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. 

“Would you like to play a game, Tara?”


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"They were very, very important [roles] 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."

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.

“This one just feels different.”

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!"

“I’ve been through this. A lot.”

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."

“Hello, Sidney. It’s an honor.”

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