12 August 2022
The #18 biggest movie of this year so far, Scream reboots the satirical slasher/black comedy franchise created by the late horror master Wes Craven, with a new killer donning the Ghostface mask, 25 years after a new streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, California.
A direct sequel to 2011’s Scream 4, the horror sees Emmy nominee Courteney Cox (Friends’ Monica), Teen Choice Award winner David Arquette, and MTV Movie Award winner Neve Campbell reprising their roles from the earlier films. Of the fresh faces, Jenna Ortega (You) won Most Frightened Performance at the 2022 MTV Movie + TV Awards, where the film was nominated for Best Movie. Also look out for Jack Quaid (Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan’s son, from The Boys), Jasmin Savoy Brown (Yellowjackets), Melissa Barrera (In the Heights, Vida), and Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why).
Empire Magazine calls the film “a ‘re-quel’ as fast, funny and ferocious as a Scream movie should
be,” saying, “In an era of elevated horror, it’s a gloriously gory basement party.” The Wrap says Scream is, “a horror movie, through and through. It’s also a small-town drama. It’s also a vicious and spot-on commentary about some of the more repugnant fads in the modern entertainment hellscape…” and, “It’s also extremely funny,” while Variety says, “The new Scream may be the first horror movie that turns the mockery of fan service into its own fan service.”