Scream VI is very different to any of the other movies in the franchise in that it has one major character missing - Sydney Prescott.
The franchise hero, played by Neve Campbell, has been in every single movie in the series since the original Scream in 1996. However, during pre-production for Scream VI, she announced that she would not be returning for the latest instalment due to a pay dispute with the studio.
In her opinion, the salary offer was below what she deemed acceptable as she had carried the franchise for so long.
"Sadly I won’t be making the next Scream film," she told Deadline.
"As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise.
"It’s been a very difficult decision to move on. To all my Scream fans, I love you. You’ve always been so incredibly supportive to me.
"I’m forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years."
Campbell could be forgiven for not bothering to watch Scream VI, but she did, and she actually enjoyed it, according to Scream co-star Skeet Ulrich.
“We were together over the weekend at a convention. She loves it; she loves what we’ve done," he told PEOPLE.
"There were just business things as a businesswoman that are important to her, and we all stand behind her.”
Campbell will always be Scream's Final Girl
Even though the franchise has moved on to another group of heroes battling Ghostface, Ulrich says Campbell will always be Scream's "final girl".
“She’s the final girl, no doubt. But yeah, I think she misses it, all of it and everything.
"This is new to me — I did and then a big jump, we didn’t have this kind of thing obviously because of the pandemic for , so this is like years and years’ of growth. So I think she has more to miss. To me, it’s new and exciting.”
Scream VI was a commercial and critical hit, and a new movie in the series is expected to be announced shortly.