Sidney Prescott, Ghostface, a ringing telephone ... it's like a time warp back to 1996. The trailer for Dimensions Film's 'Scream 4' made its debut at the Spike TV Scream Awards, but now a much longer version (in much better quality) has officially arrived online and we've posted it after the jump.

Unlike the leaked teaser we posted yesterday, there's quite a bit of carnage here to whet your appetite. The new cast is the main focus, and aside from Rory Culkin -- who looks to be channeling Jamie Kennedy's film-obsessed geek from the original trilogy -- it's sort of hard to tell who's who. All the girls look young, pretty and clueless, but we guess that's the point. A few old faithfuls have returned (like Sidney Prescott, Sheriff Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, who definitely appears to be our first confirmed victim based on this trailer), and the series looks to pick up where it left off in terms of deconstructing the horror genre -- focusing on newer rules like how a killer films his crimes, and that, unlike last time, the virgin is allowed to die.

The real selling point here, of course, is the return of director Wes Craven after a 10-year hiatus from the series. His recent effort, the ghastly 'My Soul to Take,' was an anti-climactic reunion with the fans and the 'Scream' sequels were nothing to write home about -- so there's a lot riding on number four with Cravenites. Also, it's nice to see writer Kevin Williamson getting a shot at continuing his own series -- for better or worse.

Check out the trailer and let us know if it makes you anxious for more, or if you think Craven's just phoning this one in. 'Scream 4' hits theaters on April 15th, 2011.
Scream 4
R 2011
Based on 32 critics

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