Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 1.0

The Edvard Munch-inspired Ghostface has apparently returned to the fictitious Woodsboro to start making creepy phone calls and hacking people up with a hunting knife, starting with Tara (Jenna Ortega) and then moving on to her sister Sam (Melissa Barrera) and older members of the series, like Dewey (David Arquette), Sidney (Neve Campbell) and newscaster Gale (Courteney Cox) get involved.  It pretends like it's doing something "brand new" - and, in a very Gen Z move, stops the movie part of the way through in order to lecture you about its newfound "identity" (it's a "requel!") and the use of "legacy characters" - but it really is more of the same, reminding the audience that it's "self-aware" and has extensive knowledge of the "horror genre" before making just-as-dumb decisions.  The "motive" for the killings should earn an eye-roll: I'm all for the improvement of the cinematic experience, but that's not how you do it.