Horror fans, Scream 5 has dropped some wonderful news into our collective lap! Firstly, the fifth sequel in the Scream franchise has finally wrapped. But that’s not all! We’ve got a release date and an official title for the upcoming flick. Drum roll, please … 

It’s going to be called Scream

While that may seem like a cop out, it’s actually a lovely homage to legendary director Wes Craven‘s original film. The one that launched an unforgettable horror installment. 

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett were at the helm this go-round. The screenplay was penned by James Vanderbilt and Guy BusickKevin Williamson, who wrote the first film, executive produced. 

Scream veterans Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) and David Arquette (Dewey Riley) are all returning as they did for Scream 4. Additionally, Marley Shelton is reprising her role as Deputy Judy Hicks from Scream 4

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Of course, there are some newbies in the mix — The Boys‘ Jack Quaid is attached to star along with 13 Reasons Why‘s Dylan MinnetteMikey MadisonJenna Ortega and Jasmin Savoy Brown are also joining the fray. 

The official Twitter account for the horror films revealed the release date on Wednesday. You can check out the tweet below for the juicy details. 


Will you be seeing Scream when it hits theaters on January 14, 2022? Sound off in the comments below!



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