Final Scream Trailer Pays Tribute To Franchise's Iconic Moments

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Paramount Pictures has released the final trailer for Scream. The fifth movie in the hit horror franchise will be in theaters on January 14.

This new clip, clocking in at just over a minute, really hammers on the movie’s tension and scares. It’s also filled with wall-to-wall callbacks and references to the original 1996 movie that helped redefine the horror genre. The trailer starts with Dewey explaining how to survive Ghostface–a reference to Randy’s horror survival rules from the original. From there, pretty much every quick vignette points at another classic moment from the franchise. Check out the trailer below.

Scream’s cast includes legacy cast members Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers), and David Arquette (Dewey Riley). Joining them are newcomers Jack Quaid (The Boys), Melissa Barrera (Vida, In the Heights), and Jenna Ortega (Insidious: Chapter 2, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous). The previous four movies were all directed by Wes Craven, who died in 2015. However, Kevin Williamson, who wrote all the other films, remains on board as executive producer of the new film.

A recent character poster promoting the movie coyly reveals Ghostface’s identity.

In related genre news, the first trailer for another big horror franchise sequel–Texas Chainsaw Massacre–was released in December. For more, check out GameSpot’s guide to the biggest upcoming movies of 2022.

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