the Scream The franchise, run by the late Wes Craven and written by Kevin Willamson, has always adhered to certain slasher movie rules. If a character says they’re going to âcome back right away,â they’ll likely die eventually. Likewise, the last daughter is still alive, and so on. Because of some of these rules, the franchise has followed certain patterns, and one of those patterns could provide a clue as to who the killer is in the new. Scream.
The motifs revolve mainly around characters from Scream unlike its suites. For example, in the first three films, one of the original characters from the original Scream gets killed. In scream 2 it’s Randy and in scream 3 it is Coton Las.
The argument could be extended to say that Kate Roberts takes the place of an original character in Scream 4, because she is Sidney’s aunt. However, even though she is not counted in this pattern, she and her daughter, the killer, Jill Roberts, certainly do count in a different pattern. It could also prove that someone in the new Scream that was in the originals, could die. Sorry, Dewey.
The model who might be able to eliminate the killer in the new Scream is that every movie has a killer who has a connection to the family of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell). Stuart (Matthew Lillard) and Billy (Skeet Ulrich), the killers of Scream, killed Maureen Prescott, Sidney’s mother. One of the killers of scream 2 was the mother of Billy, who divorced her husband because he was having an affair with Sidney’s mother. In scream 3 the killer was Roman (Scott Foley) who was Maureen’s son and the killer in Scream 4 was Jill Roberts (Emma Roberts) who was Sidney’s blood relationship – her niece.
This pattern would suggest that whoever the killer is in the new Scream is someone who is either related to Sidney or someone who has a history with a family member. This follows the old rumor that Matthew Lillard was going to return to play Stu, who along with Billy killed Sidney’s mother.
The trailer that was released a few months ago seemed to indicate that this was someone from the franchise’s past and it wouldn’t be unusual for the killer’s identity to match these patterns. That being said Scream is known to change the rules.
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