The Scream franchise is ready to move to New York for the release of its latest installment: Scream VI. Meanwhile, it appears that sightings of the franchise’s iconic villain – Ghostface – are being reported across the United States.
For example, as reported by NY Post, there was one sighting in Sonoma, California which caused some panic in the community. They noted that police received “multiple calls” regarding the individual dressed as Ghostface. The individual was spotted in full costume as they eerily stood at the corner of 1st St. East and East Napa Strap.
As further noted:
“Police made contact with the Ghostface, who told them that they had been hired by Paramount Pictures to promote the newest addition to the slasher franchise, “Scream VI,” which comes out on March 10.”
The police added the following statement:
“Thank you for everyone’s concern,” the police shared, “it’s been addressed.”
I was just minding my business https://t.co/aG8bc3J4Cc
— Ghostface (@GhostfaceTalks_) March 1, 2023
Ghostface from ‘SCREAM’ has been spotted in various locations across the United States.
The sightings are reportedly just a marketing campaign for ‘SCREAM VI’, which comes to theatres on March 10.
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— CoveredGeekly (@CoveredGeekly) March 3, 2023
It’s worth noting that a variety of scenes from the original 1996 Scream film were shot in Sonoma, California. As such, it makes sense why Paramount Pictures would choose that location for their marketing tactic. Though there are several other areas that have received reported sightings of Ghostface.
Publications like Bloody-Disgusting have shared that sightings occurred in areas like Colorado and even Arizona in the midst of a blizzard. It’s clear that Paramount Pictures is going the extra mile to promote Scream VI – and it seems to be working.
Scream VI was directed by 2022 Scream directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of Radio Silence. James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick also returned to write the screenplay. Scream creator Kevin Williamson executive produced alongside Radio Silence member Chad Villella. Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre of Spyglass were also attached as executive producers.
The ensemble cast for the film includes Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, and Dermot Mulroney. Additionally, Samara Weaving, Tony Revolori, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra, and Henry Czerny will also be appearing in the film. Courteney Cox will reprise her role as Gale Weathers while Hayden Panettiere will return as Kirby Reed for the first time since Scream 4.
Fans will be able to see Scream VI in theaters on March 10, 2023. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on the highly-anticipated film as we have them.