As someone who grew up in the 90s, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my favorite horror movie franchise is Scream. I’ve watched those movies so many times that I’ve officially lost count how many times I’ve seen them, and I recite most of the lines word for word while watching them. Like most things we miss and love about the 90s, the Scream movies remind me of a simpler time. They also remind me how scary it was living without caller ID.
So, you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I heard the news that Scream 5 is officially in the works at Spyglass Media Group. Whether this new addition will be a sequel, reboot, or remake remains to be confirmed, but if the people involved are smart enough, they’ll avoid falling into the reboot/remake trap and just add another sequel to the beloved franchise. Personally, I don’t think Scream is a movie that needs to be remade or rebooted; it’s perfectly fine as it is. Sure, it may appear outdated to today’s youth, but I think it’s still relatable. And even with the change in technology, it still holds up today because the idea of someone stalking and murdering teens in suburban America is just as terrifying today as it was in the 90s. Whether that creepy phone call comes through on a landline or a smartphone is just semantics.
As to whether any of the original cast will return for Scream 5, that also remains unconfirmed as of now. However, after Scream 4 in 2011, Neve Campbell and David Arquette both stated that they wouldn’t be opposed to coming back for another movie. Of course, that kind of commitment usually depends on the script and director chosen. Although I don’t see anyone writing as brilliant a script as Kevin Williamson, for now we can only cross our fingers and hope for the best until more details are released.