After a series of cryptic teasers across the official Scream Twitter account, including tweets involving nothing but blood emojis, the first trailer for the next Scream film is finally here! Check it out below!
The trailer begins with an immediate homage to the classic opening phone scene from the original film, only now with a more modern high-tech twist. The new Ghostface killer seemingly does not joke around, as he makes quick savage work of several people throughout the trailer’s runtime and so far shows none of the more goofy behavior of Ghostfaces from years past.
We also get glimpses of returning stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arqeutte reprising their roles as Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley respectively. Make no mistake, the word “5” may be missing from the title, but this film is still a direct continuation of the Scream franchise.
See the official film blurb below:
Twenty-five 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. Neve Campbell (“Sidney Prescott”), Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) and David Arquette (“Dewey Riley”) return to their iconic roles in Scream alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar.ParaMount Pictures
The trailer shows us thrills, kills, and perhaps more worryingly, a very Freddy Vs Jason esque scene where all the characters sit down and discuss the exact mechanics of the killer. We’re still hopeful that this film can provide the scares though, as the new killer seems to already be quick and efficient at faking identities and hacking home security.
The original Scream was an instant classic that re-defined the slasher genre in 1996; being both a satire and a love letter to the horror film genre. It has since been regaled for being self-aware, tense, smart, but also not afraid to poke fun at itself and be funny.
Its sequels alas never quite lived up to the impact of the first, with Scream 3 in-particular being the series’ lowest point. This new film however, whilst not appearing to give us any laughs yet, certainly seems to look tense and scary, with the new Ghostface potentially be the more ruthless yet.
Seeing the reveal of the Ghostface killer is always the most enjoyable part of any Scream movie and so we can’t wait to see how this mystery unfolds too. The new film will be the first one not to be directed by Wes Craven, following his death in 2015. Scream comes to theatres on January 14th 2022.
What did you think of the trailer? What’s your favourite Scream movie? Let us know in the comments!