There’s no need to ask, “What’s your favourite scary movie?”, it’s easily Dimension Films’ Scream franchise. While I’d long given up hope that we’d see Ghostface rise from the grave for Scream 5, the masked menace is preparing to slash their way back onto our screens in a big way.
Since Wes Craven’s seminal horror back in 1996, Scream grew to be a juggernaut of the horror genre. The acclaimed director seemingly rounded off his story with the mixed bag that was Scream 3 in 2000. However, 2010 dug up the bones of Courteney Cox and brought the whole gang back together for Scream 4.
Although there were plans for a ‘new’ trilogy, the movie’s disappointing box office return and the death of Craven in 2015 seemed to kill Scream 5 and Scream 6 in their tracks. Since then, we’ve had three controversial seasons of Scream TV shows and Blumhouse has touted the idea of a reboot.
Now, Bloody-Disgusting exclusively claims Scream is coming back to Tinseltown. Although the site confirms Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Group is working on reviving the forgotten franchise, the source can only offer a few sketchy details.
Considering Spyglass is also remaking Hellraiser, it looks like the company is trying to become the new Blumhouse when it comes to giving legendary horror series a fresh lick of paint. There’s no news on whether this will be an official Scream 5 or whether we’re starting from scratch.
Personally, I’m hoping we’ll get to see a new generation of kids hacked to pieces alongside a few familiar faces popping by for a cameo/memorable death scene. Come on, Sidney Prescott is practically asking for it (as is Neve Campbell’s career).
That being said, Campbell previously said it’s “hard to imagine” Scream without Craven at the helm. Speaking to Kinowetter, the 46-year-old explained: “Well, I think it would be challenging, as Wes Craven passed away. He was the reason those movies were so good.
“I mean, obviously, Kevin Williamson wrote brilliant scripts. But Wes was the heart of the thing, and he was what kept the dynamic consistent. I think it would be difficult to work with a director. But, you never know.”
For those wondering what’s been going on in Woodsboro — possibly the unluckiest town in America — since Scream 4, we might be about to find out. Either way, we’re ‘screaming’ for more.
[Featured Image: Dimension Films]