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How New York City will bring a new dimension to Scream
Photo: © ANP

How New York City will bring a new dimension to Scream

How New York City will bring a new dimension to Scream
Photo: © ANP

Melissa Berrera has explained how the location of New York City will add another dimension of scares to the next Scream movie.

The 2022 reboot/sequel of Scream was a commercial and critical success.

On a budget of $24 million, Scream earned $140 million at the worldwide box office, a healthy return for an R-rated 18+ film.

A major contributing factor to the success of the latest movie in the Scream franchise has been attributed to the young cast who breathed new life, or death, into Woodsboro.

Franchise favourites Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette all featured, but the plot centred around a new batch of teens, led by Melissa Barrera's Carpenter.

The actress will again be the main protagonist in the next movie which will be the sixth in the franchise. It will take place in New York City as the characters attempt to move on from the terrifying events which took place in Woodsboro in 2022's Scream.

And, it seems The Big Apple will be like a character in itself.

Scream 6 set in New York City

When asked by Collider what it is like to be hunted by Ghostface in a populated city, Barrera replied:

"It's, like 20 times more mortifying. It's awful.

"Because you also see how, in a city like New York City, everyone is kind of doing their own thing and someone is screaming for help, and no one will come to their help.

"No one comes to help them, you know, like, everyone's kind of like, 'I'm not getting into that.'

"So it's mortifying because you're chased by Ghostface, but you also see humanity and how that reacts in a situation like that. Anyway, I think I've already probably said too much."

Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Courtney Cox will all reprise their roles from the previous movie for Scream 6, but one major name who won't be appearing is franchise hero Neve Campbell, who dropped out of the project due to an insufficient salary offer from the producers.

Scream 6 will be released in March of 2023.

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