Scream 7 *SPOILERS*

Dewey survived a total of 3 stabs between two movies before his death in 5, which I can accept.

By his own admission, he survived “9” stabs and considering he wasn’t stabbed in 4, he was stabbed at least 7 times between the first two movies. Additionally, in 4, he was hit multiple times in the head with a metallic bedpan which would’ve resulted in blunt force trauma if it wasn’t a movie.
 
By his own admission, he survived “9” stabs and considering he wasn’t stabbed in 4, he was stabbed at least 7 times between the first two movies. Additionally, in 4, he was hit multiple times in the head with a metallic bedpan which would’ve resulted in blunt force trauma if it wasn’t a movie.

That's interesting. In the first film we only see a single stab wound in his back and he doesn't have a single cut or blood anywhere else on his body. In the second it shows 2 stabs before he falls to the floor.
 
Yeah, the being-stabbed-but-surviving was a bit much. Especially Anika's ladder scene suffered from it. It was a great tense scene, but I was also taken out of it with how much blood she already had lost and how brutal the stabbing was shown.

On a different note, I felt sad for Anika for being excluded/ignored from that Core Four talk in the apartment. I think even the table was only set for 4. She was just sitting in the couch right next to them. The same goes for Ethan (before he was revealed to be one of the killers). The Core Four did a kind of group hug/peptalk with him just standing next to them.

To a lesser extent: the way that second stab was shown made it look like Mindy surely wouldn't have been able to be up and running at the end. That throw away line about being on painkillers wasn't really believable.

Gale still being able to hold off Ghostface after being stabbed by that big shard of glass. She must have strong arm muscles from holding a microphone all these years.
 
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She got it the worst in every way. She defended Mindy, got stabbed and then practically gutted, had to deal with severe blood loss while trying to escape, was the last person to go on the ladder (shouldn’t she have been the first as she was the most critically injured?), and then her death was drawn out and then extra cruel with her hitting the dumpster on the way down.
 
Just got back from seeing this and I loved- but I feel you do need to watch it with adjusted expectations. The inconsequential kills, the fact that Chad survived (I'm glad he did- maybe not make the attack so life-threatening, or show more of the reactions than the actual stabbings?), the needless campery of Mulrooney's character- there was a fair bit of eye-rolling from me. But there was more than enough to love:
-Gale. Everything about her, but her interplay with Kirby and also with the killer (her putting them on hold is one of the finest moments of the series) were particular highlights.
-Chad. Yes, he's a snack, but a very well-rounded one and his tenderness with Tara felt so genuine.
-Hints at Sam's dark side.
-The subway scene.

Given how camp most of the film was, I actually felt Bailey should have been a lot more serious in the final act, to balance things out. Some of Mulrooney's delivery felt like he was trying to emulate Laurie Metcalf.

It's fairly low on my current ranking, given how the stakes felt so much higher in 5cream, though I think it will rise after a 2nd viewing. For me, it's currently a case of high stakes vs camp, iconic moments:

Scream 2
Scream 1
5cream
Scream VI
Scream 3
Scream 4 (the fact that I barely remember much of this one puts it last).
 
Gale was able to move around, fight, and kill people after being literally shot in the stomach on two separate occasions (one of them while still in heels!). I think it’s safe to say arguing over who could survive what stabbing is as silly as debating Ghostface’s height.

The injuries have been unrealistically camp since the original. The very human killers all require essentially being killed twice for this very reason.
 
Wasn’t it Bailey at Gale’s though? He always had Billy’s crusty mask, and I’d need to see it again to confirm but I’m pretty sure ol’ crusty was the killer then.
 
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Wasn’t it Bailey at Gale’s though? He always had Billy’s crusty mask, and I’d need to see it again to confirm but I’m pretty sure ol’ crusty was the killer then.
No Quinn admits that it was her, and Bailey was with Sam and Tara before they stole his car and went to Gale's.
 
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The scene where Bailey is protesting about going to Gale’s apartment and is then panicked as the Carpenter sisters zoom off in his car towards Gale (where Ghostface Quinn is at) was one of the bigger clues that he was a killer.

Similar to Richie’s panicked face when Dewey leaves the lift to go and shoot Ghostface Amber in the head.

One of the other obvious clues that it’s Bailey is in the police station when Sam offers to give over her therapists information as her alibi, and then the very next scene after we leave the police station is the therapist getting killed.
 
Ddd, I love how putting on the Ghostface outfit is a bit like Shazam! I mean, the sister was strong enough to toss a muscular man (Gale’s man) and chase her around. And then of course you have Amber being able to fight and overpower Dewey in 5.

When you serve as much c*nt as Amber ‘ACAB’ Freeman did, there’s no one on earth I think she couldn’t overpower. My little radicalized demon summoned strength from within that weekend.
 
I loved Quinn's knife flip when Sam is holding Tara up on the balcony, just like her brother. Also her demented face with her busted up teeth. Plus her sliding the knife on the banister. That entire scene isn't being talked about enough. "Looks like your down another brother", when Sam is out of bullets "oh fuck".

Oscar worthy.
 
a movie with potentially Gale, Sidney, Kirby, Mindy, Chad, Sam, Tara and Danny is...a lot (And maybe Mark?). I think keeping too many survivors makes it a lot more difficult to have a successful Ghost face reveal in the next one. As they'd only have space for 3 or 4 new characters.
3 or 4? More like 1 or 2! They really will need to kill off more people. But we all know Chad should be dead and Gale too based on their wounds. Their reluctance to want to kill the main cast means you lose any real sense of danger for these characters. Then it just becomes less horror and more thriller. Unless they go into 7 and take a complete U-turn and make it a blood bath.
 
She got it the worst in every way. She defended Mindy, got stabbed and then practically gutted, had to deal with severe blood loss while trying to escape, was the last person to go on the ladder (shouldn’t she have been the first as she was the most critically injured?), and then her death was drawn out and then extra cruel with her hitting the dumpster on the way down.
They should have let her get across on the ladder only to then die of blood loss at the end. Having her fall and smash her head was a littler overkill.
 

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