Scream 2 ★★★ Scream Again 1997 (R)
Sidney (Campbell) trades psychotheraphy for college, only to be harassed by a lunatic willing to duplicate her nightmares from the original. All the cast that survived the first pic are back (and some new faces, with O'Connell as Sidney's new boyfriend) including TV-tabloider Gale Weathers (Cox), who has turned a bestseller about the murders into a movie called “Stab”; lovable, huggable sheriff Dewey (Arquette); and horror film fanatic Randy (Kennedy). Director Craven and writer Williamson add more of the satirical spark that propelled its predecessor into boxoffice success. By following the rules of sequels, they increase the suspense (everyone is a suspect) and gore to tantalizing fun, making this entry to the popular franchise a hard one to top. 120m/C VHS, DVD . Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell, Jerry O'Connell, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurie Metcalf, Elise Neal, Lewis Arquette, Duane Martin, Omar Epps, David Warner, Timothy Olyphant, Rebecca Gayheart, Portia de Rossi, Heather Graham; Cameos: Tori Spelling; D: Wes Craven; W: Kevin Williamson; C: Peter Deming; M: Marco Beltrami. MTV Movie Awards '98: Female Perf. (Campbell).