Of all of the ways that humans have proven their capacity to act inhumanely towards one another, the most terrifying, the most taboo, is anthropophagy, more commonly known as cannibalism. A practice that has existed since well before recorded history, cannibalism still exists in isolated pockets of the world today. Certain Melanesian tribes of Oceania are known to engage in cannibalism as a ritual of war, as do the Korowai of Papua, New Guinea. In Western society, however, the practice is virtually unheard of, save for those extreme cases where it was necessitated by survival and in a few horrifying cases of serial killer predation. However, several popular horror movies today are inspired by the horrific story of an inbred clan of murderers who ambushed, robbed and consumed hundreds of travelers as they made their way along the coast of Scotland. put down that sandwich or burrito until after you read this >> Posted 01.31.13 by BrentJS
Dreams have fascinated and bewildered humanity for millennia, yet even with the incredible technology at our disposal today, we are little closer to understanding them than were the Sumerians in Mesopotamia who were among the first to chronicle their dreams some 5000 years ago. What exactly are dreams and what significance are they to our waking lives? Are they merely a form of entertainment to keep our brains from getting bored while we slumber? Are they complex coded scenarios created by our brain to help work out our day-to-day problems or regulate our emotions? Are they memories of previous lives, as those who believe in reincarnation contend, or possibly glimpses at alternate realities? What happens if we die in one of our dreams?
In most movies about the subject, a dream death equates to death in real life, but that’s just Hollywood capitalizing on our fears, right? Maybe not. A real "dream killer" has claimed the lives of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of otherwise healthy young men while they were blissfully asleep, inspiring one of the most iconic killers in the history of cinema. why you might not want to fall asleep tonight >> Posted 01.28.13 by BrentJS
In Scream 4, fans aren't just getting the surviving cast members of the original trilogy — Neve Campbell, Courteny Cox, and David Arquette — but a whole new cast of newcomers headlined by Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts. While attending the red carpet premiere of the highly-anticipated sequel, Panettiere admitted to The LA Times that there was a little pressure in entering a franchise that began in 1996.
You do have to have a respect for the fact that it's something that's so established, that it's a family that's been created over the past 15 years. But [the old cast] were so nice and so welcoming and so cool about it that you didn't really feel that "Oh my God, don't mess up, you gotta come in with your stuff together."
Roberts, meanwhile, told The Huffington Post that bringing in a cast of younger actors for Scream 4 was a "smart idea" for the franchise.
Especially such great people like Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin. And all the young people are really great choices for the roles, like people that I would have imagined in the part while I was reading the script. That's gonna help bring in a younger audience. Also technology has changed so much since the original Scream. There's so much more ways to talk to people and stalk people. I think that's definitely incorporated in this new Scream.
Campbell, Cox, and Arquette were thrilled to come back and work together alongside much of the same crew as the original trilogy. The three actors, along with franchise director Wes Craven discussed what it was like to return in a behind the scenes video from Yahoo!. watch the video >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan
Scream 4 was supposed to mark the triumphant return of director Wes Craven and franchise creator and Scream and Scream 2 screenwriter Kevin Williamson, and that was true until last July, when Williamson left the production amidst rumors of script troubles, leaving Scream 3 screenwriter Ehren Kruger to pick up the sequel's rewrites.
At the time of the writer Craven's cryptic response was to announce on Twitter that "I have not been given control of the script." Earlier this month, Craven clarified his tweet, revealing earlier this month that there was a "bumpy period when things shifted over from Kevin to Ehren" and that the script was "ultimately controlled by what the studio wants."
More recently, Scream 4 cast members Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts discussed the script changes, with Roberts revealing that Kruger's changes were "nothing too crazy," and were mostly just dialogue changes.
Nevertheless, talk of the script handover and Williamson's departure from the movie just won't die. In an effort to kill the rumor-mongering, particularly that Williamson left in a huff, Craven again explained what exactly happened to Bloody-Disgusting. MORE >> Posted 04.01.11 by Ryan
Scream fans were thrilled to learn that director Wes Craven and franchise creator and Scream and Scream 2 screenwriter Kevin Williamson were coming back to direct and pen the fourth installment, Scream 4. Imagine the disappointment when, last July, amidst the sequel's production in Michigan, rumors of script troubles surfaced, claiming that Williamson had left and Scream 3 screenwriter Ehren Kruger had taken over rewriting the script.
