Guess which cast member got scared by Ghostface as a little kid…
WARNING: There are mild spoilers for the new Scream in this post.
If you love movie trivia as much as I do, read on for some behind-the-scenes fun facts about the new Scream.
Roger L. Jackson returned to provide the voice of Ghostface, and as with all the previous films, he was actually on the phone with the characters he called.
Scream was released on January 14, 2022 — 25 years and 25 days after the original movie hit theaters on December 20, 1996.
Wes, played by Dylan Minnette, was named after Wes Craven, who directed the first four films and passed away in 2015.
Neve Campbell came up with the idea to say, “I’m Sidney fucking Prescott — of course I have a gun” when Dewey calls her.
Melissa Barrera, who plays Sam, (understandably) got emotional while filming with Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jack Quaid revealed that David Arquette — a certified Bob Ross instructor — taught the cast how to paint like Bob Ross during filming.
Melissa Barrera was cast without an audition.
Mason Gooding is a bit of a Hermione Granger.
Meanwhile, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, who plays Chad’s twin sister, Mindy, had never seen any of the Scream movies before being cast in the new one.
At least one of those times was on Halloween night of 2020, with the rest of the cast.
This is the first Scream movie not to be distributed by Dimension Films.
Samara Weaving, who worked with Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin on Ready or Notwas almost cast in the film.
Jenna Ortega is only the second actor in the entire Scream movie franchise to actually be a teenager while playing a teenager.
Just like on the set of Stable 3 in Scream 3the cast of the new Scream got multiple versions of the script to avoid leaks.
Rian Johnson was approached about making a cameo.
Jack Quaid was scared by Ghostface as a kid.
The original vision for a fifth Scream movie was very different.
The movie isn’t meant to set up future installments…
…But that doesn’t mean we won’t see more Scream movies.