Scream

VH1’s Scream: Resurrection continues its special three-night event today airing episodes three and four beginning at 9 pm EST.

Episode Three opens on Halloween and as the Deadfast Club continues to try to figure out the identity of the killer behind the Ghostface mask, they still can’t seem to get together on the best way to do that.

Unfortunately, the indecision leads to some seriously contrived plot points, another murder or two, and sadly utter confusion in more than one instance.

Ghostface is working hard to cast doubt among this unlikely group of friends, and it isn’t hard considering most of their connections are tenuous at best. Their nerves are fraying and by the end of episode four their survival instincts are kicking in.

As I said in my review of the first two episodes, the writers really went for it, trying to underline the fact that this is SCREAM. Sorry for all the caps, but that’s how it feels watching some of this particular story play out.

Don’t get me wrong, I applaud what they’re attempting to do with this season, but I just wish they weren’t trying so hard to get it done.

Fortunately, the cast seems totally committed to their roles, even when they, themselves, seem frustrated by its superfluous twists and turns.

RJ Cyler again turns in a strong performance as Deion, and Keke Palmer is turned up to 11 as Kym.

However, it’s Giullian Yao Gioiello who takes on the emotional center of tonight’s episodes. Some of his moments in the role of Manny feel genuinely honest and raw especially as we see him step up to help his friends.

Do these moments make up for some of the rather clumsy storytelling elsewhere? Not entirely, but they do help!

Again episodes three and four of Scream: Resurrection will air on VH1 tonight starting at 9 pm EST and the series will conclude tomorrow night at the same time.