Scream 5 has already received rave reviews on social media, with first reactions dubbing it the best instalment since the original.
The likes of Courteney Cox (Gale Riley), David Arquette (Dewey Riley), and Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott) are returning for the highly-anticipated fifth instalment in the horror franchise and it seems it’s definitely been worth the wait.
Critic Kevin McCarthy said: ‘The 5th SCREAM film is the closest I’ve felt to the brilliance, excitement & horror of Wes Craven’s 1996 masterpiece. Hands down, the best SCREAM since the original. Beautifully honors the legacy of the first film while bringing a fresh yet brutal new tone to the franchise.’
Writer Erik Davies added: ‘The new #Scream is a BLAST & my favorite since the original. There’s some sharp writing here – a nice balance of well-crafted scares & amusing commentary on modern horror. It also pokes a lot of fun at itself, too, while remaining a bloody whodunnit & a damn good time. I’m a fan!’
Critic Jake Hamilton added: ‘As someone who worshiped the original #ScreamMovie (and absolutely adores SCREAM 2), I have to tell you… I absolutely LOVED the new SCREAM sequel. It’s directed with such furious energy — it’s both a love letter to the original and entirely fresh. I’m beyond ecstatic.’
Writer Simon Thompson said: ‘#Scream freakin’ slays! It’s a textbook example of how to revive and reinvigorate a franchise and do it in killer style. Brutal genius, it has the razor-sharp smarts of the finest entries in the series with a third act that absolutely nails it. Two thumbs way up!.’
Critic Joel Meares wrote: ‘Have finally seen Scream 2022 #Screammovie and it delivers… and then some. If this franchise means something to you — and it means so damn much to me — you will leave satisfied, moved, and wanting more. Oh yeah, it’s scary (and funny) as hell.’
Writer Heather Wixson added: ‘As someone who has been in love with this franchise for a little over 25 years now, I totally and completely loved @ScreamMovies. Brutal kills, fun mystery & both the Legacy cast & newbies were great. Wes would be proud.’
Ghostface returns to terrorise Woodsboro once again, with a trailer released last year giving us a glimpse of what’s about to go down.
In the trailer, we see Sidney returning to the house where it all began and it’s possible that the property is now housing the cast’s new generation.
Some have speculated that this could be the last time Sidney, Dewey and Gail will star in a Scream movie.
Sidney is seen meeting the new, younger version of herself, a student whose friends are being picked off by Ghostface.
‘I know who you are,’ Samantha Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) says as Sidney approaches her, to which the OG replies: ‘I’ve been through this. A lot.’
Could Sidney be handing the final girl baton to the newbie?
All will be revealed very soon…
Scream 5 hits cinemas on January 14.
Credit: Original article published here.