Fake scripts with dummy endings is not a new trick in Hollywood, nor in the Scream franchise, which is known for having big twist endings. In fact, the production team for the new Scream movie (infuriatingly, just called Scream) led by Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, confirmed that they handed out several fake versions of the script to the cast during filming to keep the movie’s ending a secret. But it appears the Scream team is going above and beyond to kill any potential spoilers, with multiple versions of not only the script, but of the complete edited film now floating around.
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It’s par for the course for any twisty horror movie to hide the true ending from cast members to keep secrets from leaking out to the public. And the new Scream might have a fair few twists, judging by the lengths the production went to keep the film’s ending a secret from its cast. Producer William Sherak revealed that several members of the upcoming fifth installment in the Scream franchise still don’t know the identity of the killer in their movie, due to the multiple fake scripts that were given to the cast to hide the ending.
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It certainly seems like the new Scream movie (which is the fifth film in the franchise but confusingly just called Scream again) is going to be a direct sequel to the previous four films and not a reboot. Even though the sequel angle was apparent due to returning cast members like Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette, there was always a chance that the new Scream could follow in the footsteps of 2018’s Halloween, which was both a direct sequel to the original Halloween and a reboot because it ignored all the subsequent sequels. But according to directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the new Scream movie directly connects to the previous four films.
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Scream 5 is on track to hit its January 2022 release date. The upcoming sequel/reboot, which is officially and confusingly titled Scream, has officially wrapped filming after a three-month production in Wilmington, North Carolina amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Scream revitalized the horror genre with its clever, self-aware script that was famous for featuring characters in a horror movie who understood the rules of being in a horror movie. It wasn’t exactly the first time a film had done this – Scream director Wes Craven had actually already covered this ground before in his film Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.
But it felt fresh, and hip, and gave way to a horror movie boom featuring plenty of winking, meta scripts all trying to imitate Scream. It also gave way to several Scream sequels, all of which followed the same formula. Now there’s a new Scream movie in production, Scream 5 (that’s just what everyone is calling it for now; we don’t know the actual title yet). But, curiously enough, original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson says that if he could offer advice for the new Scream, it would be to make the film less self-aware.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a 16-bit video game version of the teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Plus, learn about the history of slasher movies, from early classics of the black and white era to the deconstruction of the genre with Scream and much more. Finally, watch a Back to the Future rap recap recounting all the finer points of the trilogy. Read More »
We’re deep into October now, so there’s a good chance that you’ve probably already watched Scream, and maybe even some of the sequels that followed. After all, there’s no better time to brush up on the slasher franchise now that a new installment of Scream is on the way. But funnily enough, the folks behind Honest Trailers have never tackled Wes Craven’s meta horror movie, and even though it’s certainly a modern classic, it’s not without a few silly little details that are worth a laugh. Watch the Scream Honest Trailer below to see what I mean. Read More »
We’re celebrating Halloween by giving away a bundle of Blu-ray and 4K horror movies. One lucky winner will score the discs, which include a Hellraiser 4 movie collection Blu-ray, a Stephen King 5 movie collection Blu-ray, the 4K release of Shutter Island, The Haunting on Blu-ray, and more. You could say it’s a spooktacular deal! But you shouldn’t, because you would sound silly.
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It’s October, which means it’s time for all your favorite slashers to come slicing through your television. But if you’ve got some extra scratch lying around, and you need a high-end collectible to show your love for Halloween, Sideshow Collectibles has something that will gut the rest of your decorations like a fish.
The Scream slasher known as Ghost Face has been turned into a 1/6 scale collectible figure by Sideshow Collectibles. Featuring a tailored, tattered cloth costume, including the hood and belt, the masked Woodsboro killer is ready to turn your shelf into a crime scene. Get a closer look at the Sideshow Collectibles Scream Ghost Face figure below. Read More »
Three crew members on the Scream revival have tested positive for COVID-19, but filming is pushing on. The crew members who tested positive will be immediately be quarantined and undergo more testing, with contact tracing put in place. But as the three affected crew members weren’t in the group in contact with the cast and director, production will continue. Read More »