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Scream VI London film premiere 2023

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.

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  • Release in Cinemas: 2023-03-10
  • Runtime: 122 minutes
  • directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
  • directors: Tyler Gillett

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  1. During Gale Weathers's confrontation with Ghostface she momentarily hangs up on him and redials the number in order to find where the call is coming from, much to the confusion of the killer. The same trick was used by Sidney Prescott in the finale of Scream 3 (2000).
  2. Although Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) and Roger Jackson (phone voice of Ghostface) are the only actors who have had roles in all six films, this film marks the first time they have directly interacted via telephone.
  3. Courteney Cox was the first cast member to sign up to return as Gale Weathers. She states that she did not hesitate to return because she loves playing Gale, and jokingly said that she'd even play her for free.
  4. This is the first film in the franchise that has three killers instead of two (or one). Technically there are five, if you count Jason Carvey and his unseen partner Greg Brockner as killers. It is also the first movie in the franchise to see more than one Ghostface killer in costume in the same shot, and the first to have two of the killers attacking a victim simultaneously.
  5. Kevin Williamson revealed Kirby Reed would have been back sooner, but the production team just couldn't seem to locate Hayden Panettiere. "We're like, 'Where's Kirby?' We couldn't find her," Williamson, who wrote Scream 4 (2011) (as well as the 1996 original and its sequel), recalls in a new interview with Variety. "She doesn't have an agent. She had sort of disappeared." Williamson says that he finally found an opportunity to get her back on board while filming season 2 of his series Tell Me a Story in Tennessee in 2019. During that spell, Williamson met producers who had worked with Panettiere on Nashville. From there, it was all about connecting the dots. "I called up my producer in Nashville and said, 'Do you know Hayden Panettiere, by any chance? Because we can't find her!' He's like, 'Oh yeah, let me call her,'" says Williamson. "And then they called back and it was like, 'All right, found her!'" Although Williamson is happy to discuss the process of nabbing Panettiere, he remains tight-lipped on how exactly Kirby will make her return. "There's so much speculation about what her participation is in the movie and I love it," Williamson gushes. "We should just let it live until the movie."
  6. Courtney Cox did her own stunts during Gale's showdown with Ghostface. "That was the bulk of my time filming," she told Entertainment Weekly. "It was very physical. It was my favorite scene that I've ever had in a Scream movie because I got to really fight with Ghostface."
  7. Which of the three killers was active and / or committed which murders can be figured out if paying close attention to their whereabouts: Laura Crane's murder: Jason killed her, as revealed to the audience when he unmasks himself. Greg Brockner and Jason Carvey's murders: This was likely Detective Bailey, as Quinn was at the apartment with one of her gentleman callers and Ethan was at the frat party with Chad. With Jason it's very obviously one killer (Detective Bailey), but as for Greg, it's possible all three killers contributed to mutilating his corpse and stuffing it into the fridge, as the action would be too much work for one person. Sam's first phone call: This was likely Detective Bailey, as both Quinn and Ethan were in the apartment with the rest of the group and wouldn't have been able to call her. Sam and Tara's Attack / Bodega Murders: This was Detective Bailey, as both Quinn and Ethan were in the apartment with the rest of the group and wouldn't have been able to slip away. This killer also knew how to use a shotgun perfectly, and given that Bailey is a police officer, he would've had experience with shotguns like that. Dr. Stone's murder: This was likely Detective Bailey, as in that same morning Quinn and Ethan are with everyone else at the park as Mindy is explaining the rules. Quinn's fakeout, her Gentleman Caller's murder, and Anika's murder: This was Detective Bailey and (possibly) Ethan at the same time, as Quinn was obviously not under the mask and Ethan was at an Economics class, which could be backed up by other students. However, no one in the film had tried to verify Ethan's alibi, so it's possible that all he did was show up to class briefly and then sneak out to return to the apartment. If Ethan is responsible for Anika's death, then it's likely that all Bailey did was kill Quinn's gentlemen caller and swap her body out with a decoy, which he admits to being responsible for during the reveal. Sam's second phone call: This was Quinn, who was hiding in Gale's penthouse to lure them there, as Bailey was in the park with Sam and Tara, and Ethan was in the police van with Kirby, Chad and Mindy. Gale's phone call, Brooks' murder, and Gale's attack: This was Quinn, as she both admitted to being responsible and was already in the apartment making a phone call to lure them in. Detective Bailey and Ethan were also both at the park with Sam, Tara and Kirby. Mindy's Attack: This was Quinn as she admitted to attacking Mindy, Ethan was also on the subway in plain sight and Detective Bailey was at the police station. Kirby's Attack: This was both Quinn and Ethan, as Kirby confirmed that "they" both attacked her, and Quinn and Ethan were the two masked Ghostfaces in the theatre. Chad's Attack: This was both Quinn and Ethan who attacked Chad together, and stabbed him wearing Nancy and Stu's masks.
  8. Neve Campbell stated on June 6, 2022, that she would not be reprising her role of Sidney Prescott, after starring in the five previous entries, due to a salary dispute with Paramount. Campbell's statement read, "As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise. It's been a very difficult decision to move on. To all my Scream fans, I love you. You've always been so incredibly supportive to me. I'm forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years." After Campbell announced that she wouldn't be reprising her role as Sidney, her former Scream co-star Matthew Lillard offered his support for her decision. "Did Tom Cruise take less money for Maverick 5 [sic]?" he asked, insisting that a woman should not be expected to take a smaller paycheck. He noted that Scream V was a "smash hit," and that Campbell should be paid accordingly.
  9. When Jason Carvey (Tony Revolori) returns to his apartment, the movie he puts on is Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), another franchise horror movie that takes place in New York (albeit partially). In another touch linking the scene to the Friday the 13th franchise, Jason finds his roommate Greg Bruckner's murdered remains inside the refrigerator the same way Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) opens with Alice, the survivor of the original Friday the 13th (1980), finding Mrs. Voorhees' severed head in her fridge before Jason makes his official entrance into the franchise and stabs her in the temple with an ice pick. Jason is not only named after the slasher killer from that franchise, but his last name is also a reference to his serial killer aspirations.
  10. Somebody dressed as Mojo Jojo from The Powerpuff Girls (1998) is seen in the subway. Roger Jackson, the voice of Ghostface, is also the voice of Mojo Jojo.
  11. Courteney Cox has now portrayed Gale Weathers in six installments of this franchise, all with theatrical distribution, released across four decades. This is a record for any actress, a feat she only shares with Milla Jovovich, who appeared in all six Resident Evil films before the reboot.
  12. Body Count: 13 Laura Crane Jason Carvey Unseen character Greg Bruckner Two customers at the convenience store The store cashier Dr. Christopher Stone Quinn's bedroom pal Anika Kayoko Brooks Detective Wayne Bailey Quinn Bailey Ethan LandryThis makes the highest body count of all the Scream entries.
  13. There were no props left over from the previous films -- "Not even the graphics files from the posters and book covers," according to production designer Michèle Laliberté -- so everything for the shrine had to be recreated from scratch. Laliberté told IndieWire, "We went through the films and made a list of all the murders and all the victims," adding that everything had to be from the murders that occurred in the Scream movies, not the Stab movies, and that "the only Stab objects were related to Scream 3, which was about the making of a Stab movie."
  14. The film was greenlit on February 3, 2022, three weeks after Scream (2022) was released.
  15. The first Scream film shot outside of the United States, as shooting took place in Montreal, Canada.
  16. The first Scream movie to feature two Ghostfaces on screen at the same time, doing the killer's signature blade-cleaning swipe. The directors knew the moment was going to land hard with audiences which is why they had to beg Paramount to leave that moment out of the marketing materials. They felt it would have ruined the impact. They went on ReelBlend to discuss spoilers for the film, and told the podcast: 'That's one of my favorite parts of the movie too, you know? And we did ask them to take it out of the trailer, because we wanted to save it for the theater. Which was really nice. We knew that was going to be the first thing marketing would want to use. And then they did. And we were like, 'Can you please just take it out of the trailer? Let's save it, make it special.'
  17. As Randy Meeks intercepted Gale Weather's intended Ghostface call in Scream 2 (1997), this marks the first Scream film where Gale Weathers receives a call from Ghostface.
  18. This film breaks a new record in the franchise with the highest amount of survivors (7) by the end (Gale Weathers, Kirby Reed, Sam Carpenter, Tara Carpenter, Mindy Meeks-Martin, Chad Meeks-Martin, and Danny Brackett).
  19. The first time a Ghostface is revealed in the intro and then targeted by another Ghostface. But this is sort of a revival of an idea planned for a Scream 4 (2011) sequel that never happened. Originally, Scream 4 (2011)'s Ghostface, Jill Roberts (Emma Roberts), would have survived, only to be targeted in the sequel by another Ghostface who knows her secret.
  20. As a tribute to Wes Craven, who directed the first four "Scream" movies, costume designer Avery Plewes started with characters from the horror legend's filmography to populate the subway scene. "We started with Wes then went through A-list horror villains, new and old, then the stuff that feels really relevant to people today that is a part of the zeitgeist," she said. "'Scream' is all about being meta and referencing the zeitgeist, and so you look at Ari Aster, Jordan Peele, we had The Handmaid's Tale (2017) zombies on the subway. We wanted Mindy Meeks-Martin to feel terrorized, not just by horror elements, but also patriarchal tropes that would really freak her out." References and costumes from Wes Craven movies: The Last House on the Left (1972): Sadie Deadly Blessing (1981) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): Freddy Krueger Deadly Friend (1986): Samantha Pringle Shocker (1989): Horace Pinker and Allison Clemson The People Under the Stairs (1991): Daddy and a child Vampire in Brooklyn (1995): Preacher Pauly and Detective Rita Veder.
  21. The film's climax features a projection of a fictional movie made by the character Richie Kirsch. Some of the footage shown is actually from actor Jack Quaid's real-life home videos, interspliced with footage for the film, with voiceovers also provided by Quaid. He also "revoiced all of the lines in Stab that you hear in that sequence," according to producer James Vanderbilt.
  22. IndieWire noted Neve Campbell had spent 26 years acting in the franchise and announced it was "the end of an era". David Arquette stated, "I'd love for her to be a part of it. A Scream movie without Sidney is kind of unfortunate, but I understand her decision. It's all a business in a way, they have to balance all these elements to fit a budget and produce a film." Jasmin Savoy Brown, Melissa Barrera as well as former Scream co-stars Emma Roberts (Jill Roberts, Scream 4 (2011)), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Cici Cooper, Scream 2 (1997)), Matthew Lillard (Stu Macher, Scream (1996)) and Jamie Kennedy (Randy Meeks, Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997) & Scream 3 (2000)), also expressed their support for Campbell's decision and praised her contributions to the series.
  23. Like in the original sequel, Scream 2 (1997), one of the killers is the parent of one of the previous killers.
  24. While Gale Weathers is leading the group to the movie theater Ghostface shrine, Kirby Reed wonders how she found out about the place when Kirby has been investigating Jason Carvey and Greg Bruckner for a while and hadn't found any evidence that they owned the property. This makes perfect sense in light of the later reveal that Detective Wayne Bailey owned the theater and only recently put it under the name of Jason and Greg in order to make it look like they created the shrine. The reason Gale found the paper trail to the property but Kirby didn't was that the paperwork didn't exist yet back when Kirby looked into the two guys.
