‘Scream’ (2022) Review: Giving the slasher genre a new energy

SCREAM (2022) Movie Review
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Okay, while it’s not the hardest to mystery to solve, the tension, thrills and its nostalgia made the 2022 Scream worth my time.

The film actually exceeded my expectations. Might be because I’m dying to see a horror or a suspense thriller on the big screen, or maybe because the film is so entertaining and the artists look like they’re so into it everything is just delightful to watch.

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are probably fans of the franchise they wanted it to look like it’s for the fans and at the same time, giving it a new energy for the slasher genre. It’s fun, easily to be invested in, and gory – probably all the elements you need to enjoy a good slasher movie.

It is basically a Scream movie. If you’ve seen the first three movies, you know the formula. There’s a new killer and the main character’s group is finding out who it is before the killer gets them. But of course, there are personal commitments these characters have to attend to and that, stupid of them, gets them in a dangerous situation.

The reveal isn’t somehow surprising but the thrilling moments are sufficient. I wanted to scream louder inside the cinema, I was clenching my fists wanting to punch, kick or do any violent thing at the killer. It was a breathtaking climax. And it was what I needed from the film, what I expected before entering the cinema.

A decent requel that gives a hopeful and exciting look at more to come.


Scream is now showing in Philippine cinemas from Paramount Pictures, locally distributed by Columbia Pictures. Rated R-16 by the MTRCB.

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