3 Crappy Business Tips from ‘Scream 4’
The Scream franchise is one of my favorites of all time. Although it’s hard to compare one genre with another, I rank it up there with Indiana Jones and Harry Potter. That’s blasphemy to snobby film critics, I’m sure, but I said “my favorite” not “most revered of all time for people that eat foie gras and pronounce ‘croissant’ with a fake French accent.” Plus, the last Lord of the Rings movie got a boatload of Oscars, so there’s really no accounting for taste. The fourth movie – SCRE4M if you must – opened to disappointing box office totals and has gotten middling reviews across the board. Don’t want your latest product or service to be a huge disappointment after a series of successes? Then make sure you DON’T follow any of the tips Scream 4 has to offer.
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS A BIG-ASS SPOILER FOR A VICTIM IN SCREAM 4.
1) Take small details and exaggerate them to the point of ridiculousness.
One of the things I love most about the Scream movies is that the killer was human. Not only was it screwed up that you know and trust your friends’ killer, but Ghostface actually stumbled and reacted to being attacked.
2) Don’t listen to advice from people with experience.
3) Treat customers like they’re stupid, especially by repeating yourself over and over and over and over and over…
Scream was the first horror movie where the characters themselves had actually seen scary movies, and the “rules” of survival were established by the first man I ever loved, Randy Meeks.