Paramount Pictures launched the 5th installment of the franchise on January 14, 2022. The red-carpet premiere of the film was planned for January 11, 2022, however, it was canceled because of the lengthy COVID-19 epidemic and the advent of the Omicron strain.
After more than 10 years, we got to watch the new Scream film – and the fifth installment in the postmodern slasher genre is making the horror fans crazy.
The new one-minute trailer shows Ghostface on the prowl while building up a generational mystery, with Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, heard stating, “I’ve seen this picture before.”
The picture, simply titled Scream, was initially reported not long after the release of Scream 4 in 2011, however, due to several delays, the project took a long time to commence production before being delayed again by the pandemic.
But, as the film’s release date approaches, Paramount Pictures has been progressively tempting us with a variety of posters and promos, including a pair of recent bonus features.
The latest member is a documentary titled Return To Woodsboro, in which long-time cast members Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell discuss their return to the series, which they have been a member of since the first film in 1996.
The new picture is the first in the franchise not helmed by horror maestro Wes Craven, who died in 2015, with Ready or Not team Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett taking the helm.
Scream 5 Release Date
Paramount Pictures launched the 5th installment of the franchise on January 14, 2022. The red-carpet premiere of the film was planned for January 11, 2022, however, it was canceled because of the lengthy COVID-19 epidemic and the advent of the Omicron strain. Scream was initially scheduled to be published in 2021, thus this is a huge delay.
Scream 5 Cast
- Melissa Barrera as Sam Carpenter
- Mason Gooding as Chad Meeks-Martin
- Jenna Ortega as Tara Carpenter
- Jack Quaid as Richie Kirsch
- Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks
- Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers
- David Arquette as Dewey Riley
- Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott
- Dylan Minnette as Wes Hicks
- Jasmin Savoy Brown as Mindy Meeks-Martin
- Kyle Gallner as Vince Schneider
- Sonia Ben Ammar as Liv McKenzie
- Mikey Madison as Amber Freeman
- Roger L. Jackson as the voice of Ghostface
David Arquette, who has starred in all four previous Scream films, is scheduled to play his part as Dewey Riley.
Courteney Cox, from Friends, is also ready to come back to the franchise (sadly not with THAT fringe again).
Cox and Arquette initially met on the set of the original Scream in 1996. The couple quickly fell in love and got married in 1999. After their divorce in 2010, Arquette says the couple is still on good terms and co-parents their daughter Coco.
Neve Campbell, who portrayed Sidney Prescott during the first four Scream films, has also initially signed on to the picture, bringing the original film’s three primary cast members back together.
It has also been reported that Ghostface, the franchise’s costumed villain, would return, once again performed by Roger L Jackson.
Mexican actress Melissa Barrera (Vida), The Boys actor Jack Quaid, and Jenna Ortega, who has already been in Jane the Virgin and You, have all joined the cast.
Mason Gooding from Booksmart and Dylan Minnette from 13 Reasons Why have also entered the team in new roles.
Scream 5 Plot
The story takes place 25 years after the infamous Woodsboro murders committed by Ghostface murderers Billy Loomis and Stu Macher (Scream 1).
Tara Carpenter, who is texting her friend Amber Freeman, gets a call from a man discussing horror movies, which is a common event in the series.
He then asks her to accurately answer questions in order to save Amber’s life. When she gets one incorrect, a Ghostface appears at Tara’s house and assaults her, injuring her.
Wes Hicks informs Tara’s sister Sam and her boyfriend Richie Kirsch of Tara’s attack, and the pair chooses to return to Woodsboro.
They run upon Wes Hicks and his mother, Sheriff Judy Hicks, who is interrogating the gang, which also includes Amber, Chad Meeks-Martin, Mindy Meeks-Martin, and Liv McKenzie.
Sam and Richie then make a visit to Tara in the hospital and promise to stay with her till she heals. Later, after Sam has a glimpse of the murderer, it is disclosed that she is Billy Loomis’s daughter and that this is why she fled Woodsboro.
After that, the Ghostface assassinates Liv’s lover, Vince Schneider. Sam and Richie go to a local officer, Dewey Riley, who was tied to all of the Woodsboro murders investigations, to assist solve the crime.
However, it is revealed that he has separated from Gale Weathers and is not in the greatest of health as a result of the breakup. He denies their request for assistance and asks them to go. He does, however, notify Sidney Prescott, who has been at the core of countless crimes since the Woodboro killings, and his ex-wife Gale that he needs their assistance.
He then makes up his mind and tells all of the adolescents about the Woodsboro killings, while looking for a connection to the new murders. It is subsequently revealed that Vince is Bill’s nephew. When questioned about the needle of distrust moving towards Sam, she becomes enraged and storms out.
The Ghostface later murders Wes and her mother Judi. Tara and Richie are abducted by the Ghostface in the hospital, and Sam, Dewey, and Gale discover that Tara might be the next in line to be murdered.
Dewey fights Ghostface in an attempt to stop the murderer but is murdered in the process. The spoilers till now are enough and you should definitely watch the movie to find out what’s next.