Scream runtime confirmed as tickets go on sale in the UK

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Photo credit: Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media Group
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media Group

Scream, the hit horror series' long-awaited fifth chapter, is finally available to book tickets for ahead of its release in the UK next week – and now we know the slasher sequel's runtime.

Turns out, the new instalment will be longer than its immediate predecessor (Scream 4 was 1 hour 51 minutes) but shorter than both Scream 2 and Scream 3, as it comes in at 1 hour 54 minutes. The 1996 outing was only 1 hour 40 minutes, and is arguably considered the best of the lot.

Starring franchise favourites David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell, Scream sees seasoned survivor Sidney Prescott return to Woodsboro to face off against another killer in a Ghostface mask. Or killers, perhaps, if the previous outings have taught us anything...

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media Group
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media Group

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In The Heights' Melissa Barrera (playing Sam Carpenter), The Boys' Jack Quaid (as Richie Kirsch), Booksmart's Mason Gooding (Chad Meeks-Martin), Jennifer's Body actor Kyle Gallner (Vince) and Marley Shelton, reprising her role as Deputy Judy Hicks, also star.

Yellowjackets' Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy Meeks-Martin), Sonia Ammar (Liv McKenzie), Mikey Madison (Amber Freeman), You's Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter) and 13 Reasons Why star Dylan Minnette (Wes Hicks) round out the supporting cast, adding a whole bunch of fresh faces.

"We've really forced ourselves to dig in on every day," co-director Tyler Gillett told Collider back in 2020. "From page to... even the moment you're on set... and you're crafting that specific beat. I think for us, ultimately, what matters the most is that you love those characters and that you feel for those characters.

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media Group
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures/Spyglass Media Group

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"One of the things we got from watching a million Wes Craven interviews... It has to always be, 'That's a human being going through something horrible'," explained fellow helmer Matt Bettinelli-Olpin. "If it's anything other than that, it becomes farcical and it becomes funny.

"That's great in some other franchises, Final Destination comes to mind where it's like, that's what that is. Scream is not that. Scream has to still be about real people."

Scream releases in cinemas on January 14.

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