- Scream 2
- Scream 3
- Scream 4
- Scream VI
Scream is a 1996 slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore. The film follows a group of high school students who become the targets of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface. The film satirizes clichés of the slasher genre and was unique for featuring characters who were aware of horror films and openly discussed their clichés. It was inspired by the Gainesville Ripper case and influenced by Halloween. The film faced censorship issues and obstacles while filming on location, but it was a financial success and received positive reviews. It revitalized the slasher genre and spawned a series of sequels, beginning with Scream 2.
Scream 2 is a 1997 slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson, starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Elise Neal, Timothy Olyphant, Jada Pinkett, and Liev Schreiber. It is the second installment in the Scream film series, taking place two years after the first film and again following the character of Sidney Prescott and other survivors of the Woodsboro massacre at the fictional Windsor College in Ohio, where they are targeted by a copycat killer using the guise of Ghostface. The film faced controversy over plot leaks and script rewrites but was a financial success and received positive reviews, leading to several additional sequels.
Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Ehren Kruger. The film follows Sidney Prescott, who has gone into self-imposed isolation following the events of the previous two films but is drawn to Hollywood after a new Ghostface begins killing the cast of the film within a film Stab 3. The film combines the violence of the slasher genre with comedy and "whodunit" mystery while satirizing the cliché of film trilogies. The film received mixed reviews, grossing $162 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million, and was originally intended to be the final installment of the series until the franchise was revived in 2011 with a sequel, Scream 4.
Scream 4 is a 2011 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. It is a sequel to Scream 3 and the fourth installment in the Scream film series. The film stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, Erik Knudsen, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton, Nico Tortorella, and Roger L. Jackson. The film takes place on the fifteenth anniversary of the original Woodsboro murders and involves Ghostface once again killing students from Woodsboro High. Scream 4 satirizes the clichés of film remakes and provides commentary on the extensive usage of social media and the obsession with internet fame. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but it has enjoyed several positive reappraisals since its release. It grossed $97 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million, becoming the lowest-grossing film in the Scream franchise. It was followed by the anthology television series Scream and a fifth film, titled Scream, was released on January 14, 2022.
"Scream" is a 2022 American slasher film that is the fifth installment in the Scream film series. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the movie is a direct sequel to "Scream 4" and stars Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, and Dylan Minnette. The plot takes place 25 years after the original Woodsboro murders from "Scream" when another Ghostface appears and begins targeting a group of teenagers linked to the original killings. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $138 million. A sequel, "Scream VI," was released in March 2023.
Scream VI is a 2023 slasher film, the sixth installment in the Scream series, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. It features a new Ghostface killer who targets the survivors of the "Woodsboro legacy attacks" in New York City. The film combines violence, black comedy, and a "whodunit" mystery and satirizes film franchises and subversion of audience expectations. The film stars Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere, Courteney Cox, and others. Scream VI premiered on March 6, 2023, and was theatrically released in the United States on March 10 by Paramount Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $154 million worldwide.