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The first trailer for the horror film “Scream” was released on February 20, 2015. It has since become one of the most iconic trailers in history.
The scream 5 cast is a horror film directed by Kevin Kolsch and Michael A.Mann, and stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Skeet Ulrich.
Reaction to the Scream Trailer
If you grew up in the 1990s like me, you’re familiar with the Scream series and how it revolutionized the genre. Scream was the first of its type; it mocked while simultaneously feeding into conventional horror movie clichés, featured a narrative surprise that had viewers’ jaws on the floor, and, on top of it all, it was a really great film. The popularity of the original picture spawned three sequels for a total of four films, resulting in a full-fledged horror franchise.
Wes Craven, the late horror film filmmaker who created the Scream series, died away in 2015, leaving the franchise’s future unclear. In the spring of 2020, however, Paramount Pictures announced that a fifth film, named SCREAM, would be made, with the original actors returning their roles and filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gilpin (Ready or Not) taking over for Wes Craven.
The announcement did not sit well with fans, mostly because, since that Craven is no longer alive, many (including myself) were concerned that the new film would be disrespectful to his memory. Neve Campbell assuaged our fears in an interview with Screenrant, where she discussed how filmmakers Olpin and Gilpin persuaded her to return for the fifth installment:
“I was worried about working on one of these projects without Wes. When the offer was made, the directors sent me a letter explaining that Wes is the reason they are directors. So they’re very pleased to have been chosen to do this picture, and they’re such big admirers of him, the films, and the actors, that they genuinely wanted to respect his voice, which I think they accomplished.”
After a long wait, Paramount Pictures finally published the trailer Friday, and wow, are we in for a treat. The trailer begins with a young girl home alone, answering the phone, but this time she lives in a “smart house” with app controls over the lights and door locks, and the murderer is texting instead of using landlines. Our initial heroes from the first film are also presented. “I’m Sidney Prescott; of course I carry a pistol,” she calmly tells Dewey (David Arquette) when he contacts her with the terrible news that the murders are occurring again, twenty-five years later. Our heroes have reached adulthood and are ready to protect the next generation. While there are no big spoilers, there is a storyline reveal: the murderer is now hunting down relatives of the original murders. This news made my mouth drop, and I’m excited to see where they take this. The new filmmakers seem to have a great deal of respect for Craven’s vision for this tale. I was skeptical at first, but now I’m really eager for this film, and I’m sad that we’ll have to wait until January to watch it.
Also? After all these years, hearing Ghostface say “Hello Sidney” strikes you square in the feels.
Here’s where you can see the trailer:
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