Entertainment Weekly talked to director Wes Craven and the cast of Scream 4 who revealed some more details on the story.
Neve Campbell says that since the last film, Sidney Prescott has written a self-help book. “She ends the book tour with going to Woodsboro and there she finds her cousin [Emma Roberts] and her aunt [Mary McDonnell] and some friends and trouble ensues.”
Gale (Courteney Cox) and Dewey (David Arquette) have “been married for 10 years,” said Cox. “I kinda gave up my job as the entertainment journalist. I’ve written six books, but now I have major writer’s block. I’m bored with my life and bored with my marriage and bored with the silly small town of Woodsboro. It’s actually the anniversary of the first killing in Woodsboro. When she arrives to promote her book, things start happening, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Craven added that “the first [Scream] was very much observing where horror had been for the last 10 to 20 years. And this is very much looking at where horror has been for the last 10 years. There’s always somebody trying to figure out what the rules are to keep from getting killed.”