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Everything We Know About SCREAM 6

Hello, Sidney… or should we say Sam? The Scream franchise is rolling full steam ahead after a 10 year hiatus. The “requel” Scream (2022) brought in a new generation of fresh meat and a new pair of final girls, Sam and Tara, as this ongoing saga moves forward. Shortly after the film’s release, we got big news about a sixth Scream film coming our way. Who can resist more Ghostface, more slicing and dicing, and keeping up with the many horror movie rules?

Happily, we will have to wait even less time to see Scream 6. The movie has moved up its release date from March 31, 2023. It will now release on March 10, 2023.

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Here’s everything we know about Scream 6

Title

Right now, the working title for this film is Scream 6. But, with the last film sharing a name with the 1996 one, we don’t know what direction they will go for this title. So, for now, we will use Scream 6.

Scream 6’s Plot 

The plot for Scream 6 is pretty vague: Four survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind for a fresh start. This doesn’t give us much to work with; however, we do know that Scream 6 will take place in New York City. So that evens the score with three films in Woodsboro and three taking place elsewhere. And, we do know two of those survivors must be Sam and Tara because, well, they are the new faces of this franchise. The other two are pretty easy to figure out as well. Randy Meeks’ niece and nephew Mindy and Chad are the only other people from the teen friend group to live, so it’s obviously them. For new cast, Dermot Mulroney will portray a cop while Samara Weaving and Spider-Man‘s Tony Revolori  have also joined the cast in undisclosed roles.

Recently, Melissa Barrera revealed when exactly Scream 6 would take place within the timeline of the Scream franchise. She noted during an interview with Deadline, which we saw on Collider, “It’s (Scream 6) like almost directly after the last one. Basically, the amount of time that has passed between one movie and the other is the amount of time that has passed in, you know, Scream time.” 

That’s fascinating to hear. Sometimes time jumps can enhance a movie, but sometimes its best to keep the timeline tight. In any case, we’re excited for this Scream 6 timeline because it will allow us to really see how the characters are dealing with and evolving from the horrors they encountered in the previous movie.

Behind the Scenes 

Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will return to direct Scream 6, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick penning the script. The film was shot in Montreal and finished filming in August 2022.

Scream 6’s Cast

Melissa Barerra and Jenna Ortega will return as sisters Sam and Tara Carpenter. Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding are also reprising their roles as Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin. Unfortunately, Neve Campbell will not come back Sidney Prescott, citing salary dispute issues. It will be the first Scream movie to not have Sidney, which is rather sad. However, Courteney Cox is bringing the infamous Gale Weathers back in some capacity. And, in perhaps the biggest delight for fans, Hayden Panettiere is bringing back Kirby for Scream 6. There’s been speculation that Kirby survived the events of Scream 4 and, after a couple of clever Easter eggs in Scream (2022), it became certain. It’s not clear how Kirby will fit into the picture at this time. 

In November 2022, Ortega spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how the film is so “gore-heavy” that fans may not notice Sidney’s looming absence. She also affirms that Scream 6 will still honor Sidney’s legacy. “But it’s very clear, like, there’s references to Sidney, of course,” said Ortega. “You know, it’s nice because there’s still a protectiveness in the script and that’s something that the actors had naturally over her because obviously we respect her and we want the best for her. She’s missed and thought of.” So it will be interesting to see what references come up about Sidney in this film.

Scream 6’s Release Date 

Scream 6 will release on March 10, 2023. 

Originally published on September 30, 2022.

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