Final Scream Trailer Is Filled With Bloody Callbacks to the Original Film
Paramount Pictures released the final trailer for Scream.
The trailer begins with Dewey laying out the rules to surviving Ghostface in a callback to Randy's horror survival rules from the 1996 original. The trailer then cuts to Sidney standing in front of Stu's old house, and newcomer Richie nearly quotes Stu's infamous "I'll be right back." There's even a shot of Ghostface attacking a girl as she's grabbing a beer from a basement refrigerator, in reference to the garage murder from the first film.
Scream, the fifth film in the franchise, features Neve Campbell's Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox's Gale Weathers and David Arquette's Dewey Riley, along with a batch of newcomers including Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid that are forced to contend with Ghostface for the very first time. "It was a wildly anxiety-producing situation," co-director Tyler Gillett recently explained while discussing wanting to get Campbell, Cox and Arquette back. "They were not disposable roles; they were very, very important and the heartbeat of what was great about the script. We couldn't imagine the movie without any of them and so not having that perfectly locked-in right off the bat was definitely scary."
Gillet is joined by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, with the duo taking over for the late Wes Craven, who helmed the first four Scream films. "I definitely had a period where I was thinking it would just be too odd to do a movie without Wes, and I wasn’t certain that I would want to do that," Campbell said in May 2020. "But, I think enough time has passed. I got this really, really respectful letter from the directors [Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett] of the new one."
"Scream just wrapped. This all started 25 years ago directed by the beloved Wes Craven," Cox shared in November 2020 when filming wrapped. "Walking back on the set 25 years later, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found were an incredible new cast and two uber-talented directors. I'm sure Wes will be so proud. Thank you [writer Kevin Williamson for creating this legacy."
Scream arrives in theaters Jan. 14.