Scream 6 will be the longest Scream film yet

Scream 2, which many consider as the best movie in the series, previously held the record as the longest film in the slasher franchise.

The video game industry isn't the only one experiencing a resurgence of the horror genre in recent years. Movies have also been enjoying quality horror films, especially in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scream V, in particular, was the first film to dethrone Spider-Man: No Way Home as it secured the premiere of the series' sixth installment. Now, just as the first Scream film turned the horror genre on its head, Scream VI is looking to surpass Scream 2 as the franchise's best outing yet.

Scream 6 Will Be The Longest Scream Film Yet
The only thing that's missing from Scream 6 is Sidney Prescott's actress, Neve Campbell.

According to Regal Cinema, Scream 6 will have a runtime of 123 minutes, which Paramount later confirmed. This makes it at least three minutes longer compared to Scream 2 and a couple more minutes lengthier compared to Scream 3 and Scream 5 (1 hour and 54 minutes) as well as Scream and Scream 4 (1 hour and 51 minutes).

Length doesn't always guarantee quality but it does give the series' new directors, Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, a lot more opportunities to make it bigger and bolder compared to other horror movies.

We've already had a chance to take a look at the trailers for Scream 6 and they're setting the film up to be quite the spectacle. In addition to taking the action from Woodsboro to New York, we also saw multiple references and callbacks to previous films. It also features a shrine that hints at the much larger scope of the all-new Ghostface and the lengths he'll be willing to go to become the deadliest masked slasher of them all.

Scream 6 Will Be The Longest Scream Film Yet
We're curious to find out how long Scream can keep the hype train going following last year's successful reboot.

Now officially longer and more violent compared to its predecessors, the only question on everybody's mind is the identity of the new Ghostface.

We'll find out who's behind all the killings in New York when Scream 6 hits theaters on March 10.

Ray Ampoloquio
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