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Netflix fans hail ‘brutal’ opening scene as the 'best of the entire Scream franchise'

Ben Thompson

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Netflix fans hail ‘brutal’ opening scene as the 'best of the entire Scream franchise'

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Most movie fans of a certain age can fondly remember the opening scene to Scream.

How could you not?

The 1996 slasher opens up with Drew Barrymore answering the phone and being asked that iconic question: 'What's your favourite scary movie?'

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That opening scene has a bit of everything - a famous face, a gigantic 90s phone and enough scares to get you well and truly hooked.

So it'd only be natural for one of the newer Scream film to have a great opening scene, right?

Got to keep with tradition.

However, some of the praise has gone beyond what you might expect.

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Scream 5 (often called Scream 2022 in reference to its year of release) was recently added to Netflix and fans are going crazy for it.

One Twitter user gushed: "Tara’s conversation with ghostface in the opening scene of Scream (2022) is simply *PERFECT*! this specific moment is when I knew it would be the best sequel of the entire franchise."

Jenna Ortega plays a very unlucky teenager. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Jenna Ortega plays a very unlucky teenager. Credit: Paramount Pictures

Another fan tweeted: "The opening scene of Scream 2022 was so cinema."

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That's internet slang for, 'this was a great piece of cinema', for those of you keeping track at home.

A fellow Scream fan said: "This is one of my favourite openings!", whilst another chimed in: "I think this is the most brutal opening in the franchise.

"It might be just in how good Jenna is at portraying it though but it’s low-key the uncomfortable to watch."

That's a reference to Jenna Ortega of Wednesday Adams fame.

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Ortega appears in the film as Tara and she is selected by the masked killer, Ghostface, to be the recipient of one of his signature spooky phone calls.

I won't spoil it all for you, but let's just say...watch this one with the light on.

Take it from me.

I'm just glad I wasn't writing this article on a late shift.

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Ghostface is back with a vengeance in the new Scream films. Credit: Paramount Pictures
Ghostface is back with a vengeance in the new Scream films. Credit: Paramount Pictures

If you enjoyed the original Scream film, there's no doubt that this will be right up your street too.

Courteney Cox is back - but without the unfortunate bangs from the third movie.

Among the fresh faces joining the list of Ghostface's potential victims are Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Dylan Minnette, Mason Gooding and Mikey Madison.

Released in January 2022, the film grossed over $100 million at the box office and received generally positive reviews from the critics.

It was followed by Scream 6 in 2023, with more blood and guts than you can wave a knife at.

Scream 5 is now available to stream on Netflix.

Topics: Courteney Cox, Netflix, TV And Film, Halloween

Ben Thompson
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