SCREAM VI MOVIE REVIEW
Who would have thought that the comedy-slasher that introduced most folks to meta-horror in 1996 would still be going strong all these years later? Sure, there have been missteps along the way (I’m looking at you, Scream 3) but largely the series has found the right notes to adapt with the times and with the ‘rules of horror’ as they change. After the ‘requel’ Scream from last year, the story has finally let Sidney Prescott go have her happy ending as for the first time, she’s not part of the cast. Instead, the film follows sisters Sam and Tara Carpenter (Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega) as they and the other two survivors from the last film have relocated to NYC. Hoping to be free of the Ghostface legacy, a wave of conspiracy theories on the internet accuse Sam of being the secret manipulator of the killers from the last film and the true villain. And even she’s not sure how safe she is to be around, as she’s still hallucinating her father (Skeet Ulrich), the original Ghostface, telling her to kill. And of course, there’s a new Ghostface taking out their friends group. Who is it this time? Is there more than one (like usual)? Is it one of their friends or someone from the past? All these questions and more will be answered in the sixth installment that’s back with some serious blood and pretty darn good whodunnit vibes. Listen to Chris, Wright, Alan, and Frank revel in their Scream fandom and rank this one against the rest of the series. And no, we don’t spoil who the killer or killers are so you’re safe.
DIRECTED BY: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
STARRING: Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Mason Gooding, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Jenna Ortega, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, Samara Weaving, Hayden Panettiere, Courtney Cox, Roger L. Jackson
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Alan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)
Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.
Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)
Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.
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