New Title For ‘Scream 5’, ‘Scream (2022),’ Creates Dismay & Confusion Among Fans
It was revealed this week that the fifth installment of the popular horror film series Scream would have the same title as the original slasher movie from 1996. The announcement of what the fifth Scream movie would be titled has been debated by fans ever since the project was announced. The reveal was made Kevin Williamson, the creator and writer of the Scream franchise. Scream (2022) will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who are taking over as the directors from Wes Craven, who originally directed the first four movies in the Scream franchise. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick will serve as writers after Williamson decided to step down and remain as an executive producer.
Fans were extremely confused by the choice for the film’s title. With there already being a movie titled Scream, and it being the original installment in the franchise. Fans have argued online that the title will just confuse audiences who have not seen any of the previous movies beforehand. Some lamented that the film should have been called “5cream.” Even one of the cast members Jack Quaid joked about the odd title and what fans believed it should have been called in an Instagram post, with him stating “For those disappointed that the new Scream isn’t called 5CREAM, THIS was @melissabarream and I’s wrap gift to the cast & crew. Ghost Face holding 5 CREAMS! Five Cream lives on in our hearts!”
Regardless of the unpopular title for the fifth film, Scream (2022) will include several of the cast members from the previous installments, including Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, David Arquette as Dewey Riley, Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks and Roger L. Jackson as the voice of Ghostface. Each actor has appeared as their character in all of the Scream movies, except for Shelton with it being her second time.
Scream (2022) will be released on January 14, 2022 when fans can look forward to once again seeing Sidney Prescott go up against the next serial killer from the Ghostface movement.
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