As far as the horror genre goes, there are certain movies that have a massive effect on the film industry as a whole. Wes Craven’s 1996 classic Scream is definitely in that category, and fans were thrilled to learn that a new installment in the property is coming in 2022. The new Scream is currently in post-production, and the latest image offers the first look at Ghostface’s return.
Ghostface is the mascot of the Scream movie, while also serving as the primary antagonist. A variety of killers have worn the mask throughout the years, although each failed to kill Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott. Check out Ghostface’s return to the big screen below, in the now-deleted post.
What’s your favorite scary movie, readers? Personally, Scream has always been a favorite of mine, and I’m jazzed to see (and most importantly, hear) Ghostface in the upcoming fifth installment. We’ll just have to wait and see exactly who is behind the newest slew of killings when Scream 5 hits theaters.
The above image comes to us from the Instagram of sound designer Greg Russell. He’s got an important role to play in the new Scream movie. Sound is especially critical to horror movies, allowing the tension to properly rise and for jump scares to hit the right way. And Russell and his team are lucky enough to have access to Scream 5 months before the rest of us.
The cast and crew have thus far been keeping the new Scream’s secrets, which is imperative to the beloved slasher property. In fact, some of the cast might not even know who the real killer is, as they’ve received and filmed alternate versions of the script. We’ve seen a few glimpses into the editing bay for the new movie, although this is the first clear look at the villainous Ghostface. And I already can’t wait to find out which character (or more than likely, characters) is behind the mask.
Anticipation for Scream 5 has been steadily building since it was revealed that the original trio of heroes would all be returning to reprise their roles; Neve Campbell as Sidney, Courteney Cox as Gale, and David Arquette as Dewey. Another returning face is also coming in the form of Marley Shelton’s Judy Hicks, who debuted in Scream 4.
Of course, the pressure is on for the new Scream to deliver when it hits theaters this winter. The fifth movie marks the first installment not helmed by late horror legend Wes Craven. Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gilett are behind the camera, and they convinced Neve Campbell to return to her role thanks to their love and respect for Craven’s legacy.
Scream is currently expected to arrive in theaters on January 14th, 2022. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.