Scream 2

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Kevin Williamson
Director of Photography: Peter Deming
Editor: Patrick Lussier
Music: Marco Beltrami
Production Designer: Bob Ziembicki
Producers: Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena
Dimension Films; R; 122 minutes
Release: 12/97
Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Elise Neal, Jerry O'Connell, Jada Pinkett, Omar Epps, Liev Schreiber and Duane Martin

As far as sequels go, Scream 2 is about as good as they get. Once again, Craven has fashioned a savvy send-up of the horror genre, with plenty of inside Scream jokes, tongue-in-cheek jabs at pop culture and nasty, cheap thrills. Two years after unmasking her town's menacing serial killers, Sidney Prescott's (Campbell) away at an ivy-ish Midwestern college that has on its hands a copycat killer who takes inspiration from Stab, the current movie based on Gale Weather's (Cox) best-selling book about Sidney's ordeal. Dorky deputy Dewey Riley (Arquette) returns to save Sidney and her co-eds. Along with the thrills, Craven provides more than enough chills that result in the decimation of most of the cast.

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