The Horror Feels All Too Familiar in the New Scream Trailer

The Horror Feels All Too Familiar in the New Scream Trailer

“Hello, Sidney.” A decade since Scream 4 released, Ghostface has resurfaced in the upcoming fifth film, simply titled Scream, which serves as a relaunch of the iconic horror franchise. The recently released trailer reunites viewers with familiar faces like Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and, of course, Neve Campbell with all the movie’s familiar quips and jump scares. It also introduces a host of newcomers — including Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid, and Jenna Ortega — who are ready to carry the horror franchise’s legacy.

Based on this new look at the movie, the film will follow a new group of high schoolers being targeted by Woodsboro’s perennial villain, with Sidney Prescott (Campbell) once again having to fend off a new Ghostface, who is described as feeling different from the prior killers. “I’ve seen this movie before,” Sidney says in the final trailer. Ghostface replies, “Not this movie.”

Directed by filmmaking duo Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Scream isn’t free from a certain level of pressure and set of expectations: it’s the first one since the death of horror legend Wes Craven, who directed the first four films. “It’s a tightrope to walk: to be respectful and find ways to tie a new story into an old lineage,” Gillett said during a virtual press day last year. He added, “It’s something that has been top of mind since day one.”

All will be revealed, however, on Jan. 14, when Scream is released exclusively in theaters. In the meantime, watch the trailer and browse production stills ahead.

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