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'Scream 4' Teaser Trailer Is Leaked

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Oct 18, 2010 | 12:50pm EDT

Remember way back when trilogies were enough? Hollywood’s going sequel-happy and one of the next trilogies to overdose is Wes Craven’s beloved Scream franchise. Scream 4 is in the can, the damage is done, and thanks to one sneaky fan, the teaser trailer is loose on the internet. Unfortunately, whereas the previous three films’ trailers got me ready to squirm and scream, this trailer just looks like a mash-up of the last three movies with some younger faces thrown in. Craven claims he’s using the fourth installment in the series to take on the horror tropes that have developed since Scream 3's release in 2000, but it just looks like an indulgent fright-fest if you ask me.

Watch it if you must, but if you'd like to save the trouble here’s what I learned from the Scream 4 trailer:

1. Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox are back, so it must be good...except that none of them have scored a decent role in a big movie since Scream 3. Crap. (Harsh but true. No sugar-coating here, folks.)

2. Oh look, Kristen Bell’s in it for a few minutes. (Okay, I’ve give Craven a few points for that; even I can admit she’s smokin’.)

3. Guys, this franchise is totally still relevant. See, Hayden Panettiere’s character has an iPhone!

4. Macaulay Culkin’s super creepy little brother is in, and Jamie Kennedy is out. Win.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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