Scream Ending’s Freddy Krueger Easter Egg Confirmed

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The ending of Scream (2022) features a nod to Freddy Krueger in an Easter egg for the horror icon, where one of the killers is similarly burned.

Warning: This post contains spoilers for 2022 Scream.

Scream (2022) Director Tyler Gillett unveils an Easter egg in the film’s finale that pays homage to horror icon Freddy Krueger, the antagonist of the Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise. Scream is known for his meta comments and salutes to other horror movies and Scream (2022) is no different with its dissections of modern horror tropes and fandom obsession. The film sees Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox reprising their roles and is joined by new cast members Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette and Jenna Ortega.

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Scream (2022) continues 25 years after the original Scream, where the serial killer Ghostface returns to lure the old characters back to Woodsboro. It will be revealed later Scream (2022)‘s third act in which the characters of Quaid and Madison are responsible for the murders to renew interest in the city and get a new episode of the prick Series, a film series within the film based on the crimes. In the end, Quaid’s character is stabbed and Madison’s character is set on fire before being shot, ending her crime spree.

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When talking to Damn disgusting, Gillett mentions that the incendiary makeup for Madison’s character contains a reference to Krueger, who is known to have severe burns to his face. Looking closely at the burned ear, it appears that the cartilage on the side of the actor’s head has melted, similar to Krueger’s design. The designers say they didn’t want to make it obvious but included it as a treat for eagle-eyed fans. Check out the image below:

The Easter egg was included in honor of the original Scream Director Wes Craven, who also directed the original A nightmare on Elm Street as well as Wes Craven’s new nightmarewhich paved the way for the meta-horror comedy genre popularized by the original Scream. The film also pays homage to Craven by naming Minnette’s character Wes in the film. A sixth film in the franchise has been greenlit and is expected to begin filming in the summer of 2022.


Scream (2022) isn’t the first movie to end with Madison’s character being set on fire Once upon a time in Hollywood also with a similar ending in which she played a member of the Manson family. Although Madison has confirmed it’s a coincidence, it would be remarkable if her career continued to include such a memorable way of ending every film, much like Sean Bean became known for dying in every film, in with which he plays Scream (2022) Continuing the franchise’s legacy, it will be interesting to see how they keep the twists fresh while staying true to the genre that birthed them.


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