‘Scream VI’ kills expectations on big screen

Sixth ‘Scream’ movie has viewers dying for another franchise hit


Ella Murray

‘Scream VI’ is the sixth movie in the ‘Scream’ franchise, released on March 10. The movie was a major hit at the box office.

Ella Murray, Web Editor

The “Scream” movies are one of the most iconic horror franchises in movie history. The Ghostface mask, first introduced in 1996 with Wes Craven’s “Scream”, is recognizable to almost anyone. With such great movies come high expectations for sequels to follow; however, “Scream VI” exceeds all viewers’ expectations. 

The sixth “Scream” movie was released March 10 and set a franchise record earning $67 million during its debut weekend in the global box office. The movie received a 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and was given four stars by fans on Google. 

This movie did not feel like a repeat of any of the previous “Scream” films, but still gave tribute to the original movies in many ways. Courteney Cox reprised her role as Gale Weathers; however, for the first time in “Scream” movie history, Neve Campbell did not come back as the fan favorite Sidney Presscott. 

“Wednesday” actress Jenna Ortega returned as Tara Carpenter alongside Melissa Barrera who plays her sister, Samantha Carpenter, from the fifth scream movie, “Scream” or informally called “Scream 5.” New additions to the cast included Jack Champion as Ethan Landry, Liana Liberato as Quinn Bailey and Dermot Mulroney as Wayne Bailey. 

The movie takes place in New York City, opposed to the traditional city of Woodsboro, where the Carpenter sisters are trying to get a fresh start after what had happened the previous year with the Ghostface killings. Tara, along with her Woodsboro friends, Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Chad (Mason Gooding) Meeks-Marrow attend college at Blackmore University.

Unfortunately for the group, more Ghostface killings begin appearing and they are forced to figure out who the masked killers are, all while saving themselves from death. 

From the opening scene to the final shot, “Scream VI” had me hooked. The movie was well-paced and had me on the edge of my seat, anticipating for Ghostface to appear at any moment. 

There were many plot twists and jump scares I did not see coming, but I was able to predict who the killer was before it was revealed. This did not affect my liking of the movie because the amazing acting and cinematography made up for it. 

“Scream VI” is definitely the most graphic of the six movies, given its R rating. Nonetheless, if you like suspense, this movie is definitely for you.