Paramount Pictures just dropped the trailer for the new Scream movie and it is pretty scary.
And no, we’re not talking about the landline phone in the opening scene.
Ghostface is ready for a new game and this time they're after old faces and newcomers. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette return as Sidney Precott, Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley, respectively, and are joined by some fresh meat: Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sonia Ammar.
“I won’t sleep until he’s in the ground,” Sidney promises in the trailer.
Twenty-five years after Woodsboro was shocked by a series of brutal murders, a new killer has emerged as Ghostface and starts attacking a group of teens to resurrect secrets from the quiet town’s deadly past.
“There are certain rules to surviving,” Dewey cautions. Later, someone adds, “The attacks were all on people related to the original killers.”
While being marketed as a franchise relaunch, Scream 5 is a direct sequel to Scream 4, which hit theaters 10 years ago. The fourth installment washed away the notion that Scream was supposed to be a trilogy, with the release of Scream 3 in 2000. In it, Ghostface kills Woodboro High students on the fifteenth anniversary of the original murders.
Despite the similar premise, the trailer assures Scream fans are in for a whole new adventure.
“Something about this one just feels different,” Dewey says.
Scream 5 is the first movie of the series not to be directed by horror pioneer Wes Craven, who died in 2015 just after his 76th birthday. Instead, Matt Bettinelli-Oplin and Tyler Gillett (they also co-directed Ready or Not and Devil’s Due) take the reins of the screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Original screenwriter Kevin Williamson serves as an executive producer. It will premiere on Jan. 14, 2022.
Scream first hit theaters in 1996 with a revitalized imagining of the slasher film and became known for its self-aware, humorous take on the horror subgenre. Given the reemergence of ‘90s and early aughts trends among Gen-Z, it was only a matter of time before this classic teen movie returned.