If you have an appreciation for the horror genre, you should have a massive love for the slasher film series Scream, originally written by Kevin Williamson and directed by the late Wes Craven. After Scream 4, we hoped it would spark another trilogy like they had discussed, but years went by with nothing - and the unfortunate passing of Craven seemed like it was the end of the Scream film era in many ways. Surprisingly enough, Neve Campbell recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly and discussed her thoughts on the chance of a possible Scream 5, saying:
“Wes was so responsible for the success of it and the brilliance of it, and he was a dear, dear friend and a mentor, and I just don’t know how I would feel at the moment if it came around again,” she adds, “It would have to be something really special and really different. They’d have to be really convincing about who they decided to bring on as director, and I’d still have to do a bit of soul-searching on that one.”
In all honesty, I think that Wes Craven was a major piece of what made the film series so iconic, but if Kevin Willamson were to return, along with the original cast and a respectful nod to Craven's directorial work, I would love a chance to return to such a special horror franchise. After re-introducing us to the characters after so many years, it would be fitting to finish the vision they had for the Scream films. For now, we are lucky enough to have MTV's Scream series that Craven produced, which is currently filming it's second season after a successful first-run. What are your thoughts on the chance of a Scream 5?