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The Horror Obsessive Podcast Episode 10: Scream (2022)

In 1997, I became obsessed with Scream. The film came out at the tail end of 1996 and earned an instant following that immediately made it a part of the cultural zeitgeist of horror. An impression that has lasted nearly thirty years and five sequels and has me more excited with each thrilling entry. It’s the highest honor that I can think of that I get to talk about the film at all on a professional level, especially when I think back to that thirteen-year-old kid sneaking out the limited edition Courtney Cox-covered video cassette from his father’s room to watch Scream on a small television in the basement, super close to the screen, with the volume at a minimum and anxiety levels so high every noise in my house became a jumpscare. I love that experience almost as much as I love that movie, and it’s continued all the way through Scream (2022).

The Ghostface mask appears in the darkness behind the Scream (2022) title.

This week on The Horror Obsessive Podcast, JP Nunez and I jumped into the series’ last entry, 2022’s “requel” film Scream (2022), also known as Scream 5, under the wave of excitement and anticipation for the arrival of Scream VI. We super-sized our episode this week, talking about everything in Scream (2022), from the meta commentaries on technology and toxic fandom to dissecting scenes in vast detail and ranking our favorite killers of the franchise. My number one was not who JP was expecting at all! We also speculate about what we think might happen in the upcoming film, given some subtle hints left in the enigmatic trailers.

Plus, JP finally watched The Last of Us and reveals Pedro Pascal will be the subject of the podcast’s next watch, 2015’s Bloodsucking Bastards. Meanwhile, I continue my journey into out-there horror cinema titles like 1989’s Curfew and 2004’s The Halfway House. Ready your earbuds for a rollicking conversation of over-analyzing fun that kicks off with a ridiculous gag.

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Written by Sean Parker

Living just outside of Boston, Sean has always been facinated by what horror can tell us about contemporary society. He started writing music reviews for a local newspaper in his twenties and found a love for the art of thematic and symbolic analysis. Sean joined Horror Obsessive at it's inception, and is currently the site's Creative Director. He produces and edits the weekly Horror Obsessive podcast for the site as well as his interviews with guests. He has recently started his foray into feature film production as well, his credits include Alice Maio Mackay's Bad Girl Boogey, Michelle Iannantuono's Livescreamers, and Ricky Glore's upcoming Troma picture, Sweet Meats.

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