Jack Quaid and Melissa Barrera: “It’s very exciting to be part of the ‘Scream’ saga”

Fear strikes Woodsboro again. The fifth installment of the ‘Scream’ saga is here, which opens in theaters this January 14. Turned into the great horror proposal of the season, Ghostface meets a new generation of victims and executioners who come willing to continue the legacy that Wes Craven began. “It’s very exciting to be a part of this incredible franchise”, reveals Melissa Barrera, who seeks to be the successor to Sidney Prescott.

It is the first proposal that is not directed by Wes Craven, who died in 2015. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, directors of ‘Wedding Night’, are the ones behind the cameras in this fifth installment, which seeks to be a great tribute to the director of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’. The official synopsis reads: “25 years after a series of brutal murders shocked the sleepy town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the mask of Ghostface and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect the secrets of the town’s deadly past”.

For the new quarry of actors, it has been an opportunity “great” enter a franchise as established as ‘Scream’. “It’s fascinating. Even if it’s just to have an epic death. You know it’s going to be memorable, that the fans are going to remember”, declared the Mexican actress in an interview for eCartelera. Barrera plays Sam Carpenter, a young woman who returns to Woodsboro. after her sister, Tara, is savagely attacked by Ghostace.

“Thanks to that public that is returning to theaters”

“We’ve joined a franchise that was born a long time ago and has a very strong fan base, who really appreciate it. Just being a small part of this project is amazing., added the interpreter, who greatly appreciates that it is a film whose premiere is exclusive to theaters. I greatly appreciate that audience that is going to the theaters. They are the ones who are giving them life. In this time, we have seen many close and it has been very sad “, he points out.


‘Scream’ was shot in the fall of 2020, having to postpone its recordings, scheduled for May of that year, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Before filming, we hardly had any personal contact with anyone. We were coming from a lockdown. And all of a sudden, we were shooting a very beloved and very funny saga. It has been wonderful to have met such extraordinary people, such as the original cast and the new actors. it was a blessing, confesses Jack Quaid, who plays Richie Kirsch, Sam’s boyfriend, in the film.

Along with Jack Quaid and Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mikey Madison, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette and Sonia Ben Ammar round out the cast. In addition to the return of the original trio of the franchise, Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, who once again face Ghostface. Also returning are Marley Shelton as Judy Hicks and Roger L. Jackson as the voice of the iconic villain. ‘Scream’ is available in theaters from this Friday, January 14, by Paramount Pictures.


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