Scream continues the latest tradition of long-awaited sequels of the same name as the original film (see Halloween, Candyman), and returns in 2022. And don’t let the title confuse you – this isn’t a restart, but it is the fifth film in the ongoing franchise.
It’s hard to overestimate how influential Scream (1996) was 25 years ago. It revived the slasher genre, was surprising, shocking, and confident, and its meta-commentary on horror films became its trademark. In the films, various serial killers have taken on the Ghostface coat and terrorized Woodsboro residents, most notably lingering survivor Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell).
Sidney, Gale (Courteney Cox) and Dewey (David Arquette) are back for Scream 2022, along with other iconic faces and newcomers like Melissa Barrera (In the Heights) and Jack Quaid (The Boys).
Scream can be seen on the cover of the upcoming issue of Total Film magazine, and at the bottom you can see three exclusive news images from the film starring Ghostface, Campbell, Arquette and Barrera, and at the top there is also a terrifying new pic of the killer. Look at her:
This part is directed by longtime fans Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who succeed the late horror legend Wes Craven. Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett are best known for the ridiculously funny, unpredictable Ready or Not, and in the new installment of Total Film they talk about their enthusiasm for the series being brought back to life.
Total Film also speaks to cast members – Legacy and New – and executive producer Kevin Williamson, who wrote the original film back in 1996 (and also wrote Screams 2 and 4).
Scream will open in UK and US cinemas on January 14, 2022. You can find more information about the film in the new issue of Total Film magazine when the new cover hits the shelves on Thursday, November 11th (real and digital) below:
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