SCREAM VI (2023) Review
Directed by Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
It’s hard to make new installments of beloved franchises and with Scream, the biggest challenge is if they can still give the audiences the edge-of-your-seat experience they wanted, and with its sixth installment, it’s a relief that they can still pull off surprises and thrilling set pieces.
Scream VI looks bigger, feels bigger and with legacy and new characters from different installments come together, it feels as if it’s the culmination of a franchise. But is it? I’m not sure. But the film delivers the experience you wanted from it. The intense chase scenes, the violence and even the drama.
It might not have the best villain reveal out of all the installments, it felt underwhelming. Scream VI tries to make twists and turns, some actually work but some feels overly done, especially in this franchise. But still, the experience is what I wanted, what I expected. The tension, the “gigil,” they delivered.
Props to the cast for a very intense ride. I thought the franchise was dying but they keep everything fresh, giving new perspectives. Ghostface having New York City as its new playground made the film feel bigger and opened the door to more possibilities and make the story seem more unpredictable.
It’s not the best in the franchise but it honestly made me want more Scream movies like I am willingly to see new installments every year.
3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘Scream VI’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Paramount Pictures Philippines. Rated R-18 by the MTRCB.