Ghostface is back in Scream VI the — you’ll never believe this unless you have a basic understanding of mathematics — sixth film in the long-running slasher-spoofing franchise. Picking up after the events of 2022’s Scream, the latest film follows survivors Sam (Melissa Barrera), Tara (Jenna Ortega), and Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown) as they make their way to New York City, where the sole remaining original Scream cast member, Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) lives. For the first time, Ghostface leaves his hometown in California and chases them to the Big Apple for more bloody mayhem.

While the most recent Scream came out in early 2022, this franchise has been going for over 25 years now — so you might not remember the early films, or you might never have seen them at all. And while some horror franchises are basically soft reboots every single time, introducing a totally new batch of heroes to battle the unstoppable monster, Scream has created an extremely dense mythology where every new movie builds on the stories of the previous ones. So it really pays to understand the franchise’s full history before seeing the new movie. Hence our latest video, which will get you up to speed before Scream VI, and also reveals the hidden theme that connects all of the Scream movies over the last quarter century. Watch it below:

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If you liked that video recapping the entire Scream franchise to date, check out more of our videos below, including our video full of trivia you might not know about Scream, every horror reference in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the best horror sequels of all time. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Scream VI premieres in theaters this Friday.

Movie Theater Horror Stories Involving Smelly Food

You’re not supposed to sneak food into the movie theater, but sometimes satisfying your hunger is more important than following the rules. Here are some real-life theater food horror stories from social media. (The names have been removed to protect the guilty.)
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