages to horror movies. The first Scream did this so well and it can easily be done again.
While the movie is still months away, the screenshot provides a glimmer of what’s to come in Scream 4: more great scares and another classic in Wes Craven’s filmography.
Scream 4 is scheduled for release on April 15, 2010. Hopefully the sequels quickly follow and are released in the following years. Keep checking here and at EW.com for more Scream 4 news.
Entertainment Weekly – First Look