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The infamous Ghostface killer is back as the fourth installment of the horror franchise “Scream” has wrapped up production and is set for release on April 15.

Following a ten year hiatus, creator/director Wes Craven reunites with writer Kevin Williamson to procure what should be the first in a new trilogy for the next generation of horror fans.

“Scream” alums Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette return to the big screen as filming began in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in summer 2010. “Scream 4” also ushers in the next generation of Woodsboro High students, inadvertently placed at the hand of the Ghostface killer. from Emma Roberts to Hayden Panetierre, the list of young stars casted for the highly anticipated sequel continues to surprise with cameos by Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell as well.

Advertised as “SCRE4M,” “Scream 4” will surely be the perfect way to ring in the summer blockbusters. Now a successful therapeutic author on her book tour, celebrity victim Sidney Prescott (Campbell) returns to her hometown of Woodsboro on her last stop. there she is reunited with Sheriff Dewey (Arquette) and Gale Weathers (Cox), as well as her aunt and cousin Jill (Roberts).

It’s not long until her homecoming sparks the return of the Ghostface killer, wreaking havoc on Sidney, Jill and her friends. With an R rating for strong bloody violence, language and teen drinking, Craven’s fourth addition to the famous franchise will satisfy the needs of horror fans alike.

We are reintroduced to the noteworthy writing of Williamson who, in the first two films, defied limitations within the horror genre. in a recent interview, Wes Craven himself states the goal of “Scream 4” was to, “live up to the standards of ‘Scream’ by analyzing the past decade of horror films to come up with something cogent and meaningful to say about it that’s original and trenchant.”

While taking into account today’s generation of teenagers and horror fans, Craven also says that the roots of parodies within the film include nonstop sequels, modern releases of remakes, film studios and directors.

Writer of the not-so-successful “Scream 3” Ehren Kruger, was hired during production to do rewrites, however, Craven claims the script “is certainly Kevin’s script and concept and characters and themes.”

With “Scream 4’s” release less than a month away, horror fans on campus are preparing themselves for the fourth installment. when asked about the possibility of the Thursday midnight premiere, senior and “Scream” fan Darren Duncan had to say “I’ll probably wait to see it the Monday after its release. I hate to wait but it comes out the weekend of my last Spring Fling ever.”

When considering the fact “Scream 4” premieres on the university’s annual Spring Fling weekend, questions begin to arise whether or not there will be delays in box office performance by Hartford students the weekend of Apr. 15-17.

Despite such possibilities, “Scream 4” will ultimately transcend the horror genre.

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