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Scream 5: 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts

A beloved franchise like Scream is so popular thanks to the strong characters and talented filmmakers behind these movies. The combination of Wes Craven’s directing and Kevin Williamson’s writing has always been powerful, and now Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin are the directors of the new movie, with Kevin Williamson still involved. Fans are curious to catch up with the original characters.

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Sidney Prescott will come back to Woodsboro to face Ghostface once again, and Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers will return as well, but not much is known about the plot. There are many compelling facts about the making of the 2022 Scream movie, from behind-the-scenes moments on the set to some revelations from the filmmakers.

10 Mason Gooding Wrote A College Essay About Scream

Dylan Minnette and Mason Gooding cast in Scream 5

Fans have questions about the Scream 5 trailer, including who the new characters are. Jenna Ortega, Dylan Minette and Jack Quaid have joined the cast, and whenever a newcomer is interviewed, they share their love for this horror franchise.

Mason Gooding has been cast as Chad and he shared with Boys By Girls that he wrote an essay back when he was in college about how much he loved the first movie. Gooding told the publication, “When I met the directors, I mentioned that I had written an essay on Scream and they asked if they could read it. I sent it along – and now, I’m in the movie.”

9 Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox Created A Warm Feeling On Set

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According to, Tyler Gillett shared that Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette made sure that everyone felt welcome on set. Gillett said, “By showing up, being willing to engage on a very personal level with us and with the other cast members. They created a sense of family.”

It’s sweet hearing this and fans would expect nothing less as it must have been an incredible experience for both the new actors and the original ones to come together and tell this new scary story.

8 The Crew Also Worked On Dawson’s Creek

The cast of Dawsons Creek walking together

The new Scream movie filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Kevin Williamson told Us Weekly that many crew members worked on Dawson’s Creek so it was an emotional reunion. Williamson said, “It was wild. Half the crew were from Dawson’s Creek! It was just like coming home.”

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It’s fun to think about both that beloved teen series and the new Scream being shot in the same town. Woodsboro has always been a perfect setting for Scream because it looks picturesque and that makes the horrifying things that take place there even scarier.

7 David Arquette Loves When Gale Is Tougher

Gale Weathers in Scream

When comparing the smartest Scream characters, Gale Weathers is one of the most intelligent as she’s an experienced journalist who cares a lot about moving her career forward. She might be a little mean in the first movie, but she knows that this is a life-changing story.

When speaking to Entertainment Tonight, David Arquette shared of Courteney Cox, “I love when they write her character as sort of closer to Scream where she’s a bit cutthroat and will do anything to get the story.” It’ll be fun to see what Gale is like in this new movie.

6 David Arquette Taught The Cast How To Paint

Scream 2022 Dewey

Dewey is one of the most special parts of the Scream franchise. He’s incredibly kind and softer than some of the other characters, and since he deeply cares about Sidney, fans feel that he will always do his best to protect her.

In an interview with, David Arquette shared that he’s a Bob Ross instructor and he taught the cast how to paint. He explained, “I wanted to do something special, so I got them all Bob Ross paint kits and then we all did an art class.”

5 Will There Be A Trilogy Of Scream 4, 5, And 6?

Scream 4 Kirby

According to Rotten TomatoesKevin Williamson and Wes Craven said in 2011 that they were ready to make Scream 5 and Scream 6 as long as Scream 4 did well. People think that the fourth, fifth, and sixth movies could be a trilogy.

Many fans loved Scream 4 and would be more than happy to watch as many movies in this franchise as the filmmakers want to make. It’s interesting to imagine there would be a trilogy that connects the 2022 movie to Scream 4 so that’s something that fans will have to look out for.

4 Wes Craven Was Missed

Wes Craven

Wes Craven’s best movies are all beloved parts of the horror genre, from the Scream franchise to A Nightmare On Elm Street, and fans and the cast and crew of Scream are sad to imagine a new movie without the legendary director.

David Arquette told, “There’s been hard moments. I mean, it’s definitely hard not having Wes here and having the crew that had done all the previous films. So that was really kind of, not painful but just emotional.”

3 Matthew Lillard Wishes He Could Appear In Scream 5

Part of the fun of the first Scream movie is figuring out who the killer is, and it turns out that there are two: Sidney’s boyfriend Billy and his goofy friend Stu. This is where the campy and funny tone of the film really plays out as Stu becomes stressed out about how things are going.

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Matthew Lillard told Entertainment Tonight that he would be excited to reprise his role and he said, “I would love to come back.” Of course, Stu dies in Scream, so that might be tricky. The actor shared that the original idea for Scream 3 was that Stu had actually lived and he was hiding, but then that plan changed.

2 Fans Are Unsure About Calling It Scream Once Again

ghostface scream 5 finished

When the new Scream movie was first announced, it seemed like it would naturally be called Scream 5, but as time went on, the filmmakers shared that it would be called Scream with no number attached.

In an interview with Empire, Tyler Gillett shared that some fans aren’t certain about calling the movie Scream. He said, “For a multitude of reasons, we’ve had a lot of… feedback… over the choice to call it Scream, all of which is valid.” With so many iconic Scream scenes, it’s no wonder that audiences have strong opinions.

1 Neve Campbell Had Input On Sidney’s Line About Having A Gun

Sidney talking on the phone outside in Scream 2022

While the trailer for the 2022 Scream movie doesn’t give away much, it does show Sidney walking and talking on the phone, saying, “I’m Sidney Prescott, of course I have a gun.”

In an interview with Empire, Tyler Gillett explained that Neve Campbell gave feedback, especially on this memorable line. Gillett said, “That’s a line that Neve had a suggestion on and we love how it plays in that moment of the story.”

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