Scream

It is as clever-clever as the rest, and where Craven seemed increasingly – like his masked killers – to be phoning it in, this is certainly the most stylishly directed of all the sequels. Another 11 years later, and with Craven himself now dead, the helm has been handed to directors Matt Bettinelli Olpin and Tyler Gillett for this latest sequel – entitled just Scream without the 5, much as the ‘pretentious’ eighth entry in the Stab franchise-within-a-franchise, loosely based on the ‘real’ Woodsboro killings, is just called Stab. “Where…

A ’70s porn shoot takes a bloody turn in the trailer for Ti West’s X

His upcoming feature X, the trailer for which appeared online this morning, both evokes and recreates the heyday of the grindhouse with an old-fashioned slasher period piece set in the all-too-apropos summer of ’79. X comes to cinemas in the US on 18 March. This subgenre oriented around rural-themed terror peaked in the ’70s with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a golden era to which Ti West harkens back twice over with his latest film. His nostalgia for the ’70s comes through in the dead-on costuming and hairstyling as well,…