Intrigued by Ghostface’s enduring reign of terror? Scream VI, the latest installment in this iconic slasher series, promises new chills and surprises. With 27 years passing since the original Scream film terrified audiences in 1996, the franchise continues to evolve, this time setting its gruesome stage in the bustling metropolis of New York City. The story follows the lives of half-sisters Sam and Tara Carpenter (played by Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega), who have left Woodsboro behind to start anew in the Big Apple. Alongside them are their friends, twins Chad and Mindy Meeks-Martin (Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown), survivors of previous Ghostface attacks who are hoping for a fresh start in the city that never sleeps. Unfortunately, their hopes are dashed as the relentless killer resurfaces, leaving them in his deadly wake.
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This latest installment brings back beloved characters like Gail Weathers (Courtney Cox) and Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere) while introducing new faces portrayed by talented actors such as Dermot Mulroney, Samara Weaving, and Tony Revolori. Scream VI stands as the lengthiest entry in the series, delivering 123 minutes of heart-pounding tension. The time has come to discover where, when, and how you can experience this highly anticipated film.
When Did Scream VI Come Out?
Scream VI made its theatrical debut on Friday, March 10, 2023.
Is Scream VI Still in Theaters?
Regrettably, Scream VI is no longer showing in theaters. However, there are alternative ways to catch this spine-chilling film.
Is Scream VI Streaming Online?
Yes, indeed. Although Scream VI has departed from the silver screen, it has found its digital home on Paramount+. Paramount+ offers multiple subscription tiers, including Limited Ads at $4.99 per month or an annual subscription for $49.99, and a No Ads tier at $9.99 per month or an annual subscription for $99.99, which provides a substantial monthly savings.
Is Scream VI Available on Digital?
Certainly! Scream VI became available for digital purchase and rental on April 25, 2023. You can find it on Amazon, where renting it costs $5.99, and purchasing it is priced at $9.99.
Watch the Trailer for Scream VI
The trailer for Scream VI offers a glimpse into the chilling world of the latest Ghostface incarnation. This masked killer is deadlier and more cunning than ever before, unafraid to alter their modus operandi. The body count continues to rise as Ghostface commits gruesome public murders and incorporates new weapons into their arsenal. Amidst the chaos, our central characters, particularly Sam, grapple with their own inner demons. Sam, being the illegitimate daughter of Billy Loomis, one of the original Ghostface killers, fears she may share his psychopathic tendencies. The trailer hints at her potential descent into darkness, adding an extra layer of suspense.
When Is Scream VI Releasing in DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD Formats?
Mark your calendars for July 11, 2023. On this date, Scream VI will be officially available for purchase in 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD formats. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a bundle featuring Scream (2022) and Scream VI. Pre-orders for the Scream VI Steelbook are now open. Below is a list of the bonus features included with the home media releases:
- Commentary by Filmmakers: Gain insights from the directors, writers, and executive producer as they delve into the making of the film.
- Death Comes to the City: Explore Ghostface’s reign of terror, from Woodsboro to the five boroughs, through discussions with filmmakers and cast members.
- The Faces of Death: Join the core four cast members, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding, along with the rest of the cast and crew, as they discuss their return to the beloved horror franchise.
- More Meta than Meta: Delve into the sequel’s intricacies, from new characters to legacy ones. This feature also offers a look back at the franchise, hidden Easter eggs, and more.
- Bloodbath at a Bodega: Witness the staging of the elaborate apartment attack and ladder escape, as well as the stunts and practical effects that elevate Ghostface’s kills to a new level.
- The Night Train to Terror: Immerse yourself in a behind-the-scenes look at the terrifying NYC subway sequence on Halloween night.
- Theater of Blood: Dive into the nostalgia of the Scream movies that preceded this latest installment.
- Digital Exclusive: Gag Reel: Prepare for laughter with this exclusive gag reel!
Where Can You Watch the Other Scream Movies?
As this marks the sixth entry in the Scream series, now is the perfect time for fans, both seasoned and new, to revisit the franchise’s roots. Whether you want to rewatch the series or experience it for the first time, all the previous Scream movies are available for streaming.
In the United States, you can find the original Scream movie, Scream 2, Scream 3, and Scream (2022) on Paramount+. The only exception is Scream 4, which is currently streaming on Starz. Additionally, all three seasons of the MTV anthology series “Scream: The TV Series” are available to stream on Netflix.
Other Movies Like the Scream Series
The Scream series has achieved iconic status due to its unique blend of genres and tones, offering suspense, terror, dark humor, and metatextual commentary. If you’re a fan of the Scream series, you might enjoy these movies:
- Halloween (1978): While lacking in comedic elements, Halloween left an indelible mark on the horror genre, particularly the slasher subgenre. It significantly influenced the development of Scream for its creator, Kevin Williamson.
- Freaky (2020): Balancing comedy, horror, and a touch of the supernatural, Freaky stands out as a slasher/body-swap movie. It offers a fresh take on the genre.
- Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994): Directed by Wes Craven, the mastermind behind the Scream franchise, this film takes a meta approach. It blurs the lines between fiction and reality as actors from the Elm Street series face a fictional Freddy Krueger who invades the real world.