‘Scream’ Trailer Sheds Light On Bloodletting To Come

Now horror fans can get a good look at what all the screaming is about.

The first trailer for the next Scream dropped today, as reported by cbr.com, and it looks like the murderous Ghostface (whoever is behind the iconic mask this time) is back with a vengeance. Check out the graphic video on this page.

This Scream is set 25 years after “a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro” and a new killer has donned the Ghostface persona “and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past,” according to the official synopsis.

Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) and David Arquette (Dewey Riley) reprise their classic roles, alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sonia Ammar.

The R-rated Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures film–directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick–will land in theaters Jan. 14, 2022.

Gillett recently revealed that the script for this Scream was written before any of the returning actors signed onto the project. “It was a wildly anxiety-producing situation,” he said.

“They were not disposable roles. They were very, very important and the heartbeat of what was great about the script,” Gillett added. “We couldn’t imagine the movie without any of them, and so, not having that locked in right off the bat was definitely scary.”

In fact, Campbell said she was unsure at the outset about joining the film, especially since this is the first Scream not helmed by the late Wes Craven. “The idea of making the film without Wes Craven seemed challenging to me,” she said. “I loved the man very much. But Matt and Tyler wrote me a letter–expressing their appreciation and great respect for Wes–and that meant a great deal to me.”

The original 1996 Scream–directed by Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson–follows high school Sidney Prescott as she becomes the target of a mysterious masked killer known as Ghostface. That first film earned $173 million on a $15-million budget, and the entire franchise–to date–has raked in more than $600 million worldwide.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this latest Scream.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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