Scream Teases Ghostface’s New Identity in Retro Style Poster

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In an old-school homage to the origins of the slasher genre, Ghostface and Scream promise “it’s still someone you know” in a new retro-style poster.

A new promotional image for Yell takes the horror franchise back to the origins of the slasher genre with a retro-style poster.

Shared on the Yell franchises Twitter account, the poster focuses on a moonlit Ghostface as the killer wields a shiny, bloody knife. The typography, distressed paper and crease in the middle wouldn’t look out of place on a vintage movie poster from the 1970s, the decade that gave birth to slashers with movies like Halloween. The text on the posters advises everyone: “Don’t see it alone!” while an ominous tagline behind the villain’s masked face reads, “It’s still someone you know.”


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It is not the first time Yell teased Ghostface’s identity in a promotional poster. A previous batch of posters centered on Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox’s Gale Weathers, and David Arquette’s Dewey Riley showed each character holding the Ghostface mask. All three characters appeared in the first Yell film released in 1996 and will return for this fifth installment in the franchise.

Another poster took the teasing even further by using a tagline that promised, “The killer is on this poster.” Along with returning Campbell, Cox, and Arquette, this poster also features several new franchise characters such as Melissa Barrera’s Sam Carpenter, Jack Quaid’s Richie Kirsch, and Jenna Ortega’s Tara Carpenter. In all, the poster features 12 characters under the impending mask of Ghostface, and anyone could be the killer – or killers.


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Many of these new characters were introduced in a recent Paramount Pictures featurette titled “Meet the New Blood.” The short video features clips from the film and interviews with the new and former cast members. In a scene reminiscent of the first Yell movie, several of these new faces discuss Ghostface’s return while teasing each other. In the featurette, Campbell says of his comeback, “It’s like going back to the first Yell. It’s fun to get back to it.”

Adding so many new faces to the Yell The franchise is not a sign of a reboot, but rather a relaunch of the franchise, according to Cox. “It’s the fifth, it’s not Cry 5 however, it is Yell. It’s hip, it’s scary, it’s just a new Yell – it’s not a reboot, it’s not a remake, it’s just a brand new launch,” she explained. “The directors are amazing. They absolutely do – it’s a new franchise.”


Yell will stab in theaters on January 14, despite the temporary closure of theaters in several countries due to the threat of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

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