‘Scream VI’: Ghostface With A Shotgun? Why Not?

by Thomas Tuna

Sometimes a knife is not enough.

From the teasers dropped so far for Scream VI, it’s apparent that this version of Ghostface is different–especially in his choice of weapons. After all, shotguns have not been his weapon of choice in the past.

So, why the change? Returning directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett actually had an interesting reason behind the upgrade in killing tools.

Bettinelli-Olpin–in a recent interview with SFX Magazine–said they didn’t want the new film “to be safe, to be boring. We want it to be fun and to raise eyebrows. When we heard ‘Ghostface in New York and he has a shotgun’, it was ‘What?!’ The two feelings of ‘What are we doing?’ and ‘We have to do it!’ are often intrinsically tied–and this was the perfect example of that.”

Gillett added that “for this movie to be scary and to achieve a level of visceral tension, we wanted to put Ghostface more in the real world. If Ghostface is trying to get through a door, it’s going to happen. When he’s in pursuit, it doesn’t end until he’s achieved his goal.”

Scream VI--from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media–hits theaters March 10, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick once again handling the screenplay.

As all fans know by now, the feature follows the survivors of the last Ghostface killings as they leave Woodsboro behind for the big-city perils of Manhattan.

Right in the thick of things are franchise veterans Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere, Meliisa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding–alongside newcomers Samara Weaving, Dermot Mulroney, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra and Henry Czerny.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Scream VI.


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