'Scream VI' Teaser Trailer Sees Ghostface Stalking on the Subway

You can take the survivors out of Woodsboro, but Ghostface will then just follow them somewhere new.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

'Scream VI'

Paramount Pictures

It's been a long time since the Scream franchise left Woodsboro, but the forthcoming sixth film, aptly titled Scream VI, is taking its heroes (and Ghostface) to New York City, where, according to the just-released teaser trailer, no one will hear you scream.

And that is true if you scream at the same time the brakes on a subway car train screech, which seems like it will be how at least one of the kills goes down, given that we've only just seen a minute of the movie and it already features Ghostface stalking the survivors of the last film in that underground environment.

Scream VI sees the four survivors of the fifth film — siblings Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) and Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega), and Mindy Meeks-Martin (Jasmin Savoy-Brown) and Chad Meeks-Martin (Mason Gooding) — all end up in New York City. But this time it looks like they won't all make it out unscathed.

The film also sees the return of Hayden Panettiere, who played Kirby Reed in the fourth film, and franchise star Courteney Cox, reprise their roles. Cast members joining the franchise with this one are Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra (who you can glimpse in the teaser), and Samara Weaving.  

Scream VI is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. It is executive produced by original screenwriter Kevin Williamson, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Chad Villella, and Cox, and produced by William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, and Paul Neinstein.

It will be a while before critics can see Scream VI for review, so therefore it will be a while before the film has a Metascore. The original film in the franchise, simply titled Scream, which was released in 1996, has the highest Metascore of them all (thus far) with at 65. The first sequel, Scream 2, released just one year later in 1997 has a Metascore of 63, while Scream 3, which was the conclusion to an original trilogy and released in 2000 has a Metascore of 56.

More than a decade later, in 2011, the franchise revived itself with Scream 4, which has a Metascore of 52, and then it took more than another decade to get the fifth film, reverting back to being called Scream, earlier this year; that title has a Metascore of 60. Along the way, there was also a television series that followed the tone and used Ghostface as a killer that was also titled Scream, and that has a Metascore of 57.

While you wait for more information on Scream VI, which opens in theaters March 10, 2023, check out the teaser below and get to know the franchise's killers.