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Scream 5 (2022)

Scream 5 (2022)




Melissa Barrera

Mason Gooding

Jenna Ortega

Jack Quaid

Marley Shelton

Courteney Cox

David Arquette


Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett


Spoilers ahead

I am a huge fan of the Scream franchise I enjoyed the plot of the first two Scream movies done in 1996 and 1997 by Wes Craven (director) and Kevin Williamson (writer). The two worked together in the first four scream movies, but neither was involved in this one. With Wes Craven being dead.

I for one felt this movie was a mess thanks to the plot and the lack of a strong convincing heroine. The plot failed to do justice to the killings starting again. Then there goes that nonsense where, the bad guys holding knives are unkillable. They have superhuman strength and just relentless until the very end. I had no problem with this cliché happening all over again, this is Scream it is all about the clichés. But there is always something driving these killings. The first Scream movie had the men do this because they wanted to wreck the Prescott family. The second was about revenge of the happenings of the first movie. The third (let’s forget about that mistake of a movie). The fourth movie was about revenge of fame, which today we have seen the extent people will go for fame, so killing is not off the table. Here the whole point of the killings happening again is… to assist their favourite movie as muses.

The two idiots are fans of the Stab movies, if you are a fan of Scream you will know there is a running gag, where there is a movie in the movie which almost emulates what happened in the Scream stories. Here the idiot fans felt the movies have declined in quality, so they decided to embark on this killing spree to give the Stab movie good source material to work with. What the Hell?

When you are watching Scream, you are being plagued with fun cliché, the movie mocking other horror movies and trying to get a head up on what bad guys do in the horror movies we see. What makes Scream magnificent for me is when the reveal of the killings is given and you discover somehow that Sydney Prescott’s mothers affair is forever hunting Sydney even though she had nothing to do with it.

Here the bad guys picked their mark, start killing them and their friends to make a good enough story for the next sequel to their favourite movie.

Knowing there are plans to make more Scream movies, I do hope this time they give us a better reason for the killings to come back. Scream has always been my only stab movie that I enjoy, now this horrible addition is giving me more reasons to give up watching the franchise.

This movie brings back the golden trio, Sydney, Gale and Dewey and then killed off one of them.


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