Original Scream star Drew Barrymore gets a call from Ghostface in new TikTok video during her daytime talk show and sends him to David Arquette.
Original Scream star, Drew Barrymore, gets a call from Ghostface in new TikTok video. Barrymore is literally the first person audiences see in the very first Scream film from director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson. Released in 1996, the film kicked off a franchise for the series, which has since had three more sequels with a fifth film on the way. Barrymore played Casey, the first victim of Ghostface, a nefarious serial killer who wears a hooded robe and creepy “ghostface” mask when terrorizing and murdering their victims.
The concept of Scream is to play by the rules of horror movies, where the killer will taunt, tease, trick and manipulate his victims over the phone until finally revealing themself and commencing with killing them. Casey set the tone for this with the opening scene in the 1996 film, which established Ghostface’s “phone voice” as well as the trope of calling the victims before finally killing them. The theme has run through all the films since, sometimes cleverly changing it up in different ways, but always with similar results.
While on her daytime talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, the host received a TikTok of Ghostface, recreating that pivotal scene from the original 1996 film in an effort to promote the new film. Barrymore plays along with the call, similarly to how she did in the film, but both her and “Ghostface” eventually settle into a more joke-like interaction that leads to Ghostface asking if actor David Arquette, who plays Dewey in the Scream franchise, has his own TikTok account. Barrymore says she believes he does, which sends Ghostface over to Arquette for more hilarious interactions. Click below to see the full “call” to Barrymore:
Barrymore hasn’t starred in a feature film since 2015’s Miss You Already for director Catherine Hardwicke and has since moved on to the realm of TV, playing a lead role in Netflix’s The Santa Clarita Diet alongside Timothy Olyphant and now hosting her own daytime talk show, which has been running since 2020. As her Scream character was the first to die in the franchise, her return to it would be impossible, but the “survivors” have continued to carry the franchise and will welcome the fifth entry in the series, simply titled Scream, on January 14th, 2022. The film will bring back original stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette.
Barrymore has been in the Hollywood trenches for a long time and it’s cute to see her have some fun and revisit one of the most iconic moments of her career. While her tenure with the Scream franchise was short, the impact has lasted a long time, and her image has become synonymous with the franchise (it’s her face on the original poster in the background). In some ways, it’s just nice to see “Casey” alive and well again, once again deflecting a terrorizing call from Ghostface, this time in an all-new medium and with a much happier outcome.
Source: The Drew Barrymore Show
- Scream 5 (2022)Release date: Jan 14, 2022
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