  25. The film teases a popular fan theory that someday we might see the return of Matthew Lillard's character Stu Macher. Since the first film, fans have been trying to figure out how to bring back the popular character. Even up to this film's release, fans were speculating on if this would be the one to bring him back. In the Stab Museum, we see the TV that fell onto Stu's head. One of the characters mentions it, and another replies, "Yeah, if he's actually dead." Then begins to explain the rumors on the internet of his death being faked.
  26. Attentive viewers will suspect Detective Wayne Bailey was lying about Kirby Reed being fired from the FBI by the fact that while in New York City she still had access to a van with phone tracing tech.
  27. One of the film's marketing stunts caused a slight panic. In early March 2023, people in Ghostface costumes were sent out to various cities as part of a viral marketing ploy. One of those cities was Sonoma, California (where the original Scream was filmed), and police received several 911 calls from alarmed locals.
  28. After Quinn Bailey's "death", Detective Wayne Bailey tells Sam and Tara Carpenter that anyone who messes with his family will die. He specifically eyes Sam when he says this, which makes sense as he holds Sam responsible for his eldest son Richie Kirsch's death a year before, and wants her dead as a result.
  29. Unlike previous Ghostfaces, who are all obsessed with horror films, this film's Ghostface outright yells "Who gives a f*ck about movies?!" and is shown to be far more interested in getting to the point with killing his victims than toying with them first, using firearms in-costume and forgoing questions about scary movies altogether. The Bailey family's motive is less about creating a real-life horror film and more about getting revenge for the death of Richie, their son/brother. In particular, Detective Bailey doesn't care for horror movies themselves, though acknowledged his late son Richie's interests, and only used the Ghostface moniker to make it easier to frame Sam for the new killings.
  30. Hayden Panettiere questioned if she would even be able to act again after taking a long hiatus, and she revealed how nervous she had been in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. She said: "It was daunting, honestly. I was a little bit worried. I was worried that I couldn't act anymore. I mean, I took four years off. I had to remind myself of what I could do and to make sure that I could still do it. But I knew I made the right decision. This was the best, the best first movie back that I could have dreamt of. It was like coming home. I was 21 when I did Scream 4 (2011), and Wes Craven, the whole cast, the whole crew, it was such a family. I was hoping to find the same thing here, and I very definitely did. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and the whole cast. I mean, just incredible, just incredible people."
  31. While scouting out the best actors for the parts, Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett had each of them read a Ghostface monologue, regardless of whether or not their character would wind up being the killer, in order to prevent secrets being spilled. "When we're casting those roles specifically, they read sides for their character and then everyone that we cast read a monologue, a Ghostface monologue," Gillett told Collider. "Part of it is to throw the cast off the scent because you can't cast the killer specifically because if you're auditioning multiple people then multiple people know the ending of the movie and it becomes a whole tangled mess. They all read Amber's monologue from Scream 5 in addition to their scenes. Josh Segarra's Ghostface was so f*cking awesome."
  32. If you pay close attention to the therapist's office, you may notice that even Sam's therapist is a horror buff, with a number of horror figurines adorning his office as well as a glass case with various creepy figures and artifacts, including a small Pazuzu statue akin to the one made famous by The Exorcist.
  33. Laura's blind date Reggie's contact info, is actually a photo of Samara Weavings real life husband and their dog.
  34. When asked how the film will address Sidney Prescotts's whereabouts, Jenna Ortega couldn't say much. "I feel like I can't really speak too much on that just because it's not necessarily my character," she shared. "But I will say there's so much going on in this next one, that it's so action-heavy and so gore-heavy that I think you're gonna be distracted almost." "But it's very clear, like, there's references to Sidney, of course," she continued. "You know, it's nice because there's still a protectiveness in the script and that's something that the actors had naturally over her because obviously we respect her and we want the best for her. She's missed and thought of."
  35. The Ghostface shrine features nearly three decades worth of items owned by or related to past Ghostfaces and their victims, including: The costumes and bloody knives of the past nine Ghostface killers. Casey Becker's rope. Billy Loomis's bloodied white t-shirt. Stu Macher's red robe and the TV that killed him. Steve Orths's varsity jacket. Tatum Riley's iconic outfit. Kenny Brown's hat and Top Story jacket. Randy Meeks's video store uniform. Mrs. Loomis's two-piece white suit. Gale Weathers's books. The mask and sun props from the Windsor College theater production of Agamemnon. Jennifer Jolie's fax machine Jill Roberts's flannel and pants. Deputy Hoss's police uniform. Olivia Morris's bloody long-sleeve shirt. Stab memorabilia -DVDs, merchandise, fake costumes, among others.
  36. Upon finding the TV that killed Stu Macher, the characters briefly discuss conspiracy theories that he survived his death in the first Scream. Stu was originally going to be revealed as alive in Scream 3, acting as the main villain from prison.
  37. Mindy Meeks-Martin's rule-explaining monologue specifically mentions how similar the setting makes things to Stab 2 (making this a meta-commentary on Scream 2 (1997) by extension), with both movies seeing the survivors from the first movie moving out of Woodsboro to attend college in a big city. Just like Scream 2 (1997)'s main Ghostface was Mrs. Loomis, seeking to avenge her villainous son's death from the previous movie (Scream (1996)), the killers this time around include the father, brother and sister of Richie, avenging his death from the previous movie Scream (2022). Both finales also take place inside a theatre.
  38. In the trailer Ghostface is seen using a shotgun, in costume, ignoring the other killers' unwritten rule of resorting to guns only when they unmask themselves.
  39. On the subway, one of the passengers is dressed as Grace from Ready or Not (2019), which was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett who directed this film. Samara Weaving who played Grace in that film also stars in this movie.
  40. "Daterape" Frankie asks Tara Carpenter if she is a part of the Omega Beta Zeta sorority. This would be the New York chapter of the same sorority house Cici Cooper (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) was a part of in Scream 2 (1997).
  41. This is the first 'Scream' film without Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott) and David Arquette (Dewey Riley). As of this film, Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) is the only actor to appear in every film, while Roger Jackson has provided voice work for every film.
  42. At 17, Jack Champion, who played Ethan Landry, is the youngest actor in the franchise to play one of the killers. He's also one of only two teenagers to actually play a teenage Ghostface. Emma Roberts, who played Jill Roberts, was 19 when Scream 4 (2011) was shot, is the other one. Skeet Ulrich and Matthew Lillard, who played killers Billy Loomis and Stu Macher in the original movie; Rory Culkin, who played Charlie Walker in Scream 4 (2011) and Mikey Madison, who played Amber Freeman in Scream (2022), were all in their 20s.
  43. During the scene where Tara and Sam Carpenter step out of the Police Station and run into a mob of reporters, Gale Weathers confronts them in the same fashion she confronted Sidney Prescott in the original Scream (1996). Gale also ends up getting punched much like in the first film.
  44. Skeet Ulrich talked to Neve Campbell about the film when they were both at a recent convention. He told them, "She loves it; she loves what we've done. There were just business things as a businesswoman that are important to her, and we all stand behind her."
  45. David Arquette admits seeing "Scream 6" wasn't easy after his beloved Dewey character was killed off in the fifth installment of the horror franchise. "It was hard for me to do it, but I also knew I wanted to see it," He continued, "It was sad. I had lots of FOMO."
  46. It is revealed during the house party that Chad Meeks-Martin is a member of the Omega Kappa Beta fraternity. This is the same fraternity that Derek Feldman (Sidney Prescott's boyfriend) belongs to in Scream 2 (1997). Derek also gives Sidney his OKB necklace that she would later use as a weapon against Mickey Altieri during the climax of that same film.
  47. The first Scream sequel to ever reference any of the sequel film's killers directly by name and not indirectly. Every sequel up until this film had only specifically referenced the first film's killers Billy and Stu.
  48. The longest film in the franchise, at 2 hours and 3 minutes.
  49. When Tara Carpenter and her friends enter the Halloween Themed Frat Party, you can see everyone dressed up in costumes. One girl is dressed as Wednesday Addams, who Jenna Ortega played in the Netflix series Wednesday (2022).
  50. During Mindy Meeks-Martin's speech about requel rules, Quinn Bailey points out that she and the other Woodsboro survivors could be potential suspects as well. This is not only to drive attention away from herself and Ethan Landry, but also place it on Sam Carpenter -whom they intend to frame for their murders.
  51. Mindy Meeks-Martin and Anika Kayoko are shown eating from a Jiffy Pop aluminum tin, which was what Casey Becker was making shortly before she was killed in Scream (1996).
  52. With this installment Kirby Reed kills her first Ghostface with Ethan Kirsch.
  53. The idea of more than 2 killers is not new to the franchise. In Scream 2 (1997), there were supposed to be 3 killers in the original script, Derek Feldman, Hallie McDaniel, and Nancy Loomis. The infamous script leak forced rewrites to remove Derek and Hallie as killers, leaving only Nancy Loomis. Mickey Altieri became the new killer in rewrites, a character who was originally innocent in the initial script.
  54. Costume designer Avery Plewes estimated she made 200 costumes, with 140 extras on set for the subway shoot. About 45 of those extras would change clothing after getting off the recreated train car then reappear in different costumes on the subway platform. "It was a 25/75 rule, where 25% of the costumes were creepy at the beginning, and then it just progressively got worse," Plewes explained.
  55. Illustrated images of the previous victims were used instead of photographs for legal reasons. "We didn't have rights to photos of those actors," production designer Michèle Laliberté explained, adding that while "it started as a problem or a challenge," she thinks "it's more interesting than if we just had photos of the victims in the displays. In the end, it's much more emotional."
  56. Danny Brackett's fate as Sam Carpenter's new boyfriend in the film (who turns out innocent and survives) following killer Richie Kirsch from Scream (2022) is a conversion of Sidney's new boyfriend Derek Feldman in Scream 2 (1997) (who was also innocent but died). The irony is that Sam is understandably suspicious of Danny (he even tells her to be), while the audience already knows that he is not the killer: when Danny sees Ghostface in Quinn Bailey,'s room, he desperately tries to scare him away in order to save her, in absence of any other witnesses. Unlike Ethan Landry, who acts concerned for Mindy Meeks-Martin to keep people from suspecting him, there is no one else around Danny to whom he has to keep up a charade of innocence, so his reaction is genuine.
  57. Further allusions to Scream 2 (1997) can be found in Jason Carvey and Greg Bruckner turning out to be crazy accomplices to the revenge scheme, who are subsequently killed by said vengeful parent, similar to Mickey Altieri in Scream 2 (1997), but this time they are already betrayed in the opening rather than the ending. Fitting to this reversal, the ending takes place in a movie theater as a Stab movie plays on the projector (in this case, Richie Kirsch's Stab fanfilm), similar to Scream 2's famous opening scene. Furthermore, there is a scene where Mindy is attacked in public in full view of other people but initially, nobody notices that she's injured; this closely resembles said opening scene from Scream 2 where Maureen (Jada Pinkett Smith) is attacked in a packed theater, but the audience doesn't realize she is mortally wounded until it is too late. Mindy Meeks-Martin's attack also strongly parallels her uncle's death in Scream 2, where he is grabbed and killed on a crowded university campus; like Randy, Mindy is a film geek who also has a conversation where she discusses her favorite horror films. However, this time, the Meeks family member is not actually killed from this.
