When it comes to some of the most iconic horror movie villains, I have many that come to mind on a regular basis, whether that be the infamous Michael Myers from the Halloween series, or maybe even Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street. However, since the late nineties and now, well into the 2020s, we have a new horror icon that has truly taken over, and that’s Ghostface from the legendary film series, Scream.
When it comes to Scream, there have already been five films for horror fans to enjoy, all offering a wild good time, with the most recent releasing in January 2022 with both alumni of the series as well as newcomers. However, Scream 6 is right around the corner, and I’m sure if you’re a horror fan like I am, you’re already counting down the days. Here are seven quick things we know about the upcoming sequel.
Scream 6 Is Going To Release On March 10, 2023
While we had to wait more than ten years for the fifth sequel, simply titled Scream, to debut in 2022, I can gladly say that we won’t need to wait long for Scream 6. Mark your 2023 calendars, because Scream 6 is going to come out on March 10, 2023.
According to Deadline, it’s been confirmed that Scream 6 is expected to release on March 10, 2023, which, if you think about it, is very soon in the grand scheme of things. It was originally set to premiere on March 31, but was moved up.
2023 is looking to be a great year for horror movies, with the latest M. Night Shyamalan movie, Knock at the Cabin, releasing in March as well, and the latest Blumhouse film, M3GAN coming out in January, so Scream 6 getting added to the mix makes it all the better.
Neve Campbell Will Not Return For Season 6
However, despite the fact that Scream 6 is coming sooner than all of us thought, there is a bit of sad news, which is the fact that the face of the Scream series, and a scream queen herself, Neve Campbell, will not be returning for Scream 6, according to Deadline.
In a statement she released at the time of her departure from the series, Campbell said that it all related to a financial problem, and that the offer she received wasn’t what she felt she deserved:
It’s a shame that an era like this has come to an end in such a manner, but I wish Neve Campbell the best.
However, Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, And More Are Returning For The Sequel
Even so, despite the fact that Neve Campbell has left Scream 6, several other names from previous films have signed on, including series veteran Courteney Cox, according to Variety. In an interview with the outlet, she was happy to confirm that she would be back for the sequel:
Don’t tease me with those words, Cox! I need Gale to survive another installment, dang it.
Considering many of these actors have been making their names known in Hollywood this past year - like Jenna Ortega in the horror film, X, and more recently, Wednesday, and Melissa Barrera starring in her own Netflix survival series, Keep Breathing, it’s exciting to see them all come back for the next sequel in this amazing horror franchise.
Samara Weaving And Tony Revolori Have Joined The Scream Family
Even if we have some familiar faces returning for the new sequel, that doesn't change the fact that new people are also coming to Scream 6. Two of them are Samara Weaving and Tony Revolori, according to Deadline.
Both of these actors have made their names well known in their own way. Samara Weaving is familiar with horror films, as one of her biggest hits, Ready or Not, was a horror comedy blast. She’s also had roles in movies like Guns Akimbo alongside Daniel Radcliffe, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Tony Revolori has appeared in movies such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, and in the recent Spider-Man franchise as Flash Thompson.
Scream 6 Will Take Place In New York City
We’re not going to be in Woodsboro anymore.
According to the Deadline article above that talked about when the film would come out, Scream 6 is actually going to be following our main characters in New York City. After the Ghostface killing that has recently happened, the four survivors decide to move to New York City. But evil always follows, and Ghostface ends up making an appearance.
There have been some great horror films set in the Big Apple - like American Psycho - and some not so great ones - like Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - but I have hope that Scream 6 will fall on the right side of that line.
Scream 6 Finished Filming In August 2022
Since the movie is going to be coming out in March 2023, as of updating this in December 2022, the movie has finished filming. According to the film crew on Instagram (via Collider), they concluded filming Scream 6 on August 30, 2022.
Check Out The Creepy Scream 6 Teaser Trailer
Ever wonder what it would be like to see Ghostface on a New York City subway? The trailer for Scream 6 answers that. Check it out up above to get a taste of the bloody good time we’re about to have when the movie drops in March 2023.
What are you the most excited for with this horror franchise? Who do you want to see as the next scream queen of Scream 6? Whatever the case, there’s no denying that the next sequel is highly anticipated, and I’ll be counting down the days until I get to see a trailer.
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