Scream: Resurrection Review - Night Three Delivers Stunning Revelations

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And that's a wrap on Scream: Resurrection!

Scream Season 3 Episode 5 and Scream Season 3 Episode 6 brought this reboot to a close, and I wish it were a more memorable conclusion. 

The revelation that Deion had been dead all along was excellent, but the execution of it left a lot to be desired. 

Jamal Tells His Brother How it Is - Scream

In the end, I couldn't help but agree with the killer that Marcus had been living a lie, and could have come clean on a variety of occasions. 

Beth: I can't let you do that, Deion. Or, should I say, Marcus?
Deion: Why are you doing this? What do you want?
Beth: You mean, besides exposing you all as total hypocrites? You're right. This isn't about you, Demarcus. It's about her. It's like I said from day one, you're the final girl.
Beth: Um, this is a gun, you idiot. Jay's gun to be specific. Lucky I got to it before the police did. Now drop that thing before I put another bullet in his head.
Deion: Liv, run.
Beth: Solid advice from your soon to be ex-boyfriend. A horror should never end without a chase.
Liv: Screw you. I'm not leaving him.
Deion: Hey, just go, please.
Liv: No. No.

It's understandable that Marcus didn't want his family to mourn the loss of another son, but the pressure of keeping up with that lie was always going to come back to bite him. 

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With that said, it's difficult to believe that that's how it all played out.  They had to find a way to bring closure to the storylines, but it felt a little rushed. 

It became apparent earlier on that there was a secret we were privy to, but I didn't expect Marcus to have survived that fateful Halloween night.

Ghost Face OG - Scream

Jamal being one of the killers wasn't surprising in the slightest. I figured he was jealous of his brother on countless occasions. In the household, everything is about Deion, and nothing is about Jamal. 

Beth: No sign of the killer.
Liv: Yet, I doubt that window was left open by accident.

While that's no reason for murder, Jamal didn't go into this with the intention of being a murderer. The murderous side coming out was all thanks to Beth, who manipulated him into working with her. 

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Beth being a killer surprised me, mostly because I thought Kym was going to emerge from under the mask. Kym popped up in the most surprising of places, meaning she was the ultimate red herring. 

Liv: Earl's house. Isn't that your apartment?
Deion: No, it's not, but I ... I can't say what it is right now. I just gotta go.
Liv: Deion. Let me come with you.
Deion: No, you can't. Some stuff you just don't understand, okay?
Liv: Like what?
Deion: Ghost Face's victims, they're not dying because of what I did on Halloween night. They're dying because of what I did after. Because of my secret.
Liv: What do you mean? What secret?
Deion: Liv, you have no idea who I really am.
Liv: Of course I do.
Deion: No, you don't. Trust me.
Liv: Well, fine. If you're not Deion Elliot, who are you?
Deion: Think alright, you know my story. I let you closer than anybody else. So, you tell me, who's the only other person I could be?
Liv: Marcus.

Beth thought she was a smart individual, but her allowing Liv to walk behind and subsequently whack her with the object was just plain stupid. 

Beth Hates Detention - Scream

Beth knew everything about horror movies, so having her as one of the villains was one of the few things in this reboot that worked very well. 

She liked Amir, and after killing him, she knew she could slice and dice anyone. It was messed up, but it proved that her tirade of terror would have continued if she managed to take everyone else out. 

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That's probably why she wanted to kill off Jamal. She could have moved somewhere else, and started all over again. 

Deion: What do you want?
Ghost Face: You already know. The same thing I've always wanted.
Deion: Man, screw you, Jay. Aight. I don't owe you nothing.
Ghost Face: Ironic isn't it that you're so sure you figured out who I am when all I've ever asked of you is that you do the same. That you own up to who you really are on the inside.
Deion: Look, I'm a coward. I've been a coward since the night I let my brother die, and I'm a coward today.
Ghost Face: Oh, you're going to have to go deeper than that. Or I will.
Deion: If you're really my brother, please stop doing this.
Ghost Face: It's too late for that. If you treated me like blood, we wouldn't be having this conversation, but we are, and you can't change the past.
Deion: Bitch, you think I don't know that?
Ghost Face: Focus on the task. You have a big game to play tomorrow. The only question is will you be playing or will you be playing my game? I promise you, you can only win one.

Hell, living in a house with a morgue would have allowed her to stay in the clear for much longer. The killer reveal was satisfying because I was too busy pointing my finger at Liv. 

Jessica Sula on Scream Resurrection

Even though that would have been too obvious, it made the most sense in my eyes. 

There was a lot of emphasis on Liv's mental state, to the point that it was too obvious she had something to do with what was going on. 

