Scream 2

#TweetWithBGH Takes On "Scream 2"

After recuperating from our 9 week venture through the Hellraiser series, #TweetWithBGH is back on Fridays for the Scream sequels (we tweeted the first Scream for Sophie’s birthday earlier in the fall). This week brings us Scream 2, which sees survivors Sidney and Randy enrolled at Windsor College, trying to lay low in the midst of the furor surrounding the premiere of the film Stab -- an adaptation of Gale’s account of the Woodsboro murders. Their bubble is burst when a series of copycat murders done by a killer in a Ghostface mask threatens their illusions of safety. It’s heavy on the same self-awareness and wry humor that made the original so beloved among Horror geeks.

The movie opens, in meta, Scream-ly fashion, at a screening of Stab, the movie-within-a-movie based on Gale Weather’s book about the events from Scream.

After Maureen and Phil’s deaths, we’re taken to Windsor College, where Sidney Prescott and Randy Meeks are students. The early scenes feature a slew of guest performers and we promptly lose our minds:

Don’t worry, we weren’t too busy stargazing to forget the most important part: talking about scary movies. We also audited Windsor College’s film studies class alongside our favorite characters.

Maybe I shouldn’t let myself get carried away: there’s one thing more important than talking about scary movies, and that’s watching one. Soon enough, Scream 2 delivers more kills, though not everyone’s pleased with the execution.

And true to form, Craven follows up Cici’s death with more cultural commentary, in the form of Randy-rules and another peek at the movie Stab (I think writers call this structure, appropriately, scene-and-sequel)

After Sid survives a scary rehearsal, we arrive at what could be the tensest sequence in Scream 2. It begins when Gale, Dewey and Randy try to investigate the source of an anonymous phone call.

(Meanwhile, Sidney does some sleuthing at the library)

Gale and Dewey are pursued into a sound booth:

And it wouldn’t be a Scream movie without a killer finale

What do we think, everyone?

Thanks to all the friends who stopped by! See you and then some this Friday when we live tweet Scream 3



A loophole in his parents' "anti-scary movie, pro-literacy" policy meant that Spencer had read Stephen King's entire body of work by the time he was in middle school. He soon discovered the horror and B-movie offerings on late night cable TV and was hooked for life. He currently lives, works, and writes in North Carolina.

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