New ‘Scream’ Featurette Gives Some Insight Into Storyline

Take it from Sidney Prescott: Ghostface is back. And you know what that means.

A new video dropped this week that features tantalizing snippets from next year’s Scream, as well as brief interviews with the cast and crew that shed light on some of the plot elements of the next installment in the horror franchise. Check out the featurette–courtesy of screenrant.com–on this page.

The new Scream–slated to hit theaters Jan. 14, 2022–comes from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (of Ready or Not fame) and screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.

The basic plot of the R-rated Spyglass Media and Paramount Pictures film–set 25 years after the original–seems to have the murderous Ghostface tracking down people related to the original killers from the first four films.

Trying to stay alive through all this will be returning stars Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, David Arquette as Dewey Riley and Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks. The newcomers include Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mikey Madison, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sonia Ammar.

The original 1996 Scream–directed by Wes Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson–follows high school student Prescott as she becomes the target of a mysterious masked killer known as Ghostface. That first film grossed $173 million on a $15-million budget, setting the stage for a very successful franchise that has–to date–raked in more than $600 million worldwide.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this new 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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