Scream is coming back to the big screen with a new trailer for the upcoming slasher sequel teasing what’s in store for the franchise’s fifth instalment.
Original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette will all be returning to Woodsboro, but it will be a bittersweet homecoming without the director of the first four movies, Wes Craven, who died of a brain tumour in 2015.
Arquette, 50, who reprises his role as Dwight ‘Dewey’ Riley for the latest movie, has revealed how he tried to honour the late horror maestro.
Commemorated: David Arquette has revealed how he honoured late film director Wes Craven on the set of the newest Scream movie
‘I’m doing a lot of things like listening to music that was popular during the first film, just reliving the memories and thinking a lot about Wes,’ he told 9Honey.
‘I don’t know if people are religious, but I sort of say a prayer to him and I feel his spirit around… What I mean is, like, I say a prayer and I have him in my heart.’
The fifth Scream movie, simply titled Scream, will see the masked killer Ghostface coming back once again to terrorise a new group of teenagers.
‘I sort of say a prayer to him and I feel his spirit around’: The 50-year-old actor, who reprised his role as Dwight “Dewey” Riley for the latest movie, told 9Honey what he did to honour late horror director Wes Craven on the set of Scream
Story: The fifth Scream movie, simply titled Scream, will see the masked killer Ghostface coming back once again to terrorise a new group of teenagers
Arquette will be making a return as Dewey Riley, the resident sheriff of the town and a role he has played since the original Scream in 1996.
He said he was more than thrilled to be reprising the role, describing Dewey as a ‘sweet character’ and someone he ‘loves’ playing.
‘There are not many films that you do that last 24 years,’ he added. ‘It’s really an incredible opportunity to be able to play a character for so long to see the growth.’
Iconic: Arquette will be making a return as Dewey Riley – the resident Sheriff of the town and a role he has played since the original Scream back in 1996. Pictured Arquette with Courteney Cox in the original Scream
Arquette emphasised how important the role of Dewey is, noting that it was his breakthrough role and allowed him to form a close bond with Craven – who also director horror classics A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Hills Have Eyes.
‘For me, playing the role and how much of an impression Wes Craven made on my life, it really has a lot more weight and more importance to me than just a one-off film,’ she said.
Scream (2022) will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who both helmed the well-received 2019 horror film Ready or Not.
Arquette says the two directors have carried on Craven’s legacy and have done him ‘justice’ in the latest film of the slasher franchise.
Scream will land in Australian cinemas on January 13, 2022.
Tribute: Arquette says the two directors of the latest instalment in the Scream franchise have carried on Wes’ legacy and done him ‘justice’