Scream once, Scream twice, Scream as loud as you can, but you've got an episode about Scream 3 (2000) in your red right hand. Reviled by many, defended by a few, Scream 3 was the death knell for the new slasher boom. With an assist from Tessa Racked of Consistent Panda Bear Shape, Patrick dives into a movie that dares to ask: are two Gale Weatherses better than one?
If one of those Gales is Parker Posey, the answer is "Yes, hell yes, oh my God yes".
In addition to discussing the troubled production and diminished ingenuity of Scream 3, Patrick and Tessa respond to a listener who asked "What do you think of the horror genre, in regards to it's treatment of women?" and Holy Shit was that a can of worms they opened. Tessa and Patrick ended up speaking for 40 minutes on the topic*. Turns out our status with women and horror films is "It's Complicated".
Next week we conclude the Scream series with the dark horse outlier Scream 4 (coming out Saturday the 29th, instead of the usual Friday), so get caught up now!
*Tessa Racked would like to note that they mispoke during the questions segment. They referred to the article of clothing the main character in A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night wears as a "niqab" when it is in fact a chador.
0:00 - 17:19 - Intro
17:20 - 2:10:46 - Commentary
2:10:47 - 2:50:17 - Questions
2:50:18 - 2:54:57 - Outro