Twenty-six years after the 1996 cult classic, Scream is back, bringing longtime stars and fan favorites with it, including Neve Campbell. Picking up where 2011’s Scream 4 left off, Scream is the first in the franchise not directed by Wes Craven, who died in 2015.
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the fifth film brings back Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox’s Gale Weathers, and David Arquette’s Dewey Riley in a new movie all about a new killer who terrorizes Woodsboro.
TYLER GILLETT,Scream Director
Luckily, Campbell, Cox, and Arquette did sign on, thanks to the script and the filmmakers’ love for Craven. “Matt and Tyler wrote me a letter, speaking of their appreciation and respect for Wes… and that meant a great deal to me," says Campbell.
The involvement of Kevin Williamson, who wrote the original 1996 Scream movie, was also a draw: “Knowing that Kevin 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!"
Scream also has newcomers like Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, and Melissa Barrera, who had a hard time staying calm around the OGs: "I'm such a huge fan of Neve and Courteney. I was trying to be professional, and I would feel like I was dreaming."