25 years have passed and yet killings continue. Or, more accurately, killings start up again. The town of Woodsboro has a new killer. A killer wearing the always scary Ghostface mask. The only change is that it seems like the killer’s targets are different. So the young targets turn to those who can help them. The only people who can help them – those who were the targets of the original Ghostface. Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell), reporter Gayle Weathers (played by Courtney Cox) and former sheriff Dewey Riley (played by David Arquette) set out to catch the new killer and save this generation of Woodsboro teens.
I went in very doubtful and was proven wrong. This is probably the best one since the original. Colour me surprised!
Prime reason it is better than most of the sequels is the script; it is well written. The combo of this along with a generous helping of laughs leads to a good time watching 2022’s addition to the Scream film series. Oh, and it is incredibly self-aware. It knows what it is and does not pretend to be anything else.
You don’t need to have to have seen the other films to enjoy this Scream. It helps but is not necessary. Though I do feel some waves of nostalgia while watching especially when Campbell, Cox and Arquette are on screen.
This Scream does still slot into the horror genre as there are several tense moments. A modern horror but a horror nonetheless.
- Filmmaker Commentary
- New Blood
- In the Shadow of the Master
- Deleted Scenes