'Scream' Trailer Breakdown: There's a New Killer in Town

In the first trailer for the fifth franchise film "Scream," the slasher with the Ghostface mask is back after 25 years of peace in the town of Woodsboro.

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

Scream: Trailer Breakdown

© Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group

It's been roughly 10 years since audiences have seen anyone take on the infamous killer identity of Ghostface... until now. Paramount's dropped the first trailer for their upcoming film "Scream," and it features a new generation of Woodsboro kids along with some old friends you'll recognize. One by one these unsuspecting teens will likely get picked off until there's no one left, unless they can find out who the killer is before it's too late.

Luckily, it looks like they'll have the help of Ghostface survivor vets Sidney Prescott, Dewey Riley, and Gale Weathers. But even with these pros by their side, will it be enough to stop the new murder enthusiast? Let's look a little closer at the new preview.

'Scream': Trailer Breakdown

From what we can tell, this new executioner doesn't seem to be playing by the same rules as the predecessors. For one, before the killer makes his move, they usually kick things off with a bit of horror movie trivia. This modern murderer seems to have his or her own rule book. And rule number one now is there are no rules. Even the town sheriff Dewey Riley acknowledges that this just feels different. And he's already seen this gore show play out four times prior to this latest hooligan.

© Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group

© Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group

Dewey knows there's only one person on this Earth that will stand a chance against this new slasher. So, he calls up "Scream" queen royalty Sidney Prescott. Since Sidney has had her fair share of run-ins with countless psychopaths, she seeks out the new group of young victims on Ghostface's hit list. As the trailer continues, we see that famed reporter Gale Weathers has reemerged to team up with Sidney to take on the killer for the fifth time. Will the killer be someone within this new gang of youngsters or is it someone from their past? Or something else entirely?

Check out the full trailer below to see what shocks and mysteries lie ahead.

Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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