Requiem for a Scream: A Slasher Franchise Continues Its Death Rattle

With vocal cords as hoarse as ever, Scream VI portends to cement the staying power of a dying franchise’s newest pledges, despite being shackled irrevocably to Wes Craven’s quadrilogy of popcorn slashers. Hot on the heels of the 2022 “requel” Scream (which obnoxiously tried to eschew its proper Roman numerological demarcation), directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett take another stab with a sixth entry in the series, which wisely removes itself from the sleepy California climes of the fictional Woodsboro for New York City. But this divorce from certain backbones elements may prove to have as many pros as cons (let no man cast asunder what Wes hath joined together).

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