  58. Kevin Williamson shared his thoughts on the film. While promoting the slasher movie Sick (2022), which received a lot of positive reactions, Williamson spoke to Syfy Wire about Scream VI: "It doesn't feel like 'Part 6' it feels like you're watching this big, huge, fresh reinvention. I love it. I've watched the movie with a big smile on my face. I think it's everything and more. And going to New York was awesome. The movie feels new, it feels fresh, it feels like a new movie.''
  59. The killer first contacts Sam and Tara Carpenter via calling them from Richie Kirsch's cell, indicating the person whom the Ghostfaces are avenging.
  60. As Mindy mentions to Kirby "trying to locate the killer in an open green space in broad daylight is exactly what led to her and Chad's Uncle Randy's death," says Guy Busick. "In fact, in earlier drafts of the script, the sequence originally included a moment of Chad and Mindy running around and grabbing cell phones out of people's hands during the Ghostface call, like Gale and Dewey did in 2, even being startled by a van door opening behind them as a misdirect, but it was cut before the scene was shot."
  61. The first time in the franchise where the killers have no interest in Sidney Prescott whatsoever.
  62. Samara Weaving's character Laura Crane shares a name with Sidney's alias Laura, which she was using while in hiding in Scream 3 (2000). Her last name is a reference to Marion Crane, from Psycho (1960).
  63. Following the release of 2022's Scream, Kevin Williamson revealed that Scream 4 was supposed to be the start of a new trilogy. He told Bloody Disgusting that in his original vision for a fifth movie, Jill would have gone to college (where Sidney was a professor) and faced off with a killer who knew she'd been the killer in the previous film. "Scream 6 was gonna answer whatever happened between Dewey and Gale," Williamson continued. "Sidney was in it, but it was more focused on Gale's storyline." Due to Scream 4's relatively poor box office performance -- it was the first film in the series to bring in less than $100M globally, despite having one of the highest budgets -- Williamson's vision for a fifth film never came to fruition.
  64. After doing the film, Dermot Mulroney revealed that he feels like he's "in the popular crowd" "You know what? I feel like I'm, you know, I'm in the popular crowd this time, where they invited this guy to hang out with them," he said, of working with younger actors like Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega "and the rest of this amazing cast." "See how cool they are," he said, pointing to some stills of the installment film's "core four" crew that were displayed for the audience. "So I thought that the whole time and we only had one tiny little green room," he described of the limited space on set," and we made this horrifying and hilarious hit movie." "Amazing experience for me," Mulroney said of the film, "Unlike any other movie I've ever done. I've just never been in a franchise or a sequel or anything, so it's kind of like they already have their audience, they've already solved all their problems, now they're just pumping out really hilarious scary movies. So to be invited at this stage, it's just really, really awesome. It was nice of them after it was successful."
  65. Sam's therapist is not, in fact, obligated to report her disturbing feelings to the police (only if she'd made specific threats or confessed to a crime); when he does make the report, Kirby notes that he said she "made threats", which shows that the therapist embellished or straight-up lied about what Sam said to justify his spineless refusal to actually help her, banking on Sam's ignorance of the law to avoid being sued about it. This lie also explains why, despite Ghostface killing the therapist and stealing his notes on Sam, doesn't make any of those notes public; the notes would have revealed nothing at all new and would have actually made Sam out to be more sympathetic, as they would have revealed that the therapist unfairly impugned Sam's reputation. Besides which, given the killers' plan to frame Sam for their murders, releasing the notes would have made no sense, as in their narrative, Sam would have stolen the notes to protect herself; since Sam wouldn't release the notes in that scenario, the killers couldn't do so without revealing the frame-up.
  66. Gale Weather's line that Sidney Prescott "deserves to have her happy ending" is also a bit meta considering many fans said the same to defend the character getting a break from the series after her happy ending in Scream 3 (2000).
  67. In a call with Gale Weathers, Ghostface opines that Gale being the killer would be a great twist, reasoning that she's the only one who could become Ghostface from the original trio. That's another nod to a popular fan theory, as there has been incorrect speculation for multiple movies now that Gale would be revealed as the killer.
  68. Anika Kayoko is the only victim in the film to not be killed by a knife or gun by Ghostface, dying by having her head split open as Ghostface initiates her fall by a ladder onto a dumpster below.
  69. In an original cut of Sam's scene with her therapist, who's clearly a horror fan, she comes across a Ghostface doll as she's leaving his office.
  70. Jack Champion was cast as Ethan, due to his near-perfect resemblance to Jack Quaid.
  71. On the subway, someone can be heard saying, "Evil dies tonight", which was also heard in Halloween Kills (2021).
  72. First film in the series where there are two distinct groups of Ghostface killers with conflicting goals (Jason Carvey and his unseen roommate Greg Bruckner, Detective Wayne Bailey and his kids Ethan Landry and Quinn Bailey). This is only confined to the opening scene though, as the Bailey family kill Jason and Greg so that they can't interfere with their plans.
  73. The makers almost placed a poster from X (2022) in Tara Carpenters's (Jenna Ortega) room, another horror movie also featuring Ortega, but decided against it.
  74. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett shared that I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019) Tim Robinson has a vocal cameo in the film. When Sam Carpenter comes back to the apartment and catches Quinn Bailey in the middle of a romantic liaison. As Quinn and Tara talk outside Quinn's door, you can hear her latest sexual conquest inside Quinn's room. That is where Tim Robinson makes his appearance. "He is Quinn's off-camera boyfriend," Bettinelli-Olpin confirmed.
  75. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the directors revealed they were surprised by the movie's script when they read it, especially the opening scene. They understood the significance of the opening scene and decided to take some bold chances. The directors went as far as to break the Ghostface record with this movie. It was all about getting the audience invested from the opening itself. "Obviously, it was the first thing we read when we read the script. There is a standard that's been set by these movies that the opening, as its own little contained short film, has to achieve something really specific, and set the tone for the rest of the movie, and also has to live up to what exists as the openings in the lineage of this franchise. This one for us was the most surprising and shocking... It just felt like, oh, we are going to take some chances with this. And if the audience is onboard, then they are going to be on board for the rest of the movie. At the end of the day, I think that's the goal of the opening. How far can you push it? How far can you push the guard rails and hopefully set up a wild set of expectations for the audience with the movie moving forwards."
  76. In December 2022, Radio Silence commented on Neve Campbell's absence, saying her absence affected the script "greatly". They decided to use the change as an opportunity to focus more on other characters, particularly the four young survivors from the previous film. They also mentioned how much they love both Campbell and the Sidney character and that she could return in future installments.
  77. The directors, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett joked they've watched the movie 1,000 times and constantly notice new references in the movie. Some of their most obscure Easter eggs include a reused sound effect from Ti West's horror movie "X (2022)," a glimpse of Sonic the Hedgehog's blue head quills as a favor for Bettinelli-Olpin's son and a shot of somebody dressed as Keke Palmer's character Emerald Haywood from Nope (2022).
  78. When it came to casting, Samara Weaving was the top of the directors list. "When we first read the opening, Samara was at the top of our mind, we just knew that this would be perfect for her," director Tyler Gillett said during a recent interview with IndieWire. "We gave her a call, and she agreed in a moment. There's a connection and a friendship that we formed so fast on 'Ready or Not.' She's just one of those people that we'll be friends with forever. She's one of our favorites and she has the best scream in the world!"
  79. In the subway station, you can clearly see numerous times that they're at the 96th street station/platform. 1996 is the year the first Scream (1996) movie was released.
  80. In an interview on the red carpet at the Critics Choice Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television, Jenna Ortega divulged that the next installment of the meta-horror series will feature plenty of callbacks, particularly one that will have fans thinking of the heart-pounding Scream 2 (1997) chase between Ghostface and Courteney Cox's Gale Weathers. "Scream 6 I'm so, so excited about because there's a lot of good chase sequences," Ortega teased. "Kind of reminiscent of in Scream 2, there's a chase between Gale and Ghostface through the lab. I feel like we have a lot of stuff like that this time around."
  81. Tony Revolori had not previously watched any Scream films and joined the franchise after being convinced by Mason Gooding.
  82. The bodega in the film was called Abe's Snake, a reference to the pseudonym Abe Snake, which Wes Craven used when he directed adult films in the 1970s. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin revealed that the idea actually came from Ice Nine Kills singer Spencer Charnas, who originally made the reference on a band flyer he was asked to provide for the bodega scene, to which they said "oh, let's steal that." stating: "That [idea to call the bodega "Abe's Snake" came from] Spencer from Ice Nine Kills... There's a little flyer for the band on the refrigerator, and we have gotten friendly with him over the last couple of years, and he sent us that to put in the scene, and he put Abe's Snake Pit as the location of their show, and we [were] like, "Oh, let's steal that. Let's do that on the bodega."
  83. Ghostface's customary final jump scare during the credits has him pumping a shotgun instead of wielding a knife.
  84. This film reveals once and for all in canon that Billy's mother is named Nancy Loomis, as Ethan calls her when he takes off the mask she wore during her killing spree, a detail that was never quite clear in the film series up to this point. Debbie Salt was her alias in Scream 2 (1997), and she never revealed what her actual name was and was simply known as Mrs. Loomis. In an early draft for Scream 4 (2011), Kirby has to answer Stab movie trivia questions to save Charlie's life, and one of the questions is what's Debbie Salt's real name, and she correctly answers Nancy Loomis. This line never made it to the final cut of the film. Her name is an homage to Halloween (1978) actress Nancy Kyes, who played Annie Brackett. Nancy Loomis was her stage name.
  85. Mike Shinoda wrote the song 'Still Alive' for the Scream VI movie soundtrack. Demi Lovato sings the song and it debuted on March 3, 2023.
  86. Adjusting for inflation, Scream VI had the third-biggest domestic opening weekend of the franchise. It brought in about $44.5M, while the second and third films both brought in about $60M. Not factoring in inflation, Scream VI had the biggest opening weekend.
  87. This is the first film in the series to get a 3D release.
  88. Ethan is shown eating cheetos in the FBI van, a parallel to Kenny from Scream (1996) who was also shown eating cheetos.
  89. Melissa Barrera revealed that Neve Campbell reached out to her before they shot the sequel. She revealed that, despite Campbell's behind-the-scenes dispute, the actress was still supportive of her co-star. Before they began production, Campbell sent Barrera "a really sweet text." 'I got a really sweet text from her right before we started shooting. It felt like a blessing. We've become really close friends."
  90. The New York subway route-themed Scream poster has colours representing each film. Red for Scream (1996), green for Scream 2 (1997), yellow for Scream 3 (2000), orange for Scream 4 (2011), blue for Scream (2022) and purple for Scream IV. If you work your way up, each film/route with two killers have their names listed last, with a white dot. Scream 3 is the exception because Roman was the sole killer, but interesting, John Milton's name does come before Roman's. The purple line is left alone due to Scream 6 not yet being released. If, however, you read the poster as intended, starting at the bottom with all lines ending at Sam Carpenter (a play on the common phrase "all roads lead to [insert reference here]"), each of the lines is simply a chronological list of all of the character deaths in each Scream film.
