Scream VI, a horror movie review by Mark Kermode (video).
Our man of many movies, Mark Kermode, sits down to examine horror flick Scream VI.
Scream VI stands out among other horror movie sequels in a genre where they frequently fall flat. In this movie, which is set in the vibrant city of New York, a new Ghostface terrorises the survivors of the Woodsboro Legacy Attacks. But don’t let the blood and gore fool you; this slasher movie also features clever black humour and enough plot twists and turns to keep you wondering right up to the very end.
Sadly, the absence of Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, left some fans feeling a little let down. Yet the cast, which included Courteney Cox and Hayden Panettiere, rose to the occasion and gave okay performances. Also, the movie breathes new life into the franchise with the addition of young talent like Melissa Barrera and Jasmin Savoy Brown.
Scream VI’s sarcastic perspective on movie franchises and violation of viewer expectations, however, set it apart from other sequels. It keeps you on the edge of your seat while also making fun of genre tropes. Not to mention the kills, which are inventive, gory, and rewarding.
Scream VI is the film for you if you’re a horror enthusiast looking for a slasher that’s both hilarious and frightful. Just remember to stay alert since you never know when Ghostface might attack.