Final “Scream” Trailer Suggests the Rules of The Game Have Changed

We’re just a few days away from the fifth Scream to hit theaters, and it’s already earning plaudits and raves. Paramount Pictures has delivered one final trailer to whet your appetite for a return trip to Woodsboro, and the gist of this last look is that it’s not enough to simply know the rules of the game to survive the new Ghostface.

The final Scream trailer focuses on how the return of the franchise’s stalwarts—Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (David Arquette), and Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) mean that the new kids on the (chopping) block at least have some season Ghostface experts in their corner. The problem, as explained by Dewey, is that something about this version of Ghostface feels different. That point is hammered home when Sidney tells Ghostface (voiced again by Roger L. Jackson) that “I’ve seen this movie before,” and he counters, “Not this movie.” With a new Ghostface back terrorizing Westboro, the question now becomes whether knowing the old rules will help Sidney, Dewey, Gale, and the newcomers survive the new game? The trailer wants you to believe that it won’t.

Those newcomers are played by Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Dylan Minnette, Jasmin Savoy Brown (a potential breakout star), Sonia Ben Ammar, Mikey Madison, Mason Gooding, and Kyle Gallner. The film is directed by the Ready or Not helmers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet, from a script written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. Original Scream scribe Kevin Williamson is on hand as a producer.

Check out the final trailer below. Scream slashes into theaters on January 14.

For more on Scream, check out these stories:

“Scream” Early Reactions: A Razor Sharp Return To Woodsboro

First “Scream” Trailer Unleashes a Brand New Ghostface

Featured image: Ghostface in Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s “Scream.” Photo Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group.


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