  91. The full name of Sam's love interest is Danny Brackett, surely a reference to Annie Brackett, one of Laurie Strode's friends in the original Halloween (1978).
  92. The third film in the series to take place outside of Woodsboro, after Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000)
  93. Mindy Meeks-Martin (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere), discuss their shared love of horror, first by picking their favorite A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the original -notable given that franchise was created by late Scream director Wes Craven, and Drew Barrymore's character Casey Becker declared in the first Scream (1996) that all of them after the original "sucked." They also praise Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Psycho II (1983), and both versions of Candyman (1992), including Candyman (2021) from Nia DaCosta.
  94. In Jason Carvey's apartment, there are posters for podcasts that cover horror content, in the living room is a poster for The Last Podcast on the Left (2011) which covers a lot of true crime stories. Another poster for We Hate Movies (2010) is shown in one of the bedrooms, the hosts of this podcast watch all sorts of films and decide if they should be left to the waste bin of time.
  95. Sam Carpenter stabs Detective Wayne Bailey approximately 31 times during the final act before finishing him off with a final stab to the eye. In contrast, she stabbed Bailey's son, Richie, 22 times in the previous film, before finishing him off with a knife to the throat.
  96. Mindy Meeks-Martin gets another monologue explaining the rules of the film, and she notes that once a series has become a franchise, the main characters are expendable. The examples provided are Laurie Strode (who died off-screen in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and on-screen in Halloween: Resurrection (2002)), Nancy Thompson (who died in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)), Ellen Ripley (who died in Alien³ (1992)), Sally Hardesty (who died in Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)), Jigsaw (who died in Saw III (2006)), Tony Stark (who died in Avengers: Endgame (2019)), James Bond (who died in No Time to Die (2021)), and Luke Skywalker (who died in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)). There are more similarities with several of these franchises: Scream is also about near-indestructible killers who target mostly teenagers, use stabbing weapons and are masked or verbally taunt their victims (Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre); the heroine always has to face a new team of killers with each installment (Alien); other people continue the work of the killer after their death (Saw); and Scream has frequently lampooned the trend of remaking/(soft) rebooting franchises (Halloween, Nightmare, James Bond, Star Wars).
  97. In the opening scene, Jason Carvey has a t-shirt with the name of a Dario Argento movie - 4 mosche di velluto grigio (Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)). A poster of Deep Red (1975) (another Dario Argento's movie) can be seen on his wall.
  98. Mindy Meeks-Martin points out that her own girlfriend, Anika Kayoko is a suspect because you "never trust the love interest", one of Dewey Riley's rules from Scream (2022) that Sam Carpenter ignored with disastrous results (which is what makes her suspicious of her current love interest, Danny Brackett (Josh Segarra). The rule actually originated with the first Scream (1996), where one of the killers turned out to be the main character's boyfriend, and it happened again with Kirby Reed in Scream 4 (2011), who was nearly killed by someone she professed her infatuation with.
  99. Even though Neve Campbell will not be in the film, the script still contains references to the Sidney Prescott character and is "protective" of her.
  100. It wasn't just the Ghostface mask that got an updated look, but the robe as well. costume designer Avery Plewes detailed the sly Easter egg she added in, "One thing I will say with the Ghostface robe is that each sleeve has six pieces to signify Scream VI. I call it the Ghostface wings. But there are three on the classic fabric, and then we found this shimmery sheer fabric that I would normally think is horrible, but again, for a Halloween costume, it's perfect. It goes behind it because the thing about Ghostface that the directors love is how domineering and big and bulky he she] feels. So when I layered that semi-sheer fabric behind it, it became more ominous and creepier. When we camera tested it, it looked strangely beautiful but terrifying, so I decided to do six panels on each sleeve to show that we're in [film number] six."
  101. At the frat party, Ethan Landry is wearing a cardboard suit of armor like a knight. This is a reference to an indie horror film by director Jeremy Saulnier called Murder Party (2007). The main character Christopher S. Hawley wears the same costume to what he thinks is a party, but it turns out to be something more.
  102. Out of all the Scream movies, this one had the second-highest budget at $35M. The third and fourth films both had budgets of $40M, the second and fifth both had budgets of $24M, and the original had a budget of $15M.
  103. Jenna Ortega and Samara Weaving both starred together in the 2020 film The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020).
  104. Tara Carpenter mentions that Quinn Baily became her and Sam's roommate as the result of an anonymous advertisement. So did Ethan Landry, who mentions that the ads could get hacked into online.
  105. Radio Silence have also stated that it could've possibly been Ethan during Quinn's fake murder as Jack Champion was under the mask to film some of these scenes.
  106. Courtney Cox said of Hayden Panettieres character returning "I thought she died! I get so confused, There's been so many it's so interesting how people came back. I have to remember."
  107. When Sam, Tara, Mindy, and Anika have to make their way to a neighboring apartment through a window-to-window ladder crawl high above the ground, was inspired by the thriller Judgment Night (1993) which follows four friends who attempt to escape from murderous drug traffickers from a rooftop to an open window via ladder in the same manner.
  108. Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown called Nancy Loomis their favorite killer in the series in an interview which is ironic as she was the ghostface who killed their characters uncle Randy.
  109. Richie Kirsch's home made video recreations of the original Stab and Scream films feature by projection at the Ghostface shrine in the climax, displaying his filmed recreation of Casey Becker's murder and Randy Meeks' rules of a scary movie party monologue.
  110. Samara Weaving who has portrayed two popular slasher horror characters in The Babysitter (2017), The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) & Ready or Not (2019), shares a character last name with Marion Crane who famously went from horror protagonist to stabbing victim in Psycho (1960), a fate her character shares.
  111. The subway scene was done without a green screen, largely relying on practical effects. According to director of photography Brett Jutkiewicz, "The special effects team was actually able to tow the car into and out of our subway platform set. So, there's some brief moments when you can see the car stopping at a station. That's actually practical. It's being pulled from a black fabric tunnel onto our subway platform set and you can actually see it pulling in." However, Jutkiewicz did originally protest the subway train flicker effects: "I definitely said to the directors, 'Is that too much? It's not totally realistic that it would flicker that much.' And they were like, 'No, we love it. It works.' And I think that's the whole thing about this film: we're creating this heightened naturalism where, even if something isn't super true to reality, we wanted it to be true enough to make you feel like you are in these environments while we heighten the experience and lean into the tension and the emotional experience the characters are going through."
  112. The films score incorporates a few musical callbacks, including when Sam and Tara Carpenter are swarmed by reporters. The motif playing is from a similar scene in the original Scream (1996) when Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) arrives at school and encounters a swarm of reporters; it's the track called "Trouble in Woodsboro" on the original score. Later, when Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) alludes to Dewey Riley (David Arquette) in a conversation with Sam, we hear his theme from throughout the franchise (repurposed music from Broken Arrow (1996)). "Red Right Hand" also plays after a cut to campus following Sam's therapist's death and again after the finale. The song has now appeared in every Scream film other than Scream 4 (2011).
  113. The "core four" grab the subway at the 96th Street station after the attack on Gale Weathers, which could be a reference to the fact that the original Scream (1996) debuted in 1996. One of the stops is also 72nd Street, a possible reference to fact that Wes Craven's first movie, The Last House on the Left (1972), came out in 1972.
  114. In a nod to Scream 4 (2011), Kirby Reed lifts her shirt to show off the stab wound that Charlie Walker gave her back in 2011. In the finale, one of the killers stabs her in the same place, most likely on purpose.
  115. Costume Designer Avery Plewes spoke about updating the killer's iconic robes and mask. Because the film pays tribute to the fallen Ghostfaces of the past, that meant creating a new, weathered Ghostface mask for the franchise's latest killer. She revealed a surprising source of inspiration for the new mask: dolls. "I was excited but also absolutely terrified," Plewes said of joining the Scream franchise. "I said to the [directors], I was like, 'You know that this is a silicone mask,' because I'm always the person that wants to do the most accurate thing. It's like, okay, first of all, it's a Hollywood movie. We're here to scare people not to do the most scientific version of how the mask would deteriorate. So, I just started experimenting with it, and I looked at a lot of images; I went to the place of what kind of face has scared me throughout time, and it's dolls, porcelain dolls, and broken dolls. I still have them on my phone. "I have hundreds of images of porcelain and silicone dolls whose eyes have cracked, and the plastic has unstuck from parts of itself. So I used those as references." She continued adding: "Then my ager/dyer, Val, is an incredible, incredible artist. She worked with us to establish, okay, we need a crack here, and we need a burnt-out hole here. The Ghostface mask was quite literally the blueprint. I would draw on them. RJ at Fun World, who owns the IP to the mask, is super generous and sent us tons and tons of masks. We were able to develop it because of that. So yeah, it happened organically. Radio Silence and I love working together, so it's never a dreaded, 'oh, I have to go to the costume office.' It's like, 'come look at this fun thing I'm developing.' They would come and check in and see what Val was doing. I'd send them pictures or videos of how it looked in specific lighting. We also gave it highlights and lowlights to make it feel more hollow in certain spots."
  116. Co-director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and executive producer Chad Villella revealed that the subway scene was almost cut. "The challenges of getting that on screen started in pre-production when we learned that we had no idea how we were going to do this in terms of getting a subway car. In the back of our heads, we thought, 'We'll get a subway and retrofit it and make it look right.' Then, we found out that was off the table. We tried to get a couple in, but they were too heavy and were tipping. It would have cost a billion dollars. We had so many conversations about it. Thirty percent of pre-production was like, 'How are we doing this subway sequence?' Bettinelli-Olpin revealed to which executive producer Villella replied, "Weren't there multiple moments where we were like, "Maybe we should just cut it?" Then, we were like, 'Absolutely, under no f----ng circumstances.'" "This was a testament to how great everyone on the crew was. Everybody worked together to figure it out, 'How can we get this? How can we build it? How can we create something that feels like it is moving?" This is a handshake between every department, including costumes. 'Oh, we have to make 200 different costumes? They can't all look professional?' It's a long way of saying it was a handshake between every department, and they all exceeded our expectations. I remember when we got on set, the reaction was. 'This is just the subway. I feel like we are in New York,' which is exactly what you want. It didn't feel like a set. It felt like you were there." Bettinelli-Olpin added.
  117. After the first party, Tara changes into a white and black striped shirt, the same one that Jill wore in Scream 4 (2011).
  118. A Christmas-themed Scream VI poster features numerous Ghostface masks suggesting that there may be more than 2 Ghostface killers in the new movie.
  119. In Gale Weather's chase around her apartment, the way her boyfriend, Brooks is quickly and easily dispatched by Ghostface, and his body is flung at Gale while she tries to escape is very similar to the deaths of Cotton and his girlfriend in Scream 3 (2000).
