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Scream (Bettinelli-Oplin and Gillett 2022)

This fifth Scream film keeps much of what has made the Scream films so successful, and does well to leave behind or update those parts that needed to be changed. Overall it strikes a good balance between homage and renewal. It’s a fun film that will please Scream lovers and slasher lovers.

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Scream (Bettinelli-Oplin and Gillett 2022)
All Scream franchise films


Scream  (Bettinelli-Oplin and Gillett 2022) (times are approximate) 

0:30 – Introductions
4:00 – episode begins
9:00 – Film discussion begins
9:00 – The Scream franchise
14:00 – overall takes
24:30 – meta-commentary
25:30 – Scream in the slasher genre
31:00 – One of Valerie Wee’s (2006) articles
32:30 – updating Scream
41:00 – killers and survivors and victims and gender
1:05:30 – diversity
1:09:00 – class/SES
1:30:00 – killer
1:36:00 – critiques
1:37:00 – Cotton
1:38:30 – Wes Craven’s genius
1:46:30 – grading the film using the Collective Nightmares Evolving Rubric of Social Responsibility

Related Episodes
The People Under the Stairs (Craven 1991)
Nightcrawler (Gilroy 2014)
Get Out (Peele 2016)

Related Films
Scream (Craven 1996)
Scream 2 (Craven 1997)
Scream 3 (Craven 2000)



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