Movie Review: Scream VI
Scream VI, surprisingly, was one of the biggest, and most thrilling additions to the franchise since Scream 4. As a horror movie lover, who loves keeping up with the Scream movies, I was excited to see this. Promotions for this movie were thrilling and exciting, as they had people dress up as Ghostface in public areas around the world.
- Cast: Jenna Ortega (Tara), Melissa Barrera (Sam), Hayden Panettiere (Kirby), Mason Gooding (Chad), Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy), Courtney Cox (Gale), Liana Liberato (Quinn), Devyn Nekoda (Anika), Dermont Mulroney (Wayne), and Jack Champion (Ethan)
- Directors: Tyler Gillet and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (directors of Scream (2022) and Ready or Not)
- Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
I saw Scream VI on its opening night. I went with a friend who I previously saw Scream (2022) with. As the famous opening scene took place, it definitely had us hooked. Keeping you on your toes, it takes complete turns left and right. Having one of the best opening scenes, and opening line to a Scream movie yet!
We now see the new characters–introduced from the last movie–take full control over this new movie. These characters are now the “Core Four” in Sam, Tara, Chad, and Mindy. All played fabulously by Melissa Barrera (Sam), Jenna Ortega (Tara), Mason Gooding (Chad), and Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy). We also see great, new additions to the cast and character list, such as Dermont Mulroney (Officer Bailey), Liana Liberato (Quinn), Jack Champion (Ethan), and Devyn Nekoda (Anika).
I thought Jenna Ortega brought great acting skills playing an emotional sister, barely getting over the last attacks of Ghostface. Melissa Barrera, playing Sam, Billy Loomis’ daughter, brought her full strength to this movie. As she is now basically the new Sidney, and “final girl” to the Ghostface killers, because remember, there is never one.
One of my personal favorite parts would be the upcoming release of the new Kirby Reed, brought back from Scream 4. Grown, she is now a detective putting herself in this specific case due to her past connections with the Ghostface killings. Her addition added so much suspense to this movie. Along with Gale’s hilarious return.
Now as they explain in the movie, they tell us how we’ve now entered a franchise within the Scream universe, creating new rules, new kills, new killers, and a new setting. We follow this group in their college years, set in New York City. This is a new environment for the killer Ghostface, as we usually see him in Woodsboro, a small town. This changed the movie up immensely. It was incredibly exciting seeing this NYC setting, creating new and interesting kills we’ve never seen from a Ghostface killer before.
As we reach the core part of the movie, or the unraveling of the mystery, we are introduced to a whole new “stab” obsession and motivation. Now if you love the Scream movies, you are absolutely going to love this collection the killer’s have created, and you are going to love the outcome of this film. Again, keeping you on your toes, you will continue to be completely tossed and turned in your seat as the killers are revealed, with new backgrounds connecting their motivations as one.
Overall I guess you can say I really enjoyed this movie. The nostalgic feelings they brought from the first original Scream movie was so amazing to see. I am very excited for the turn this franchise took and I have faith in this new group of survivors. Scream VI is a genuinely good slasher film, and a Scream fan’s dream.