  120. Laura Crane walking around the street looking for her "date", before being lured into an alleyway and killed in front of clueless crowds, is shot very similarly to Helen Shivers death in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), where she runs from the crowds and appears to almost reach safety in the crowd, before stopping and getting murdered in the alley in front of them. Sarah Michelle Gellar who played Helen in that film was in Scream 2 (1997) as Omega Beta Zeta sorority sister Cici Cooper.
  121. Samara Weaving was able to use her natural Australian accent at the beginning of the movie.
  122. Sam Carpenter's therapist Dr. Christopher Stone is watching the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) on TV. Kevin McCarthy's character begins screaming, "You could be next!" As the therapist walks to his front door to answer the person banging on it, we keep hearing the same thing repeatedly as a warning that he is about to be the next victim of Ghostface.
  123. Samantha Carpenter's therapist and eventual Ghostface victim Dr. Christopher Stone shares his namesake with Scream 3 (2000) Ghostface victim Steven Stone.
  124. Ethan is implied to be a parody of the incel culture. He is a socially-awkward, shy man (though he likely exaggerated this persona to seen innocent), calls Chad an "alpha male" after revealing himself as a killer, outright mocks Chad for his name, and throws several sexual remarks towards Tara.
  125. About three weeks before the release of the film, the Ghostface unmasking scene for Wayne and Ethan leaked out, which in the process also revealed that there are three Ghostface killers this time. However, Quinn Bailey's unmasking was not revealed in advance.
  126. In an interview with Collider, Jenna Ortega addressed Tara Carpenter's new romance with Chad Meeks-Martin and explained why it's ultimately a good thing for the development of her character. Tara spends much of the previous movie running, screaming, and generally being terrified, but giving her a romantic interest, Ortega explains, gives her an entirely new dimension. "I think it's just being able to add that layer for Tara, and I think because we've only ever seen her in distress for four hours now, I think it's really wonderful for her to have some sort of relief, and especially in a character as lovely and cool as Chad. Also in the fifth one, we had no interaction at all. I don't think we ever talked to each other, so I remember Mason and I being really surprised, but then also really pleasantly surprised when we got to work with one another because, fortunately enough, we kind of got along. Any sort of relationship is good for the evolution of a person, so I think that seeing Tara also has that added layer, I think it adds dimension and makes her more interesting."
  127. In the teaser and trailer, many of the Halloween costumes of the people on the subway are of various famous horror characters, including Grace from Ready or Not (2019) (also directed by Radio Silence and starring Samara Weaving, who is also a new addition to the Scream cast), Jason Voorhees (appropriately enough) from The Friday the 13th Franchise, The Artist from Dead by Daylight, Freddy Krueger form The Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise, and Pinhead from The Hellraiser Franchise. There's also a guy dressed like Ziggy Stardust.
  128. The directors explained that they couldn't resist one of the more obvious references regarding their New York City set sequel: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Matt Bettinelli-Olpin explains, "I think it's funny; it was really serendipitous, actually. We kept making jokes, obviously; from the first time we read the script, Jason Takes Manhattan was a part of the conversation. But we never had a place for it in the movie to actually call it out. Then that, what you're talking about, we had a list of movies from Paramount that they owned that we could use in the movie. The second we saw that one, we were like, 'Oh, there it is.' It all just fell into place." "That was the lowest hanging fruit, and oftentimes, you don't want to pick the lowest hanging fruit because it feels too obvious, and then you see it, and then you go, 'Well, there's no better choice,'" Tyler Gillett reveals of their thought process. "if you get it, you get it. It lets you know that you're in for a fun ride," Bettinelli-Olpin adds.
  129. One Tagline "New York. New rules." invokes itself as instantly similar to Scream 4 (2011) having "New decade. New rules." and this could partially be because Kirby Reed from that movie returns in this one as well. The VI being in red inside the word Scream also invokes the 4 inside the word Scream too.
  130. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, with their executive producer Chad Villella, even put themselves in the subway scene, albeit very briefly. Bettinelli-Olpin dressed as Kurt Cobain and Gillett put a fake butcher knife through his head on the subway "It's maybe a matter of 12 frames, if not less. Just a quick little flash, but we appear very briefly," they said. "The best 12 frames in the movie, certainly the scariest."
  131. It is stated that conspiracy theorists are blaming Sam Carpenter for the killings in Scream (2022), claiming that she set up Richie Kirsch and Amber Freeman for crimes that she committed herself. Bailey later shows a video to Sam and Tara of the former reacting badly to a bunch of college girls' accusing her of this. It is finally revealed that Detective Wayne Bailey, set this up to demonize her in the media, as part of his plan to kill Sam and then shift the blame for the current killing spree onto her. This idea was previously seen in Scream (1996), where Billy Loomis and Stu Macher planned to blame all the killings, including Sidney Prescott's death, on Sidney's father, and then come out as heroes by pretending that they stopped and killed him.
  132. The way the Ghostface robes are presented on the theater shrine is a nod to Scream 2 (1997) when Sidney is on stage as Helen of Troy and her acting classmates surround her in robes and mask.
  133. Cinematographer Brett Jutkiewicz , revealed that this script called for a grittier, more realistic eye than the previous entries. "For me it really started with the new location, getting excited about New York," Jutkiewicz told us. "So I started thinking about ways to both embrace what is particular about New York and the feel of New York, but also ways to heighten the experience of both this new setting and this more aggressive Ghostface character." In order to achieve that new look, Jutkiewicz made a major change to the camera he used for Scream VI. The first five Scream films were shot with anamorphic lenses. Scream VI was the first to be shot with a spherical lens, the same one Jutkiewicz used for Ready or Not, to make the film look more grounded. "So the combination of those two things that I pitched to the directors early on in prep was to change the lenses from the previous film," Jutkiewicz said. "All five previous Scream films were shot on anamorphic lenses and this film was the first to be shot on spherical lenses. And the anamorphic lenses have a particular kind of softness and texture to them that people consider kind of filmic, and has this quality of the way that it renders the image in a very textured way. But the spherical lenses are more a little more clean, a little more true to the eye sees the world." "For me, the spherical lens is basically stripping away a little bit of the layer of artifice that exists between the lens and the world it's photographing," he continued. "It's a little more true. I thought that was a good way to give the movie a different feel."
  134. There was a line in the original script spoken by Bailey and his kids Ethan and Quinn explaining where Richie's mother is in this situation. They would have revealed that she refused to go along with their plan to commit another Ghostface killing spree, forcing them to kill her to prevent her from sabotaging their plans. This line wound up being deleted from the script.
  135. All Ghostface masks, dependent on their age, have varying levels of decay and ageing visible, with blood and the last time they were worn playing a factor into their look. Richie's mask looked a lot newer and cleaner whereas Billy's had the most visible signs of decay and signs of blood splatter. A normal, white, Ghostface mask is worn by Jason Carvey when he kills Laura Crane.
  136. Quinn Baily mentions that she had a brother who recently died and their father is being overprotective of her as a result, having moved to New York after Quinn got accepted into college. Said brother was Richie Kirsch, one of the Ghostfaces from the previous film.
  137. As Ethan drags Mindy to safety, you can see a woman wearing the ornate flower costume from the climax of Ari Aster's Midsommar (2019) looking down at them on the subway platform.
  138. Kirby said that as an FBI agent, she works specifically with Ghostface cases. This means that the Ghostface massacres have become such serious business that anyone or any group of killers using Ghostface as a mascot are treated as domestic terrorists.
  139. Sam tells Bailey of her alibi, that she was with her therapist during the double murder of Jason and Greg and gives Bailey his info and address. Not shortly after, Dr. Stone is killed by Ghostface in his home and Sam's files are stolen. Bailey was the only likely suspect as he had the therapist's location handed to him and no one else except possibly Kirby would have known this information.
  140. The scene sequences where Tara watches Chad being brutally stabbed "to death" after their tender moment and the end reveal of Chad's survival & rescue by paramedics parallel Scream 2 scenes of Gale & Dewey's interrupted reconciliation, Dewey's brutal stabbing by Ghostface while Gale watches helplessly, and the end reveal of his survival despite his wounds. The scene settings are similar as well: an abandoned movie theater in Scream VI to a campus amphitheater in Scream 2.
  141. The knock at Samantha Carpenter's therapist Dr. Christopher Stone's door is the same audio reused from X (2022) which was performed by director Ti West. West previously worked on V/H/S (2012) with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella.
  142. The characters' slow crawl across the ladder between the two apartments after being attacked by Ghostface, and Tara and Sam Carpenter driving like crazy after stealing Detective Wayne Bailey's car are both shot in similar ways to Sidney Prescott and Hallie McDaniel's kidnapping in Scream 2 (1997), and their crawling over the unconscious Ghostface after he crashes the car.
  143. Scream 6 production was delayed 3 days from June 6 until June 9, 2022, for an unknown reason. It's speculated that this was due to rewrites, when Neve Campbell announced she would not be returning. Sidney was planned to have a major role in the film.
  144. Though it's set in one of America's most well-known cities, it is the first film in the franchise to be filmed outside the United States. It was shot in Montreal, Canada, and the Blackmore University scenes were shot at the city's McGill University campus.
  145. The directors always wanted Gale to survive, co-director Tyler Gillett said. "That was never on the table for us. But I think the challenge of that sequence there were a bunch [of challenges] but I think one of the big things was finding a location. Finding a place that felt like it was a representation of Gale's level of success and really placed her in the city in a very specific way." When they found the spot, the whole scene changed. "We found this amazing loft in Montreal, and then we really retrofitted that sequence to use that entire space, which is something that we love to do," Gillett said. "To find a location and then kind of write the script into the existing location. And thankfully that big open space allowed us to really do a lot of big action. And Courteney was so game. I mean, it was crazy to us that they hadn't had a [Ghostface] phone call. And so to not only do the call but then to have it become the sequence that it becomes, a full-on fisticuffs, Ghostface versus Gale, was just so damn exciting to us. And the number of gears and the number of little turns within that scene where Gale has the upper hand and Ghostface has the upper hand, like all of that was so fun to play with. And we're just really, really proud of how that sequence turned out. Courteney is just so damn good in it."
  146. Mindy mentions to "never trust the love interest" since Billy Loomis and Richie Kirsch were the murderous love interests of Sidney and Sam, respectively. Ironically, not only are Mindy and Sam's respective love interests Anika and Danny innocent this time around, but they're also the only ones of the new group members who are.
  147. When it came time to film Anika's insane death, Jasmin Savoy felt it was missing a certain je ne sais quois. "I was like, 'Hey guys, love this scene, it's so sick. But I think adding a kiss would make it even better. I think it's important. Specifically, with Anika's death, I was like, 'If y'all really want to break some hearts, we need an epic kiss right here.' They were like, 'OK, let's try it.' And then we did it once, and I think it was Tyler that came into the room and was like, 'I'm crying, let's keep it.' It was just that simple."
  148. Anika Kayoko's name is a reference to Kayako Saeki, the villainous ghost from Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and its American remake The Grudge (2004). Fittingly, Anika is of Asian descent, like Kayako who is a Japanese ghost.
