Scream 2

Scream 2 ★★★★

Even if the stabs at cleverness (sorry) feel a little more forced than those of the original, I still think this is just a shade better, mostly due to an amped-up level of violence and at least three superb, very winkingly gimmicky setpieces (the opening sequence, the soundproof booth, and the locked car). Craven seems to be having even more fun than last time. I can only imagine the goofy grin on his face as he screwed some Aeschylus into this.

Seeing this in a packed, completely amped audience on opening night remains one of the most fun theatrical experiences I've ever had, even though as a film student at the time my classmates and I had a blast railing on the ridiculous film class scene. Whatever, we still loved the movie.

Also what did Tori Spelling ever do to anyone?