REVIEW: Scream VI Is Here But Does The World Need Another One?

By Gary

Scream VI has hit the cinemas, but did the world really need another one?

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. —Paramount

Does the world need another Scream movie? My answer would have been no, but judging by the amount of people in my screening there is obviously an audience for it.

I wonder if the audience is mostly Millennials or Gen Z who haven’t seen the first four movies?

This latest instalment is a direct sequel to Scream V. This movie for me is ok, but a lot of the same old stuff, it just feels like all the other Scream movies which to me are getting a bit old.

The horror in this isn’t scary horror, it’s more gory and violent. I didn’t jump once in this movie, and I am easily scared. Scream VI felt super underwhelming to me.

It felt almost lazy, tired, and predictable. Chase and kill sequences punctuated by a half-baked mystery and very boring conversations that go in one ear and out the other.

Yes, the film is gorier than the others. It’s not particularly impressive, nor are the horror set pieces.

Scream was never about the gore, so I don’t know why that’s such a selling point. The things Scream did have – the meta commentary, the characters – seem watered down.

Despite all the insistence that ‘you’ve never seen a Scream like this before,’ it very much feels like a Scream I’ve seen before. Just worse.

My Rating: 6/10