The long-awaited fifth Scream the film finally hits theaters tomorrow night, and it currently has a 79% review score on rotten tomatoes after 68 reviews. ComicBook.com’s Patrick Cavanaugh gave the film a 3 out of 5 and said it’s “bogged down by the constraints of its title” but added that it’s a “love letter to Craven” that actually ” worth the price of admission for Ghostface fanatics”. .â The film is coming to theaters during a pandemic wave, which means not all horror fans may be rushing to theaters tomorrow. Today, executive producer Chad Villella and co-director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin took to Twitter to share a message to fans asking them not to spoil the film’s ending.
You can read their statement in Bettineli-Olpin’s tweet below:
â Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (@BettinelliOlpin) January 12, 2022
During a recent virtual reunion event, executive and original producer Scream the writer, Kevin Williamson, talked about making Scream 1-4 manager, Wes Craven, proud.
“I was really scared to do one of those movies without Wes,” the writer noted. “The directors actually sent me a letter when the offer went out and told me the reason they’re directors is because of Wes. So they’re even so honored that they’re being asked to making this movie, and that they’re such huge fans of him and the movies themselves, and the cast, and they really wanted to honor his voice, which I really, really believe they ‘did.
In a recent interview with American weekly, Williamson explained the choice to drop the “5” from the title.
“Well, it was always Cry 5 because it’s the fifth,â Williamson explained. “So I think we just threw that name out, but I don’t think they were seriously going to call it a Scream 5. I don’t think anyone wants to see number five after anything. You should ask them – Paramount or whoever, but I think removing the 5 and calling it Scream [works] because it is brand new. There’s the legacy cast, and how they’re infusing this new world and there’s this whole new generation and a new cast of extremely fun characters. I think it was a great cast. It’s an amazing group of kids and young talent and they’re very, very good. They come off the screen, and now our Sidneys and our mature characters coming in are the adults. It really works very well.
Besides Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Scream will see the return of Cry 4is Marley Shelton as Deputy Judy Hicks. Jack Quaid leads a long list of newcomers who will appear in the film alongside Melissa Barrera, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Kyle Gallner, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mikey Madison.
New Scream is set to hit theaters on January 14, 2022.