Scream VI Has Screened, Here’s What People Are Saying About The Latest Ghostface Movie

Ghostface in Scream VI
(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

It seems like just a year ago that the Scream franchise was revived with a fifth installment, and just like the 1996 movie that started it all, the flick was simply titled Scream. Oh wait, it basically was a year ago! Well, it didn’t take long to deliver another one of these horror movies, as the surprisingly-long Scream VI is set to open wide next week. Some individuals, however, have been able to see it early, and the first reactions to Ghostface’s rampage across New York City are pouring in on social media.

Starting off, CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell shared that Scream VI isn’t lacking for bloody moments, and that combined with the narrative tension and compelling protagonists make this a worthy addition to the Scream canon.

Meagan Navarro from Bloody Disgusting issued the wise suggestion that folks should secure their Scream VI tickets for the opening weekend now, as she was delighted by the newest entry.

On the more mixed end up the spectrum, We Live Entertainment founder Scott Menzel said that while people who enjoyed last year’s Scream will likely enjoy Scream VI too, he wasn’t completely pleased with the final product, though he also acknowledged it will likely do well at the box office.

Matt Rorabeck from the untitled movie podcast was more positive towards Scream VI, ranking it as one of the better entries in the film series, as it balanced both the horror aspects and the more amusing moments quite well.

Finally, Collider’s Perri Nemiroff was also among Scream VI’s supporters, writing that she’s glad that Radio Silence Productions has gotten its hands on the franchise, and the latest round of Ghostface slaughtering is brutal even by this film series’ standards.

Overall, it sounds like Scream VI is another worth entry in Scream’s history and legacy, though obviously mileage will vary. Meanwhile, the official Scream Twitter account had a special video message to share starring Scream VI actresses Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega directed towards the people who’ve seen the movie early.

Scream VI’s cast also includes Jasmin Savoy Brown, Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Mason Gooding, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Samara Weaving, Josh Segarra, Hayden Panettiere (who we haven’t seen in the franchise since Scream IV) and Courteney Cox, along with Roger L. Jackson continuing to voice Ghostface and David Arquette’s Dewey being honored. As with the last Scream movie, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed, and James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick wrote the script. 

You’ll be able to judge Scream VI for yourself when it hits the big screen on March 10. If you’re looking further ahead into the future, look through the lineup of other 2023 new movie releases to plan your trips to the theater later this year accordingly.

Adam Holmes
Senior Content Producer

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