Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Runtime: 114 minutes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thrillers
Stars: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Marley Shelton, Dylan Minnette, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Jack Quaid, Sonia Ammar, Kyle Gallner, Reggie Conquest, Chester Tam, Roger L. Jackson, Skeet Ulrich, Heather Matarazzo, James A. Janisse, Chelsea Rebecca, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Henry Winkler, Adam Brody, Hayden Panettiere, Brooke Barnhill, Stephen West-Rogers, Milli M., Christopher Speed, Clayton Frank, Boomer Mays, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Iya Labunka, Kevin Williamson, Marco Beltrami, Patrick Lussier, Julie Plec, Rian Johnson
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Tyler Gillett, Tyler Gillett
slcknight - 12 January 2023 SCREAM 5 ISN'T BAD AT ALL.... The movie isn't as bad as people are saying it is. The Scream films are some of my favourite movies to ever meet the screen. I don't have to tell you what Scream is about. The deaths are unrealistic, there's like 10 whole stabs to the gut before someone dies. I enjoyed the storyline though, it kept me guessing who was murdered and who was the killer. There's 100% no way at all that this is a bad movie. It doesn't feel boring but Scream 5 is an acquired taste. Not for everyone in the slightest. A couple problems with the movie in certain scenarios. It drags sometimes. It doesn't feel like a waste though. I do think the characters in the film make dumb mistakes. Typical horror. 7.1/10. No higher, no lower.
rafaelcr44 - 1 January 2023 A great revival, but... did someone forget to pay the phone bill? I honestly love the self-consciousness of the Scream franchise. This is not a horror saga. At least not properly. It's a satire of horror films, and I always loved the tone of the humour. And about Ghostface? That figure was and still is always a spectacle apart, "he's" the perfect example that it's possible to root for the bad guy and at the same time, want to see how he's going to be defeated.
We are in 2020s here, the technology evolved, and almost nobody uses landline anymore, and the directors, unfortunately, didn't use the full potential of the technology here, Wes Craven (RIP) used the mobile phones a lot better in Scream 4. There are three or four relevant times that Ghostface is almost a generic slasher (I had 2021 Candyman vibes), moments when I said to myself "this is not Ghostface".
This movie is kind of a Jurassic World inside of the Scream universe. It considers all the events occurred in the past films, the classic characters are present, but in secondary roles, the main cast is new. Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega are excellent, and these two are the only new characters who I can talk about without spoilers, but the entire new cast is full of charisma.
Movie after movie, the "whodunit" part of the franchise is becoming easier and easier, the mystery can be solved in less than half than an hour (Scream 4 has a better plot twist), but man, the motivations here are amazing. The film uses perfectly a screenplay gimmick that can ruin a production entirely if badly used (which is, at least, 90% of the cases). Watching "Sream 5" at the cinema must have been a tremendous event, I can imagine the audience screaming of excitement at the third act and in some isolated moments.