The trailer for Scream, which will be released in 2022, has finally arrived. Scream 4, the tenth installment in the long-running franchise that began in 1996 with Wes Craven’s initial film, also titled Scream, will be released in 2021.
With its self-referential take on horror flicks, the film sparked a renaissance of the teen slasher genre as a psychotic killer known as Ghostface tormented the inhabitants of Woodsboro.
Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, is at the center of it all; Campbell has been in all three sequels and is slated to appear in the fourth.
Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley will be played by Courtney Cox and David Arquette, respectively.
After her debut appearance in Scream 4, Marley Shelton will reprise her role as Judy Hicks.
They’ll be joined by a flood of recruits, all of whom are expected to be picked off one by one by Ghostface. Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minette, and Jasmin Savoy Brown are among the franchise’s newcomers.
After Craven’s death in 2015, the film Scream in 2022 will be the first in the franchise to be directed by someone other than Craven.
Instead, the new film will be directed by Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who have spoken openly about Craven’s legacy.
The first trailer for the film has already been released.
The trailer opens with a long shot of Jenna Ortega’s character, evoking the opening sequence of the 1996 film starring Drew Barrymore.
The trailer then introduces viewers to a new group of Woodsboro residents, as well as indicating that Ghostface is targeting relatives of the original killers, Billy Loomis and Stu Macher.
Of course, Sidney, Gale, and Dewey are dragged back in, and the film’s grisly deaths are teased in brief bursts.
Check out the Scream 2022 trailer below:
It’s intriguing that Ghostface is pursuing people connected to Stu and Billy; may Scream be gearing up to reveal the characters’ hidden offspring?
Their presence has hung large over the franchise as the original killers and given Scream’s intriguing position in the franchise canon as a partial reboot, it appears probable that the film will have some major twists up its sleeve.
Scream’s first look photographs also revealed a return to Stu’s house, the site of the original film’s carnage of a finish.
It appears that the franchise has finally figured out how to apply a metalens by mining its own past by returning to its beginnings and playing on its origins.
Thankfully, the Scream trailer is low on spoilers, and while it appears like Ortega’s character is the first to die, and several more Woodsboro teenagers appear to be on the verge of death.
It’s difficult to predict what the highly anticipated film has in store.