When Scream was released in 2022 with a production budget of $24 million
and grossing over $137 million worldwide at the box-office it wasn’t going
to be long before the producers went back to the well in order to siphon
more money from the long running franchise.
And so just slightly over a year later we have Scream VI, we’re back to the
numbering of the sequels, a direct continuation of the 2022 films story.
Before watching Scream VI I suggest revisiting, or watching for the first
time, the previous five films as this one makes so many references to the
previous films that only the most diehard of fans will be able to keep up.
Scream VI sees the surviving cast from last year’s Scream moving to New
York where sisters Sam and Tara Carpenter (Melissa Barrera and Jenna
Ortega) brother and sister Chad and Mindy Meeks-Martin (Mason Gooding and
Jasmin Savoy Brown) are trying to forget about their run in with Ghostface
Beginning with one of the best scene in the film Ghostface turns up in New
York where he murders Laura Crane (Samara Weaving) a Blackmore University
professor who specialises in slasher movies.
After that killing he starts again to target Sam and Tara and anyone who
happens to be friendly with them. The clues this time are all linked to the
killings from the previous five films, so like I said previously make sure
you’re well up-to-date with our Scream knowledge.
Thrown into the chaos are Dermot Mulroney who turns up as a New York
detective, Hayden Panettiere who reprises her role as Kirby Reed from
Scream IV (2011) and the last original cast member Courteney Cox who
returns as reporter Gale Weathers.
Directors Matt Bettinelli- Olphin and Tyler Gillett have made a film that
is going to be enjoyed the most by fans of the franchise. Slasher fans with
a less encyclopedic knowledge might be left scratching their heads at
times. Either way Scream VI is still a great deal of fun and there’s worse
ways, and at 2 hours and 2 minutes it’s the longest Scream film yet, to
pass a couple of hours.