Is anyone excited for a new Scream film? Scream, also known as Scream (2022) or Scream 5, premiered in January 2022 and quickly became a box office and critical success (for more, check out What to Watch’s review of Scream).
Because of this, it shouldn’t come as a huge shock that production on the sequel has been accelerated. Hence, fans will be treated to Scream VI a little over a year after the fifth installment in the horror film series.
Directed by Wes Craven and starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and others, the original Scream was released in 1996. The meta-script for the fourth installment in the Scream franchise calls it a “requel” (reboot/sequel). Is Scream 6 then a requel sequel? (Sorry.)
What little information we have about Scream 6 is compiled below. Please be aware that there will be SPOILERS ahead, as we will be discussing key moments in the plot of Scream (2022).
After more than a decade in the horror wilderness, Ghostface returns for the second time in a year as the sixth film in the Scream franchise takes on its most “brutal” picture to date.
Scream (2022), sometimes known as Scream 5 due to its other title, was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and released at the start of 2022. It featured the return of horror icon Ghostface, who terrorised Sidney Prescott and the streets of Woodsbro once more.
Bettinell-Olpin and Gillett have taken one of the boldest moves in horror history by transplanting the franchise from its original setting of the fictional town of Woodsbro to the mayhem of New York City, and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive.
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Release Date Of Scream 6
The sixth installment of the Scream series will premiere on March 10. To put it in context, Scream (2022) opened in theatres on January 14, 2022, thus the next film will arrive around 14 months later.
On Thursday, March 9, Paramount Plus and Spyglass Media will host a special fan event where attendees will have the opportunity to be among the first in the world to experience the film in 3D. You can purchase tickets to the special fan event and regular showings of Scream VI right here.
On March 9, Scream VI will be released in theatres across the United Kingdom, although an unique back-to-back showing with the previous film will take place at certain Cineworld theatres (2022). If tickets are still available, you can purchase them here.
At this time, March 31, 2023, is pencilled in as the release date for Scream 6.
When this finally hits theatres on January 10, 2022, it will be just over 14 months since the last Scream hit screens on January 14, 2022.
Production on a new Scream film was officially announced in February 2022, with Paramount and Spyglass expressing their gratitude to the film’s many admirers throughout the world.
Fans of the Woodsboro series will enjoy what the team behind Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett as directors; Jamie Vanderbilt and Guy Busick as writers) and Project X (Entertainment) have in store.
Plot Of Scream 6
The movie “continues with the four survivors of the Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind and start a new chapter,” according to a brief narrative synopsis published by The Hollywood Reporter.
While most of the plot is being kept under wraps, it can be assumed that the next installment will follow Ortega, Barrera, Gooding, and Brown as they leave Woodsboro for a new beginning.
With this being a Scream sequel, they probably shouldn’t expect a tranquil life.
Cox previously gushed about the Scream 6 script, telling Entertainment Tonight, “I don’t know about contracts and where things are, but I’ll tell you in the script – it’s a really terrific one.”
She continued, “You actually have to be killed if you talk about it,” but she would not elaborate.
The meta-commentary on horror movie tropes that the Scream series provides excels at is its ability to subvert audience expectations.
Gillett previously told Empire that Scream 6 would have to “risk it everything” in order to “subvert all of those expectations,” implying that the film would have to go further down a meta horror rabbit role than ever before. And now that we’re this deep into the rabbit hole of Scream movies, everything goes.
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Cast Of Scream 6
All four of the teenage actors that appeared in Scream (2022) will return for the sixth installment. Tara Carpenter, played by Jenna Ortega, comes back, as is Sam Carpenter, Tara’s older half-sister, and Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding, who play Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin, Tara’s brothers and sisters.
Hayden Panettiere, who last appeared in Scream 4 in 2011, will reprise her role as Kirby Reed in the upcoming sixth installment. She’s made a lot of progress, Hayden told EW. There’s no doubt that what occurred to her changed her and propelled her in a new direction, but deep down, Kirby is still Kirby. She’s gotten a little older and wiser, but she still has all the same sass and wit as always.
But, Courtney Cox is back in her role as the feisty journalist Gale Weathers, the only original cast member to do so. Neve Campbell has decided not to return to her role as Sidney Prescott because of a disagreement about compensation.
The following statement was issued by her in June 2022: “Unfortunately, I will not be producing the next Scream picture. I’ve had to work twice as hard as my male counterparts to prove my worth professionally, especially in regards to Scream.
That was not a fair compensation for what I have contributed to the company. Choosing to move on has been incredibly challenging. I adore all of you Scream lovers. You’ve been nothing but a rock for me during this whole thing. I will always appreciate everything you’ve done for me and everything this franchise has provided me over the past quarter century.
The release date for Scream 6, which had been set for March 31, has been pushed back to March 10, 2023, according to a new announcement from Paramount. Score!
The interval between the first and second Scream films was shorter than this one. Perhaps a new era of Ghostface’s dominance has begun. That’s what we’re hoping for, anyway.
The 2022 film is currently streaming on Showtime in the United States and Paramount+ in the United Kingdom for those who need to catch up.