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Who Will Survive The Latest Ghostface? The Cast of the Slasher Sequel Talk Scream VI

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Ghostface is back once again in  which is out now in UK cinemas but who's going to survive this different kind of killer? From a whole host of fresh recruits to legacy characters, let's take a look at some of the players in the sixth instalment of the iconic franchise.

After being assumed dead at the end of  4, only to then see the name ‘' flash up on a phone screen in Scream (2022) which presumably confirms she's still alive in the franchise, 's Kirby is very much alive in Scream VI. Everyone's favourite horror movie buff Kirby survived Ghostface's attack from Scream 4 and is back once again.

“The truth is, if you don't see somebody actually killed on camera, then there's always the chance they're still alive,” Panettiere laughs. “It was always meant to be open, that she did get stabbed but that you never saw her die.”

Co-directors and wanted to do the character justice which is why they waited until the sixth film to bring Kirby back. “And that felt lovely,” Panettiere says. “Being in this movie makes me feel like I'm part of something bigger, something good. I loved who Kirby was and I love who Kirby is now. It felt incredible to read everybody going, ‘We want Kirby back!' [after that Scream 5 scene]. It made my heart warm because I'd been out for such a long time. I really wanted to have my first project back be the right one.”

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Kirby isn't the only returning cast member as returns as the only one of the original trio in Scream VI. “Gale moved to New York because she works on a morning show,” Cox says. “She's become more successful, and more sophisticated.” But that's not to say she's lost any edge. “Gale will always be super-competitive…bringing Ghostface to New York adds an entirely new element to the story. Taking the character out of a small town and putting them in the heart of the city that never sleeps is more terrifying than ever” Cox says. But will it be the same to see Gale without Dewey?

Also returning for Scream VI are the survivors of Scream 5. is back as Sam Carpenter saying “this Scream is bigger and bloodier.” is back as her sister Tara emphasising that Tara “is traumatised…she had been a completely normal teen until that moment, someone who loved life, so for it to almost be taken away from her is gut-wrenching.” The only other survivors of Scream 5 are 's Chad Meeks-Martin and Jasmin Savoy-Brown's Mindy Meeks-Martin who both promise to be standouts in Scream VI.

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But it wouldn't be a true Scream film without a few new recruits. Joining the Scream family are , , and . After working with directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett in 2019 on Ready or Not, Weaving is well used to the pair's, well, sheer guts. “They don't hold anything back, and that is very true of Scream VI,” Weaving says. “Matt and Tyler are wonderful storytellers and huge Scream fans, so they wanted to do it justice.”

After starring in Avengers: Endgame and Avatar: The Way of Water 18 year-old Jack Champion recalled how he was dressing as Ghostface for Halloween and then less than a year later he'd been cast in the next movie.

Tony Revolori made a point of not reading the Scream VI script. At least, not the parts he didn't have to. “I wanted to save the reveal of Ghostface, so I never read the full script,” Revolori explains. “I made my guesses and when I finally saw the movie, I'd got pretty close. I was surprised when I found out who Ghostface was but also a little ashamed that I didn't call it earlier!”

And for Dermot Mulroney, an actor with over 140 credits to his name, he'd never been part of a successful franchise up until now so he says it was a “surreal experience” to be in a franchise movie.

Scream VI has some exciting characters, both old and new, but who will make it through to the end of the film?

Scream VI is in cinemas now. Read our review HERE