Scream 2022: It’s Always Someone You Know
The Scream franchise revamped teen horror in the late ‘90s with its original trilogy following Sidney Prescott. The series of slasher flicks made a resurgence back in 2011 with Scream 4, bringing the story into a new millennium with familiar faces and new characters. And, just when we all thought the Ghostface saga was done, the announcement of a fifth film sent fans into a frenzy. There’s much speculation abound and some frustration over its title but the excitement is ramping up once again as Sidney prepares to return to Woodsboro and we meet the new targets of Ghostface. Here’s everything I know about Scream (2022).
Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette will reprise their roles as the infamous trio Sidney Prescott, Dewey Riley, and Gail Weathers Riley, respectively. And, of course, Roger L. Jackson will give voice to Ghostface once again. Returning with the veteran cast is Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks, a Woodsboro police officer who survived the events of Scream 4.
The film’s title is Scream. (We will refer to it as Scream (2022) for clarity.) Yes, that is the same title as the 1996 original film. Talk about some confusion. Scream isn’t the first franchise to do this. There’s Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018), with the latter ignoring the many sequels between them for a direct continuation of the story.
This latest Scream will follow the events of Scream 4. However, it could be a sign that the franchise is going to refresh itself with new leads. Sidney, Dewey, and Gale have been around for many, many years and it is time to pass the torch (if there will be subsequent films). If not, perhaps the title is a full circle type of deal to end things for real this time.
The trailer that every fan has been waiting for finally arrived. Sid comes back to town to help Sam, whose sibling Tara is attacked by Ghostface. Apparently, the initial string of attacks are against people who are related to Billy and Stu, the original killers. The clip shows Ghostface in an even more ominous light, his tone darker and his figure looming in shadows and over victims. This movie is gonna be a scream.
There is also an intriguing new poster. It features a haunting close shot of Ghostface with his signature knife and the following tagline: “It’s Always Someone You Know.” Now that’s a line that will cause a ton of speculation.
Scary movies in January? Kinda here for it.
Stay safe, don’t have a run in with Ghostface and take care,