IT’S ALWAYS SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
When someone wearing a Ghostface costume attacks and almost kills her younger sister, Samantha Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) returns to Woodsboro; soon, veterans from previous battles with the killer also find reason to show up. The fifth film in the franchise is a so-called ”legacyquel”, one that pays respect to the original and brings back ”legacy characters”. Fun most of the time… but the barrage of references to itself, predecessors and other horror movies is a sign of poverty. Staying so close to the first Scream guarantees no shocks or surprises for the audience.
2022-U.S. 114 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett. Screenplay: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick. Cast: Melissa Barrera (Samantha Carpenter), Jack Quaid (Richie Kirsch), Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter), David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell… Heather Matarazzo, Skeet Ulrich.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Kevin Williamson. Minor voice cameos were provided by former Scream actors, including Henry Winkler, Drew Barrymore, Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard and Adam Brody.