SCREAM VI Hits Rotten Tomatoes With A Near Franchise Best 80% Score From Critics

SCREAM VI Hits Rotten Tomatoes With A Near Franchise Best 80% Score From Critics SCREAM VI Hits Rotten Tomatoes With A Near Franchise Best 80% Score From Critics

With reviews for Scream VI now being counted, the sequel to 2022's Scream has an all-important Rotten Tomatoes score that ties it with the original movie! You can find more details on that after the jump.

By JoshWilding - Mar 08, 2023 03:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Scream

The review embargo for Scream VI has lifted earlier today and, for the most part, it's a hit with critics. The horror franchise was revived last year with filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett delivering a crowd-pleasing hit that grossed an impressive $140 million on a mere $24 million budget. 

Needless to say, expectations for this follow-up are through the roof, and there are already rumours doing the rounds that cameras will begin rolling on Scream VII later this year. 

Going back to this instalment, though, and it currently has a "Fresh" score of 80% on Rotten Tomatoes (via This is likely to fluctuate somewhat in the coming days, but if these early verdicts are any indications, it will probably land somewhere around the same place as its predecessor (Scream sits at a solid 76%). 

80% also ties it with 1996's Scream, though 1992's Scream 2 is still the highest-rated instalment at 82%.

Unfortunately, our own RorMachine wasn't a fan, noting in his review that "this latest Scream movie leaps over the slyly self-aware line to become a full-on parody of itself, to the point that it really does begin to play out more like an instalment in the Scary Movie franchise." 

The movie will start rolling out into theaters tomorrow evening, so you'll soon get the opportunity to make your own minds up. Looking through other reviews, the majority of critics seem to agree that longtime fans will find lots to love, anyway. 

Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in Scream VI

Melissa Barrera (Sam Carpenter), Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy Meeks-Martin), Mason Gooding (Chad Meeks-Martin), Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter), Hayden Panettiere (Kirby Reed), and Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett return to direct the action after 2022's Scream proved to be a critical and commercial hit, while the screenplay was penned by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.

Scream VI is set to be released in theaters on March 10.

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ModHaterSLADE - 3/8/2023, 3:11 PM
Good to hear. Thought I was done with this franchise, but the last film was easily one of this franchise best.
Cap1 - 3/8/2023, 3:13 PM
Not to be a contrarian to the above comment, but the last one was easy the weakest of the lot. Hope this is a vast improvement
thewanderer - 3/8/2023, 4:49 PM
@Cap1 - to each their own. As a big fan of the franchise, I'd easily put #5 in the top 3.
slickrickdesigns - 3/8/2023, 3:40 PM
For once I agree with Ror… only because professional movie critics suck and I know Ror wouldn’t lie.
regularmovieguy - 3/8/2023, 4:20 PM

Lolwut. How can you agree with someone without seeing the movie?
SonOfAGif - 3/8/2023, 3:51 PM
While Ghostface is a cool looking villain. The fact it's always someone different everytime becomes tiresome. I think this is what plagued the Final Destination franchise. It was just a new group being brutally murdered with no type of continuity building. While Scream does have a continuity, The fact the same three get harassed and hunted by total strangers is so bizarre. But I guess it's for teens.
TheVandalore - 3/8/2023, 5:11 PM
@SonOfAGif - the older I get and the less value for the lives of others I have with each passing year, I'm starting to realize the reason the majority of horror film makers are older men. The more I appreciate franchises like Final Destination gratuitously murdering generic stupid people. In fact, I want that genre to come back. Senseless killing of stupid people. I want a remake of Falling Down, but more violent and senseless... Falling Diwn directed by Zack Snyder.
CyberBishop - 3/8/2023, 4:23 PM
[frick] Rotten Tomatoes. Go see a movie and decide on your own.
TheLobster - 3/8/2023, 5:04 PM
Can’t wait! 2 more days :)))
Yankdandy - 3/8/2023, 5:14 PM
Critics scores means [frick] all. We all know these paid critics give scores based on how diverse the cast is, how many gays and trans they have and if its a woman who directed it. How good it acually is takes back seat as long as they can push their agenda.
TheLobster - 3/8/2023, 5:29 PM
@Yankdandy - someone is triggered lol
SorceresSupreme - 3/8/2023, 5:34 PM
@Yankdandy - yeah because EVERY good reviewed movie has an LBGQT+ character. lmao its so fun seeing when people dont realize that they dont know what theyre saying
SonOfAGif - 3/8/2023, 9:03 PM
@Yankdandy - So as long as a cast is diverse one shouldn't take the reviews serious? Bigot alert!
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