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Scream 5 directors on following Wes Craven, and making their Ghostface

For the latest Scream, directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin had the undesirable task of following horror movie master Wes Craven. Despite this daunting prospect, the pair create a sequel that pokes at its own existence while providing us all with a suitably bloody slasher. In this trip to Woodsboro,...
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Scream Director Jokes About Ghostface’s Survivors, And Shares Sweet Tribute To Wes Craven From The Set

Spoilers ahead for Scream. The horror genre has been on a serious roll for years now, resulting in some of the best horror movies returning to theaters via new sequels. The new Scream movie is just the latest example, and it was such a massive success that another installment has already been ordered. And one of the directors recently joked about Ghostface’s survivors, and shared a sweet tribute to Wes Craven.
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‘Scream’ 5 would make Wes Craven, and fans, proud

“Scream (2022)” is the fifth installment in the iconic Scream franchise directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (directors of “Ready or Not”) and written by James Vanderbilt (writer of “Zodiac” and “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and Guy Busick (writer of “Ready or Not”). Taking place 25 years after a streak of brutal murders the 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.
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‘Scream’ Review: Wes Craven can’t be replaced

In order to illustrate exactly what’s so wrong with Matt Bettinelli-Olphin and Tyler Gillet’s Scream (from here on referred to as 5cream, because I genuinely think I might have a psychotic break if I keep trying to talk about both the original film and this reboot), I’ll present to you a working theory of mine about the intentions behind Wes Craven’s Scream series and how they slowly changed over time. You see, the Scream movies have never really focused on “criticism,” as we might imagine it — they’re not dialectical takedowns of the horror genre or anything — but, as is especially true with the first two parts, used audience expectations and the codifications of well-worn genre conventions to surprise and entertain a media-literate audience of amateur film nerds. Now, I’m not talking about the Tarantino-style dude who worked a video store and spent their weekends in college drunkenly arguing about whether or not Tsui Hark or John Woo was the best filmmaker to emerge from Hong Kong in the ’80s: I’m really just referring to the kind of culture-consuming person who processed a ton of slasher films while growing up and became able to anticipate what was going on just through experience. It’s easy to see, say, Seth Green’s character as a form of Craven pulling back the curtain and revealing the secret texts of the Right-Hand Path of Horror for the masses, but I’d argue he’s simply telling the crowd what they already know through experience and making them aware of just how clearly those behind how keenly they’re aware that the ticket-buyers know more than they’re often given credit for. Scream and Scream 2, its superior sequel, are anarchic romps through the slasher subgenre and are, of course, incredibly entertaining. Craven’s an undisputed master of the form, and the movies themselves are genuinely well-constructed on a scene-by-scene level filmmaking-wise and well-considered as a thematic whole.
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David Arquette says Wes Craven encouraged him to date Courteney Cox

David Arquette has said that Scream director Wes Craven encouraged him to date his co-star and future wife, Courteney Cox.Arquette and Cox met on the set of Scream where they played a couple before becoming romantically involved in real life.In an interview with People, Arquette has revealed that Craven was instrumental in him asking Cox on a date: “Wes had a real impact. [He was] like, ‘David, you know she likes you and you should really get your stuff together.’ He gave me a real man-to-man talk and that had an impact on the course of my life.”Arquette also...
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How 'Red Eye' Showed The Flexibility of Wes Craven

Wes Craven’s influence on the horror genre is staggering. Craven would be a legend simply for creating the character of Freddy Krueger in the original 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, as the invader of dreams is one of the most iconic slasher villains of all time. However, Craven continued to innovate with his films throughout his career. It’s not even that Craven simply created many future classics; he was able to age with the genre and offer self-reflexive commentary with Wes Craven’s New Nightmare and the Scream franchise.
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For Wes: Filmmakers Radio Silence Share the ‘Scream’ Filmmaking Rules They Learned from Wes Craven [Exclusive]

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett and executive producer Chad Villella, collectively known as Radio Silence, have been vocal from the start that their Scream is “For Wes.” They credit horror master Wes Craven and his 1996 slasher as the direct inspiration for their careers as filmmakers. They have sought to honor his legacy with their new movie, even extensively studying the late director as a guiding light for production.
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Scream’s directors connected the dots between Wes Craven and Jordan Peele for their sequel

Since their rise in popularity in the 1980s, slasher movies have been known for their deluge of sequels. From the four alternate Halloween universes, to all three Slumber Party Massacres, just about every franchise has at least a few follow-ups, and most of them prioritize wacky kills over tension and big ideas. The biggest exception to that rule, ironically, is the slasher-parody series Scream, which will return next week for its first sequel in over a decade.
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The New ‘Scream’ Is Dedicated to Wes Craven

For the first time in ten years, there’s a new Scream film coming to theaters. And for the first time ever, it wasn’t directed by horror master Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 76. The new film, though, is decidedly not a reboot that wipes away the history of the franchise that Craven created with writer Kevin Williamson; the new Scream is the fifth film in the franchise, and stars returning cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette as Ghostface survivors Sidney, Gale, and Dewey.
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Video Honors Wes Craven On 25th Anniversary Of ‘Scream’

It was 25 years ago today that the first Scream rang out around the world. And the newest entry in the classic horror series is honoring the memory of original director Wes Craven with a new featurette that looks back on his legacy and peers ahead to next month’s Scream. Check out the video, courtesy of JoBlo.com, on this page.
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The New ‘Scream’ Is Dedicated to Wes Craven

For the first time in ten years, there’s a new Scream film coming to theaters. And for the first time ever, it wasn’t directed by horror master Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 76. The new film, though, is decidedly not a reboot that wipes away the history of the franchise that Craven created with writer Kevin Williamson; the new Scream is the fifth film in the franchise, and stars returning cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette as Ghostface survivors Sidney, Gale, and Dewey.
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