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by Clark Collis

Do you like scary movies? Here’s your first look at the latest in the Scream franchise.

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Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet, the fifth Scream film is first in the franchise not helmed by the late Wes Craven. It brings back stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who are all prominently featured. 

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"They were very, very important and the heartbeat of what was great about the script. We couldn't imagine the movie without any of them and so not having that perfectly locked-in right off the bat was definitely scary,” Gillett says.

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"Matt and Tyler wrote me a letter," says Campbell, "speaking of the fact that the very reason that they are directors today was because of these movies and because of Wes, and that meant a great deal to me.”

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"Knowing that Kevin Williamson was an executive producer on it set me at ease," says Arquette. "He really knows the tone. I mean, he set the whole world up!"

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The film was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina. Campbell, Cox, and Arquette were joined by Scream 4’s Marley Shelton, who plays Deputy Judy Hicks, along with newcomers Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera, and more.

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"I was a huge horror fan when I was young," says Barrera. "I was obsessed with horror movies. I'm such a huge fan of Neve and Courteney. I was trying to be professional, and I would feel like I was dreaming."

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"Dewey's had a rough life of it, and in the fourth Scream, they wanted me to get rid of his limp," says Arquette. "But he's got the limp back; I can give you that much!"

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 "We were really careful to protect the big reveal of the movie," says Gillett. "We went as far as to withhold those moments in the script from the actors. We wanted everybody involved, to the degree that we could, to be a part of the whodunit."

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