As an old-school homage to the origins of the slasher genre, Ghostface and Scream promise “there’s always someone you know” in a new retro-style poster.
A new promotional image for Scream takes the horror franchise back to the origins of the slasher genre with a retro-style poster.
Shared on the Scream franchise Twitter Account, the poster focuses on a moonlit ghostface while the killer wields a shiny, bloody knife. The typography, old-looking paper, and the crease in the middle wouldn’t look out of place on a vintage movie poster from the 1970s, the decade slashers like with movies. were born Halloween. Text on the posters advises everyone: “Don’t see it alone!” while an ominous slogan behind the villain’s masked face is: “There is always someone you know.”
This is not the first time Scream teased the identity of Ghostface in an advertising poster. An earlier series of posters focused on Sidney Prescott of Neve Campbell, Gale Weathers of Courteney Cox, and Dewey Riley of David Arquette showed each character wearing a Ghostface mask. All three characters appeared in the first Scream Film that was released in 1996 and will return for this fifth installment in the franchise.
Another poster took the teasing further by using a slogan that promised, “The killer is on this poster.” In addition to returning Campbell, Cox and Arquette, this poster also features several new characters from the franchise, such as Sam Carpenter from Melissa Barrera, Richie Kirsch from Jack Quaid and Tara Carpenter from Jenna Ortega. In total, the poster shows 12 characters under the threatening mask of Ghostface, and anyone could be the killer – or the murderer.
Many of these new characters were recently featured in a Paramount Pictures featurette entitled “Meet the New Blood.” The short video contains excerpts from the film and interviews with new and returning cast members. In a scene reminiscent of the first Scream Film, several of these new faces discuss the return of Ghostface while making fun of each other. In the featurette, Campbell says of the return: “It feels like going back to the first one Scream. It’s fun to get back in. “
The inclusion of so many new faces in the Scream According to Cox, the franchise is not a sign of a restart, but rather a relaunch of the franchise. “This is the fifth, it isn’t Scream 5 but that is Scream. It’s hip, it’s scary, it’s just new Scream – it’s not a reboot, not a remake, it’s just a brand new start, “she explained.” The directors are amazing. They absolutely do it – it’s a new franchise. “
Scream will enter cinemas on January 14th despite the temporary closings of cinemas in several countries due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 variant of Omicron.
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