Scream 6 is officially a go, with many familiar faces returning to the franchise and some new ones. Here’s everything that’s known about Scream 6.
Following the success of Scream (2022), the classic slasher movie franchise is quickly being brought back with Scream VI. The movie looks to continue on the story from the previous entry, following the new young cast of potential Ghostface victims as well as seeing some returning characters from other installments in the franchise. While fans can expect the usual meta-commentary on the horror genre as well as some bloody kills, Scream VI is shaking things up a little by taking the action from the sleepy town of Woodsboro to the big city of New York.
The original Scream, directed by Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, revitalized the slasher-horror genre. Starring David Arquette, Courteney Cox, and Neve Campbell as Scream’s heroine Sidney Prescott, the tongue-in-cheek slasher film also sparked a franchise, with each film featuring a killer known as Ghostface who torments over-aged teenagers using horror films as a deadly game, unnervingly quizzing his extremely self-aware targets about their favorite scary movies. Scream (2022) passed the torch to a new generation with Billy Loomis’ secret daughter Sam (Melissa Barrera) and her sister Tara (Jenna Ortega) as the new protagonists with legacy characters helping out along the way. Scream VI promises to take some new steps that could take the franchise in a totally new direction.
Scream VI: Latest News
The latest Scream 6 updates come from the movie’s chilling Super Bowl trailer that featured some gripping new footage. The trailer continues to promise Scream VI will be a bloody new chapter within the franchise and perhaps a new breed of Ghostface being more of a threat than ever before. The New York City setting is also being heavily marketed for this sequel with a great spin on the classic Scream scene of Ghostface chasing the victims through a house. It is made more difficult to escape when the heroes find themselves in a top-floor apartment.
Scream 6 Release Date
Scream 6 will release on March 10, 2023. Scream 2022‘s generally positive reviews and reception indicate that a palpable demand still exists for the franchise, which is why Scream 6 was given the green light. The Scream 6 cast of returning characters and new faces are poised to carry on the franchise, with some surprising legacy characters playing supporting roles in the sequel. The new movie began production in the summer of 2022, making this the shortest wait time between franchise installments since Scream and Scream 2.
Scream VI: Cast
Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega will reprise their roles as Sam and Tara from Scream, solidifying them as the new heroes of the franchise. They are also joined by their surviving cast members Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding as the brother and sister twin duo of Mindy and Chad. This will be the first Scream movie without Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott which is a daunting hurdle for the movie to overcome. However, Courtney Cox will be back as Gale Weathers while Hayden Panettiere returns as Kirby Reed from Scream IV after being thought to have died. Some of the new cast members include Avatar: The Way of Water‘s Jack Champion, She-Hulk‘s Josh Segarra, Ready or Not‘s Samara Weaving, and Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Tony Revolori. Dermot Mulroney also joins the cast as a detective helping with the case.
Scream VI: Story Details
As with most Scream movies, Scream VI is remaining secretive about story details. It is known that the action moves to New York City where a formidable new Ghostface is targeting the heroes. There is also a hint of a Ghostface fan club, suggesting there might be more than just a couple of suspects this time around. Of course, there are also plenty of fan theories including the return of some other legacy characters like Stu from the original Scream, though all of that is just fan speculation at the moment.
Scream VI: Trailer
The first trailer for Scream VI shows off the New York City setting for the movie and hints that this could possibly be the bloodiest and deadliest movie in the franchise. The trailer presents plenty of scenarios where is unclear how the heroes will survive, from Gale being attacked in her apartment to a subway car filled with Ghostfaces to a tense showdown in a convenience store. There was also some backlash with Ghostface wielding a shotgun, however, this is not the first time the killer has used guns in the series. The movie looks to be another mystery to uncover the murderer while danger lurks around every corner.
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