Scream

2022, Mystery & thriller/Horror, 1h 54m

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The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often. Read critic reviews

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Scream 2022 definitely isn't shy about calling back to the franchise's past, but it's still fun and scary in its own unique way. Read audience reviews

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Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town's deadly past.

Cast & Crew

Neve Campbell
Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox
Gale Weathers-Riley
Melissa Barrera
Sam Carpenter
Kyle Gallner
Vince Schneider
Mason Gooding
Chad Meeks-Martin
Mikey Madison
Amber Freeman
Jenna Ortega
Tara Carpenter
Jack Quaid
Richie Kirsch
Marley Shelton
Deputy Judy Hicks
Jasmin Savoy Brown
Mindy Meeks-Martin
Sonia Ammar
Liv McKenzie
Guy Busick
Screenwriter
Kevin Williamson
Executive Producer
Chad Villella
Executive Producer
Gary Barber
Executive Producer
Peter Oillataguerre
Executive Producer
Ron Lynch
Executive Producer
Cathy Konrad
Executive Producer
Marianne Maddalena
Executive Producer
Brett Jutkiewicz
Cinematography
Michel Aller
Film Editing
Brian Tyler
Original Music
Chad Keith
Production Design
Helen Britten
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  • Mar 07, 2022
    I was skeptical at first but have to admit it's a fresh take on a great movie series and it has the right kind of twists and turns. And, the veteran cast mixes well with the newcomers. I enjoyed it! 03-06-2022
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2022
    The first Scream film from 1996 is one of my favourite films in the horror genre by far. I've enjoyed all of the sequels to varying degrees for the most part, but none of them have ever captured the full essence of what made the original so special, at least to me. 2022's Scream is now playing in theatres and I can easily say that this is the most fun I've had with this franchise since the original. To me, this franchise fires on all cylinders when the cleverness works really well and I would absolutely say that Scream (2022) does just that. Here's why, especially if you're a fan of this franchise, Scream (2022) is a must-see.  It has been 25 years since the events of the original film. Sidney Prescott has moved out of the town of Woodsboro, as well as the rest of the main cast (for the most part). A new group of characters lead this film and once again, it's all about figuring out which one of them is the killer. This premise has now been done five times, but I have to admit that the dialogue throughout this film had me laughing on multiple occasions. It just felt very fresh in terms of entertainment today. I was skeptical that this would feel like just another Scream sequel with no purpose, but there is a specific scene that pretty much explains why this movie was made and I loved every second of it.  Without giving anything away, Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) is the character who is focused on the most, along with her sister Tara (Jenna Ortega). Their connection to the franchise is what really made me enjoy this film as much as I did. The clever twists, returning characters, and quippy dialogue all sold me, but it really came down to the fact that this film brought the franchise full circle. These films have always been about poking fun at the horror genre, sequels, trilogies, remakes, etc., and where they go with this one had me in stitches. I honestly didn't think a movie like this would work as well as it did, but I'm so happy they pulled it off. The return of Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courteney Cox), and Dewey (David Arquette) was nice to see, but I'm happy they weren't just there to be there. They all had a purpose and none of them wanted to get back into it at first. The way this film plays out is something you've seen a lot in franchises lately, but that's the point, so it worked very well. In many ways, I'd compare this film to Doctor Sleep, in the way that it felt like a sequel to The Shining, but also shared a lot of similarities to its predecessor. For fans, this film delivers the goods, plain and simple. Overall, Scream (2022) is an absolute blast to watch. From the bloody kills to the extremely clever dialogue, I was laughing and on the edge of my seat the whole time. This is a film I didn't really want and didn't think would be any good, but I'm so happy it was made. They proved me wrong, but I also felt like this film put a bow on the franchise, which is why I'm confused why they're diving back in so soon, having recently greenlit a Scream 6. Regardless, Scream (2022) is well worth seeing.
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2022
    The fun of the Scream franchise has been its meta-textual commentary, wry jabs at horror, and the guessing game of who the killer culprit(s) could be, and Scream 5 or Scr5am (what it SHOULD be called) is a good-fun B-movie that knows precisely what it wants to be and plays to the strengths of the franchise. We haven't had a Scream sequel since 2011, and the landscape of horror has changed as well as the landscape of multi-media entertainment. There are new satirical horizons to be targeted. This is the first Scream after the death of legendary horror director Wes Craven, but it's in good hands with the directors and writer of 2019's bloody excellent Ready or Not. The fun, knowingly goofy elements are retained, and the filmmakers clearly have love for what they're sending up. There's a sequence of languishing shots of a character opening fridge doors and pantry doors and I felt everyone in my theater tense for the eventual reveal of the killer on the other side. Moments like these are the good kind of tension-release giggle that Scream can get away with. The plot is sufficient to gather the "legacy characters" back to the site of the original murders for a new stab at rewriting the movie franchise. There's even some plot elements that are surprisingly resonant and deeper for a satirical slasher franchise, like tear-filled discussions over loss, abandonment, mental illness, and personal responsibility. There's a sister-to-sister reconciliation that plays like a straight drama, and it plays well. There's nothing terribly gruesome or memorable about the kills, and some of the meta-commentary can feel like talking in circles, especially as characters knowingly enact scenes from the original. It's a copy of a copy, meant to mock Hollywood's reboots, but it's still a copy of a copy. Sometimes the knowing winks are obvious, like a shower sequence recreating Hitchcock's angles, and sometimes the potential homage feels lost in translation. Still, Scream 5 is a fun, ironic, bloody hoot of a movie, and for fans of the franchise a more welcomed return to the creative heights of the original movie. Nate's Grade: B
    Nate Z Super Reviewer

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