Scream is finally finished up. After many hold ups during the COVID end times, we have finally arrived. The film is done and director Matt Bettinelli post to his Twitter and shared a very cool image to commemorate the very special day.
Bettinelli posted. Personally, I’m still sentimental about Wes Craven’s passing and him not being around for this entry of the Scream franchise.
I’ve always been a person that thinks it’s the end of a band when one of the band members quits or dies. For example, you have some bands like Stone Temple Pilots and AC/DC that carried on with the same name after the passing of singers Scott Weiland and Bon Scott. They spent some time looking and eventually slid someone else into the spot for their lead singers. Then we have bands that are done after a member dies. Finished. I mean, Beastie Boys won’t even perform without their lost member. So, its a little touchy for me. And I’m certain I’m not alone.
All that said, Scream fans are very excited about the next entry. It does really help that the team is keeping Wes in their hearts while they were working on film. But, all in all, I think that Scream fans are just ready for more Scream after such a long wait.
It really helps that directors, Bettinelli and Tyler Gilett are seriously awesome, cool, humble. If it’s somone that should be working within Wes Craven’s Scream foundation it’s Bettinelli and Gillett. These dudes have a fantastic lineup of films. Both Ready or Not and Southbound are shining examples of truly great suspense and horror with an edge all their own.
It’s also great to see returning stars David Arquette, Courtney Cox and of course Neve Campbell back again. Each of which all saw the script, and thought it was something smart that creatively paid homage to Wes Craven and his work.
“The directors are incredible, they’re making it absolutely… it’s a new franchise. It’s hip, it’s scary. It’s just a new Scream. It’s not a reboot, it’s not a remake, it’s just a brand new launch. I think it’s going to be fantastic,” Cox said during her time on The Drew Barrymore Show.
Scream stabs its way into theaters January 14, 2022.
Are you ready for a Wes Crevenless, Scream? Do you think it’s time? Let us know in the comments section.