First Glance: “Scream”

For those who haven’t gotten their fill of old slasher movie franchises being revived, along comes “Scream”. Though advertised as a franchise relaunch, this is a direct sequel to “Scream 4” from 2011. It’s worth noting that his will be the first “Scream” movie not to be directed by the late Wes Craven. It also continues a trend of dropping the number at the end of the title and simply reusing the original name (I still haven’t figured out why that’s a thing).

The first trailer dropped today from Paramount and franchise fans will instantly notice the similarities between this and the original movie. We see a modernized remake of the famous Drew Barrymore opening from the 1996 film. And of course we see the signature characters: Neve Campbell’s Sidney, David Arquette’s Dewey, and Courteney Cox’s Gale. A smattering of new young faces ensures that the new ghost-faced killer has plenty of fresh meet to slash.

“Scream” hits theaters January 14th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

16 thoughts on “First Glance: “Scream”

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  2. I liked the first 2 films and the third one was OK. I just hated the fact that the last movie was fucking awful and a terrible way for Wes Craven to end his career. I don’t know if I want to see this as I really hated the last film.

  3. This trailer made me realize that I remember absolutely nothing from Scream 4. I really love the original trilogy, but I never thought we needed more of these. I’ll still see it though, I feel like I have to.

  4. Sign me up, especially being released on my birthday! I think Scream 4 is a bit underrated, love 1 and 2, hate 3. And apparently a good portion of this trailer isn’t stuff that will be used in the film, love that. Might keep things fresher and more unpredictable than they seem.

    I know Scary Movie franchise cheapened Ghostface somewhat, but I dunno. The character is still to me one of the more scarier slasher villains of the genre—like if I saw someone just out and about in Ghostface getup, I’d probably be spooked. Sounds like this one may go for a darker tone too.

    • Wait, the bulk of what’s in the trailer isn’t in the movie? That’s kinda disappointing. I mean I know movies do this sometimes, but I kinda lessens the value of the trailer.

      Or maybe I’m just putting too much thought into it! LOL

      • I get what you’re saying, I’ve def been more against trailers of late cause I like being more surprised/spoiled. So I’m cool if this one is a bit misleading especially as it’s a whodunit. Article here,, but full-ish quote pasted:

        When asked if it’s safe to assume that the trailer includes important plot details as well as significant misdirection, Bettinelli-Olpin answers, “That is a very safe assumption. This was a hard trailer for [marketing] to put together, and I think one of the things we’re happy with is that anything that you might think is a spoiler in this, there’s a good chance you’re wrong. There are misdirects within the movie. There are misdirects within the trailer. For us, that’s just the fun of the whole thing to make this a big whodunnit. Spoilers suck, but the fun as fans is to talk about who might be the killer. Then to go through it forensically to try and find out and see if you can win the game, basically.”

        Maybe they are just saying this, but I think he might be telling the truth!

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