We’re barely one week away from the global release of Scream, the forthcoming movie in the franchise, sharing its name with the first in the series. Now, the first reactions to the film have started popping up online. Perhaps it will come as a surprise to some to hear that a horror sequel being released in the month of January is getting some high praise, but this is exactly what’s happening! Those who have gotten an early look at the film have praised its many twists and turns, its gory kills, and how the story weaves together an all-new cast with its legacy characters.
Check out the first reactions to Scream below!
“I can say that every corner of this movie, during the making of it, we have been very aware how to service fans, where the misdirects are happening, and the path that we want to lead people down,” co-director Tyler Gillett previously revealed to Bloody Disgusting. “Obviously, without spoiling the movie, we can certainly say that the trailer is definitely doing that dance. Part of what we love about the Scream movies, and what we love about the Scream fandom is just how deep people watch these movies. We think some of the fun of this experience is this forensic watching of things and trying to figure out who the killer is. It’s all a part of what’s so unique and so special about this franchise to us. As deep, deep fans of the original four, we took pains to populate the world of this movie, and certainly the materials with as many fun nods and Easter eggs and misdirects as possible.”
Neve Campbell will return once again as Sidney Prescott, starring opposite long-time castmates Courteney Cox who will reprise her role as Gale Weathers and David Arquette will play Dewey Riley, reprising their roles from the first four Scream films. Marley Shelton will also be back as Scream 4‘s Deputy Judy Hicks.
The new Scream film will land in the theaters on January 14, 2022.
The new #ScreamMovie is a SCREAM, baby! It completely delivers for fans of the franchise.
Can’t wait to watch again. Right now it’s hitting the middle of my ranking (of all very very great movies).
— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) January 7, 2022
Just screened @ScreamMovies for my next assignment for @extratv and interviewing the cast tomorrow. Such a mega fan of the franchise. All I can say is WOW and EPIC. Wes would be proud. #ScreamMovie pic.twitter.com/QfCuw9ls8m
— Tommy DiDario (@tommydidario) January 7, 2022
Many brutal kills, fun mystery
As someone who has been in love with this franchise for a little over 25 years now, I totally and completely loved @ScreamMovies. Brutal kills, fun mystery & both the Legacy cast & newbies were great. Wes would be proud. #ScreamMovie #Scream pic.twitter.com/EoMkeI1CtR
— Heather Wixson (@MMEFXBook is available now!) (@thehorrorchick) January 7, 2022
Some absolutely Mind-blowing moments
The new #ScreamMovie is a blast. 1st act was a little slow, but 2 and 3 really deliver. Wild twists, gnarly kills, and some mind-blowing moments for longtime fans. #WoodsboroForever pic.twitter.com/CvtifKDt8i
— Corey Chichizola (@CoreyChichizola) January 7, 2022
What a welcome return to Woodsboro #Scream is! A razor sharp, bloody introspection on the genre and Wes Craven's legacy. All the feels and one hell of a genre start to 2022. My horror heart is so full.
— Meagan Navarro (@HauntedMeg) January 7, 2022
Scary (and funny) as you like!
Fuck me, wow!
Have finally seen Scream 2022 #Screammovie and it delivers… and then some.
If this franchise means something to you — and it means so damn much to me — you will leave satisfied, moved, and wanting more.
Oh yeah, it's scary (and funny) as hell. pic.twitter.com/U88VOS1FUb
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) January 7, 2022