Scream 6 Images Reveal New York City's Grimace
A new Scream 6 image shows Ghostface moving from Woodsboro to New York City, where the events of the upcoming sequel will take place.
A new image from Scream VI reveals the Ghostface killer in New York City. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette from a screenplay by James Vanderblitt and Gary Busick, Scream VI will be directed by Sam (Melissa Barrera) Starring Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega), Chad (Mason Gooding) and Mindy Meeks (Jasmine Savoy) as Brown), moved to New York from Woodsboro City, the new Ghostface Killer begins to terrorize them. Courteney Cox will also reprise her role as Gale Weathers, joined by Hayden Panettiere, who Panettiere returns to the Scream franchise after playing Kirby Reed in 2011's Scream.
Now, USA TODAY has shown a new look at the upcoming Scream sequel, with Ghostface seemingly overlooking the city. The image doesn't reveal much, but it does suggest that even if the main protagonists try to put past events behind them in Scream 2022, new Ghostface killers could turn up wherever they go. Check out the image below:
How Scream 6's New Setting Could Change The Franchise
While this isn't the first time the Scream franchise has left Woodsboro, with the second and third films filmed elsewhere, Scream VI's Big Apple setting seems to bring the franchise into up greater direction. New York City is so densely populated that millions of people take to the streets every day. The setup allowed Scream VI to have a higher death toll than the first five, while also making for a larger set that eventually resulted in certain characters being murdered. The first trailer teases a scene in a New York City subway during rush hour, suggesting that filmmakers could use the claustrophobia of so many people inside a subway train to create gory and potentially more cathartic scenes.
The franchise moving to New York is also reminiscent of the horror series that did the same thing before: Friday the 13th. Since the Scream series is also known for its meta-references to other horror films, it wouldn't be surprising if the characters had a comment or two about the masked killer that haunts them on the streets of Manhattan. The Ghostface killer seems to be making the same changes that Jason once made, and this may be the biggest meta moment in the sequel, a series that never shies away from highlighting the superfluous tropes of horror movies.
While it's unclear how the latest setting for Scream VI will play out in the upcoming sequel, it does Franchises can change to some degree. Directors have previously said the batch would be the largest to date. The New York City setting likely gave the filmmakers an excuse to have many victims viciously murdered by Ghostface killers, while the main protagonist is once again terrorized by a mantle that never seems to die. Time will tell who the next Ghostface killer is when Scream VI moves the franchise to New York City this March.
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