Scream 5 will only be available in theaters on January 14, 2022. Scream 5 is not streaming on Disney+ or any other streaming service right now.
2022’s Scream 5 is hitting theaters with a wave of critical acclaim at its back, and here’s when fans can watch the new horror flick at home. The fifth entry in the legendary Scream movie series sees long-time cast members like Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell returning to face off once again against Ghostface, the killer with many faces hiding behind the famous mask. Like the last installment, the new Scream will feature a handful of newcomers.
Since the death of series creator Wes Craven, the Scream series has been taken over by the directing team of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who seem to have successfully preserved Craven’s legacy of frights, while updating the Scream series for the newest generation of fans. With a mix of legacy and debuting characters, 2022’s Scream will look to enter a new chapter while tying back to the nostalgia of the franchise.
When Is Scream in Theaters?
Scream will open in theaters on January 14, 2022. The film is directed by horror-maestro Wes Craven. It stars Neve Campbell (of TV’s Party of Five) as Sidney Prescott, a teenage girl terrorized after an unknown assailant begins to kill off the members of her peer group with creative flair.
When Will Scream 5 Be Streaming? When Will Scream Be On Paramount Plus?
Scream 5 is not streaming simultaneously with its box office release. When it becomes available, the film will be on Paramount+. While no exact date for its streaming release has been announced yet, Paramount+ movies tend to hit the network 45 days after the theatrical debut. Going by this schedule, that would make Scream 5 available to watch at home on Monday, February 28th, 2022.
If the Paramount+ release of Scream follows the same pattern as A Quiet Place Part II, then you will also be able to rent Scream for $20 on PVOD at the same time it begins streaming free on Paramount+. In the meantime, you can watch the original Scream on Peacock.
Who is directing ‘Scream’?
All four previous entries of the Scream franchise have been directed by Wes Craven, who is a horror legend having directed original versions of The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Red Eye. Unfortunately, Craven passed away in 2015, so someone new will be stepping behind the camera for Scream.
In fact, it’s actually two people: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. The directing duo’s best-known credits include the V/H/S segment “10/31/98” and the cult-hit horror-comedy Ready or Not.
Scream 5 Plot: What Happens In Scream 5?
The actual story of the new Scream movie has been kept vague, but we don’t really need to know a whole lot. Another Ghostface has popped up in Woodsboro, and this happens either when Sidney’s visiting her downtrodden hometown, or she’s dragged back to help deal with all the bloodshed. Gale and Dewey are there because they’re the only ones Sidney can truly lean on for understanding the whole situation.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of fresh-faced college students and what not around for our next Ghostface to prey on. The synopsis says whoever is behind the killing wants to reveal “secrets from the town’s deadly past”, making it seem like we might get some revelations about the previous films in some shape or form. As is typical of the series, there are some meta elements, with Ghostface telling Sidney that “it’s an honor” to meet her, playing into the commentary around how we worship villains and victims alike.
The official plot synopsis reads: “25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”
Scream 5 Cast: Who Is In Scream 5?
There’s quite a large cast in Scream 5, and we know many of the confirmed characters. Of course, you have Campbell, Arquette, and Cox, and then there’s Roger L Jackson, the voice of Ghostface in every Scream production thus far. Marley Shelton reprises her role as Judy Hicks, now the sheriff of Woodsboro after appearing as the deputy in the first and fourth movies.
Then we have the new generation of Woodsboro. Minette plays Wes Hicks, Marley’s son, and Quaid is playing Richie Kirsch. Ortega and Gooding’s characters are named Tara and Chad, which is as much as is known about the rest of the supporting cast.
The confirmed cast for Scream 5 is:
- Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
- Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers
- David Arquette as Dewey Riley
- Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks
- Roger L Jackson as Ghostface (voice)
- Dylan Minnette as Wes Hicks
- Mikey Madison as Amber
- Kyle Gallner as Vince
- Jasmin Savoy Brown as Mindy Meeks-Martin
- Sonia Ben Ammar as Liv
- Jenna Ortega as Tara
- Jack Quaid as Richie Kirsch
- Melissa Barrera as Sam Carpenter
- Mason Gooding as Chad
And that’s everything we know about Scream 5. This all said, we understand enough about killers making a comeback to keep one eye over our shoulder, and when we see something suspicious, this guide will be updated with whatever news we find. In the meantime, you can check out the best horror movies of 2021, for more chills to catch up on.