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September 1st, 2020

THE RETURN OF “SCREAM”

There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. Let’s hope Jack Quaid isn’t a rule breaker. 

From Amazon’s hit show, The Boys, Jack Quaid has been cast in the upcoming “Scream” reboot. Set for release in 2022, this will be the fifth film in the Scream franchise, which has grossed a whopping $607 million worldwide. 

The tongue-in-cheek horror flicks have maintained popularity since it’s initial release in 1996. By being a horror film that pokes fun at horror films, Scream is an entertaining slasher spectacle that embraces it’s own trope of ghoulish fun.

Even if you haven’t seen the film, you’ll most likely recognize the film’s memorable killer mask, “Ghostface”. A Halloween costume Hall of Famer, ranked alongside Halloween’s Michael Myers’ Mask, or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface.

However the horror genre has shifted in the last few years. Instantaneous classics, including Hereditary, It Follows, and The Witch, have scared the bejesus out of movie goers around the world, and have brought a very interesting truth to light. Modern day horror fans crave subtext. As seen in films like Get Out exploring the systemic racism, and The Babadook highlighting mental illness and motherhood.

Which begs the question, is another Scream film needed?

The slasher subgenera of horror is a limited enterprise. You have the killer, the victim, and a fifty percent chance the lead character will make it. Subtext delving into true-to-life horrors, may not be applicable in this very overdone film realm.

Will Scream entertain horror fans? Or like the past four films of the franchise, be another cliche-filled slasher flick, where it’s the butt of it’s own jokes?

THE CROWN SEASON 4 TRAILER

The highly anticipated return of Netflix’s The Crown has finally dropped the Season 4 trailer.

With montaged clips hinting Prime Minister Thatcher’s political rise, and Princess Diane’s wedding, the trailer has spread through social media, hyping up dedicated fans for the November 15th release, a full year after Season 3 premiered. 

Season 4’s spans from 1979 to 1990, detailing the English monarchy’s tense journey through scandal, change, and scrutiny. Despite two decades worth of material to cover, thankfully The Crown managed to wrap filming before the coronavirus pandemic. Assuring all Crown fans will get their much needed dose of royal drama. 

This season will mark the return of Oscar winner Olivia Coleman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tobias Menzies, while some new faces will be joining the cast, including Emma Corrin as Princess Diana, and Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher. 

In recent news, the royal family has become a topic of international conversation. Such as Prince Andrew’s questionable friendship with the lurid Jeffrey Epstein, or ex-royals Harry and Meghan’s English abandonment for Los Angeles shores. These modern day scandals makes watching this historical drama all the more relevant and engaging.

Whether you’re a dedicated royalist, or merely a television fan, the return of Netflix’s award-winning drama on November 15th will entertain as it explores and details England’s infamous public figures. 

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