Released last month “Scream Six” is a new edition to the ongoing series that started back in 1996. The Scream series, while it is categorized as horror, these movies could be better described as a thriller and mystery, as the race to figure out who is behind all of the stabbings becomes more and more dire.
While it could be said that all six of the movies so far follow a similar plot, there seems to be a tradition that continues to satisfy generations. I think it was interesting that the latest installment includes the kids of previous characters in earlier scream movies.
For example, Randy Meeks is a character seen in the first film, and his kids Chad Meeks-Martin (played by Mason Gooding) and Mindy Meeks-Martin (Jasmin Savoy Brown) are in the fifth movie and the sixth one, continuing their father’s legacy.
There were also appearances of older characters, like the news reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) from the first movie and Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere), one of the main characters from Scream 4. The directors Tyler Gillet and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin also brought in new characters to beef up the plot, including Dermot Mulroney who played Detective Bailey and Liana Liberato who was Detective Bailey’s daughter Quinn.
Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. I have never seen any of the Scream series, and I only knew what the concept was because of halloween costumes I’ve seen throughout the years. I decided to go watch it on whim with my roommate, and it was so entertaining!
Once I got past the initial scary scenes and jump scares, I was able to prepare myself for what the rest of the movie had in store for its viewers. It’s not just about stabbings, it also has an intricate plot line and plenty of plot twists that keep you guessing.
I got very emotionally attached to the characters in a way that I didn’t think was possible. The movie did a good job of creating camaraderie between characters and took the time to provide context and build meaningful relationships between characters. While it was super violent, there were plenty of wholesome moments to counteract it.
The estimated budget of this film was $35,000,000, and in the first opening weekend it made $44,447,270 in the United States and Canada alone. Based on the success of yet another Scream movie, there is talk of a Scream Seven being in the works, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
After watching this I’ll have to go back to watch the full series myself, and it is something that I’ll probably add to my summer bucket list. And who knows, maybe I’ll have another Scream movie to look forward to if Scream Seven does make it to the big screen!
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