The latest installment in the Scream universe landed with great excitement and did not disappoint when the film closed its weekend on top of the charts in terms of revenue, overtaking the long-running four-week sovereign Spider-Man The Way Home. However, the film had an unexpected plot twist that didn’t go over well with most viewers, while also puzzled the film’s long-time veteran Neve Campbell.
Campbell declared she was unsure about her decision to join the fifth installment in the Scream franchise due to the absence of iconic director Wes Craven. However, the directors Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin convinced Campbell to come back with an open letter that highlighted the influence of Craven in their professional careers. This gesture helped lure Sidney Prescott, played by Campbell who played the role, back to Woodsboro along with veteran players from the franchise David Arquette and Courteney Cox.
Scream 5has received generally positive reviews for its self-awareness and the tribute it gives to the Original Scream However, one particular scene left viewers feeling mixed emotions. Dewey is played by Arquette is an enduring favorite of the series for a long time due to his constant determination to shield Prescott and the people he cares for from Ghostface variations that have a negative impact on their lives. But his tragic death from the 5th installment shocked the audience and cast. “I was devastated,” Campbell said Campbell in an interview with Variety. “I still have trouble wrapping my head around it. I still question whether it was the right choice, because from what I’m hearing, there are a lot of fans who are really upset.”
To witness the return of a character you love is an exciting time for the audience, but watching the characters disappear on screen is a difficult pill to take. When asked if there were discussions with directors were held, Campbell confirmed that she as well as her co-stars had talked about the choice and hoped that some possible ideas were in the making which could stop Dewey from facing his fatal fate on screen in The Scream. “We did. We were sad about it. Courteney had tried to tell the directors to shoot it both ways to give themselves the option because Wes would do that sometimes when there were certain characters that were so beloved.” Unfortunately the decision to eliminate Dewey from the story was made which resulted in one of most jaw-dropping moments for those who watch the film.
A lot of film series have had their most beloved characters come to an ending, but that feeling remains unpopular for the majority of viewers. The Screamwas not devoid of violence or violence however, connections to the newest cast members was not as strong as the thread that was woven between the audience and the returning veterans. For many years, these characters have been through death, but emerged in the end and prompted many to believe that the same storyline would play out. The sight of the thread being cut in half is an awe-inspiring moment, but the characters must to know that their journey will conclude at some moment. But the issue is what was the right way to send him off.
Despite her hesitation to get to the production, as well as Dewey’s sudden death The film’s newest installment of the Scream franchise has been a success and that’s an aspect Campbell acknowledges. She credits the success to the fans who have been captivated by the film, and believes that Craven as well would have been satisfied with the film’s success.