Neve Campbell Shares Her Excitement For Scream 5

In a recent talk-show appearance, the actor turns up the already high hype.


While movie theaters and the movie-going experience overall have both been on increasingly shaky ground this year, the horror genre has been gaining ground and making a strong return. Against this backdrop, Scream 5 has been becoming increasingly into focus with early details about what to expect from the upcoming entry for the slasher series that dates all the way back to 1996. Actor Neve Campbell, who has been a part of the franchise since it first started, made a recent appearance to share her excitement for what's ahead on CBS' The Talk--you can see the full clip below.

During the brief segment, Campbell shares how she was initially reluctant to return to Scream, and her concerns over carrying on with the movies after the prolific and iconic horror filmmaker Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) who originated them died in 2015.

"I had been apprehensive because our incredible director Wes Craven passed away and I wasn't sure about doing a film without him," said Campbell. "But the new directors came to me with this beautiful letter, saying they've become directors and love film because of these films and because of Wes. And they really want to be true to his story and his journey with these films. So, I was really happy to hear that… you guys, I'm 47, and I'm going to be covered in blood!"

Also returning for the new Scream outing will be series stalwarts and original cast members Courteney Cox (Friends) and David Arquette (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The aforementioned directors praised by Campbell are Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (Devil's Due) and Tyler Gillett (Ready or Not).

Scream 5 is due to hit theaters on January 14, 2022, and while we don't know too much about the plot, you can read everything that we know so far here.

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