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Box Office: ‘Scream’ Scaring Off ‘Spider-Man’ With $30M-Plus Opening

Paramount’s Scream is scaring up strong business in its box office opening, earning $13.4 million on Friday from 3,664 theaters for a projected weekend debut north of $30 million, based on early projections. If estimates bear out, the reboot of the classic horror franchise created by the late Wes Craven should gross roughly $31 million […]

‘Scream’ Terrorizes Box Office With $3.5M in Previews

Scream made plenty of noise as it opened in select theaters Thursday night, grossing a strong $3.5 million in Thursday previews despite challenges posed by the omicron variant and another surge in COVID-19 cases. The slasher pic began rolling out at 7 p.m. local time across the country in roughly 3,000 locations. By Friday morning, […]

Next Big Thing: How Mason Gooding Landed ‘Scream’ — With Help From an NYU Paper

Before Mason Gooding left NYU in 2018 to pursue acting full-time, he penned a six-page paper arguing that one Hollywood property was particularly deserving of a reboot: Wes Craven’s Scream. A few years later, the actor found himself in a general meeting with directing duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who were developing a new […]

Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox in ‘Scream’: Film Review

Ghostface returns to terrorize a new group of Woodsboro teenagers in this resurrection of the beloved ‘90s meta-slasher franchise, which also brings back David Arquette.

‘Scream’ at 25: Cast and Crew Reflect on Wes Craven’s Legacy

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Scream, the Wes Craven-helmed film that’s widely credited with reviving the horror genre at the multiplex. By the time he took on the project (after refusing multiple times), the director had already established himself as a genius at crafting terrifying tales — beginning with The Last House on […]

“Faster, Better and More Blood”: A ‘Scream’ Oral History

Wes Craven’s Scream almost didn’t happen. The story about a mysterious killer wearing a ghost mask who terrorizes a California town, written by then-novice screenwriter Kevin Williamson, upended horror tropes with a witty self-awareness — but Craven, beloved for his Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, initially turned down the project because he thought it was […]

Dan Kneece, Steadicam Expert and Frequent David Lynch Collaborator, Dies at 64

Dan Kneece, the veteran camera operator and Steadicam expert who worked on films including David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown and Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot, has died. He was 64. Kneece had heart trouble and died Saturday in his Venice home, where he was found by his longtime friend and first assistant cameraman […]

Richard Bracken, Film Editor on Wes Craven Movies and ‘Rich Man, Poor Man,’ Dies at 90

The four-time Emmy nominee also worked on such shows as 'The Bold Ones,' 'Dragnet,' 'Ironside' and 'Columbo.'

Courteney Cox Returning for ‘Scream’ Relaunch

Spyglass Media Group and Paramount Pictures are relaunching the 'Scream' franchise with Courteney Cox reprising her role as the dogged news reporter Gale Weathers.

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Star Robert Englund on Wes Craven, Johnny Depp and Auditioning for ‘Star Wars’ (Q&A)

Freddie Kreuger's alter ego tipped off Mark Hamill to audition for Luke Skywalker and once read for the part of Han Solo: "He was originally conceived as an uncle who comes home for the holiday that’s a little nasty and a little dirty, but someone that’s cool and heroic that you look up to."

TIFF: Wes Craven’s Spirit Lives on in Nick Simon’s “Girl in the Photographs”

The Midnight Madness selection was executive produced by the late horror maestro.

‘The Girl in the Photographs’: TIFF Review

Wes Craven executive produced this second feature from horror guru Nick Simon.