Craven's response at the time was to tweet that he had "not been given control of the script," a message he recently reiterated, claiming that the script was "ultimately controlled by what the studio wants" and admitted there was a "bumpy period when things shifted over from Kevin to Ehren."
Speaking with Zap2It, Scream 4 newcomers Hayden Panettiere and Emma Roberts spoke about the script changes, which seemingly caused little friction. what was changed? >> Posted 03.25.11 by Ryan
The first full-length trailer for Scream 4 was the last footage released for director Wes Craven's latest installment in the Scream franchise.
Since then, Craven has been shooting additional footage, leaving fans to feast on photos and a posters while waiting for new footage from the highly anticipated sequel.
Finally, three new clips have arrived for Scream 4, which, while they lack any sign of Ghostface, show franchise stars Neve Campbell, Courteny Cox, and David Arquette interacting with the "fresh meat" of new cast members. watch the clips >> Posted 03.24.11 by Ryan
After a ten year break, Scream 4 will bring the Scream franchise back this April. But will Scream 4 be as satisfying as the first two movies, or be more like the disappointing Scream 3?
While Scream trilogy director Wes Craven is back at the helm, creator and Scream and Scream 2 screenwriter Kevin Williamson was replaced by Scream 3 screenwriter Ehren Kruger last July. At the time, Craven tweeted that he had "not been given control of the script", and in the recent issue of Total Film (via Scream-Trilogy.net), Craven discussed his tweet about the Scream 4 script. craven interested in more Screams >> Posted 03.14.11 by Ryan
Rumors that Scream 4 was going back to do reshoots began after director Wes Craven announced on his Twitter account that he was "in Michigan getting you more to #SCREAM 4." Craven even Tweeted a photo of actress Alison Brie on a parking garage set, furthering the rumors.
To set the record straight, Craven spoke to Entertainment Weekly, revealing that he wasn't shooting reshoots, but additional footage for two pivotal scenes. Craven going for a "grand slam" >> Posted 02.02.11 by Ryan
A new theatrical poster has been released for director Wes Craven's Scream 4 (or is it SCRE4M?). Written by Scream and Scream 2 writer Kevin Williamson, with rewrites by Scream 3 writer Ehren Kruger, the latest installment in the popular horror franchise finds Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returning to her home of Woodsboro after a book-signing tour to find that someone has resurrected the Ghostface killer and is trying to recreate the murders from the first movie, which were chronicled in the Stab movie-within-a-movie.
Also returning to Woodsboro for another go at thrills and chills are Scream alums (and real-life couple) Courteny Cox Arquette and David Arquette as Gale Weathers and Sheriff Dwight "Dewey" Riley. New additions to the cast include Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Adam Brody, and Rory Culkin. watch the trailer for Scream 4 >> Posted 02.02.11 by BrentJS
Ol' Ghostface is back and he's up to his old shenanigans in the sleepy town of Woodsboro. Neve Campbell returns as Sidney Prescott, slasher survivor, in Scream 4, the latest installment of director Wes Craven's popular horror movie franchise that began as something of a satirical analysis of the horror movie conventions that had become a cliché by the '90s. But by Scream 3, the series became a basis of a whole franchise of horror movie satires (the Scary Movie series) itself.
In the newest installment, when Sydney makes Woodsboro the last stop on her book-signing tour, Ghostface returns, killing victims in a manner consistent with the movie-within-a-movie, Stab, on the anniversary of the original Woodsboro killings. Sydney turns to her old friends, Sheriff Dwight "Dewey" Riley (David Arquette) and newswoman-turned-author Gale Weathers (Courteny Cox Arquette), who are now married (as in real life), to help her catch the killer before her cousin (Emma Roberts) and aunt (Mary McDonnell) become the masked madman's next victims. MORE >> Posted 01.16.11 by BrentJS