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 without its share of behind-the-scenes drama in the 25 years of its existence. From a rushed production (and script leaks) in Scream 2 to a script that was taken away from him in Scream 4, there are plenty of unanswered questions about the behind-the-scenes workings of the films.
Since this is such a rare opportunity, we decided to ask him some of the questions you’ve been dying to ask him over the years about the Scream franchise, including but not limited to:
- What exactly happened with those script leaks during the production of Scream 2?
- How did he feel when he first saw Scream 3 (and when did he first see it?)?
- Which part of his Scream 4 script is he most bummed didn’t make it into the final cut?
- Was Robbie really gay?
- What part did he play in writing the hospital coda in Scream 4?
- And just what were his plans for Scream 5 & Scream 6 had Scream 4 been successful?
In regards to the Scream 5 and Scream 6 plans that never came to be, Williamson reveals that Emma “Jill” Roberts would’ve returned in his original incarnation of a Scream 5 idea.
Williamson explains that concept, “Jill went to college, and then murders started on the campus. And it was a killer who knew she was the killer from the last film. So the killer kept trying to expose her, so she would have to kill to keep it covered up. So it was killer meets killer. And Sidney was a professor at that school.”
“Scream 6 was gonna answer whatever happened between Dewey and Gale,” Williamson continues. “Sidney was in it, but it was more focused on Gale’s storyline.”
Oh, and we also asked Williamson for his spoiler-free thoughts on the latest film so be sure to stick around until the very end to hear that! We’ve got the answers to these questions and more, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the screams!
Scream (2022) sees a new killer don the Ghostface mask twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro. The killer then begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Scream is currently in theaters everywhere.