Scream Star Demands Ghostface Game From Until Dawn Developer
"Well maybe you're the killer, because that one cut deep. . ." Even though David Arquette's Dewey Riley is the often forgotten third member of the Scream crew, this blundering deputy/sheriff has been a major part of the first five movies. A sixth movie is on the way, but forget about Arquette dreaming up ways Dewey could return after 2022's bloodbath, he's thinking of a completely different medium.
Horror tie-in games are all the rage days, and if it's not the disaster of Friday the 13th: The Game, it's Gun Interactive's upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre game or the crossover carnage of Behaviour Interactive's Dead by Daylight. With Ghostface still slashing his/her way into our lives some 26 years after Wes Craven first had us saying "Hello Sidney," a Scream game could really get the blood pumping.
Could Supermassive Games Deliver A Scream Game?
Arquette is currently starring in Supermassive Games' The Quarry as father figure Chris. You might know that The Quarry is the latest in Supermassive's long line of horror games. As well as the developer finding massive success with 2015's Until Dawn, it's also behind The Dark Pictures Anthology.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Arquette said he'd "love" Supermassive to tackle Ghostface for a Scream game. "I think they could pull it off really easily in a wonderful way," said Arquette. "Even just re-shooting some stuff. It's literally like, if you scan some people in there, you can do different versions of different movies and you could do all kinds of stuff. It would be a wonderful experience. I would love that! Ghostface is already in that world, so it's not that hard"
Given that the Scream movies represent one of the highest-grossing horror franchises of all time - and are remembered for their iconic deaths - the mere premise of revisiting some classic kills is enough to have us throwing our money at the screen. Imagine if it's Sidney who takes Tatum's place in Scream's iconic cat flap death, or what if Dewey is the OG mastermind instead of Billy Loomis?
Will We See A Scream Game?
As Until Dawn and The Quarry have shown us, these interactive horror games lend themselves to capturing a celebrity likeness and luring us back for replayability. We recently covered how Layers of Fear's Bloober Team passed on a Saw game for 2019's Blair Witch, and while there are plenty of horror devs who would snap up a Scream game, Supermassive sounds like the perfect choice.
It's a truly baffling factoid that we've never had a proper Scream game. The closest we got was the Fruit Ninja-inspired tie-in for Scream 4 back in 2011 where you had to dice unsuspecting victims. Although Ghostface has popped in the likes of DbD and Call of Duty, we think the horror icon is well overdue a full-blown video game to themselves. Seeing how Supermassive has handled Arquette in The Quarry, the dev taking a trip to Woodsboro is one way to continue the star's legacy as Dewey.