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Scream Stars Lead Tributes To Late Horror Icon Wes Craven

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The Hollywood icon, 76, lost his battle with brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles, and condolences from friends, colleagues and fans came pouring in on social media.

Among them was actress Cox, who starred in all four of the Scream franchise films, sharing her sorrow on by writing, "Today the world lost a great man, my friend and mentor, Wes Craven. My heart goes out to his family."

Cox's ex-husband David Arquette, whom she met while filming the first Scream movie, created a Twitter account just to publicly share his condolences, posting a photo of himself with the late filmmaker, and writing, "Created this account to say how deeply saddened I am. Wes was a great man and I love him very much..."

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Kerr Smith Returns To Dawson's Creek For Live Script Reading

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Williamson read the stage directions for the pilot of the U.S. programme, as Smith, who began his run as Jack MCPhee in the second season of the show, played Jen Lindley, originally portrayed by Michelle Williams, at the Austin, Texas event.

The surprise cast also included former Parenthood actress Mae Whitman, who took on the lead role of Dawson Leery, originally played by James Van Der Beek, Suits star Patrick J. Adams as Katie Holmes' Joey Potter, and Rectify actress Abigail Spencer portrayed bad boy Pacey Witter.

Joshua Jackson, who originated the Witter role, found out about Spencer taking over the part, and took to and wrote, "I feel pacey is in good hands. Did she go bowl cut or unfortunate goatee/hockey hair combo?"

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Kevin Bacon Gets Off To A Promising Start In 'The Following'

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Kevin Bacon's new TV show 'The Following' premiered to stellar ratings.

The 54-year-old actor's serial killer drama reached 10.4 million viewers on Monday evening (21.01.13) in the US, making it the most-watched episode of any scripted series on the Fox network this season.

Fox reached averaged a solid 3.1 rating with their target audience of adults under 50, putting the eerie thriller just behind CBS's 'Elementary' as the second highest-rated drama debut of the season.

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The New York Premiere Of 'The Following'

Kevin Williamson - The New York premiere of 'The Following' New York United States Friday 18th January 2013

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The Ripple Effect Benefiting The Water Project Charity Held At Sunset Luxe Hotel - Inside

Katerina Graham and Kevin Williamson - Kat Graham and Kevin Williamson Los Angeles, California - The Ripple Effect Benefiting The Water Project Charity held at Sunset Luxe Hotel - Inside Saturday 10th December 2011

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Scream 5 'Odds On' To Be Made

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Wes Craven thinks the "odds" are in favour of 'Scream 5' being made.

The director - who helmed the previous four horror movies in the franchise - would consider taking charge of a fifth film, which he thinks is more than likely to be created because executive producer Bob Weinstein "wants to" make it.

He said: "The odds are that there will be [a 'Scream 5']. It is something that Bob Weinstein wants to do. He tends to do what he wants to do. So I am inclined to think that there will be [another sequel]. Whether I will be a part of it or not? I don't know.

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Scream 4 Review

More than a decade after Scream 3, Craven and company reteam for another knowing thriller about scary movies. And by both following and subverting the rules of a reboot, they make a film that's both frightening and hilarious.

On the 10th anniversary of the original killings, Sidney (Campbell) returns to Woodsboro, having put the darkness behind her. Although the Stab movies based on her experience have reached number 7. Then a new spree of grisliness starts, and Sheriff Dewey (Arquette) and his journalist wife Gale (Cox) are on the case. Meanwhile, Sidney's cousin Jill (Roberts) and her pals (Pannettiere and Jaffe) are both fascinated and terrified by what's happening. So are the school's movie geeks (Knudsen and Culkin) and Jill's ex (Tortorella).