Deion: Hey, it's me. I can't believe Amir's gone, you know?
Liv: Me either. Not like I've had any time to process though, not with everything that's going on with my dad, too.
Deion: Is he okay?
Liv: They stopped the bleeding finally, but he's still unconscious.
Deion: He gonna make it?
Liv: They don't know yet. Where are you?
Deion: Still at this police station, answering questions. They just finally let me make a call.
Liv: You can't say anything to the police. Remember what Ghost Face told us? Snitches die.
Deion: Look, what did you tell the cops to get me caught up like this?
Liv: I said that I heard my dad was hurt, and that you were the one who told me. I wasn't trying to get you in trouble.
Deion: You don't think I had nothing to do with what happened to your dad, do you?
Liv: What about you? You didn't come right out and say it, but you think I'm the killer?
Deion: Liv I almost died tonight because of you. I got handcuffed and thrown into the back of a police car because of you. I've been getting grilled about something I had nothing to do with because of you. Look, killer or not, it don't matter. I just need you to do one thing for me.
Liv: What's that?
Deion: Never talk to me again.

She felt oppressed because she wasn't being clear with anyone about her feelings, and the main takeaway from her storyline is that people are dealing with things that nobody is aware of. 

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There was something off about her throughout the entirety of Scream: Resurrection. When your father's telling your love interest you're crazy, there's definitely something amiss. 

Liv's father living to fight another day was quite the shocker, and it was all thanks to his daughter's new love interest. 

Tyga on Scream Resurrection

Jamal was a likely killer from the get-go, primarily because Tyga was one of the biggest names amongst the low-key cast of series regulars. 

Kym: Hey.
Beth: What do you want?
Kym: Cops talk to you about Amir?
Beth: Yeah, only all night.
Kym: If you want to talk about it, I understand what you're going through.
Beth: Then please, tell me. What am I going through?
Kym: Grief. Pain. You lost your dude just like I lost Manny.
Beth: You and Manny were best friends. I didn't even know him here.
Kym: Either way, Beth, the killer took a lot from us both. Speaking of, I've been thinking a lot about what Deion said last night about Liv.
Beth: About how she's Ghost Face?
Kym: And I was also thinking that maybe we should find our for sure. Investigate her, together.
Beth: Team up? Right that's a terrible idea.
Kym: Girl, we Riggs and Murtaugh.
Beth: What?
Kym: We just left the world of horror. Good riddance, by the way, and now, we buddy cops.

It almost made me think the rapper would have only signed on to the project if he knew he his character was going to have some great stuff to work with.

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In the end, Marcus got into the university of his choice and got the girl. Did he deserve it? I'm not sure because lying does not get you anywhere. 

The final scene was too corny to take seriously. It felt like something ripped from a daytime soap opera as he walked along the beach. 

RJ Cyler on Scream Resurrection

Don't even get me started on the phone call. In all honesty, some of the scenes on this reboot would have been better served in a new iteration of Scary Movie. 

What started off as a solid limited series, quickly fell apart, to the point that I didn't care for any of the characters along the way. 

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One of the things that annoyed me the most was Tyga and Giorgia Whigham's characters blatantly wearing mouth guards so that the fake blood did not stain their teeth. 

It was like nobody cared about logic, and wanted to be done with the series. It's a real shame because of how well it started. 

Keke Palmer on Scream Resurrection

When all is said and done, I would have much preferred a six-episode wrap up for the original series.

The OG series may have been too soapy, and bursting at the seams with filler, but it would have felt more worthwhile than Resurrection. 

What are your thoughts on Scream: Resurrection?

Did you like the conclusion? 

Do you want another season?

Hit the comments below. 

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Scream Season 3 Episode 5 Quotes

Don't worry, as long as your dad's in there. Nobody comes in or out without my say so. Liv, keep your chin up. We're pulling for him.

Officer

Deion: Hey, it's me. I can't believe Amir's gone, you know?
Liv: Me either. Not like I've had any time to process though, not with everything that's going on with my dad, too.
Deion: Is he okay?
Liv: They stopped the bleeding finally, but he's still unconscious.
Deion: He gonna make it?
Liv: They don't know yet. Where are you?
Deion: Still at this police station, answering questions. They just finally let me make a call.
Liv: You can't say anything to the police. Remember what Ghost Face told us? Snitches die.
Deion: Look, what did you tell the cops to get me caught up like this?
Liv: I said that I heard my dad was hurt, and that you were the one who told me. I wasn't trying to get you in trouble.
Deion: You don't think I had nothing to do with what happened to your dad, do you?
Liv: What about you? You didn't come right out and say it, but you think I'm the killer?
Deion: Liv I almost died tonight because of you. I got handcuffed and thrown into the back of a police car because of you. I've been getting grilled about something I had nothing to do with because of you. Look, killer or not, it don't matter. I just need you to do one thing for me.
Liv: What's that?
Deion: Never talk to me again.