Will Ghostface be in Scream 5?

The original Scream is a spot on perfect movie. Notice how I didn’t say it was a perfect horror movie? I feel like that would minimize how much I love Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s game changing ode to slasher movies. Word broke this week that Spyglass Media Group, who picked up the Dimension library after the Weinstein scandal, was developing a project to bring Scream back to the big screen after the franchise had a lackluster 3 seasons on TV (the first 2 seasons on MTV, the final on VH1). It is unknown if the new movie with be a direct sequel, a remake, prequel, or reboot as it appears we are super early in the process. But that should not stop us from speculating!

I’m not too proud to admit that I wrote a spec Scream 4 script nearly a decade before we got Craven’s final Scream movie. After Scream 3 I was itching to get the gang back to Woodsboro, so I thought a good way to do that would be to shift the story to Martha Meeks and a new cast of young faces as more familiar character took a back seat with supporting roles. The real Scream 4 took us back to Woodsboro, which was awesome (sadly we did not get the return of Randy’s sister), but the movie was still heavily focused on the returning cast members. As much as I love Sid, Dewey, and Gail, it felt like it was time to move past them- None of the new cast got to shine as bright as they could have.

So, here are my hopes for Scream 5 (or 5cream which seems to be the Twitter favorite for the new title):

Location
Take us away from Woodsboro, but place us in a similar small town/community. Nothing jarring like Hollywood and no big cities like New York City, Chicago, etc. I want a location that calls back to the original. A sleepy small town with some dark secrets and urban legends (hey, we need potential red herrings!).

Characters
I would love to see all new characters, could be High School or College depending on what the overall story calls for. Would love to see a supporting character connect us to the past movies, could be something as simple as the return of Patrick Dempsey’s Mark Kincaid, who is brought in by the local Sheriff to consult on their Ghostface problem or maybe the above mentioned Martha Meeks as a High School teacher (or guidance counselor). I mean who wouldn’t love to see Heather Matarazzo take on a larger role in a Scream movie? Connect us to the earlier movies, but don’t overshadow all of the potential new characters.

Poke Fun at Horror Without Being a Full on Parody
Scream 3 was the kind of movie that the OG and sequel would have made fun of, and Scream 4 turned into a full on parody with its opening and hospital climax. We need the balance of a good old fashioned slasher movie that both loves and pokes fun at horror without going completely over the top. With the movie being the 5th film in the series, I’d expect jokes about how horror series get worse the longer they go on, how they replace cast members with younger “clone” actors, and how many horror movies get TV spinoffs that have nothing to do with the movies.

And finally, yes, I’d love to see Sid, Gail, and Dewey in some form- many some well placed cameos. Hell, if the kids in this movie throw a party, I’d expect them to watch the original Stab and… I’d expect this version to feature more scenes with Tori Spelling as Sid (they may have to use the Marvel de-aging trick here).

There are so many directions they can go with for Scream 5. I’m just excited that it is in the works. (…and I hope it is not a remake!)

What are your hopes for Scream 5? Post ideas in our comments!


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Check out the trailer for My Best Friend’s Famous, an independent buddy comedy from director Kevin Ignatius and co-written by Ignatius and Nick Psinakis. The movie focuses on an actor who “gets jealous when his less talented best friend lands a starring role on a hit TV show.” The movie stars Psinakis along with Mindy Sterling, Ryan O’Neal, Anne Akhila, Darryl Gudmundson, Brady Matthews, Domenique Fragale, Alexandra Case, Mick Thyer and Keith Myers. You can watch My Best Friend’s Famous for free on Tubi TV.


There are so many great places online to watch free movies. And we can add the Internet Movie Database to that list! That is right, the IMDB is not only the best place to find cast, crew, and production details, but is also now a go to spot to watch movies online. There are a bunch of great movies from across genres. Here are a couple movies, with a touch of romance, that they are currently offering to watch online:

La La Land

La La Land
Official Description: While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons
Watch Online: La La Land

A Knights Tale

A Knight’s Tale
Official Description: After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Stars: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Laura Fraser
Watch Online: A Knight’s Tale

Can't Hardly Wait

Can’t Hardly Wait
Description: Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.  (Source: IMDB)
Directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan
Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose, Peter Facinelli, Seth Green
Watch Online: Can’t Hardly Wait

What movies do you prefer watching online? What are your favorite sites to stream movies from?


LoadedTubi TV is my new favorite site for watching movies online. While there are films of all genres and sizes on the site, it is quickly becoming a great place to watch independent movies. This past weekend we stumbled across a horror/thriller, End Trip, with a modern ride sharing twist.

