Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Notable Cast: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Courteney Cox, Hayden Panettiere, Dermot Mulroney, Liana Liberato, Jack Champion, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra, Samara Weaving
The meta-commentary that has always been provided within the Scream franchise found new life with Scream 2022 when it was released… let me check my notes, uh, yep, last year. The attack on the “requel” - or which can also be labeled as the “legacy sequel” - was smart in playing on the freshly minted tropes, particularly for slashers, and suddenly this horror franchise had legs and momentum under it once again. In the rather insane way that the Scream films have evolved, it was the next step to bring it to the current state of horror.
Although Scream VI tries out a few “new” ideas by
taking the sequel and planting it in
Montreal New York and attacking
modern horror franchise continuations, it’s one that mostly sticks to its
knives when it comes to delivering a Scream sequel. Although it hardly
reaches the cleverness or seemingly invested writing of the fifth entry, it
does happen to deliver quite a bit of slasher entertainment as it ramps up the
brutality and cutting slasher chase sequences that maximize its Montreal
New York setting.