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Movie Reviews Scream 4

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It's a brave studio that opens its screening-room doors to critics for a horror film. Stephen Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests that the reason The Weinstein Co.'s Dimension Films has done so with Scream 4 -- a revival of the franchise after 10 years -- is the belief that it may appeal to the reviewers' intellectual leanings given its references to classic horror films of the past. " Scream 4 is like a perpetual film studies course, a reboot with a lesson plan," he writes. "For genre geeks, this can be fun -- although nothing in Scream 4 is quite as clever as the filmmakers seem to think it is." Include Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle among the genre geeks, or at at any rate among the geeks who admire the work of director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson. "As we try to outguess the killer, the movie sneaks up on us, playing off our expectations and sometimes playing into them," he remarks. "Craven and Williamson keep the audience off balance and engaged." Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times also is hooked. "The great pleasure in the Scream movies," he writes, "is that the characters have seen other horror films. At times they talk as if they're in the chat room of a horror site." Throughout the movie, he continues, it "lets us know that it knows exactly what it's up to -- and then goes right ahead and gets up to it." Likewise Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times comments that the Scream sequel "finds a way to live up to its gory past while it carves out new terrors in new ways." But Kyle Smith of the New York Post finds little that is fresh about the new Scream . "Really How many times can you make variations on the same joke? The meta stuff is flattering you, trying to make you think you're smart for noticing what is obvious. When the killer asks one character some slasher-flick trivia, then backs down when she gives every possible correct answer, does that make any sense, or is it just meant to make you feel at home?"

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Neve Campbell Blasts Sequels

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Neve Campbell has blasted Hollywood for making so many sequels.

The 'actress - who recently reprised her 'Scream' role of Sidney Prescott for the fourth time - feels "sad" about the lack of originality in the film industry, which she accuses of ignoring "great" stories.

She said: "Then we're going back to versions of movies that were only out a short while ago. There are sequels and all theses prequels to all the sequels. It's a terrible situation, it truly is. It makes me sad because there are so many great stories out there waiting to be told."

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The 27th Annual PaleyFest Presents 'The Vampire Diaries' At The Saban Theatre

Kevin Williamson Saturday 6th March 2010 The 27th annual PaleyFest presents 'The Vampire Diaries' at the Saban Theatre Los Angeles, California

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Campbell Drops Out Of Scream Sequel

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SCREAM creator Kevin Williamson has been forced to re-write his screenplay for a fourth SCREAM movie, after the franchise's star Neve Campbell refused to reprise her role.

Director Wes Craven recently revealed Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette were returning for a fourth instalment of the movie series, to shoot a screenplay written by Williamson.

The filmmakers hoped Campbell would reprise her role as Sidney Prescott for a fourth time - but the actress has turned down the offer.

Now Williamson has to go back to the drawing board.

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Cursed Review

Although Arrested Development's Portia De Rossi and Judy Greer co-star in the werewolf mishmash Cursed, fellow Arrested cast member and erstwhile Teen Wolf Jason Bateman is nowhere to be found. Too bad; this horror-comedy could use a little more deadpan in its comedy, and a little more anything in its horror.

Really, both should've been covered when Miramax reunited Scream's writer and director, Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven. In the Scream trilogy, these uneven artists brought out the best in each other: Williamson's overwritten self-referential dialogue felt smarter braced against Craven-directed tension, which flourished with funny and likable characters. Cursed starts with the likable characters, and then jams on the brakes.

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The Faculty Review

Finally. We always knew Robert Rodriguez had talent as a filmmaker. We were just waiting for someone to put a good script in his hands, and Kevin Williamson has done that here. Do not be fooled by the woefully bad trailers, or by the fact that critics have roundly panned this horror film. The Faculty is easily the best of the genre to come along since Williamson's breakout hit, Scream. It is also the first watchable film Rodriguez has put up since storming onto the scene with El Mariachi.

Easily the biggest problem with this movie is in the marketing. I can only imagine how pissed off Williamson, Rodriguez, and everyone else involved in the movie must have been to see the film marketed as just another schlocky entry into the horror genre, which generally takes the words aliens; teenagers; battle; suspicious; killer; small town; etc. and jumble them up to come up with a concept (to wit, this time: suspicious small town teenagers battle killer aliens). Now if you are already a big 80s horror fan, just skip this review, because you already saw the movie, but this review is for people who are highly suspicious of shelling out eight bucks to see a horror flick. The only reason I actually saw The Faculty was because my little sister begged me to. But now I'm trying to convince you to.

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