1996's Scream completely changed the teen slasher landscape, for the better. More than two decades and several sequels, as well as a TV series, later, a fifth Scream movie is finally coming and it will feature the return of Ghostface.
The excitement surrounding Scream 5 continues to grow
2011's Scream 4 was the last outing for the genre-defining horror film series. Unfortunately, it wasn't a huge financial success at the box office, making less than $100 million on a $40 million budget. Although it did hint at potential future installments, the death of the series' longtime director, Wes Craven, effectively put any plans of a sequel on hold. At least, that was until Paramount decided to bring in Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett to direct the fifth Scream movie.
Since then, Scream 5 has become one of the most mysterious and highly anticipated films in recent years. For one, fans know very little about the upcoming Scream film. All that most know so far is that it's going to have an R-rating. However, everything else has been intentionally left unknown.
Thankfully, Paramount decided to give fans something to get excited about even more with a new Scream 5 poster.
— Scream (@ScreamMovies) October 10, 2021
Very few details about the latest Scream film are available, but at least a new poster is here. The franchise's official Twitter account dropped a photo of the iconic villain wielding his favorite murder weapon of choice. The tagline "It's always someone you know", does a great job at adding another layer of mystery to the film. Paramount wants to keep as much as it can about the film under wraps.
What is interesting here is that the tagline is alluding to the film bringing back characters from previous installments. Maybe we'll get a chance to see some of the older artists reprise their roles from previous movies. Unfortunately, we won't know for sure until the film is released.
Until then, all fans can do is hope that Paramount doesn't delay Scream 5 from its January 14, 2022 premiere date.
Earlier this year, Paramount had already decided to push back all of its remaining films this 2021 to 2022.