‘Scream VI’ needs more gore

Madison Hamel, Staff

I walked into Regal Cinemas on a quiet Monday night to see “Scream VI,” and I didn’t  know what to expect. The only “Scream” film I had ever seen was the original 1996 movie. While I  enjoyed the first “Scream,”  I never heard good things about the sequels. 

“Scream VI,” which was released on March 10,  follows two sisters who are  the daughters of  Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich), the killer in the first film. Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) is an overprotective older sister who does  everything she can to protect Tara (Jenna Ortega). 

Throughout the movie the two siblings and their friends—along with an FBI agent named Kirby Reed (Hayden Panetteire) and a news reporter Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox)— do everything they can to figure out who the new killers are. 

The movie is set  in New York City. Tara and Sam come to the Big Apple with Mindy Meeks (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Chad Meeks-Martin (Mason Gooding) for a fresh start and leave Woodsboro behind. But when the murders start back up again, they question who they can trust.

The movie was shot well, but it could’ve upped the gore-factor, in my opinion. The blood splatters did not look realistic, but the acting was really good. 

“Scream VI” can stand on its own, and while viewers don’t need to view  any of the prior films, obviously, it would be very helpful. But I was able to  piece things together. I would recommend this movie if you are interested in slasher films. It was definitely worth watching.