Scream: Watch the final blood-soaked trailer

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Can somebody please cut Woodsboro some slack? Poor choice of words? Paramount has released the final trailer for Scream and it goes all out, starting with David Arquette’s traumatized Dewey Riley’s grim narration.

Arquette takes on the Jamie Kennedy role from the original films of laying out the “rules” when it comes to surviving serial killers. Especially those with plastic Halloween masks and robes. Oh, and knives.

The film picks up twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro. A new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.

Joining Arquette are Neve Campbell (“Sidney Prescott”), Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”). They all return to their iconic roles in Scream alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid (The Boys), Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar.

Who is Ghostface this time? Watch the final trailer below:

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The original Wes Craven classic was bloody and clever, setting the benchmark for this horror franchise (and slasher films) Anticipation is running high that this will match or at least come close to the original. Let’s hope the resurrection of this killer fares better than Craven’s other classic character, Freddy Krueger.

Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Scream is getting good early buzz through largely positive reactions. The action is described as “hard-hitting and hilarious with clever commentary. Paramount, which has not seen a wonderful box office in 2021 aside from Quiet Place 2, needs to come with knives out.

Scream slays its way into theaters this Friday, January 14, 2022. 

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