The trailer for Scream begins just like the original begins. The new Ghostface attacks Jenna Ortega while she’s home alone. Dewey calls Sidney to let her know there’s another killer. “It’s happening. Three attacks so far,” Dewey says. “Something about this one just feels different.”
Sidney meets up with Samantha, played by Melissa Barrera. Sam seems to be the one Ghostface is targeting. Sidney knows a thing or two about that. The recent attacks were all on people related to the original killers: Billy Loomis and Stu Macher.
“Whatever his link is to our past, it’s pulled us all back here,” Sidney says. “And I won’t sleep until he’s in the ground.” Sidney goes back to the place where it all started: Stu’s house.
Scream veterans Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette are back for the fifth installment, which will be released almost 26 years after the original Scream. The original trio will be joined by new cast members Melissa, Jenna, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mikey Madison, Sonia Ammar, Mason Gooding, and Kyle Gallner. Marley Shelton, who first appeared in Scream 4, will return as well.
The official poster for the movie dropped on October 10 and featured Ghostface front and center. “It’s always someone you know,” the tagline read.
Even though fans refer to the movie as Scream 5, the official title for the film is Scream. “This is the fifth one. It’s not Scream 5, though. This is Scream,” Courteney said on The Drew Barrymore Show in May 2021. “These directors are incredible. They’re making it absolutely, it’s a new franchise. It’s hip, it’s scary, it’s just a new Scream. It’s not a reboot, it’s not a remake, it’s just a brand-new launch. I think it’s going to be fantastic.”
— Scream (@ScreamMovies) October 10, 2021
When Kevin Williamson — who wrote Scream, Scream 2, Scream 4, and now the fifth Scream — announced the film’s title in November 2020, he noted that the fifth Scream film will be a “relaunch of the franchise.” What this means for the OGs… time will tell. Scream will hit theaters on January 14, 2022.