That Scream 6 The trailer may be hiding a clue about the Ghostface killer’s identity in plain sight, eagle-eyed fans have noticed. The film, which is the sixth in Scream franchise, follows Scream 2022’s core of survivors — namely Sam (Melissa Barrera) and Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega) and Chad (Mason Gooding) and Mindy Meeks-Martin (Jasmin Savoy Brown) — to New York City. A new series of Ghostface murders will begin, which they try to put an end to by teaming up with former survivors Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere), along with a new cop character played by Dermot Mulroney .
Today, Paramount Pictures released the official Scream 6 trailer that reveals key details about the film’s new Ghostface killer, who threatens to be different and more powerful than any previous killer in the franchise. Among other things, this Ghostface can be seen brandishing a gun and revealed to be holding a shrine to the former killers from the past five films. Although the identity of this new killer will remain a mystery until the release of the film on March 10, several fans have speculated on who the killer could be based on a very pointed clue: the character played by Tony Revolori is wearing a shirt , referencing the 1971 Dario Argento film Four flies on gray velvet. Check out various fans’ reactions to this detail below:
What the four flies on gray velvet reference could mean for Scream 6
The reason for Four flies on gray velvet reference feels pointed out is that the Argento classic has a plot that feels eerily similar to overarching themes from Scream movie. The film follows a man who is attacked by his stalker, whom he accidentally kills, after which a new masked killer arrives on the scene and tries to frame him for the murder. This plot has echoes in the 1996 original Screamwhich follows a new series of murders on the anniversary of the death of Sidney Prescott’s mother (Neve Campbell), who falsely accused her mother’s lover Cotton Weary (Liev Schreiber) of the murder.
Although that in itself could be the reason the shirt is included, a clue from a recent one Scream 6 the poster that was released online points in the same direction. That design featured various billboards in Times Square, one of which reads “Wrongly Accused: The Musical.” Given the fact that the other billboards contain phrases specifically tuned to the plot of Scream 6 (including a reference to Blackmore University, the college the trailer seems to reveal Gooding’s character now attends), the idea of someone being wrongfully accused will likely come back in a big way in the new sequel.
Most likely, that person will be Sam Carpenter, who is secretly the daughter of Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich), one of the original Ghostface killers. Should her secret get out, she could be accused of orchestrating the murders Scream 2022, making her investigation of the new killer more urgent Scream 6. regarding Four flies on gray velvet shirt, it could just be a clever reference to this plot point, or it could possibly point to the fact that Revolori’s character is one of the killers this time around, as some fans have suggested.
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