Is ‘Scream’ More Fearful in the Age of Smart Gadgets?
This, it seems, is where the new Yelling (which is, confusingly, also called Yelling) seek his coolness. on two -minute trailer for the movie, after a frightening call arrives on her landline, a young woman is shown feverishly struggling with the smart locks in her house, the thing that should protect her. As he locked them up, the killer, hiding in an unknown place, disarmed them. He had lost all control. Panic ensued. Any sense of safety is shattered.
In this one stroke, it reminds viewers why Ghostface has always been the perfect villain in the horror movie: He’s human. Unlike Jason and Michael Myers in the world, the man inside the costume has no supernatural powers. He growled and moaned when he was attacked, and he didn’t have Freddy Krueger’s nails. His only abilities come from gadgets, something that makes him more believable — and even more awesome.
So if that human monster can get modern technology, what kind of horror will they create? We know that technology is getting used to advanced abuse. Domestic violence, that is primarily aimed at women, may increasing the use of smart devices and other tech. There are already social media reports on women who found Apple AirTags strapped to their cars afterwards it was discovered that they were being tracked down by stalker.
The original Yelling perfect for 1996. But launching it now means it has to be a lot smarter (and the franchise is well off to start). Whether this will be done in the new installment, and how, remains to be seen, but it is known that it is not called Siyagit 5. Perhaps the whole point is to bring back Sidney (and Gale, and Dewey…) for one last scare before rebooting the franchise with a smarter, more evil villain.
Animals like Freddy are invincible because they don’t live like you and me. They can fall off balconies, be stabbed, or be trapped in a burning house, and quickly disappear if the onlooker turns their head. That’s a scary idea, but even more frightening — that thing Yelling infected — so there are monsters walking among us every day. the official poster everyone says: It’s always someone you know. Ghostface is a terrific reminder that the killer can be a classmate, companion, friend. No matter how far we have come, we cannot escape them.
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