Scream is the development of the 2021 Slasher film which was officially announced on November 7, 2019. 25 years after the release of its first film, Scream 5 is ready to make hearts flutter.
Scream 5 streaming is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, serving as writers on the project. Additionally, Kevin Williamson is credited as executive producer alongside Chad Villella. Scream was theatrically released in the United States on January 14, 2022, by Paramount Pictures. The film has grossed over $60 million and was praised by critics as honoring Craven’s legacy and offering thoughtful meta-commentary on horror films, with some calling it the best of the Scream sequels.
This film is about the events of 25 years after a series of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro.
While out of town, Tara’s older sister Sam Carpenter is informed by Tara’s friend, Wes Hicks, about her sister’s attack. Sam returns to Woodsboro with her boyfriend Richie to visit Tara at the hospital, where she reunites with the rest of Tara’s friendship group – Amber Freeman, twins Chad and Mindy Meeks-Martin, and Liv McKenzie. Liv’s summer fling Vince Schneider is the next to be murdered by Ghostface. Later at the hospital, Sam is attacked by Ghostface, and struggles with hallucinations of Billy Loomis, who is later to be confirmed as Sam’s biological father, and the reason for why she left town and became estranged from Tara.
The next day, Sam and Richie visit a reclusive Dewey Riley, who has been in a bad place since his divorce from Gale Weathers. They ask for his help in stopping the killer. He contacts Sidney Prescott and Gale, warning them of the reoccurrence of Ghostface before joining the teens at Mindy and Chad’s home. There, he reunites with the twins’ mother Martha, the sister of the late Randy Meeks. Vince is revealed to be Stu’s nephew. With the three attacks being on people related in some capacity to the original killers, Sam is accused of being the killer. She angrily leaves. Ghostface murders Wes and his mother Sheriff Judy Hicks at their house. There, Dewey reunites with Gale who has arrived in town to cover the story. At the hospital, Tara and Richie are attacked by Ghostface but are saved by Dewey and Sam. Dewey is killed when he attempts to finish off Ghostface.
Sidney arrives in town and meets Gale and Sam. Sidney asks Sam to help take down the killer but Sam declines, choosing to leave town with Richie and Tara. Sidney warns that there is no running; and that Ghostface will follow them. Sam, Richie, and Tara intend to leave Woodsboro but are forced to stop at Amber’s house to retrieve an extra inhaler for Tara. Sidney and Gale follow the trio to Amber’s house, which is revealed to be Stu’s old house, where the original events took place. There, Chad and Mindy are both attacked and stabbed by Ghostface, rendering them both unconscious.
As Sam tends to Mindy, the friend group convenes and after some back and forth about who the killer is. Amber pulls out a gun and shoots Liv in the head, revealing herself as the killer. When Gale and Sidney arrive, Amber feigns being attacked, a ruse that neither Sidney nor Gale fall for, leading Amber to shoot Gale, incapacitating her. Richie stabs Sam and reveals himself as Tara’s attacker and Amber’s accomplice. Richie and Amber take Sam, Sidney, and Gale into the kitchen where Sidney had first faced off against Billy and Stu; Richie and Amber reveal that they are obsessive fans of the Stab series. They are disappointed in its trajectory and want to provide a new story to be adapted “based on true events”, planning to frame Sam since she’s Billy’s daughter. Gale shoots Amber, who lands on the stove and is lit aflame. Sam is injured but a hallucination of Billy points her to Amber’s knife on the floor, thus saving her life; she uses it to stab Richie multiple times before shooting him to ensure he dies. A badly burned Amber attempts to attack the group again but is shot dead by Tara.
Tara and the Meeks twins are taken to the hospital. Sam thanks Sidney and Gale for their help. Gale refuses to write about the new murders so as to not give the killers notoriety and let them die in anonymity. She plans instead to write a touching tribute about Dewey.