Will the audience still be “unsure” of Sam after Scream VI?

Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega 6th Scream

As if creating a new installment of a beloved franchise isn’t all that difficult, Melissa Barrera longtime fans had to be convinced Scream Sam Carpenter of 2022 was the daughter of Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) and The OG Ghostface killer had visions. Throughout the film, Sam does his best to keep his “inner Billy” in check, but to save his sister (Jenna Ortega) and his friends, he must tap into Billy Loomis’ penchant for blood and stab Richie (Jack Quid) – stab him a lot.

In Scream VI in the production notes, Barrera is quoted as saying, “Some people really love him, and some people don’t know he’s coming back because they’re not sure.” That’s exactly the kind of character he should be at the end of the movie, where he’s the one who has to embrace his serial killer father’s instincts in order to save the day. It’s a complicated situation that makes you wonder, can Sam keep up? only Use that bloodlust to stop Ghostface’s killers, or will he risk falling under his father’s influence?


Barrera laid the necessary foundation for such a character Scream It’s 2022, and now he’s trying to delve deeper into that inner turmoil Scream VI.

Melissa Barrera and Josh Segarra in Scream VI
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When the other Scream 2022 Survivors – Tara, Chad (Mason Gooding) and Mindy (Jasmine Savoy-Brown) – moving to New York City for college, Barrera’s Sam prefers to go with them to do everything to keep his sister safe. Of course, Sam is put to the test when another Ghostface shows up and tries to wipe out the Woodsboro survivors and then some.

With the film hitting theaters on March 10th, I had a chance to catch up with Barrera to ask him about the aforementioned quote and his response to Sam. When asked if that response affected his work, he said: Scream VI and what he’s most looking forward to for people who are “unsure” of what Sam will experience in the new film:

“Listen, I can’t do anything about what people think, and everyone’s entitled to their opinion, so I’m going to keep doing what I love. I mean, I’m sorry. But I think that’s what goes into a franchise that’s so beloved and so storied, and the fans own the material and the characters and things like that. I’m excited to share a little bit more about Sam in the next chapter and to continue playing with the people I love and continue this story.”

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As I mentioned my social media relationship For the film, Barrera stands out. Not only does it continue to explore the complexities of Sam’s condition in a very poignant and interesting way, but this exploration is key to keeping things fresh and giving. Scream VI (and new movies in general) feel special.

When you can catch Barrera back on the big screen as Sam Carpenter Scream VI It will be released in theaters on March 10. Also, check out the full, spoiler-free interview with Barrera and Ortega in the video at the top of this article.