SCREAM VI – Review by T.J. Callahan

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Scream VI: “Who gives a f*#ck about movies.”

The Carpenters think they are On Top of the World after having survived the latest Ghostface attacks in Woodsboro, California. They’ve Only Just Begun their new lives with the Core Four in New York City when another killer decides to don the disguise and plunge knife first into a murder spree that has sisters, Sam and Tara, running for their lives in hopes of not Hurting Each Other.

It seems like Only Yesterday the Scream franchise first dared to scare, making a Superstar out of Neve Campbell, but It’s Going to Take Some Time before we see Sydney again. While Scream VI picks up where the last fright fest left off, there’s nary a mention of Ms. Prescott (Campbell didn’t return for contractual reasons). Courtney Cox remains a staple though as investigative reporter, Gale Weathers. She’s been in every film since it’s beginning in 1996. Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera return from Scream 5 as the Carpenter sisters. There’s a Kind of Hush in the audience as Hayden Panettiere appears on screen as Kirby Reed. She’s been out of sight since Scream 4.

If you’re getting A Ticket to Ride to the theater to see yet another installment of this terror trap don’t expect any new found intelligent dialogue or character development, but there’s plenty of character assasination – in more ways than one. What Scream VI brings for horror fans is enough blood and gore to make you feel like you need a shower afterwards. Don’t let anyone sit Close to You.

If Scream VI does well at the box office, For All We Know, This Masquerade could go on forever. Speaking of going on, at 2 hours, this is the longest Scream, but my husband, Ricky, still had 2 👀 open at the end…mostly for safety reasons. Scream VI gets a 6 out of 10.

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T. J. Callahan

Longtime Houston radio personality, T.J. Callahan switched gears from traffic and news reporting as a member of the award winning Hudson and Harrigan Show on KILT to directing you to the right movie theatre as the resident film critic for The Sam Malone Show on AM 1070 The Answer in Houston. Since 2009, T.J. has exclusively critiqued premiering films on such stations as KRMD in Shreveport, La., KILT in Houston, WCKT in Sarasota, Fla., as well as on The Chris X Blayney Show on The Liberty Eagle Radio Network and streaming on Radio Brave. Entertaining and informative, T.J. gets right to the point and lets you know whether the latest epic is worth your time. Listen to her live every Thursday morning at 9:20 central on KNTH. T.J. is also a proud member of the Critics Choice Association, the Houston Film Critics Society and a board member and 2017 inductee to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.