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Ranking The Six Scream Films

With “Scream 6” now in theaters, it’s the perfect time to update my ranking of the Scream films. On with the list!

1. Scream- Not only did the original “Scream” breathe new life into the fading horror genre in 1996, but Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson and the amazing ensemble cast from Neve Campbell on down created an instantly iconic horror film that went on to spawn a lasting franchise. 

2. Scream 2- The death of Randy still stands as a mistake in my eyes, but this is a worthy sequel that offers up plenty of intense moments, laughs and likable new characters. 

3. Scream 4- Perhaps the most underrated installment in the franchise. The last act in particular elevates the movie as a whole thanks to a dedicated performance by Emma Roberts. 

4. Scream 6- Although the New York setting isn’t utilized as much as it could have been, this sixth installment is a vast improvement over #5. It’s funnier, it’s darker and it’s more violent. Hayden Panettiere and Jasmin Savoy Brown are especially noteworthy here.

5. Scream 3- Last year I had this ranked last, but I’ve grown to appreciate this one more. The last act is still a dud, but the Hollywood angle was a nice change of pace for the series as a whole.

6. Scream (2022)- My opinion on this one has changed several times, but at this point in time, it’s my least favorite. It’s a bit too meta for its own good and clearly misses the voices of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson. Still, the legacy cast members, the Billy Loomis storyline and Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid, and Jenna Ortega make it worth watching.


March 10, 2023 - Posted by | List | , , , , , , ,

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