Some people were lucky enough to see "Scream 4" at an early test screening in Pittsburgh on January 6. First impressions of the movie have since appeared online and it can be concluded that they are pleased with what they saw.
DanielleRocks from scream-trilogy.net says the fourth film is "the bloodiest" and "the best" of other "Scream" films, gushing that "the opening scene was hilarious and brutal." He/she adds, "The ending was insanity."
Another member of the forum on scream-trilogy.net also comments on the film, saying it is "smart, hilarious and absolutely brutal." However, he/she notices that there were incomplete effects shots at the so-called "work-in-progress" screening.
Meanwhile, cowherpower_2006 on IMDb is less impressed by the movie, mentioning that it "starts off very good like a typical Scream movie." It is added that "The killer is just stupid..." and "also the ending had to have been at least 20 minutes or longer and just kept going on and on and on."
Talks about "Scream 4" screening are also brought to Twitter, with someone saying it is "action packed". The Twitter user which uses nickname vicksvapor77 additionally informs that the shown movie was not a final cut and the early screening was held to get fans' feedback. He/she suggests that there might be other screenings and many versions of the film, and thus the final one can change from a test screening cut.
"Scream 4" centers its story on Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, who returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.
Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette reprise their roles as Sidney, Dewey and Gale respectively, joined by Emma Roberts who portrays Sidney's cousin. Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin also land roles in the Wes Craven-directed thriller, which is due April 15 in the U.S.