Following a smash success in rebooting (sort of) the Halloween franchise, it makes sense that Blumhouse would look to some other popular horror properties for possible remakes and reboots. One of the most iconic slasher sagas is the Scream franchise, which ended with Scream 4 in 2011. The franchise features one of horror’s best final girls, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and some decently sharp commentary on both the commodification of female trauma and, in an unfairly maligned third film, the Hollywood machine.
With Blumhouse’s love of strong final girls, it makes sense that they’d tackle Scream as a possible reboot. Studio head Jason Blum, who has expressed interest in a reboot before, recently said of rebooting Scream, as well as Hellraiser: “Yes, we definitely have [discussed it]. We’re looking—there’s nothing happening with either one of those things—but we’re definitely looking at it, and it’s definitely something I’d be open to.”
As a diehard Scream fan, I know I should be, well, screaming at the idea of a reboot, but I actually don’t think a remake or a reimagining would be so bad. I remember seeing jokes about Sydney assembling famous Final Girls like the Avengers, which honestly wouldn’t be a shabby idea. Blumhouse’s Halloween was a fairly strong film that tackled female trauma and generational trauma with three female leads; while Judy Greer’s character was underbaked, even she got a moment of badassery.
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