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[Horror Queers Podcast] Explaining Why ‘Scream 2’ is the Best ‘Scream’ Film

The best sequel ever.

It’s a brand new year for Trace and me, which means that we’re firmly into our Anniversary Month! After a second round of speed dating last week, we’re kicking the New Year off right with our second discussion on the Scream films and our favourite of the franchise.

That’s right, we said what we said. Scream 2 reunites writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven, as well as all of the survivors from the first film. The sequel tracks down Final Girl Sidney (Neve Campbell) three years later at fictional Windsor College for a round of copycat killings in a second installment that stages not one, but TWO of the best set pieces in modern horror (Gale’s sound editing sequence and the crashed car escape). And that’s without even digging into queer icon Sarah Michelle Gellar and the killer reveal of Laurie Metcalf and her iconic white pantsuit as Mrs. Loomis.

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Episode 55 – Scream 2 (1997)

Hi! No, we really mean it. Hi! 

After nearly a year of waiting, the time has come for Trace and Joe to dig into the best film in the Scream franchise and arguably the best horror sequel of all time. 

Join us as we praise the film’s dedication to further developing its main trio, its willingness to kill off Randy and, of course, Laurie Metcalf’s totally unhinged performance as Mrs. Loomis (or is it Ms. Loomis? Try to keep track of Joe’s pronunciations).

Also on deck: wisdom from Wes Craven’s audio commentary, details from Kevin Williamson’s original leaked script, and a plethora of line readings, including Trace performing several scores. Plus: deep dives into two of the best sequences in modern horror!

Don’t wait for video because this episode is (British accent) “a good one.”

Cross out Scream 2!

Next week: our Anniversary month continues as we revisit the Hostel franchise for a look at the simultaneously progressive and problematic Hostel Part 2 (2007).

P.S. Be sure to check out all of our online articles right here, including the latest on the 2004 version of The Grudge

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