Video Honors Wes Craven On 25th Anniversary Of ‘Scream’

by Thomas Tuna

It was 25 years ago today that the first Scream rang out around the world.

And the newest entry in the classic horror series is honoring the memory of original director Wes Craven with a new featurette that looks back on his legacy and peers ahead to next month’s Scream. Check out the video, courtesy of, on this page.

The next Scream–which lands in theaters Jan. 14, 2022–reunites legacy actors Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers), David Arquette (Dewey Riley) and Marley Shelton (Judy Hicks) and teams them up with newcomers Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Kyle Gallner and Sonia Ammar.

The R-rated slasher from Paramount Pictures–directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick–is set (appropriately enough) 25 years after those first brutal murders shocked Woodsboro as “a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”

The original 1996 Scream–directed by Craven and written by Kevin Williamson–follows high school student Prescott as she is stalked by the murderous Ghostface. This movie–which earned $173 million on a $15-million budget–gave birth to the franchise that has–to date–grossed more than $600 million worldwide.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the new Scream.


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