A new Scream (2022) poster shows the Ghostface Killer looming over the franchise’s new and classic characters, including Campbell, Cox, & Arquette’s.
A new Scream (2022) poster shows Ghostface looming over the franchise’s new and classic characters. The masked murderer, also known as the Woodsboro Killer, debuted in the original Scream in 1996 and appeared in all three sequels directed by A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Wes Craven. However, the identity has been adopted by several characters. The upcoming fifth installment, also titled Scream, will be the first in the series not helmed by Craven, who passed away in 2015, as Ready or Not’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett have now taken over.
Set 25 years after the first film’s events, Scream returns to the fictional town of Woodsboro, where a new killer has donned Ghostface’s iconic ensemble and begun targeting a group of teenagers to dig up secrets from the town’s murderous past. Original stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Marley Shelton, and Roger L. Jackson return for the relaunch of the franchise. Prominent newcomers include Melissa Barrera (In the Heights), Mason Gooding (Booksmart), Jenna Ortega (You), Jack Quaid (The Boys), and Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why).
A new poster for the upcoming Scream movie now shows Ghostface looming over many of the series’ new and returning characters with his signature bloody blade in hand. Many of the aforementioned actors are also present, from Campbell, Cox, and Arquette’s returning trio to new characters played by Barrera, Quaid, Ortega, and more. The poster, which comes courtesy of @GhostfaceTalks_ on Twitter, can be seen below:
Since many characters have donned the trademark black cloak and white mask and terrorized the town of Woodsboro throughout the series, there have been multiple theories predicting who the new Ghostface Killer might be. Sidney (Campbell), Tara (Ortega), Sam (Barrera), and Richie (Quaid) have been the most popular choices. With the tagline, “It’s always someone you know,” this poster does a great job of simultaneously teasing the identity of the new killer while also highlighting the film’s cast of characters.
Just as a previous Scream poster outright admitted, the actual man or woman behind the mask may be on this new poster. The new Scream movie has effectively garnered hype for the upcoming franchise revival with marketing materials like these while still keeping the unknown killer’s actual identity shrouded in mystery. The good news is that the wait for Scream is almost over, as it debuts in theaters in just a few days on January 14.
Dylan Minnette and Marley Shelton Explain Wes and Judy’s Relationship
They also a tease a fun Easter egg to look out for in the Hicks family home.
There’s a lot to love about the new Scream movie, but a personal favorite component is the introduction to the mother/son relationship between Marley Shelton’s Judy Hicks and Dylan Minnette as Wes.
We were first introduced to Judy in Scream 4 when she was a Woodsboro deputy who idolized Sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and often expressed that admiration by baking him lemon squares. Judy also steps up in a big way in the tail end of Scream 4, so to learn she’s earned the role of sheriff this time around isn’t all that much of a surprise. But the fact that she has a son is!
Perhaps a young Wes was safe and sound at home when Ghostface last attacked, but this time around, their mother/son relationship is right at the center of the unfolding bloodbath. With the new movie hitting theaters on January 14th, I got the chance to catch up with Shelton and Minnette and we dug into that family dynamic a bit. I started by asking Shelton if she was surprised to learn Judy was a mother in the new script. Here’s what she said:
“Yes! I thought it was great though! That’s what’s so fun with getting to play with the passage of time, that it’s been a moment since we’ve visited Woodsboro and I thought that was such a fantastic way to link the new generation, the new cast to the legacy cast, if you will. And just the tie-in. Although it’s never revealed who the father is. [Laughs] Clearly I’m a single mom. That’s not a big spoiler. You get that pretty early on.”