|Original title:||Scream VI|
|Director:||Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett|
|Running time:||122 minutes|
|Release date:||10 march 2023|
Scream VI is one of the rare sequels to a horror thriller that manages to surpass its original model by reinventing a universe appreciated by many spectators and governing many codes. Whether the spectator is like us, passionate about cinema and fed for many years to the films discovered in the cinema or on a streaming platform, or simple spectators wishing to discover a film capable of immersing them in a real anguishing climate, Scream Vi is an unstoppable success. Whether it's its perfect rhythm, its numerous references to genre cinema and previous films, notably by the music or songs of the previous films, but also by a desire to avoid a simple repetition of the previous films, this film keeps all its promises and proves to be the most violent but also the one that manages to keep the identity of the killers secret until the final denouement.
Being the direct sequel of Scream (2022) but also the logical continuity of the previous films, Scream Vi shows us once again that the horrific thriller is not a minor genre but requires a very particular care as much in terms of writing, directing as in the presence of totally invested actors. In this respect, the main duo of the two Carpenter sisters, Tara (Jenna Ortega) and Sam (Melissa Barrera), is certainly a considerable asset as the two actresses instantly become cult Scream Queens. By moving the action from the town of Woodsboro to New York, the film Scream VI gains in efficiency and novelty in a city where danger is everywhere, whether in an alley, a natural park, an abandoned movie theater or a subway. The many very gripping scenes of the film make this one of the highlights of the year.
After the last Ghostface murders, four survivors leave Woodsboro in this new chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (Sam Carpenter), Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy Meeks-Martin), Mason Gooding (Chad Meeks-Martin), Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter), Hayden Panettiere (Kirby Reed) and Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) reprise their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra and Samara Weaving. Unlike the previous films that had to introduce the new characters to the audience, these are already known and the action can begin directly after, as in each of the previous films, a memorable introductory scene and certainly that of this film stands out as the most memorable and strong. The violence is unleashed on the screen without falling into simplicity and unnecessary gore effects.
Despite a fast production and a release a little more than a year after the previous movie, this new movie does not suffer from any defect and quite the contrary. The fact that we find characters we like in the cinema and once again worry about them and hope they will stay alive creates a real bond between the spectators and this film (the completely filled theater at tonight's preview inaugurates an important public success). While cinemas are suffering from the unfair competition of streaming platforms, a film like Scream VI shows once again that nothing beats a cinema to discover a cinematographic work.
The two directors of the previous movie as well as the two scriptwriters are back at work and they even manage to surpass the previous movie by reappropriating the Scream universe and we are pleased to see the iconic character of Gale Weathers- Riley (Courteney Cox) but it is especially the presence of the young actors discovered in the previous film that we will remember with a special mention to Jenna Ortega who radiates her presence on the screen and the return of the actress Hayden Panettiere in her character of Kirby Reed is also one of the excellent ideas of this thriller that will make us jump on our chair many times and will make us want to go back to the previous films, to go to New York (our media will be there next October) but also to own a Ghostface mask as a trophy to keep a real contact with this cult cinematographic saga. Certainly Scream VI is one of the must-see films of this year and testifies to the will of Paramount Pictures to bring the audience back to the cinema.
Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Written by James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick
Based on Characters by Kevin Williamson
Produced by William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein
Starring Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Dermot Mulroney
Cinematography : Brett Jutkiewicz
Production : Spyglass Media Group, Project X Entertainment, Radio Silence Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date : March 8, 2023 (France), March 10, 2023 (United states)
Running time : 122 minutes
Seen on March 07, 2023 at Gaumont Disney Village, Room 5 seat A20