Terror & humor: Scream VI

Horror movie serves up dose of humor as well


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The films Scream 1 through 6 are all sequels to one another, but are not required to watch in order to follow.

Addison Coerver, Staff Writer

I walked into the movie theater with my friend, hoping to be scared out of my mind. I walked out without any breath left from laughing so hard.

With all the gore and murder aside, Scream VI’s use of jokes and references turned this horror movie into a comedy.

The directors, Matt Bettineli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet, who are known for “Scream V,” “Devil’s Due” and “Ready or Not,” put together two hours and three minutes of chaos.

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Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”), Mason Gooding (“Chad Meeks-Martin”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara Carpenter”), Hayden Panettiere (“Kirby Reed”) and Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.

The main actors include Mellissa Barrera (“Scream V” and “Vida”), Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday” and “Scream V”), and Courteney Cox (“Friends” and “Scream V”).

This movie does carry on from the recent “Scream V”; however the movies are not required to watch to follow along with the plot and characters.


The movie started out like all the others had before: the first victim gets a call and two seconds later dies. 

This film was filled with death all throughout, but what surprised me was that in the first five minutes, the killers had already taken three lives

The main group of characters were the primary victims of the killer, three of which ended up dying. 

Barrera and Ortega played two of the main characters, who played sisters Sam and Tara, their father turned out to be the past murderer in the recent Scream movie, “Scream V.”

The movie began a series of back to back deaths which made the whole thing seem repetitive, but turned out to be a really “on the edge of your seat” film.

In the movie, there was a secret warehouse, the “murderer’s lair”, where all the murder weapons, victim’s property, and outfits were hidden.  

I found this to be very cool due to all the props seeming so sentimental to the characters; as the characters were walking they would relate to the items directly. For example the main character went up to a mask and it happened to be her father’s.

The whole movie led up to the end questions,

 Who was the murderer?

Why were masks appearing?

Who was behind all of this?


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Secret Warehouse, or the murderer’s area, in Scream VI with all the characters investigating.

The film and B roll made the murderer seem to be the FBI agent at first since all the information led up to her; she was suspended from the program due to irregular thoughts and the scene also made her seem like the “bad guy” due to her suspicious facial expressions.

The people behind all the killing turned out to be one of the cops in the movie and his kids, two members of the main friends group.

The movie ended with Sam killing the father and kids.

This movie had a lot of moving parts and was complicated at times due to all the information but was a very scary, funny and entertaining film.

The film was released on March 10 and earned a score of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 91% on audience score. The film is rated R due to language throughout, brief drug use and strong bloody violence.