MPAA gives Craven film a rating
Despite the rumors, Scream 4 is not being toned down for the teen crowd.
The MPAA has weighed in on the fourth chapter and granted it an R “for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking.”
Speculation began early as to whether or not the sequel would get a PG-13 or an R – not sure why, as every film to date has received the latter.
The first film was repeatedly submitted to the MPAA to receive an R after the ratings board gave it an NC-17. Parts two and three easily scored their rating once Craven and the MPAA got into a groove.
Source: Shock Till You Drop