The surprise wink of the new Scream [spoiler]

Be careful, here we are spamming the new Scream (but we do not give the identity of Ghostface, of course).

The following text contains a spoiler regarding the new Scream, released on January 12 in France: it is not the identity of the killer who is hiding under the mask of Ghostface, but it is a detail that seems to be important. You have been warned! The sequel after the movie trailer …

So if you stick around until the end of the credits of the new Scream, you won’t see a post-credits scene. There it is. But in the acknowledgments you will find the name of Rian Johnson. Logic: the work of the director of Looper and Knives Out is directly mentioned in the 2022 raw Scream. And in a rather … curious way, shall we say. Judge instead: in the universe of Scream, the Ghostface massacres were brought to the screen in the movie saga Stab. And in Scream 2022, Stab fans are angry with the latest movie, Stab 8, directed by “the director of Knives Out… Which made a completely delirious Stab, which has no connection with the rest of the saga and where Ghostface is armed with a flamethrower. We see some images of this fake movie in a video where a couple of YouTubers get high Stab 8, apparently considered a poorly directed bogus movie spitting in the face of fans of the saga. Stab 8 is the film that divided the fandom of Stab.

Does that remind you of something? The reception by part of the fandom of Last Jedi, Star Wars Episode 8 directed by Rian Johnson, for example. Funny, because the new Scream talks about toxic fandom, the creativity of requels and legacy – the sequels of franchises supposed to revive the Hollywood machines and giving a large part to the “old” ones of the franchise in question. Sadly, as we try to explain in our review, the film does not really live up to these stakes and rather sees itself as a nice film made by fans of Stab – sorry, for Scream– that like The Last Jedi from the franchise of Wes Craven … Wouldn’t we rather be dying to see this Stab 8 ?

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What’s funny (or not) is that the harassment suffered by Rian Johnson after his (splendid) Episode 8 directly nourished the creation of Knives Out, son whodunnit with Daniel Craig and a host of stars … Inspired also by Agatha Christie, just like the first Scream, according to his screenwriter Kevin Williamson.

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Otherwise, Rian Johnson is preparing for Netflix A Knives Out 2 with Daniel Craig set to solve a new mystery with an all new cast (Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Madelyn Cline and Jessica Henwick). Filming wrapped up in September 2021 and the film will be released this year. With a reference to Stab inside ? Or to Scream ?

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