Ahead of its release this March, Paramount Pictures has released the official trailer for Scream 6 showing off the new movie’s darker tone and a much more brutal Ghostface. The anticipated sequel to 2022’s Scream (or Scream 5) is expected to release exclusively in cinemas on 10 March.
Scream 6 is leaving the idyllic town of Woodsboro as the cast for the last movie, as well as some returning characters including Courteney Cox’s Gale Weathers and Hayden Panettiere’s Kirby Reed, jet off to New York. Turns out a new Ghostface killer is hot on their trail and causing mayhem in the Big Apple, but the nature of their killing methods is a lot more violent than anything we’ve seen before from past killers.
The trailer emphasizes Ghostface’s brutality as they quickly dispose of victims in a store before killing another with a shotgun at point blank range. Whoever this new Ghostface is, they’re certainly learning from past killers and bringing a more savage persona to the fabled killer. The iconic mask has also been given a more rugged makeover to really drive home how different this Scream outing will be.
Spoilers for previous movies ahead: Joining Cox and Panettiere is the returning cast from the last movie, including Jenna Ortega’s Tara Carpenter and her older sister, Sam, played by Melissa Barrera, who was revealed to be the daughter of the first movie’s killer Billy Loomis. Most Scream fans already know that Billy had an accomplice, Stu Macher, who died off-screen in the original movie. As the rule goes, there’s a good chance that if you die off-screen, you might still be alive.
Stu actor Matthew Lillard, who is currently set to star in the live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie as another serial killer William Afton, has been pretty vague about his involvement in Scream 6. Speaking to Us Weekly last year, Lillard addressed these rumours:
“I don’t know. I mean, we’ll see. Listen, nobody’s called me. I know they go into production, like, next week, so I am not in it. Unless of course I’m totally in it and I’m lying to your face.”
Scream 6 releases in cinemas on 10 March 2023. Check out the awesome new trailer below.
Source: Paramount Pictures