With more victims than survivors littered throughout the series, Mason Gooding and the rest of the “Core Four” are enjoying the same advantages as the “O.G. Three” of Sidney, Gale, and Dewey. They get to live … for now. When Gooding received the script for “Scream VI,” he was surprised by the kills and also how much more complex the characters had become in such a short time:
“I didn’t necessarily know that the ‘Core Four’ dynamic was going to take on the level of intimacy that it did, so to speak. Nor did I think I was going to be as thrown off by the killer reveal as I was. People will see why when they watch the movie.”
Fans are about to find out who survives and who perishes when “Scream VI” hits theaters. (Be sure and check out Chris Evangelista’s /Film review.) While he still can’t say much about the twists and turns, Gooding promised an even gorier entry this time around:
“I can say from experience the moniker of bloodiest ‘Scream’ holds up. But what I’ve always loved about ‘Scream‘ is the care and love that the movie seems to embody in its theme and messaging.”
Truly, the final girl trope has been completely reinvented thanks to Wes Craven’s original films, and directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are doing their best to continue that legacy. One unexpected twist could call for a final guy, and Gooding could fill those shoes as long as he doesn’t meet a gruesome fate from Ghostface. “What’s cool about ‘Scream’ is, you’re happy either way,” he noted. “You either get a cool death or a really cool opportunity to come back, so either way I kind of win-win.”
“Scream VI” hits theaters March 10, 2023.