Scream is almost here, with only a few weeks to go until the film’s cinematic release. Fans of the franchise were excited to see the trailer for the fifth movie, and cannot wait to watch a new generation of victims battle Ghostface himself. 

Wes Craven had directed every Scream movie to-date, but unfortunately passed away in 2015. The upcoming feature will be the first in the franchise not to be directed by Craven, but, from the trailer alone, it seems as though new directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are doing well to keep his vision alive. 

Scream is set 25 years after a string of grisly murders plagued the otherwise quiet town of Woodsboro. At the centre of these deaths was Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), a young girl who saw her friends murdered one by one, by someone she knew well... 

Now, Ghostface is back, and is targeting another group of teenagers who are related to previous murderers. In an attempt to stop the new killer from butchering the teens, Sidney, along with Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Dewey Riley (David Arquette), go back to Woodsboro and try to figure out who now dons the Ghostface mask. 

Who will be behind the Ghostface mask this time? / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures
Who will be behind the Ghostface mask this time? / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures

The new featurette released yesterday (December 20th, 2021) focuses on Craven and his impact on not only the cast and crew of the Scream franchise, but on the horror genre as a whole. 

The cast speak fondly of Craven, stating him to be an incredible human being, and someone who would do whatever it took to get the right shot, and also make everyone working for him comfortable. 

Craven was a beloved director, and is described by Campbell as a father figure to her and the other cast members. 

The late director had a deep impact on the cast of all four Scream movies, as Campbell and Cox state they were slightly apprehensive about making another film without Craven; however, they still seem excited about the upcoming feature, just as fans are. 

Audiences can tune in on December 22nd at 1:15am (GMT) for a live Facebook audio room discussion between Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett, and Chad Villella. 

Scream will be in cinemas on January 14th, 2022. 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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