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“What’s your favorite horror movie?” For countless horror fans (including this writer), the answer to that question is “Scream,” the 1996 meta feature from slasher king Wes Craven and then rookie screenwriter Kevin Williamson. As summarized in Entertainment Weekly’s “The Ultimate Guide to ‘Scream'”, at the time of its release, “the Hollywood slasher flick was as dead as a promiscuous camp counselor on the eve of Friday the 13th ‘thanks to’ a dozen or so years of countless sequels, increasingly stereotypical premise, and on-screen violence that had become more and more tedious with each new offering. he spirit of “Scream” and self-aware characters resurrected the genre, officially shaking up horror cinema while having endless fun along the way.

Completely embraced by audiences, the film’s unexpected popularity has paved the way for a slew of sequels (four to be exact, with a fifth due out in 2023), which have grossed over $740 million worldwide, cementing the franchise’s status as a true horror. mastodon.

Originally envisioned as a trilogy, the third installment of “Scream” was released in 2000 and seemingly concluded the bloody story of resilient Woodsboro resident Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and her bloody battles with Ghostface – until ” Scream 4″ came out a decade later, that is. Currently streaming on Paramount+, the third film sees our heroine face off against the masked, knife-wielding killer once again, this time in Hollywood, where “Stab 3”, the movie-within-movie, is being filmed.

Showcasing the City of Angels in all its glory, the production uses several famous locations in the area, including West Hollywood’s historic Harper House, which depicts the apartment complex where Cotton Weary (Liev Schreiber) is murdered in the movie sequence. heartbreaking opening. The American Cement Building appears to us as the high-rise office of horror film producer John Milton (Lance Henriksen), with a diving board posed several stories above the adjacent Lake MacArthur Park. And the Radford Studio Center replaces the fictional Sunrise Studios, a production facility in Studio City that has served as the home of everything from “Seinfeld” to “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” throughout its nearly 100 years of operation. story.

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