The first two "Scream" movies were clever, building great suspense while poking fun at other horror movies. This one attempts to wrap up the trilogy and remain as sharp as those entries, but falls a bit short. It gets too frantic near the end and tidies things up too neatly. But a worthwhile rent anyway. (as with many horror franchises, this one was resurrected in 2011 with a plan for 3 sequels, starting with "Scream 4")
Three teenagers go on a road trip killing spree and manage to attract the tension of a group of violent Neo-Nazis. Extremely depressing, gruesome, and unpleasant film fails to muster up any real truth about violence, media, the youth of today, or revenge, but it does feature a top-notch performance from Rose McGowen, some funny lines, a good soundtrack, and an effective final act. Think of it as a more extreme version of Larry Clark's KIDS, but with less to say and less to offer. Unrated: Contains gruesome violence and gore and extreme language, strong graphic sex scenes and sexual dialogue, and drug content.