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Scream 2 (1997) - Wes Craven

This movie picks up while Sidney Prescott, our young heroine who the franchise is centered around, attends the prestigious Windsor College. A film called Stab comes out based on the Westboro Murders. Meanwhile, a series of copycat murders occur in and around the college mimicking the murderers.

Some of the original cast returns. Randy, Dewey, Gale... Their characters stay pretty much the same. Cotton Weary is explored a lot more and played as a strange, pissy, sociopath that is obsessed with getting his fifteen minuets of fame after being released from prison. He clearly resents Sidney for wrongly accusing him.

The film is obvious but clever and furthers the notion of it becoming self-aware. Film Sequels are a main topic of conversation. The new characters help move the film along in entertaining fashion. Gale has a new cameraman and he's pretty funny. Sidney has a new boyfriend in Sliders own Jerry O'Connell.

The cameos are decent and all in all the movie does well as a sequel. …