Scream VI is set to shake things up for the hit slasher franchise in a big way, taking its lead ensemble to the Big Apple. Ghostface will surely pick them off one by one until the killer is inevitably stopped. While it’s always a guarantee that the mayhem will eventually be stopped, it seems like they won’t be herded together until much later than the other films in the franchise. According to a new Scream VI entry on Regal’s websitethe sequel will be the longest of the franchise.
The film will run for 123 minutes, setting a franchise high at two hours and three minutes. That breaks the previous record of Scream 2, which lasted exactly two hours. The four other films in the franchise are tied in terms of running time Scream 3 And Scream 5 takes an hour and 54 minutes while scream And Scream 4 each ran an hour and 51 minutes.
In addition to being the longest film in the franchise, the tone of the franchise will change greatly as co-director Tyler Gillett explores the subversive nature of Scream VI.
part of our assignment scream 5 was to play the greatest hits, to really show that we were part of a long line of characters,” Gillett recently shared with NME. “Of Scream VI we wanted to undermine that warm blanket and make something rougher and rawer.”
He continued, “It’s relentless and really visceral. There’s a lot more of Matt and I in this movie. I think we had to make scream 5 to feel like we had permission to do this one. It has all the ingredients, all the things we love about the franchise, but it has an attitude that’s a little bit different. We think people will be really excited about it.”
Why is Scream 6 based in New York?
In an interview earlier this year, new scream star Melissa Barrera said he thought the shift to New York ended up making the franchise more terrifying given the size of the city.
“It’s about 20 times more frightening. It’s horrible,” Barrera said Collider of venturing to a new location for the franchise. “Because you also see how in a city like New York City everyone is doing their own thing and someone is screaming for help and no one is coming to their aid. No one is coming to help them, you know, like, everyone’s like, ‘I’m not going there on in.’ So it’s humbling, because you’re being chased by Ghostface, but you also see humanity and how it reacts in a situation like that. Anyway, I think I’ve probably said too much already.”
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