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The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Scream 2

A teenager whose friends were murdered by obsessed horror movie fans suspects she is now being stalked by a copycat.
Big Plot Twist
United States
1997
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Character Focus: 
Serial Killer Film
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Impostor
7.04
Scream all you want!
6
6
8
8
3
4
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
The original Scream remodeled the slasher trend by thinking outside the box and surprising the tired fan with its intricate structure, it's self-referencing patterns and its legendary twist. Does Scream 2 live up to expectations? Mostly. We resume our story with the surviving cast members that now carry the weight of the first film on their shoulders and don't exactly feel like partying, anymore.
Support actors take care of ensuring the fun vibe. The returning characters are slightly older and they moved on with their lives, only to be reunited again in a different setting. This time, the action mostly takes place in a world of fraternities, sororities, keggers and togas. It's still a whodunit slasher that references its own subgenre. Additionally, it now plays on the tropes of sequels.
Not as clean and simple, and not as bubbly as its predecessor but very entertaining, nonetheless, Scream 2 has the same "meta" approach Scream had, in that it speaks to the audience without breaking the 4th wall. Brilliantly written and directed, it is among the most high-end slasher films. It shows virtually no flaw, aside from having to live up to a golden classic.
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