Do you like scary movies? If your answer is yes, then you are probably pumped to watch the newest Scream. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet (collectively known as Radio Silence), the movie is the fifth installment of the franchise started in 1996 with the Wes Craven picture of the same name.
A blast from start to finish and full of scares capable of waking the dead, the 1996 Scream breathed new life into the slasher sub-genre and introduced a brand-new killer to the horror monsters’ hall of fame: the mysterious Ghostface, whose real identity changes from movie to movie.
Part sequel, part reboot – or a “requel” -, the new Scream brings a lot of familiar faces back to the blood soaked town of Woodsboro, in which Billy Loomis’ (Skeet Ulrich) and Stu Macher’s (Matthew Lillard) original killing spree took place. However, in order to keep things fresh and bring in new fans, the film also features a brand-new cast of characters to be hunted down and killed by whoever is wearing that terrifying white mask. Here’s a guide to all the old faces and fresh faces of Scream so that you can focus on figuring out who Ghostface is without getting lost on who’s who.
Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell)
The original Scream final girl is once more back to the franchise, fighting the mysterious Ghostface killer. Over the course of the past four movies, Sidney evolved from a high schooler coping with her mother’s recent murder to a successful writer ready to fight back against whoever is hiding behind that terrifying white mask. In the newest installment of the franchise, Sidney is now a happy mother living away from Woodsboro, but she’s drawn back to her hometown after a new series of attacks begin to happen.
Born and raised in Canada, Neve Campbell got her first starring role in the YTV musical drama series Catwalk. Shortly after, she moved to the US and landed the role of Julia Salinger in the Fox drama Party of Five. In 1996, she starred as troubled teenager turned witch Bonnie in the teen horror The Craft. Alongside Denise Richards, she played a teen seductress in the 1998 erotic thriller Wild Things. Such roles, as well as the lead in Scream, made her a true staple of 90s cinema. Campbell has played Sidney Prescott in all five movies of the Scream franchise. More recently, she has also appeared as political strategist LeAnn Harvey in Seasons 4 and 5 of Netflix’s House of Cards and in movies like Hot Air, Clouds, and Skyscraper. She is set to star in Netflix’s drama series The Lincoln Lawyer, currently in post-production.
Funniest Scenes Spider-Man: No Way Home
Now that fans have had plenty of time to Spider-Man: No Way Home, the powers that be have finally allowed Andrew Garfield to speak on his role in the major team-up. In a recent appearance on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Garfield has revealed all—including the fact Zendaya completely improvised one of the film’s funniest moments.
When Garfield’s Peter Parker first appears in the film, Zendaya begins pelting him with pieces of bread. As it turns out, that was all on the actor’s own accord, and it quickly got the approval of No Way Home director Jon Watts.
The Most Punk Rock Spider-Man Finally Gets His Own Marvel Series
Exclusive: punk-obsessed Spider-Man Hobie Brown will be putting a band together to save the world in a new Spider-Punk series from Marvel!
When Marvel brought us the Spider-Verse comic event several years ago, it was like a great reunion for all the different variations of Spider-Man we’ve seen through the years. Spider-Men from What If…?, Spider-Man from the Japanese TV show, Spider-Man from the year 2099, Spider-Man from the goofy newspaper comic strips, and so on. Among all the webslingers, there was one spikey-headed rebel who stood out as a fresh-faced hero of the multiverse.
Hobart Brown of Earth-138 is Spider-Punk and coming this April, he’s finally going to be starring in his own book.
Writer Cody Ziglar and artist Justin Mason will be doing five issues of a Spider-Punk mini-series for Marvel. So far the anarchist arachnid has taken on authoritative overlord incarnations of the Green Goblin, Vulture, and Kang the Conqueror. He’s teamed up with his spider-brethren several times over, but now we’ll get a more focused look on him and his dystopian world.
I got to speak with Cody Ziglar about the project. Funny enough, the whole miniseries seemed tailor-made for him from the beginning.
“I wrote five issues of Amazing Spider-Man and had written two backups for Miles Morales: Spider-Man and I’m also writing the What If? Miles Morales they’re doing,” Ziglar says. He joked about regularly telling the Marvel editors, “‘I want to write Spider-Man, but if it’s a black Spider-Man? I’m the guy that you want to come to.’”
As he put it, the higher ups would tell him: “’Calm down. If it ever pops up again, we’ll let you know.’ One day they reached out to me. ‘Hey, not only is it a black Spider-Man, but it’s a black Spider-Man who’s into punk stuff.’ Great! Literally all my bases are covered! They saw how enthusiastic I was about the prospect and came to me for it.”