Major SPOILERS are ahead for the latest Scream movie (which now comes with a Paramount+ subscription.)
More than ten years after Ghostface’s last killing spree, the masked killer has returned Scream, the fifth installment in the horror franchise and the first entry without the late Wes Craven at the helm. That popular slasher sequel saw the return of the original cast, including Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, alongside a host of new faces. But unfortunately not all of the iconic characters came from the recent past Scream intact.
In a surprising moment in the second half Scream, David Arquette’s Dewey Riley was murdered by Ghostface in a brutal murder involving two knives stabbed through his skin, one in the front and one in the back. Following the big moment that would cement Dewey’s departure from the franchise, Arquette shared the moment he learned his beloved character was dying:
Can you imagine? As the actor said RichWhen he first read the script in advance, he had no idea that he would see Dewey’s final moments on the page. At first he was really impressed with Dewey’s special role in the new film, but when he got to the fateful scene, he understood that the film was planning on releasing his character.
After 25 years in the role, it’s understandable that it would take the actor some time to digest the idea of the character dying. Although he wasn’t particularly happy about it, he understood the place of the moment in the story and ultimately the scene becomes the fulcrum of the story end of the fifth Scream Movie. He also said the following about filming the scene:
David Arquette was in every one Scream Movie made to date, with his first appearance in the 1996 film that started it all. Arquette once recalled nearly killed in the first film but thanks to Wes Craven, he decided to let the character survive. The films are particularly important to Arquette because that’s where he met Courtney Cox, with whom he dated, married, and had their daughter, Coco. That Scream The couple have since divorced, but it’s safe to say Arquette’s life would have been very different if he had never played Dewey Riley.
After the success of the latest Scream Movie, another sequel has already received the green light and is scheduled for release on March 31, 2023. In the meantime, however, you can check them all out Upcoming Horror Movies (as well as new movie releases in general) in the immediate future.