Scream 5: Release Date Trailer and Everything you need to know

Iksha Tiwari

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In 1996, the horror savant Wes Craven’s Scream broke all the rules of the classic horror films in the industry Now just over a quarter-century later, a fifth feature of the series is in the successful franchise which is now set to premiere exclusively in the theatres worldwide on Jan 14, 2022. As the fans eagerly wait for the anticipated return of the series, we are bringing you all the information that we know about the series Scream. Read on further for in-depth details.

Why is Scream 5 called Scream?

Despite the series is not a remake, the film is called Scream. Instead, it is quite fair to call the sequel a soft reboot from the previous series. The franchise’s latest statement said: “I don’t think they ever seriously were going to call it Scream 5,” I don’t think anybody wanted to see the number five after something… I think taking the 5 off and calling it Scream [works] because it’s brand new.”

Is there a trailer for Scream 5?

 Yes, we do have a trailer for Scream season 5 and it is packed with great action scenes. The bloody mysterious trailer was released on October 12 to highly positive reception from online fans. The trailer opens with a distinct homage to the original Scream where a teenage girl is home alone and is being terrorized by a masked slasher. You can watch the spooky trailer below: 

Who’s in the Scream 5 cast? 

The Scream 5 cast includes both old and new characters as explained by the maker Williamson. He said in his statement: “There’s the legacy cast, and how they infuse this new world and there’s this whole new generation and a new cast of characters that are extremely fun,”. He added, “It’s an amazing group of kids and young talent and they’re very, very good. They pop off the screen, and now our Sidneys and our mature characters who enter into it, they’re the adults. It works really really well.”

So based on that the cast of the series is as follows: 

  • Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott 
  • Sonia Ben Ammar as Liv
  • Mikey Madison as Amber
  • Mason Gooding as Chad
  • Kyle Gallner as Vince
  • Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers
  • David Arquette as Dewey Riley
  • Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks
  • Roger L. Jackson as the voice of Ghostface
  • Melissa Barrera as Sam Carpenter
  • Jenna Ortega as Tara
  • Jack Quaid as Richie
  • Dylan Minnette as Wes
  • Jasmin Savoy Brown as Mindy

What’s the plot of Scream 5? 

Now if we get into the understanding part of the Scream plot so let us tell you that the plot is being kept under the wraps for the most part. But here’s everything which we have gathered from the trailer.

We saw Sidney Prescott (Campbell) is living a life of relative serenity years after a great scene of events in Scream 4, especially when she gets a call from her old friend named Dewey Arquette. After that, they talk about a series of Ghostface copycat killers. Now the fifth film in the long-running franchise promises and brings another violent and twisting whodunit.

Who wrote Scream 5?

So the famous anticipated series Scream is co-written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Buisick. Both of the writers collaborated together in 2019 for a surprise horror-comedy hit Ready or Not. It was co-written Busick co-wrote and Vanderbilt co-produced it. Vanderbilt’s impressive cinematic resume also includes the scriptwriting for David Fincher’s Zodiac and for Adam Sandler, 2019’s hit Murder Mystery. Busick has also written for Hulu’s horror series Castle Rock.

Who directed Scream 5?

Scream is co-directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Pettinelli-Olpin who also previously collaborated on Ready or Not, VHS, and more.

Why did Neve Campbell come back for Scream 5?

Campbell is one of the most vital characters for the Scream series as Jamie Lee Curtis is to the famous Iconic Halloween Franchise. She is also not a huge fan of horror films but she grew very close to Craven during her collaborations. According to the reports from Variety, Campbell got convinced to return back on Scream series when the acclaimed Ready or Not filmmakers reached out to her personally via a letter. The filmmakers told her in the letter that Craven is the reason they started making films.

Officer Dewey and Gale Weathers are also some of the most critical characters to the franchise. With all these A-listers returning it is normal to be excited for the upcoming series. It would not be the same if these three main characters would not return.

Will Sidney, Dewey, or Gale die or be the killer in Scream 5?

Although Scream has finished filming, it is only screened for relatively few people for now. Thus, it is currently impossible to know the major plot points. All the fans love Sidney, Dewey, and Gale. Even though we are ready for all the surprises, but we really hope that they survive the fifth film. Nobody actually wants to see any one of these characters go villainous and no one wants to see their favorite characters die.

What was the original Scream about?

In 1996 Scream, the fictional town of Woodsboro, California is terribly terrorized by a pop culture savvy killer. He has a knack for hunting knives and a ghost mask. The madness gets added when a student Sidney Prescott, a grieving teen ultimately becomes the most badass final girl. Her surviving allies are news reporters, police offer and all the other big characters.

How should I watch the Scream movies in order?

The right order to watch all the Scream movies would be as follows:

  1. Scream (1996)
  2. Scream 2 (1997)
  3. Scream 3 (2000)
  4. Scream 4 (2011)
  5. Scream (2022)

Scream 5’s release date

The final date which is announced by the makers for Scream 5 release date is on 14, 2022. The series will exactly have a theater release on the same date.

The scream which is lightly comedic but extremely frightening reinvented the then-tired slasher genre. The series was released a year after the laughable, exhausted Halloween 6, where Paul Rudd threw Magix wizard stones at Michael Myers. With the ultimate story, Scream grossed a quarter billion dollars and jumpstarted a new horror movement in the movies.

One of the most pleasurable and novel innovations of Scream was the character that the series brought of Slasher movies. The scream could mock itself while delivering a pulse-pounding rollercoaster storyline of its own. If you haven’t seen it yet then you can watch the new 4K restoration of Scream on Blu-Ray.

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