Official Description: On a calm night in an average city a hardworking URYDE driver, Brandon, picks up just another fare, Judd. Using interactions that blur the lines between the technological world and the physical one, Judd explains a messy breakup. Brandon offers an empathetic ear and a sympathetic heart to his new friend to help him pick up the pieces. Aggregated profiles, algorithms, links, likes and comments bring people closer. But how close is too close?

The movie was directed by Aaron Jay Rome and stars Dean J. West, Aaron Jay Rome, Ashley Lenz, Jaren Mitchell, and Michelle West. You can watch End Trip for free on Tubi TV. Leave us a comment with your thoughts on the flick.

After you watch End Trip for free, you can check out these other independent films online for purchase or rental.



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Independent horror movie Dark Forest, has a new trailer that spotlights both the good and bad comments the movie has received. It is a fun look at the whiplash many independent films see from reviewers and online commenters. The slasher movie is perfect for Halloween, it follows a weekend camping trip that turns into a fight for survival. It was directed by Roger Boyer and stars Stefanie Austin, Genevieve DeGraves, Jalin Desloges, Trevor Kristjanson, and Jesse Laing. Learn more about Dark Forest in our indie film spotlight.

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A Legacy of Whining is an independent comedy produced by Maria Munro and written & directed by Ross Munro. Learn more about the movie in our spotlight article: The 5Ws and How: A Legacy of Whining. You can buy the movie over on Amazon.

With the release of Avengers: Endgame, an era of Marvel movies has come to a conclusion, but we have definitely not seen the last of the famed Marvel team. While the roster may end up being very different, the MCU will still need a group of heroes to protect (or avenge) them. Later, we will spotlight the potential new roster, but for now lets look at some of the comic book villains that we could see taking the mantle of big bad in Avengers 5.  (some spoilers may follow)

Kang the Conqueror

Kang the Conqueror
With Endgame introducing the idea of time travel, that opens up the door of MCU to introduce the classic Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 60s.  While originally a Fantastic Four villain, Kang has showed down with the Avengers numerous times in the past (in comics and animated form). It could be as straightforward as Kang traveling to the current MCU from his dying timeline to conquer earth, or he could come looking for revenge blaming the Avenger’s time travel adventure for killing his future (or alternate future). Visually there is a lot that Marvel could do with Kang and with his connections to the Fantastic Four, it could potentially be a good way to introduce them into the proper MCU.

Annihilus

Annihilus
Yes, another Fantastic Four villain (sorry, they have a great rouges gallery). Annihilus is a super/cosmic/powerful warlord and sometimes ruler of the Negative Zone. Visually he is like a cross between Ultron and Thanos and like Thanos he commands a fleet of spaceships and an army of followers. Is that too soon? Is Annihilus just too similar to the threat that Thanos posed? I love villains that can go head to head with the heroes (just say no to smoke monsters and human big bads). Annihilus could bring the Avenger’s fight into space and would introduce some awesome new MCU science including the Negative Zone (and hopefully the Richards family).

Mandarin

The Mandarin
One of the MCU’s disappointing missteps was how badly the Ten Rings and the Mandarin were handled in Iron Man 3. People were so angry at what they did to the classic Ironman villain, that Marvel Studios did an about face and hinted at there being a real Mandarin in a MCU One Shot short movie. The Ten Rings was introduced in Ironman and it is about time that we see some payoff from the group. Maybe in the five year gap in Endgame, the group gained even more power; recruited new followers and took over land in more countries. Could the Mandarin have risen to power in the shadows? Were they next on Hawkeye’s kill list? Using the Mandarin and the Ten Rings, we could have a very powerful earth-bound Avengers movie. And with characters on the Avengers like the Falcon, War Machine, Black Panther, Wasp, and Ant-Man, we have a much more even balance of power.

Beyonder

Beyonder
How do you top Infinity War and Endgame? Introduce the Beyonder and Secret Wars and just let the MCU go bat-shit crazy. Heroes and villains both past and present fighting each other in Battleworld while the cosmic god-like entity tries to decide if earth is worth saving. This could be a good way to gather up characters form all movies again, but is it too soon for that? Would it be too much of a rehash? And would it feel forced? Either way, using the Beyonder and Secret Wars could potentially be a lot of fun (but maybe hold off until the X-Men and Fantastic Four are firmly established into the MCU).

Who would you like to see in Avengers 5? I left Galactus off my above list, because I feel like the next Avengers film would be too soon. We need to build him up over another 20 movies first!

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