Scream VI takes new approach in franchise


Shaylah Johnson, Staff Writer

“Scream VI” is a new horror movie that was released on March 10.

This film is a thrilling, suspenseful movie directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.

The plot focuses on four survivors of the Ghostface murders trying to have a fresh start, but that quickly changes.

The movie takes place in New York City, making a budget of 35 million.

The promotion for “Scream VI” was very clever.

Paramount Pictures created a website where you could enter phone numbers and Ghostface would call.

Now when you visit the website it says “I’m done calling. But don’t worry you can visit me in theaters.”

Tara (Jenna Ortega) is in college and just trying to enjoy life, but she keeps avoiding what happened to her in Woodsboro.

The actor Jenna Ortega has become very popular lately. She recently starred in the Netflix series Wednesday, as the main character.

Ortega’s acting in “Scream VI” was phenomenal, and gave the feeling as if I was in the movie.

Sam (Melissa Barrera) just wants to protect her sister Tara and she wants her to stop avoiding the past.

Melissa Barrera stars in a lot of Mexican tv series and movies.

Barrera has amazing chemistry with Jenna Ortega as they play sisters fighting to survive. If the two castmates hated each other you would not be able to tell.

The movie takes a lot of different turns and includes a lot of scenes that you would never expect to be in a Scream movie, including the different locations, which gives the killer an advantage of getting away with acts of violence.

This movie really changed the style by not going by the past killer’s handbook, however, there are some nostalgic moments as “the core four” fight to survive yet another Ghostface killer.

Previous characters from the franchise also make some appearances, such as Kirby Reed who appeared in Scream Four, and Gale Weathers “the final girl.”

There may have been lots of stressful and crazy things going on in Tara and Sam’s life, but love was not one of them.

Tara and Chad Meeks have a budding romance in the movie and later on, share a kiss.

I would recommend this movie to people who love horror films, and of course, the scream fandom, however, I recommend that children do not watch this movie.

I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars. I think this movie was better than Scream 5 because it really had me on the edge of my seat and there were even some humorous moments.