With the success of the 2022 Scream ‘requel’, it should come as no surprise that another entry in the franchise is already in production.
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Tentatively titled scream 6, The franchise’s next outing looks to not only put a new face behind the Ghostface mask, but also unleash the meta-slasher on a whole new backdrop: New York City.
And according to actress Melissa Barrera, who will reprise her role from the last film as Sam Carpenter, it makes the whole scenario “about 20 times more humiliating to be forced to contend with the indifference of the Big Apple while running for your life . ”
“It’s awful,” Barrera recently told Collider during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). “Because you also see how in a city like New York City, everyone is kind of doing their own thing and someone’s screaming for help, and nobody’s going to come to their rescue.”
“Nobody comes to help them, you know, everyone’s kind of like, ‘I’m not going into that,'” she explained. “So it’s humbling because you’re being chased by Ghostface, but you also see humanity and how they react in a situation like that. Anyway, I think I’ve probably said too much already.”
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While Barerra’s take on Ghostface’s impending metropolitan rampage should be no more than her own personal take, it could also offer a clue as to possible direction scream 6‘s action.
The previous film used its twist to address “toxic fans,” basing the killers’ motivation for their bloody killing spree on being fans of the in-universe version of Scream movies, prick.
Find yourself disappointed in the direction of that prick franchise gone, the fans-turned-killers began their own killing spree in hopes of providing the writers of the next film with “quality” inspiration for their story.
This analogy was so clear that Scream (2022) even mentions that the “knife out Guy” – aka Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson – was the man who directed the poorly received prick Film that started the killers.
Johnson was even specifically credited by name in the film’s credits.
So it’s not hard to imagine that the same writers who wrote this eye-rolling twist would try to go down the We Live In A Society route for the sequel.
For now, this is all just speculation, but with the film’s March 31 release date fast approaching, we won’t have to wait long to see if or not Scream can continue his successful comeback.
Who knows? If so, the franchise may even be able to make the leap into space like a number of other horror greats.
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