‘Scream’ – New Featurette Celebrates 25 Years of a Slasher Classic and Honors the Late Wes Craven [Video]

by Susan Ryant

“I was hoping they were going to dedicate the film to Wes. And they did.”

We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wes Craven‘s Scream this month, while of course also looking ahead to *next* month, which will bring the franchise back to movie theaters.

Next year’s franchise relaunch/legacy sequel is coming exclusively to movie theaters on January 14, 2022, and you can secure your tickets through Fandango right now!

Of course, the bittersweet aspect of the new movie is that Wes Craven is no longer with us, but a special “For Wes” featurette today lets us know that the film will be dedicated to the late horror master. The legacy cast and crew, including original Scream writer Kevin Williamson, honor Craven in the video, while also teasing how the new movie connects to his legacy.

Watch “For Wes” below, a touching mini tribute to Wes Craven.

The filmmaking team this time around includes directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin  Tyler Gillett, as well as executive producer Chad Villella, the three members of the filmmaking group Radio Silence (Ready or Not, V/H/S, Southbound). In the new movie…

“Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”

Dylan Minnette (Goosebumps), Mason Gooding (Let It Snow), Kyle Gallner (Ghosts of War), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Love”) and Mikey Madison (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) join an ensemble that also includes Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, David Arquette and Courteney Cox who will return as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, as well as new cast members Jack Quaid (“The Boys”), Melissa Barrera (“In The Heights”) and Jenna Ortega (“You”). Marley Shelton is also returning as Scream 4 character Deputy Judy Hicks.

James Vanderbilt (Murder Mystery, Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Guy Busick (Ready or Not, Castle Rock) wrote the script. Michel Aller edited the film, which is now complete.

Below, you can join our own Horror Queers podcast as they share 25 reasons why they love Scream.

Writer in the horror community since 2008. Editor in Chief of Bloody Disgusting. Owns Eli Roth's prop corpse from Piranha 3D. Has four awesome cats. Still plays with toys.