In an interview with the Daily News, David Arquette, who played Dewey in the beloved ‘Panic’ slasher franchise, revealed his least favorite movie of the saga – and the surprise may not be also surprising: “ Panic 3 ”.
“We had to throw out the script early. They rewrote all the time. We received new pages every day. It was a total mess. It’s interesting and it’s funny, but it’s a different tone from the rest ”.
He also revealed his favorite entry: “My favorite movie is the first, because that’s where it all started and it was a surprise when audiences liked it. And work with [o diretor] We s [Craven] for the first time it was a dream come true ”.
Many fans and critics consider “Panic 3” to be the worst movie in the franchise, which only earned it 39% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Turns out the blame may have been on screenwriter Ehren Kruger, who was unfamiliar with the subject after taking over from Kevin Williamson.
During an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Williamson said he did not return to the franchise as he was busy developing the series based on the game ‘Wasteland’.
Asked what he would have planned for the sequel, the filmmaker replied:
“In the draft I was developing for ‘Panic 3’ the Killers were basically a fan club for the teens in Woodsboro who got together because of the ‘The Stab’ movies. The big surprise would come when Sidney walked into a house after Ghostface killed everyone who was there … and they all stood up because it was just a game planned by the kids.
“The boys were planning all of this to gain fame, because they wanted to be the celebrities of Woodsbro, but they didn’t expect it to traumatize Sidney any more. I ended up using part of this idea in ‘Panic 4’ and [na série] ‘The following’. ”
The first film in the franchise debuted in 1996 and became an instant, groundbreaking classic that mixed elements of slasher terror with cinematic metalanguage. Directed by Wes Craven and scripted by Kevin Williamson, the plot focused on a masked serial killer known as Ghostface, who used slogans and creepy knowledge of genre productions to pursue his victims.
Together, the four iterations have raised more than $ 608 million at the global box office.
After the release of ‘Panic 4’ in 2011 and with the death of Craven, MTV decided to produce a serial reboot of the saga, reinventing the iconic Ghostface character for small screens in 2015.
“ Panic ” opens on January 13, 2022.
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