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Scream VI

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 2h 2m
Country: USA, Canada
Language: English
Genre Tags: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Plot Summary: In the next installment, the survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: It's a Scream movie. Meaner and more violent than the previous ones, which is to its credit. We've gone from sequel to trilogy to reboot, and now we're at franchise, which is a whole new set of rules. Possibly the best Scream since the first one.

Outside Reviews:

Monica Castillo
2.5 our of 4 stars -

As far as sequels go, "Scream VI" is a strange, self-referential beast, a snake eating its own tail with nothing left. What will it take to give it fresh blood and move forward? For now, we have a horror movie that tickles a nostalgic funny bone, a chiller with some good scares and cheesy lines that earn more laughter than screams, and yes, a snippet of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Red Right Hand." I don't begrudge anyone who seeks the simple pleasures of an old-fashioned slasher; I was just hoping for a little more meat to go with the movie's buckets of blood.

Jesse Hassenger
Scream VI's latest meta twist: justifying the whole Scream franchise

Scream VI is more streamlined than the slightly scattered fifth movie, with the established and extremely likable "core four" of new characters fully taking center stage. The satirical stuff isn't as funny or pointed as the previous film's riffs on toxic fandom, but the film is a better showcase for Sam and Tara as actual characters. Barrera, with her sleepy-eyed angst over her murderous family history, and Ortega, with her irresistible wariness, make a fine pair of neo-gothic siblings stuck relying on each other.