The fifth installment in the iconic Scream franchise is one of the most anticipated new horror movies from 2022, and audiences are flocking to see Ghostface in action again after a 10-year absence.
Although released without the digital title, the film is a direct sequel to 2011’s Scream 4 (hence its unofficial nickname Scream 5), and the first in the series not to be directed by its creator, Wes Craven, died in 2015.
Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are the new filmmakers behind the camera, though horror fans can expect plenty more of the gore, gore, and jump-starting that has become synonymous with franchise.
So where can the public find Scream 5? Is it streaming or exclusively in cinemas? Below, we have endeavored to answer all your burning questions.
Is Scream 5 only in theaters?
Right now, Scream 5 plays exclusively in theaters around the world.
As with many other films set to hit theaters in recent years, production on Scream 5 has been delayed in light of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Fortunately, however, the editing was completed in time for the film’s scheduled release date of January 14, 2022.
Where is the new Scream 5 movie streaming?
Currently, Scream 5 is not available for streaming. Instead, it plays exclusively in theaters.
There’s been no official confirmation as to whether the film will make it to streamers in the near future, although given that Scream 5 is distributed by Paramount, we expect to see it appear on Paramount Plus in a few months.
A Quiet Place Part II, also distributed by Paramount, was released on the company’s streamer 45 days after its theatrical debut. If Scream 5 follows a similar pattern, Paramount Plus subscribers can expect to stream the film in early March 2022.
That being said, the rapid arrival of A Quiet Place Part II on Paramount Plus came in a very different Covid-19 situation (when theaters were once again about to close). As such, we can’t be sure Paramount will apply the same treatment to Scream 5.
If you’re a fan of the franchise, we suggest heading to your local theater if you’re hoping to see Scream 5 as part of its theatrical release.
Will Scream 5 ever arrive on HBO Max or Peacock?
In our view, no, Scream 5 isn’t coming to HBO Max or Peacock – at least not in the near future. Since the film is distributed by Paramount, its streaming destination is most likely Paramount Plus.
Is Scream 5 the last film in the franchise?
Although no concrete plans for further Scream films have been publicly announced, the box office success of Scream 5 – which became the first film to dethrone Spider-Man: No Way Home from the top spot in the US – seems likely to encourage Paramount to go green. -light of future entries in the franchise.
Additionally, shortly after the film’s theatrical premiere, the #Scream6 hashtag began trending on Twitter, suggesting that fans are eager to see more Ghostface in the years to come.