“We don’t want him to be safe.”

Horror fans can hardly believe that the movie is only a few weeks away from its release Scream VI. The highly anticipated slasher sequel is once again directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett when the film hits theaters in early March, it will see an even more brutal and terrifying Ghostface slaying across New York City. But most of all Scream fans can’t stop talking about Ghostface wielding a shotgun since the movie’s trailer was released last month. You love it or hate it, but now Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett have revealed why they made this bloodthirsty choice.

Ghostface with a gun is a game changer

When talking to SFX Magazine through Digital Spy Bettinelli-Olpin defended the move: “We don’t want it to be safe. We don’t want it to be boring. We want it to be fun and raise eyebrows.” He went on to explain, “When we hear ‘Ghost Face in New York and he’s got a gun,’ the two emotions are, ‘What?!’, ‘What are we doing?’ and ‘We have to do this!’ interconnected and this was a perfect example of that.” Gillett added, “There’s a lot of fun, cool, classic Ghostface moments, but it’s not an unusual Ghostface.” The directing duo concludes:

“We love it, but we wanted to put the character more in the real world to make it scary and to achieve a level of visceral tension. If Ghostface tries to get through the door, that’s what happens!” There is no help. When he is in pursuit, the pursuit will not end until he reaches his goal.”

Scream The franchise has a complicated history with guns. It was one of the many horror series that I loved when it came out Friday the 13th, Halloweenand A Nightmare on Elm Street, the film was battling the dreaded MPAA over the way it portrayed its violence on screen. The tragic school shooting at Columbine in 1999 also affected the blood in the city. Scream 3 It came out a year later, in 2000. However, despite all this, Scream franchise has been one of the most violent of its mainstream slasher peers.

Ghost in Scream 6
Image via Paramount

RELATIONSHIP: Scream VI: The Experience is making its way to Santa Monica

While many fans were shocked to see Ghostface kill a convenience store worker with his machine gun, there is precedent for this famous killer using a gun throughout the series. Whether it’s Billy Loomis, Stu Maher, Jill Roberts, or Richie Kirsch, almost every killer has used or pointed a gun at someone in their films. Even the worst death Scream (2022) Amber forces Liv to shoot herself in the head. The only difference Scream VI This is the first time we’ve seen Ghostface use a weapon in costume – we usually associate this masked killer with a knife.

Scream VI Plot and release date

Scream VI Hits theaters on March 10, 2023, and sees the return of Sister Sam (Melissa Barrera) and Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega) shortly after the events Scream 2022 in NYC. Tara is currently in college with her friends Chad (Mason Gooding) and Mindy Meeks-Martin (Jasmine Savoy Brown) also survives Ghostface’s terrifying stabbing in the last film. However, when the killings begin again and Ghostface returns more deadly than ever, a group of Woodsboro survivors, including the return of Gale (Courtney Cox) and Kirby (Hayden Panettiere), is thrown down a blood-soaked rabbit hole.

As Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett teased, Scream VI It’s going to be the most shocking, brutal and dangerous film in the franchise, including a shotgun-toting Ghostface. Horror fans are eagerly awaiting Scream VI‘s release, you can watch the trailer below.