All Hallows’ Eve is upon us and while this year hasn’t granted us much in terms of good news, hearing that Scream 5 was in the making has offered that little ray of spooky hope that things are slowly getting better. So, while you’re anticipating the arrival of this sure-to-be-gory film, how about reading about what we know so far!
When is the film set to release?
Try not to scream horror fans, but this exciting franchise will be premiering its latest installment on January 14, 2022. It’s hard to believe that a mid-’90s movie based around a psychopathic serial killer wearing a Halloween costume could have expanded to a riveting series spanning 26 years, five feature films, and some haunting Ghostface horror collectibles. Nonetheless, while this blog is just a teaser to prepare you for what’s to come, maybe you can kill the anticipation of waiting by binge-watching all of your favorite scary movies?
What we know so far
Spyglass Media Group has already started filming the fifth Scream flick, and this time around, directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Fillet, alongside executive producer Kevin Williamson and writer Chad Villella, formulate the ultimate dream team that will be giving life to one of the most cherished franchise villains. While January drops have historically facilitated less people to the theatres in the spirit of horror, many fans are excited to see new features returning to a big screen environment. After all, pandemics have a way of making us miss the comforts of our old lives?
It was reported that Courtney Cox (Gale Weathers), Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), and David Arquette (Dwight ‘Dewey’ Riley) would be returning to this entry, with Jenny Ortega (undisclosed role) bringing some new blood to the cast. However, while Scream 4 (2011) is the predecessor to the upcoming installment, it’s still unclear as to whether it will be a direct continuation or simply a brandnew take on the original. That being said, with a few key characters back on scene, we’re convinced that the old gang is simply getting back together and being joined by a new group of youthful faces being tormented by Ghostface. So, rest assured, that even without the involvement of Wes Craven (pioneer of horror and slasher film making) and Kevin Williamson, the level of buzz for this upcoming horror flick is mounting based on the simplicity of the plot sequence: Scream 5 will follow the story of a woman returning to her hometown to try and find out who has been committing a series of vicious crimes.
How can you prepare yourself for the return of the Scream team?
Aside from binge-watching the entire franchise beginning to end, you can also:
- Purchase Ghostface horror collectibles and add to your genre memorabilia.
- Practice your best Ghostface impression.
- Host a Scream-inspired trivia night and invite over the members from your social bubble to play.
- Write your own script for Scream 6! Who knows? Maybe your hidden talent will be noticed?
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