Scream Gets Festive With a Christmas-Themed Ghostface Promo
The upcoming Scream film puts a Christmas twist on the Ghostface killer as part of its “12 Screams for the Holidays” promotional campaign.
Scream received a Christmas-themed promo just in time for the holidays.
Shared by Bloody Disgusting, a TV spot for the fifth installment in the Scream franchise, titled “‘Tis the Season to Be Screaming” features the sound of Ghostface brandishing his signature knife cut to the beat of the classic Christmas carol, “Jingle Bells.” This bloody, new remix of “Jingle Bells” comes on the 12th and final day of the film’s “12 Screams for the Holidays” promotional campaign on social media.
Along with this promo, the “12 Screams for the Holidays” campaign saw the release of new posters, such as the film’s official Dolby Cinema poster, television promos, interviews with cast and crew, and more. Promotional material for Scream also further teased that any character could be behind the mask, which is in line with previous Scream films, as a different person has appeared as Ghostface in every iteration of the franchise.
Like the films before it, the identity of Ghostface has been kept tightly under wraps even from the actors, who were each given differing scripts in order to keep the Woodsboro killer’s identity a mystery. Original Scream director Wes Craven did something similar on his sets, often filming additional scenes in order to keep his actors unsure of the film’s major reveal. While plot details surrounding Scream remain scarce, the film’s official synopsis reveals that the story will take place 25 years after the first 1996 film as “a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”
The fifth installment in the franchise, simply titled Scream, is described by the cast and crew as a relaunch rather than a sequel. Scream will see the return of Neve Campbell as Sydney Prescott, who has starred in every film in the franchise since the first in 1996, as well as fellow Scream alums Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers and David Arquette as Sheriff Dewey Riley. While the newest installment features a mix of old and new cast members, this will be the first film in the franchise not directed by Craven, who passed in August 2015.
Original Scream writer Kevin Williamson, who served as an executive producer on the new film, announced that filming had wrapped in November 2020. “Nearly 25 years ago, when I wrote Scream and Wes Craven brought it to life, I could not have imagined the lasting impact it would have on you, the fans,” he said at the time. “I’m excited for you to return to Woodsboro and get really scared again. I believe Wes would’ve been so proud of the film that Matt and Tyler are making.”
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, Scream arrives in theaters Jan. 14, 2022.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
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