  149. During an interview with SFX Magazine (via Digital Spy), directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett defended their decision to include a gun-wielding Ghostface, despite suggestions that the move ruined the character. Bettinelli-Olpin emphasized that they didn't want the film to be safe or boring and that they were excited about the idea of Ghostface being in New York and wielding a shotgun. He explained that the two feelings of "What are we doing?" and "We have to do it!" were often intrinsically tied, and the decision to include a gun-wielding Ghostface was a perfect example of that. Bettinelli-Olpin stated: "We don't want it to be safe. We don't want it to be boring. We want it to be fun and to raise eyebrows. When we heard 'Ghostface in New York and he has a shotgun' it was like: 'What?!' The two feelings of 'What are we doing?' and 'We have to do it!' are often intrinsically tied and that was a perfect example of that." Gillett further elaborated that while there are many fun and classic Ghostface moments, they wanted to put the character more in the real world to achieve a level of visceral tension. "There are a tonne of fun, wonderful, classic Ghostface moments, but it's not the pratfalling Ghostface. We love that, but for this to be scary and to achieve a level of visceral tension, we wanted to put the character more in the real world. If Ghostface is trying to get through a door, it's going to happen! There's no giving up. When he's in pursuit, the pursuit doesn't end until he's achieved his goal."
  150. Since the film came out, the cast have already begun disputing who played Ghostface at what points. "No one knows who it is in the bodega [scene]," Jack Champion said of the most brutal sequence, a moment when the typically clumsy Ghostface expertly wields a shotgun. "It's up for debate [but] yeah I'm just gonna say it was me."
  151. It's very hard to miss (and may have even been unintentional) but Quinn's body moves after her supposed death. It seems that she wanted a better look at Anika getting stabbed.
  152. At one point in the film, Gale Weathers uses a frying pan as a weapon to fend off Ghostface. This is an improvised weapon Ghostface also used in Scream 3 (2000) when killing Steven Stone.
  153. It's heavily implied a secondary motive for Ethan was to gain his father's love/approval; he's shown to be noticeably upset when Detective Bailey says, "there's a special bond shared between a father and his first son." Wayne also seems to go out of his way to compliment both of his kids for their performance as Ghostface, making sure Ethan is accepted too.
  154. Tara has a scar on the back of her hand from where the knife went through in the opening scene of Scream (2022)
  155. At the theater shrine, a display case is shown with all of Gale's book she wrote. Including "Wrongfully Accused" "Woodsboro Murders" "College Terror" "Hollywood Horror" "Knife Of Doom" "Ghostface Returns" "Knife of the Hunter" "Clock of Doom".
  156. The killer is aware this is Gale's first Ghostface call, even remarking that the phone call is "long overdue," which is ironic because Cox and Ghostface's voice actor, Roger Jackson, are the only cast members to appear in every Scream movie to date. How Ghostface could actually know this detail about Gale is unclear though. Gale may have specifically mentioned not receiving a call in each of her books that detail the Woodsboro murders and the films they inspired, which Ghostface has presumably read and seen. Another possibility is that Scream 6's Ghostface, revealed in part to be Wayne Bailey, is able to use his police connections to find data on the previous Woodsboro murders, as he had with the contents of the Ghostface shrine, though phone records from 1996 may not exist. Alternatively, Richie perhaps found out this information first, then Wayne discovered it among Richie's Ghostface possessions, but this is also a rather incomplete explanation.
  157. Jason is the first Ghostface killer to be killed by another Ghostface killer in a massacre.
  158. Scream 2 (1997) has Maureen yelling at the movie screen when the killer calls Casey, telling her to "hang up the phone, and *69 his a*s."in this, Gale does exactly that to try and find the killer.
  159. Jenna Ortega revealed the part where her character punches Gale was improvised.
  160. The teaser trailer suggested that the film takes place around Halloween. It features the main cast on a subway train with people around them dressed up in costumes of horror film villains.
  161. The way Sam unmasks herself in front of Detective Bailey after stabbing him is nearly identical to the original Scream (1996) when Sidney unmasks herself after stabbing Billy with an umbrella.
  162. After Bailey reveals himself as one of the killers, Tara says to him that he did a "stand up job" which mirrors what Sidney said to Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2 (1997) although said differently, "you did a bang up job, Mrs. Loomis."
  163. When Quinn revealed herself as one of the killers she says "didn't see that one coming" which is what Mickey said to Gale and Sidney in Scream 2 (1997) "nice twist huh, didn't see it coming, did you?".
  164. Melissa Barrera revealed in a September 2022 interview with Collider that moving the film out of the fictional town of Woodsboro for the first time and setting the sequel in New York City all the more horrifying. She stated: "it's like 20 times more mortifying. It's awful. Because you see how in a city like New York City, everyone is kind of doing their own thing and someone is screaming for help and no one will come to their help" she continued "no one comes to help them, you know, like everyone's kind of like, "I'm not getting into that." So it's mortifying, because you're chased by Ghostface, but you also see humanity and how that reacts in a situation like that. Anyway, I think I've already probably said too much."
  165. During the film a news report confirms the events of Scream (2022) take place in 2022 despite the events of Scream (2022) supposedly taking place in 2021. 25 years after the original 1996 film. The writers most likely overlooked this and used the real-life release year instead of the in-movie year.
  166. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jenna Ortega expressed her excitement for the eagerly anticipated sequel and assured fans that the upcoming sixth film in the franchise will have plenty of violence to keep them interested. When asked for information about Scream IV, the actor teased the movie will be a "pretty gory" follow-up that she can't wait for people to watch.
  167. Most of the major characters who die in the franchise are usually killed onscreen. Here, major character Quinn Baily is killed off-screen with only a video documenting the kill and their body getting thrown on Mindy Meeks-Martin and Anika Kayoko as they try to escape. Quinn is actually faking her death with the help of Ghostface, and in the chaos of the assault on the apartment, none of the group members have any time to really check for signs of life on Quinn. She's the third character to stage their own death to take suspicion off of themselves, after Billy Loomis in Scream (1996) and Roman Bridger from Scream 3 (2000); she's the fourth if Angelina Tyler from Scream 3 (2000) is counted as well; she was scripted to be the traditional secondary killer next to Roman Bridger, and although this reveal was written out, hints to the twist still remain.
  168. Samara Weaving's character Laura Crane is the second school staff member to be murdered by Ghostface, in the film series following Principal Arthur Himbry of Woodsboro in the original Scream (1996).
  169. Despite getting his own character poster, Jason is only in the prologue of the film and only briefly interacts with Tara.
  170. About playing one of the Ghostface killers, Jack Champion revealed in an interview: "It's one of the best, I think maybe the best horror honours you could get, It feels wrong talking about it."
  171. While the writers acknowledge the Scream VI's final speeches echo that of Laurie Metcalf's Debbie Salt (a.k.a. Billy Loomis' mom) from Scream 2, those particular parallels were actually a selling point not a concern, said James Vanderbilt. "The idea was that almost every Scream goes back," he explains. "Scream 1 is Skeet [Ulrich's Billy Loomis] doing it because of what happened to his mother, so he's doing revenge for family. Laurie Metcalf['s Debbie Salt] in 2 is doing revenge for family. Scream 3, [Scott Foley's] Roman Bridger is part of Sid's family and doing his revenge for family. Scream 4 is Jill Roberts, who's also part of Sid's family. is doing it. So, it felt very much in line with definitely Laurie Metcalf, but very much in line with the whole franchise, in this interesting way. So, we were thrilled to be able to do that and getting watch all three of them work as a family. It was super fun."
  172. Jason roomate Greg is the only Ghostface to never actually appear onscreen alive -- or to even be seen in the suit, for that matter -- with the only visuals of him being his mutilated corpse or a photo of him used by the police.
  173. According to Jasmin Savoy, the producers of Scream VI were a dream team. "It almost feels a bit counterintuitive because this is a group of white men," she joked boldly. "But they're so aware of their position. They're aware of what they're not aware of if that makes sense. They're really open, there's no ego with them. And I've experienced that rarely in my career."
  174. According to the directors the biggest giveaway that Detective Bailey is one of the killers is in the police station after the conversation with Kirby in front of the murder board, whiteboard, Gillett said. "And Dermot turns around to look at her and he's framed against the murder wall. And that for me is the Shot. We go, 'Shit guys, he's on the murder wall.'" "He's literally in a line of Ghostfaces" the director said.
  175. The marketing campaign also included the launch of a website that allowed American users to receive personalized phone calls from Ghostface, Scream-themed meals in different Chain pop-up dinners and an immersive walk-through featuring props and reconstructed sets from the franchise in California; the walk-throughs included appearances by directors and producers Radio Silence, along with actors Mason Gooding, Dermot Mulroney and Tony Revolori.
  176. Detective Bailey is a parallel to Nancy Loomis from the second film. Whereas Nancy was an absentee mother for most of Billy's life, Wayne is more supportive of Richie to the point he enabled his obsession with the Stab movies by helping him create his shrine, despite not fully understanding them himself. Whereas Nancy groomed Mickey to be her accomplice and plotted to have him as the fall guy, Wayne enlists the help of his two remaining children and doesn't betray either of them. Lastly, when the self-righteous mother act is peeled away, Nancy's outrage over Billy's death is really over how Billy's killing spree reflected on her parenting and insists she was a good mother despite running out on him after an affair, while Wayne openly admits to not being a perfect father and his grief, by comparison, is depicted as genuine, if twisted, and motivated by love for his late son.
  177. Banned in the Middle East due to LGBT characters.
  178. The decision to have Quinn be the Ghostface to take down Gale's boyfriend Brooks was partly inspired by some of the criticism the filmmakers got for the previous movie. "After the flack we got for Amber killing Dewey, we're leaning into it!" they told Variety.
  179. Radio Silence confirmed in an interview with Dead Meat that the in-universe backlash towards Sam is a nod to the polarized fan reaction to Sam taking over as the series' lead character.
  180. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, co-directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin opened up about the new movie. While Gillett acknowledged Neve Campbell will be greatly missed, he said it was actually a good thing that she wasn't included in the film's narrative. "We love Neve, and we're huge fans of Sidney Prescott, but it felt like there's an opportunity to really dig into this new crop of characters, and I think people will be really surprised and pleased with how successfully this movie does that," he told the publication. He continued, "This movie's been in our lives now for quite a while, but I think that we are still consistently surprised by how rich and how interesting and deep the relationship is between the four of them in this movie."
  181. Considering the killers in the fifth film were conspiratorial Reddit users, it makes sense that the filmmakers would have spent a lot of time online to see exactly how people like that might actually behave, and they likely learned a lot along the way -- for instance, the debates over whether characters like Kirby and Stu were actually still alive. (Both were subtly addressed in the movie.) In the sixth movie, during Gale's phone call with Ghostface, the latter says it would be a great twist for Gale to be revealed as the killer -- a theory fans have had for years (and one that was hinted at in Scream 2). The theories about Stu Macher are mentioned again in Scream VI, when Kirby and Mindy are bonding at the Ghostface shrine.
  182. In Scream (1996), Randy Meeks famously delivered the rules to successfully survive a horror movie, one of them being "never have sex", meaning that virgins had a lot more chances of surviving. Randy even noted in the video he left in case he died in Scream 3 (2000), that he had just lost his virginity, so his chances of surviving had reduced, and he was right as he was killed in Scream 2 (1997). Ethan Landry (Jack Champion) referenced this rule in Scream VI by literally saying he didn't want to die a virgin and was later revealed to be Ghostface along with his father, Detective Wayne Bailey (Dermot Mulroney), and his sister, Quinn Bailey (Liana Liberato).
