by Mateo Biggs
Long time horror fans can always find a way to bond with one another– especially in the case of slasher films. Among the ageless classics like “Nightmare on Elm Street” or “Friday the 13th”, there are many that have stood the trials of time and remained strong even with what we now consider cheesy effects. However on the other side there have been old names turned into new remakes such as 2021’s “Halloween Kills”, 2019 “Child’s Play”, and even 2019’s “Black Christmas”– all remodeled and reshaped to fit the modern horror narrative.
Unfortunately these remakes don’t always measure up to the originals and there are no bigger critics than those of horror films.
As of March 10th, 2023, “Scream VI” has officially been released to theaters following after the 2022 release of its predecessor “Scream V” which held a 6.3 out of 10 stars and only 67% of google audience members actually enjoying the film despite its positive critic acclaim. As opposed to the ratings given to “Scream V”, the newly released “Scream VI” has already received a 7.3 stars out of 10 on IMDb and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 76%, a metacritic score of 61% with 89% of google audience members enjoying the film! These scores speak for itself, truly, but the film is able to stand on its own while respecting the legacy of the original stories of Ghostface.
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (“V/H/S”, “V/H/S/94”, “Ready or Not”), “Scream VI” has many notable faces as members of its bloodstained cast. From Jenna Ortega (“The Fallout”, “Stuck in the Middle”, and the ever famous “Wednesday”), and Melissa Barrera (“In the Heights”, “Siempre tuya Acapulco”, and “Club de Cuervos”) to the impressive “Scream” veteran Courteney Cox (“Scream 2-5”, and “Friends”) and even Jack Champion (“Avatar: the Way of Water”, “Avengers: Endgame”). This film is bursting with talent that makes audience members pay attention and feel engrossed in the fear that plays out on screen.
As of March 13th, the film’s box office had reached up to $70.7 million and continues to grow as more and more viewers swarm the theaters to see the newest release of the “Scream” franchise. With engaging music from well known artists such as Demi Lovato and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, it would have been more of a shock to see the film flop.
If you’re a fan of horror– like myself –and want to see Ghostface’s infamy live on in a new setting, then I highly encourage the watch.