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Ghostface returns in the latest reboot, 'Scream 5'! Featuring our favorite slasher and cast of survivors, you need to find out how to watch the new movie.

‘Scream 5’: How can you watch the new slasher movie online for free?

After two decades, the iconic Ghostface killer returns to Woodsboro, California, thirsty for new blood. The fifth edition of Scream premieres in theaters on January 14th, 2022. From returning cast members to iconic scenes, the movie is creating buzz among fans by highlighting varying references to the original film.

Scream the reboot, not a sequel

The film’s creators have clarified that this particular Scream remake is a reboot of the original movie instead of an added sequel. Screenwriter Kevin Williamson told US Weekly,  “I don’t think anybody wanted to see the number five after something… I think taking the 5 off and calling it Scream [works] because it’s brand new.”

The reboot will begin a whole new era for Scream; however, the trailer showcases familiar scenes fans know and love. It opens up to a lonely white house, a teenage girl, and a chilling phone call (with a few modern updates like cell phones and texting.) 

A young and frightened girl named Tara answers her landline only to hear, Ghostface’s deep and raspy voice ask “would you like to play a game?” The classic phone call marks a new generation of terror and slasher attacks with fresh meat to kill. But wait, there’s a twist! The new targets are all related to the original Woodboro murders, intertwining the old with the new.

New Scream mixes retro with modern  

The new Scream movie relies on nostalgia and the popularity of the original movie to entice viewers. Retro connections to the first Scream like the revival of the vintage 90s Ghostface poster and the appearances of key characters are grabbing a potential audience’s interest.  

While awaiting the film’s release, fans can expect the appearance of a star-studded veteran cast including Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox. The return of Scream’s original cast has reeled in critics & fans alike. In an interview with Cinemablend, producer William Sherak explained how the blend of new & old was intentionally done.

“Our goal is that if you’re in the younger zone of getting into horror and you haven’t seen the original Screams, this should deliver what that did. And I think that’s our tie-back. As opposed to going into story points of how we do it, it really is that we tried to develop a movie in the Scream franchise where if you’re a huge fan like all of us of the original Scream, it delivers what a Scream movie should deliver.”

“And if you haven’t seen any of them because you’re 19 years old or 17 years old whatever it is, and it came out a while ago. It should hopefully feel like what that felt like back in the ‘90s. And deliver that experience of true horror mixed with some fun that gives you an entrance point into really loving the genre going home.”

Showbiz Cheatsheet explained, “Judging by Paramount Pictures’ recently released trailer, the OG survivors won’t be the single focus of the upcoming sequel. A new group of teens will be targeted by Ghostface . . . And after a call from Dewey, Sydney finds herself wrapped up in another massacre.”

The new Scream movie is co-written by James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick. Having worked on hits like Ready or Not, Zodiac, and Murder Mystery, their impressive resume may bring a new comedy-horror spin of the Scream reboot.

How can you watch the new slasher movie online for free?

Need to watch a good slasher flick while on the couch? Look no further. Try watching the new Scream movie on & 123Movies. Once the film is released, it will be streaming through Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, iTunes, Fandango Now, &  Google Play. Meanwhile, brush up on the first few Scream movies, Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997) on Peacock TV for free.

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