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The Trailer For The New ‘Scream’ Movie Is Here And Here’s Our Review: HELL YES!

GHOSTFACE KILLER: What’s your favorite scary movie?

ME: Easy… Scream.

Always has been, always will be. In my opinion, the O.G. Scream is great on multiple levels. For one, it’s made by the master of horror Wes Craven himself. For another, it single-handedly revived an entire genre of film. The slasher film genre pretty much died in the 1980s. And unlike the killers in their own films, there was no sign it was going to come back to life. And lastly, the reason I love Scream so much, it’s arguably the most self-aware horror movie of all time. It breaks horror movie rules because it’s the first horror movie that KNOWS the rules.

And now here we are, 25 years later, and we’re set for the fifth installment of this franchise. And normally, I leave all movie blogs for Kenny or any of the other CineBoiz, but when it comes to Scream, I raise my right arm in the sky and I’m calling my own number. I’m running iso on this one. Because to me, Scream is one of my favorite movies let alone scary movies. And I won’t lie, this one looks far more serious than any of the others. Like they’re going for pure horror. Not that many jokes or laughs in the trailer. That’s not to say the movie won’t be written the same, but I feel like previous trailers tried to at least convey some levity. This one does not.

Also, shoutout this franchise for still holding on to ALL of the original characters: Sydney, Dewey, Gale Weathers, and most importantly… the LANDLINE TELEPHONE. Are you kidding me? If there was any character I’d expect them to kill off for the 2021 sequel, I would’ve guessed the MCI or Bell Atlantic phone line.

Lastly, I’d be remiss if I wrote an entire blog about Scream and didn’t include an impromptu power rankings of Scream movies:

  1. Scream
  2. Scream 4 (it was extremely solid)
  3. Scream 2 (this was the Saved By The Bell: The College Years of this franchise)
  4. Scream 3 (I love Liev, but if The CineBoiz have beef with him, now I do too)

I will say, it is a little confusing that this 5th installment is also going to be called SCREAM. Just like the original movie. I’ll admit, doubling up on names is better than going with the tired trope of 5CREAM or something like that. But still. We couldn’t even get a sub-title? Like SCREAM: Cruise Control? SCREAM: Age of Ultron? SCREAM: End Game?

This new Scream comes out on January 14th.

Austin

Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter (which he apparently thought was important enough to share here). He also wears pants everyday.

Austin

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