  183. Jack Champion was actually a little too young to be in college when the movie was filmed, being only 17.
  184. Ethan is the 6th Ghostface to come back for one last scare, after Billy, Mickey, Roman, Jill, Amber.
  185. According to Melissa Barrera (Sam Carpenter) the film had a very different script, which initially caused her some concern for how it handled her character, leading to a very productive meeting with the movie's directors and writers. She stated: "So the script changed a lot from the first script that I got to the movie that we made. It was, I want to say, completely different. And we had a few sit downs, directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and I, and then with screenwriters James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick because I really, really wanted to make sure that we explored Sam's psyche more and we got to know her deeply because that was a reason that I wanted to play Sam in the first place. The reason that I was attracted to her in Scream (2022) was like, 'Oh my god, there's so much potential here. Where is she going to go?' And I wanted to make sure that in the sixth movie, we saw more layers to her. It wasn't just the tough girl, the protective older sister that has all these walls up. I was like, 'What happens when those walls break down?' And we didn't get a chance to see that in the fifth one, so I was like, 'I want to make sure that she feels like a more real, well-rounded human. All these things, all these relationships and everything that happened to her in the fifth one, how are we going to explore that?' And I think the thing about Matt and Tyler being so great is that when I first spoke to them after reading the first draft, I was like, 'These are my concerns and I really want the audiences to get to know Sam more,' you know? The fans are already in love with so many characters that you need to give them a lot and open up a lot to them for them to let you in, and I really wanted that, and they were 100% on board. And they also wanted that for all the characters. They wanted those quiet moments, they wanted the Core Four to have these intimate beats of friendship and of getting a glimpse of these four people that went through enormous trauma and how they're all dealing with it in their own way. Having a heart, because the fifth movie felt like in a way, in the Scream franchise, the first four movies are incredible and Wes had his thing and his vision of Scream, and in the fifth one, that is the first one without him, we had the essence of Scream, but I also feel like there was a lot of heart. It was a very emotional movie, which is rare in Scream, and I think that that's beautiful. That's what attracts me to projects, the heart, the emotionality because that's what I connect with personally, so I wanted to keep that going in the sixth movie. And I think that's what Guy and Jamie do so well, and they did, and I'm so happy with the movie that we shot."
  186. The film made $22.6M internationally in its opening weekend, the biggest-ever overseas opening for the Scream franchise. It also broke records for the franchise in 29 markets, including the UK ($3.6M), France ($2.5M), Australia ($2M), Mexico ($2M) and Brazil ($1.8M).
  187. Danny Brackett sees the killer in Quinn Bailey's room, somehow having gotten into their apartment. Considering Quinn is one of the Ghostface killers in the reveal, it is pretty clear who let them in. Also Quinn somehow fails to notice Ghostface is in their room, seemingly distracted by a phone conversation. Quinn was one of the killers therefore she didn't have anything to worry about.
  188. Psycho ll (1983) is mentioned by Mindy and Kirby as being underrated, also one of the main characters in that film Lila Crane gets stabbed through the mouth identical to what Tara does to Ethan at the end.
  189. Danny is the only survivor of the new minor characters in the film.
  190. The film's title was confirmed as Scream VI on December 13, 2022, in addition to news that the teaser trailer would be premiering online the following day, on December 14th, 2022.
  191. Tara Carpenter is dressed up as a pirate during the frat party, that was one-third of a reference to Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin's work on the found-footage anthology V/H/S (2012). Their segment, titled "10/31/98," featured a foursome of friends who made a fatal mistake in seeking out a costume party, instead stumbling upon a cultish ritual. In the segment, the camera-holding Gillett was dressed in a teddy bear costume (which can also be seen at the frat party), while Bettinelli-Olpin was in pirate garb. EP Chad Villella appeared as the Unabomber in V/H/S, which was also meant to be represented in Scream VI, but that plan fell through.
  192. Some fans have pointed out that Mindy's girlfriend, Anika takes a fatal fall after being stabbed just like Cici Cooper in Scream 2 (1997). But it seems that homage was not something the writers picked up on while crafting the story. "The fall was much more about being in New York City and being able to do something with verticality," said James Vanderbilt. "As soon as we came up with New York as the milieu for the movie, it was like, 'How can we use this city and make it feel different than a lot of other Scream movies?' And fear of heights is something we don't usually get to do in a Scream movie." But there is a Scream 2 scene that did influence the ladder sequence (and the subway scene): the one where Sidney (Neve Campbell) and Hallie (Elise Neal) must climb over Ghostface to get out of the cop car. "We were, like, 'Oh, man, if we could capture just a fraction of the feeling of "I'm in close quarters with the killer and there's nowhere to go,"' and you're hopefully just holding your breath and waiting for it..." says Busick. "So I think it's more about trying to capture a feeling, and not even try to top it, but just match some of that energy where it feels like people will talk about that cop car sequence forever. We're always trying to challenge ourselves to be like, 'Can we add another really memorable set piece?'"
  193. Kirby warning of Ghostface behind Detective Bailey, is similar to Scream (1996) when Sidney tried to warn Billy about Ghostface behind him.
  194. Ethan's line "I always wanted to stick something in you Tara!", is an homage to Stu Macher's line: "I always had a thing for ya, Sid!" from the original Scream movie.
  195. Samara Weaving is seen wearing a yellowish-green dress in a behind-the-scenes photo for Scream VI. A dress of similar colour was worn by Courteney Cox in Scream (1996).
  196. Possibly discussed in Detective Wayne Bailey's long-winded description of how he needs to go back to the hospital and kill Gale Weathers and Mindy Meeks-Martin, to ensure that nobody can talk -this is exactly what Jill Roberts did after the final confrontation in Scream 4 (2011).
  197. On set discussion informed their performances, but it also helped Liana Liberato to give more humanity to Quinn. So, while the movie doesn't explore the Baileys' past, Liberato has a clear idea of why her character starts slashing away. In Liberato's words: "It was a really big goal of mine to not come across too crazy in the reveal. I really wanted Quinn's anger to be driven by an immense amount of pain and love for her brother, and this feeling of, my sole goal is to now protect my family the way that Richie took care of me. I was trying to find a sense of humaneness because there isn't a lot when it comes to Ghostface killers. I think that we played a lot with those notes and then obviously there being a hierarchy in the family with Dermot, and he obviously has this immense amount of pride with Richie."
  198. According to Guy Busick it was a coincidence the parallels of Kirby being shot in the theater finale and left for dead only to pop back up for the climactic Ghostface faceoff like Gale in Scream 2. "I'm pretty sure the fact that this happened with Gale in the finale of 2 never came up in discussions," he says. "But this also happens in [the original] Scream with Randy!" "I think it could just be subconscious from our writing or Radio Silence's directing, because when you point those things out, of course they make sense," adds Vanderbilt.
  199. According to Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney was so invested in crafting the Baileys' motivations that one of his improvised lines even made the final cut. The line, which is extremely informative about the family's hierarchy, also results in one of the funniest moments of the sequel. Talking about Mulroney's improvisation, Liberato said: "We all kind of talked about it a little bit, and then also with the help of Dermot's wild imagination, it was really fun that we kind of did get to build that world a little bit. I was trying to think just about Quinn's personal motive, and I kind of assumed I was probably the middle child, Richie being the oldest, me being in the middle and then Ethan being the youngest, and I would like to think that Quinn really looked up to Richie, and was a bit of a protector."
  200. Mason Gooding (25 during filming), Jasmin Savoy Brown (27 during filming), and Liana Liberato (27 during filming) play 19-year-old characters. It's unknown exactly how old Jason is supposed to be, but he is presumably within the typical undergrad age range of 18 to early 20s. However, his actor Tony Revolori was 26 during filming.
  201. In the cold open, Jason unmasks himself in defiance of the series' traditional whodunnit format just as Jason's debut movie Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) strips out the whodunnit element of the first Friday.
  202. Sam's driver's license expires on Halloween (October 31st) in 2023.
  203. At approximately 6 minutes 50 seconds into Scream (2022), the killer states "Anyone could have gotten that one right. Sidney's in every movie but the last one." With the release of Scream VI, and until another installment is released, the character of Sidney Prescott appears in every movie but the last one.
  204. Anika's hair is styled in the same manner as Jennifer Jolie's from Scream 3 (2000).
  205. This is the second Scream film shot digitally (with Arri Alexa Mini cameras) and also the first to not be filmed with anamorphic lenses. The first five installments were Filmed In Panavision, with their anamorphic lenses, although Scream (1996) was also filmed with Clairmont-Scope anamorphic lenses. Instead, this movie was shot on spherical Cooke S5/i lenses.
  206. The shot of two Ghostface killers (Ethan and Quinn) standing together in the same frame, a first in the franchise, before attacking Sam and Tara is an homage to the unused ending of Scream 3 (2000), where Sidney would fight Roman and Angelina together in the same scene in costume.
  207. Costume designer Avery Plewes explained the various mask variations, each one corresponding with each film's killers. She told Bloody Disgusting, "We also wanted, again, legacy being such a thing, is showing a progression from the different films of how they would've deteriorated and showing a timeline of how long this has been going on for. That's where the different versions came from. We wanted the mask distinctions to be strong enough so that, for instance, when Tara is being interviewed about the mask by Bailey she says, 'Oh, this isn't the mask. It looks like X, Y, Z.' We wanted each mask to have its own distinction so that if someone described it, they could identify the details."
  208. When Sam belittle's Richie in front of his family and they react violently, is a parallel to Scream 2 (1997) when Randy spoke poorly of Billy over the phone to the killer (Mrs. Loomis) who then got a little knife happy. Unlike Randy, Sam survives.
  209. Anika's position when she falls and lands, is nearly identical to Cici Cooper's death from Scream 2 (1997).
  210. At the frat part, someone is shown wearing a #10 jersey similar looking to the one Tatum wore in Scream (1996) and also Glen in Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
  211. Ethan also shares similarities with Scream 4 (2011) ghostface Jill Roberts. They both felt worse treated by their parents than other family members (Jill felt that her mother loved Sidney more, and Ethan felt that his father loved Richie more).
  212. Henry Czerny was announced as part of the cast on June 23, 2022. This will mark the second time Czerny has collaborated with Radio Silence.
  213. At the park in broad daylight, someone is shown wearing a Killer Klowns mask.
  214. Early in the film, several of the main characters are attending a Halloween party hosted by the Omega Beta Zeta sorority. Cici Cooper (Sarah Michelle Gellar) -- third victim in Scream 2 -- was also a member of Omega Beta Zeta and was killed in the Omega Beta Zeta sorority house.
  215. The logo for Dead Meat Podcast (2018) is shown under Dr. Christopher Stone's TV. It is a popular horror YouTube channel whose hosts had a cameo as the angry YouTubers in Scream (2022).
  216. It was announced on the 16th of February 2023 that Demi Lovato will be doing a song called Still Alive for this film.
