It’s been ten years, in movie terms (like ’dog years’, the movies have their own concept of time) since the Ghostface Killer terrorized Sidney Prescott and her ill-fated high school chums in Scream. In actuality, it’s been closer to fifteen years since director Wes Craven reinvented the horror genre through metaphysics and self-awareness. It was fresh and exciting to have characters remark on the conventions of the slasher genre, all while meeting their grisly endings because of those same constraints. Since then, the Scream franchise has seen two sequels and grossed over 500 million dollars worldwide.
As the buzz for Scream 4 builds, here we have the latest, a Spanish-language poster for the movie from Shock Till You Drop. On it, a giant Ghostface mask looms over our protagonists. With a few years of high school Spanish under my belt, I can deduce that the poster’s tagline reads something to the effect of “New Decade. New Rules.”
The gang’s all back (that is, those who haven’t already been hacked and slashed) for the fourth installment. Also back to direct is horror-meister Craven.
Unfortunately, the faces of the characters have a strange luminescent quality to them. And is that supposed to be Hayden Panettiere to Neve Campbell’s right? It looks like Portia de Rossi with Martin Short’s hair from The Santa Clause 3.
Scream 4 is set to open on 15 Abril (that’s April 15th to you, gringo) and stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette.