Scream VI marks an impressive entry in franchise

Victoria Camarda, Staff Writer

The new movie Scream VI hit theaters March 10. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, the new installment centers around the ghost face return and their plan on tormenting the previous survivors from Scream V (2022).
The movies starts with the sisters Samantha and Tara Carpenter, played by Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, and the twins Chad and Mindy Minks, played by Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown, leaving their old town behind and moving to New York city in high hopes of starting over, only to be faced with a new ghost face killer that turns their lives upside down.
Scream VI is not your ‘classic’ Scream movie; there is a nice mix of comedy and thriller throughout. We got to truly learn about the
Characters and their personalities, which was an aspect I like, it was not solely about Ghostface, which made the plot more interesting.
The casting directors did an amazing job with the actors that they chose for each character. They all truly embodied the character they were playing, and you could tell that they put their all into their performance. Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding and Jasmin Savoy Brown really captured what it is like being friends and the strain that trauma can put on family/friend relationships. They were able to show how going through a traumatic experience can affect everybody differently, but also how it can bring everyone together.
There is never a dull moment while watching the film. It is jam packed with suspenseful scenes and has an amazing plot twist throughout. At the end of the movie when the new ghost face is revealed leaves many in shock. The cinematography was well done with creative visuals that supported the overall narrative; these visuals gave the audience more of a thrill. These ranged from unique locations like fighting scenes on the subway to creative transitions like the reveal of who is under the scream mask. The action scenes were well filmed and thought out and made the audience feel as if they were actually there.
The lighting and soundtrack only added to the eerie feeling that the audience felt while watching. The score composers, Brian Tyler and Sven
Faulconer, and the soundtrack crew used a nice mix of new and older music. They picked artists that many are familiar with, which appeals to many audience members. The music choices helped the audience emotionally connect to the film on a different level.
The directors of Matt Bettinelli-Olpinand Tyler Gillett, were able to show that it is possible to carry on a franchise and that it can be done well.