Sidney Prescott, now a best-selling author, returns to Woodsboro to promote her new book. It's been a while since she'd had to deal with 'ol Ghostface - about ten years - so she naturally believes that she is safe and all is well. While staying in Woodsboro with her aunt and teenage cousin, Sidney learns that all is, indeed, NOT well.
As usual, murder seems to follow Sidney wherever she goes. People are being murdered once again, only this time there's a twist: the killer(s) is broadcasting the murders online via webcam. So who is after Sidney this time? And why? Well, the answer to that is surprising, to me at least. While one of the two killers is rather obvious, the other is completely unexpected.
We have our usual characters: Sidney, Dewey, and Gail. But there are new faces too, of course. We have Emma Roberts (from the kids' show Unfabulous) as Sidney's cousin Jill, and Hayden Panettiere (from my favorite show, Heroes) as Jill's somewhat bitchy friend. Even though she's a bit bitchy, she is likeable and very educated in horror films. So, her knowledge of the movies she'll be quizzed on later almost saves her life - almost.
Ghostface is more vicious in this one, and because of that, we get lots more gore. We see lots of blood and guts, and it's fantastic. I mean, Ghostface is really fucking shit up in this one. I love it! Scream 4 is very pleasing and a wonderful addition to a series I've always loved.