  217. Detective Bailey is the seventh Ghostface who doesn't reveal himself by unmasking after Billy, Stu, Mrs. Loomis, Charlie, Amber and Richie. While Amber did have an unmasking reveal she had already revealed herself as a killer.
  218. Despite their similarities, the main difference between Detective Bailey and Mrs. Loomis is that she abandoned her son when he was young, indirectly causing him to have serious rage issues, planned to frame an accomplice who was far worse than her for her killing spree, and was in denial about being responsible for her son becoming a serial killer. Meanwhile, Bailey was an overindulging father towards Richie who fueled and encouraged his obsession with the Stab movies (even if he was unaware it would turn him into a serial killer), never planned to frame either Quinn or Ethan for his killings and admits he wasn't a perfect father towards his son.
  219. When Mindy is explaining the rules of the franchise, Anika is wearing a green jacket similar looking to the one worn by Randy in Scream 2 (1997) Foreshadowing she's the next one to die.
  220. In a 2023 interview with Rue Morgue, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin provided insight on how the New York City setting informed the approach to the film: "The bodega scene happening in public, being stuck in a tall apartment building, the subway-these are all unique to major cities, and we really tried to lean into that, in a way that would make it feel like the setting played hand in hand with the horror... So that thing of constantly being in public really informed this one in a way that changed it dramatically from the Woodsboro idea of small-town safety getting uprooted."
  221. Outside the theater, Kirby is shown standing below the marquee looking up at it, the letters loosely spell out "Rocky Horror Picture Show".
  222. Jay Prychidny discussed how his experience on Wednesday (2022) helped him with this film. He shared his surprise at seeing Jenna Ortega in Scream (2022) after working on Wednesday and explained how his experience on Wednesday led him to make Tara's tone different in this, by adding more internal moments. He explained: "Wednesday and Tare are such different characters. I actually saw Scream V in theaters before I knew I was going to be working on this film. It shocked me because I'd been so used to Jenna being this very contained, very quiet, very small character, and expressing so much with so little. To go in to see Scream V and see her screaming and crying and wailing and in distress? It was like, "Whoa." It totally surprised me and really took me off guard. That was something I did think about, in terms of Jenna's performance. Not to make it Wednesday or anything like that, but just to get her to be a bit more internal as well. I like that aspect, and she's so good at it. And so, I did tone Tara a little bit differently than in Scream V for that reason."
  223. Co Writer Guy Busick was on the "Dont Go Out There" Podcast and stated that he and his co writer had the same idea for the opening with Samara Weaving before it was discussed with each other.
  224. Despite not being motivated by the "requel" plan, the killers unknowingly do follow it with their motive of avenging Ritchie, which parallels the motive of Nancy Loomis, the mastermind Ghostface of the second film who wanted to avenge her murderous son.
  225. Kirby and Mindy make special note of the TV that killed Stu while looking though the shrine. Kirby later uses it to kill the final living Ghostface, Ethan.
  226. Writers Guy Busick and James Vanderbilt were excited to discover they could still make franchise history. "We realized Gale Weathers had never had a Ghostface phone call, which was a crazy kind of thing," Vanderbilt tells EW. "It's like, 'How do we get six movies and never have a phone call?' But on the other hand, it's like, "Thank you so much, [Scream franchise creator Kevin Williamson], that she's never had a phone call because we get to finally do it." Busick and Vanderbilt crafted a tension-filled moment that sees the boyfriend of Courteney Cox's Gale die before she takes on Ghostface in an intense hand-to-hand battle. But the drama of that phone call begins with the scene prior, which features Sam (Melissa Barrera) and Tara (Jenna Ortega) walking through Central Park as bait and Kirby (Hayden Panetierre), Chad (Mason Gooding), and Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown) monitoring their Ghostface phone call from a van nearby. "We loved also the idea that in the Scream 2 to VI kind of parallel, that you're maybe waiting for the Randy character to go. So we wanted to play with that tension of, 'Are we going to lose Mindy somewhere in this movie?' Putting her in a similar scenario that Uncle Randy went out in," says Vanderbilt. "I love how it works out in the movie, with her explaining to Kirby why this is such a terrible idea: 'And stab, stab, stab, no more Randy.'" "And then to take that tension and transfer it over to Gale immediately" he continues. "Because you're like, 'Well, someone's probably going to die here.' And then the twist being, he's nowhere near us. He's at this apartment on the Upper West Side. And then it's like, 'Oh, no!' And hopefully that adds to the dread of, 'Is this going to be the big death of this movie? Much like Randy in 2, is Gale's time at hand?'" Of course, they had to break up that tension with some classic Gale quips about her boyfriend's muscles and her "brains and sex appeal." "Gale's going to Gale," Busick says with a laugh. Filming the scene "took a little while," Cox adds. "That was the bulk of my time filming. It was very physical. It was my favorite scene that I've ever had in a Scream movie because I got to really fight with Ghostface," continues the actress, who did most of her own stunts in the scene. "I can't believe that at this point in my life, I was able to do all that stuff. And I think the directors, they're so great...[but] I was like, is this normal, me doing this? I loved it; it was great. I was proud of myself."
  227. Gale's chase sequence resembles Wes's original chase scene in an early script for Scream (2022) where Wes manages to get a backup pistol out of his mom's safe. Unlike Wes, Gale lives.
  228. One of the original plans for Scream (2022), had the initial ending for Scream 4 (2011) been used, would have involved Jill Roberts going to college with Kirby Reed, only to have somebody taunt her with the knowledge of what she did. While Sam Carpenter's situation is not entirely dissimilar, with Ghostface having started rumours about her being the real perpetrator behind the 2022 attacks. In effect, taunting and tormenting her about what happened in a previous massacre.
  229. As of this film 5 Ghostface killers have unmasked themselves while still wearing the costume, Mickey, Roman, Jill, Quinn and Ethan.
  230. Ghostface's aged and worn mask bears no small resemblance to Michael Myers' mask in his own requel Halloween (2018) (and its subsequent sequels).
  231. This film and Scream (2022) came out a year apart, similar to how Scream (1996) and Scream 2 (1997) came out a year apart from each other.
  232. The Bodega clerk is the first victim of Ghostface, to be killed via gunshot while the killer was masked.
  233. Before Ghostface calls Jason, on his refrigerator in the top left hand corner there is a picture of a girl who likes Casey Becker from Scream (1996) the same girl on the picture is the same one who played her in Richie's movie that is shown later on in the theater.
  234. The crime scene that Sam walks by takes place in the "ElmCourt" building, a subtle nod to Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
  235. In the bodega behind the counter are pictures of a dog and cat, which were shown throughout Dewey's house in Scream (2022).
  236. Jason dies the same way Alice, Voorhees's first victim in Friday the 13th Part ll (1981), does: getting assassinated after finding a corpse in the fridge.
  237. During the killer's phone call with Gale, the killer makes a quip that legacy characters are expendable now, a call back to Mindy's earlier speech about franchise rules. The only people besides the Core Four who were present during this conversation are Anika, Quinn, and Ethan. Anika was definitely killed earlier in the movie and Ethan is with Mindy and Chad at the time. Since Quinn was apparently Killed Offscreen in a manner similar to Roman in the third movie (who is revealed to have faked his death), by process of elimination, the killer talking to Gale can only be one person.
  238. Near the end, Kirby has a large wound on the left side of her head identical looking to the one Mickey had on the same side when he revealed himself as one of the killers in Scream 2 (1997).
  239. Mindy says that they are in a franchise and the deaths are more brutal including beheadings. Ironically enough, as of this film, there has not been one beheading to a victim/killer in the franchise thus far. The closest thing to a decapitation in the series is Tatum's death in the first film, where her neck is broken by the garage door, nearly severing her head.
  240. Assuming that Detective Bailey shares the same age as his actor Dermot Mulroney he is currently the oldest Ghostface in the franchise, at around 58 years old.
  241. Mindy explains the rules while wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "Strong Femme Lead." "I think it's pretty iconic," Jasmin Savoy Brown says of the scene. "If anyone dresses up as Mindy for Halloween, I would love to see them in that shirt." On Mindy's appearance, Savoy Brown revealed: "Our wardrobe head came to me and she was like, 'Look, I think Mindy's in college now and she's exploring her sexuality and her gender, probably, really for the first time. Obviously, Mindy was out in Woodsboro, but perhaps didn't have the most access to information and education," Brown says before adding a few tidbits that fans are sure to eat up. "And so we were like, 'Yeah, she's totally taking gender studies and feminist film, and feminist theory, and all of this stuff and she's probably going overboard like so many of us do at that age.' And I like to think that she made that shirt herself."
  242. On April 6, 2023, Scream VI became the third film in the franchise to surpass $100 million domestically at the Box Office. By the end of their respective theatrical runs, the original film made $103 million domestically, while Scream 2 amassed $101.3 million, ensuring that the latest sequel will surpass both by the end of its theatrical run.
  243. Dermot Mulroney (Detective Wayne Bailey) and Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) previously starred together in Friends (1994).
  244. writer James Vanderbilt and producer William Sherak, talked about how they decided what to do with Hayden Panettiere's hair for Scream VI. When asked if there was a conversation about the actress' hair, Vanderbilt responded quickly. "I'm never going to tell a woman what she needs to do with her hair," he said cheekily. "I've unfortunately had to at different parts of my career," Sherak responded. "I don't have the luxury of not doing it." Sherak then dove into Panettiere's great hair debate. "There was a whole conversation about what the right thing was," he said. "And [what] she felt comfortable with coming back 10, 11 years later." In her last appearance in the Scream franchise, the 33-year-old actress had a short pixie cut. "I think we settled on something that she looks great in, was comfortable with and it was the right thing for Kirby today," Shrek continued. "90% of it is she has to be comfortable in her skin on set with what character she's playing." "That's what you want to support her ability to deliver the performance and that's what did it for her. She's a badass!" he added.
  245. Ethan and Quinn are the second Ghostface killers who die in their costume, the first was Roman in Scream 3 (2000).
  246. Jason's name is a clear nod to Jason Voorhees while his last name Carvey is befitting of someone who uses a knife as a weapon. Bonus points for watching Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan in his apartment mere moments before he's killed.
  247. Quinn as Ghostface says over the phone to Gale "maybe I'm wearing a bulletproof vest" referring to Scream 3 (2000) where the main ghostface Roman wore one.
  248. There is also a double meta twist, working as it does as a leaning on the Fourth Wall acknowledgement of criticism around Jason's original counterpart, Mickey, in Scream 2. A common issue with Mickey is that he isn't in enough of the movie to make his character or reveal as Ghostface meaningful. Jason has a similar brief run in with Tara as Mickey does with Sidney, However, he can't make a bigger impact because he's then killed by a second Ghostface.
  249. Josh Segarra revealed in an interview with Inverse that he would be interested in Scream 7 taking a musical to the long-running horror franchise. He stated: "If they could find the way in for a Scream musical, make the audience laugh and also be a little scared? Let's go! Who knows? Maybe Ghostface has some operatic talents that we don't know about."
  250. Melissa Barrera, who was 32 during filming, plays a woman in her mid-20s. She's only one year younger than Hayden Panettiere, but the canon age difference between their characters is 4 to 5 years.




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