'Scream 5': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the slasher horror sequel

'Scream 5': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the slasher horror sequel
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It's been so long since 'Scream 4' was released that fans could be forgiven for forgetting that there is a fifth sequel in the works. 'Scream 5', however, is still very much on the way, with a possibly 2021 release on the horizon. Wes Craven's classic horror flick will, if released on schedule, premiere 25 years after the first 'Scream' movie's 1996 screening. Despite current coronavirus concerns, production work is all set to restart in late 2020 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Stay tuned to this page for the release date, casting announcements, related news, trailers and everything you need to know about the next installment of this classic horror franchise.


Release date

There is currently no release date for 'Scream 5'. However, it is expected to release in 2021, celebrating 25 years since the release of the first film.


The 'Scream' films feature a differing cast of characters who are all aware of horror movie conventions and do their best to not fall prey to them. Each film features some variation or the other of the Ghostface killer, identified by a long black robe and a ghost-like mask drawn out in a long howl, appearing as a Grim Reaper-like figure with a knife instead of a scythe. A regular through the films has been Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), who has lived through multiple Ghostface killers, though it is unconfirmed as to whether or not she will be appearing in 'Scream 5'. However, it has been confirmed that Dewey Riley (David Arquette) will return as the Sheriff of Woodsboro, where the films are repeatedly set. 



David Arquette

Actor David Arquette attends the premiere for 'Buffaloed' during 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Regal Cinema Battery Park on April 27, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

David Arquette is a wrestler, actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and fashion designer. He has the distinction of having appeared in all four 'Scream' films thus far and has been announced to be reprising his role in 'Scream 5'. He has appeared in several other horror franchises through the '90s as well as other movies, with appearances in 'Wild Bill', 'Never Been Kissed', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'See Spot Run' and 'Eight Legged Freaks'. He's also known for his career in wrestling and is a WCW World Heavyweight Champion.


The rest of the cast of 'Scream 5' has not yet been confirmed yet, but is said to feature all new characters.


There is no trailer released yet for 'Scream 5' but watch out this space for more updates. 

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