‘Scream’ Filmmakers Break Down the Easter Egg Deep Cuts You Likely Missed [Spoilers]

Spoiler warning: This article contains Scream spoilers. The new Scream packs extensive franchise history into a film dedicated to Wes Craven‘s memory. That history doesn’t just shape the story; it offers fans a slew of references, Scream Easter eggs, and even fun surprise cameos to track, from Skeet Ulrich to a slew of franchise alumni lending their voices in […]

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Ranking the ‘Scream’ Movies and Killers [Halloweenies Podcast]

What’s your favorite Scream movie? Good question, and one that the Halloweenies will have to answer today. Because after spending a year in Woodsboro, the gang is packing up the Delta and venturing into the woods for a cabin trip. To pass the time along the way, they’ll give Ghostface one last scare by ranking […]

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“Dead Day” Comic Books Getting a Peacock TV Series from ‘Scream’ Writer Kevin Williamson

The “Dead Day” comics from AfterShock are headed to the small screen, Bloody Disgusting has learned, with Peacock ordering up a “supernatural drama” television series. Based on the bestselling AfterShock comic-book series created by Ryan Parrott, the straight-to-series project hails from producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies) and Kevin Williamson (Scream, The […]

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Queer Visual Artist David Ayllon Creates ‘Scream’ Tribute Photo Series! [Images]

If you’ve seen the new Scream film (review), then you’ll know that fandom is a major focus of the film’s social commentary. While certain segments of fandom can undoubtedly be a little toxic, sometimes that extreme passion for a particular IP can birth (pun intended) a wonderfully creative endeavor. That’s exactly what happened when photographer David Ayllon […]

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Kevin Williamson Details His Original Plans for ‘Scream 5’ & ‘Scream 6’! [Interview]

In case you thought we had exhausted ourselves on all things Scream after spending four hours(!!!) discussing Scream 4 last week, think again! In a special Horror Queers bonus episode, Joe and I have Scream scribe Kevin Williamson on the line in celebration of the new film, which hits theaters today! The Scream franchise, while beloved, is not […]

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Stabathon: Revisiting the Fictional 7-Movie ‘Stab’ Franchise Within ‘Scream’

The Scream franchise is built around a meta-awareness of horror, effectively weaving in social commentary on the genre while racking up a body count. The first sequel, Scream 2, took that to a new level with the introduction of Stab, the beginning of a long-running franchise within a franchise. Stab became irrevocably intertwined with Scream ever since, serving as plot devices, wry […]

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The Unexpected Gift of ‘Scream 4’! [Horror Queers Podcast]

F*ck with the Original / Hayden Panettiere Is Always Right. It just wouldn’t be a new year without Scream, right? After celebrating the OG Scream on its 25th anniversary back in December (along with seasonal treats like Batman Returns, Fear No Evil, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Witchboard‘s 35th anniversary), Trace and I are FINALLY discussing one […]

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Celebrating ‘Scream’ at 25 and Horror Queers at 3! [Horror Queers Podcast]

Tits and Tongues &The Screw-Up Showcase We’re nearly ready to wrap up December – and 2021! It’s been another silly month on the podcast, including episodes on the bizarre queer antichrist/oatmeal zombie film Fear No Evil (1981), David Fincher’s feel bad holiday film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) and the queerest superhero film of all […]

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‘The Faculty’ Is the ‘Season of the Witch’ of the ‘Scream’ Franchise [Halloweenies Podcast]

We’re not aliens, we’re discontent. For the final installment of this season’s Randy’s Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a film that inspired the Scream franchise, the gang heads to Ohio. No, not Springwood, but the small town of Herrington, where young Midwestern teens are having close encounters with the third kind. The only way […]

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‘Scream’ at 25: From Sleeper Hit to Horror Franchise Juggernaut

When Wes Craven’s Scream was released wide in theaters on December 20, 1996, small opening weekend numbers pointed to a slasher movie audiences weren’t interested in, especially not at Christmas. Then a rare thing happened; its numbers only got more substantial with each passing week. Twenty-five years and a full-blown franchise later, it’s hard to imagine Scream as […]

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Neve Campbell and Kevin Williamson Recall the Origins of the Ghostface Mask in New ‘Scream’ Featurette [Video]

Much the same way John Carpenter used an existing Captain Kirk mask to bring Michael Myers to iconic life in Halloween, Wes Craven similarly put an existing Halloween mask to good use for the creation of Ghostface in the original Scream. The “Peanut-Eyed Ghost” from Fun World became the face of Ghostface, and the rest, […]

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‘Scream’: First Images from the Brand New Movie Feature Sidney, Gail, Dewey, Ghostface and More!

One of the most hotly anticipated movies on the horizon, the Scream franchise returns to theaters on January 14, 2022. The filmmaking team this time around includes directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, as well as producer Chad Villella, the three members of the filmmaking group known as Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S, Southbound). While we wait for the trailer this week, the very […]

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