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Scream 5 Review

After 25 years, the iconic horror story, “Scream” is now coming back. Starring on the big screen for the fifth time on January 14th, “Scream 5” is about a new deadly killer playing Ghostface. With a quicker, stronger, and new improved Ghostface, he goes on the hunt for a group of teenagers to restore the secrets of the town’s fatal past.

Actress Jenna Ortega will be starring as Tara Carpenter, Tara is the main protagonist who loves horror. She is the younger sister of Samantha Carpenter and the daughter of Christina Carpenter. Jenna Ortega talks about how she feels being on her first horror film on Entertainment Tonight with Katie Krause. 

“It’s crazy, it’s weird too because when I first started I’ve always said I’ve wanted to do horror so this is a huge dream come true,” Ortega stated.

Having a new horror actress in a sequel of a big movie is a whole lot of excitement for the industry to have a great actress in their team to perform as Tara Carpenter. 

Another big part about movies as big as “Scream” is the fans and how they feel about the new movie, especially since the franchise has been going on for so long. 

Freshman, Sydney Pena, talked about her opinion on the new movie.

“I’m very excited but also I feel it’s going to be repetitive like the old movies. I feel [Scream has] been going on for way too long. I hope this is the last movie,” Pena said. 

For big movie productions, it is very important the play of the movie attracts the audience, but sometimes it may not be as great as before like what Pena said.

Freshman Joselyn Virgen is excited to see how the story will play out.

“I am most excited to see how they continue the story and connect it to the other “Scream” movies and to be honest I don’t think there is anything I’m least excited about,” Virgen said.

Talking about connections, the original “Scream” cast is coming back. 

Sidney Prescott played by Neve Campbell, Gale Weathers played by Courteney Cox,  and Dwight ¨Dewy¨ Riley played by David Arquette are playing in the new Scream 5 movie. With the old cast coming back, it is exciting to see how the new movie is going to go.

Freshman Krystal Ramirez liked the original film.

“I’m excited to see the new “Scream” movie because I love all the movies, especially the first one, they’re so funny,” Ramirez said. 

With so much love carried around by the past movies, “Scream 5” has a big plate to fill but Courteney Cox thinks it does just that.

“Yeah well, scream you know this is the fifth one it’s not Scream 5 though, It is Scream,” Cox stated. “It’s hip, It’s scary, it’s just a new Scream, it’s not a reboot, not a remake, just a brand new launch. I think it’s going to be fantastic.” 

Coming from an original cast member and saying the new movie is going to be fantastic is a big boost of confidence on how great the movie is going to be. 

But another big balance beam of this movie is secrets. Secrets are a big thing in movies to not spill out anything to the public but now learned production even keeps the actors from knowing what’s happening in the movie until the finished product.

“Everything is super top secret so even on set interacting with other people, it’s very peculiar because you’ll start talking about something and then you cut yourself off because [you don’t know if they have] the same information that I have,” Ortega stated in Entertainment Tonight.

Making sure nothing spills out about the movie is a big deal especially for a beloved classic American horror film with many fans.

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    Hrvoje VukovićJul 6, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Super review, hope the popcorn will be plentiful.