WTF You Need to Know About the Scream franchise

The new episode of the WTF You Need to Know video series digs into the Scream slasher franchise. Check it out!

Scream VI (read our review HERE) is currently in theatres and raking in the cash, having earned over $115 million at the global box office in less than two weeks of release, so this seemed like the perfect time to put together an episode of the WTF You Need to Know video series that gathers all of the important information about the Scream franchise. Check it out in the embed above!

The Scream franchise started off with a 1996 slasher directed by Wes Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson. Scream 2 followed one year later and Scream 3 came along just over two years after that. Then the franchise went on hiatus for eleven years, until Scream 4 was released… and, surprisingly, had an underwhelming run at the box office. So in 2015, the same year Craven (who had directed all four of the films) passed away at the age of 76, Scream went TV for a few years. In 2022, Scream made a successful return to the big screen with a film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick. And one year later, the same creative team has brought us Scream VI.

Here’s the information on WTF You Need to KnowSometimes binging a whole franchise just isn’t feasible as there are only so many hours in the day. And you’re often left with a lot of questions like: What was that sequel you liked again? When did the series start getting bad? Which is the most fun? We wanted to make it a little easier for those who wanted to either revisit or get into some horror franchises for the very first time. So join us as we tell you WTF You Need To Know about various popular horror movie franchises.

The Scream franchise episode of WTF You Need to Know was Written, Edited, and Narrated by Tyler Nichols, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian. The Music was provided by Pixabay and White Bat Audio.

After you watch this episode of WTF You Need to Know, let us know what you thought about it, and what you think of the overall WTF You Need to Know concept, by leaving a comment below. Previous episodes have covered the Halloween, Child’s Play, Predator, A Nightmare on Elm StreetCritters, and Leprechaun franchises, as well as George A. Romero’s Dead movies.

WTF You Need to Know is one of several ongoing series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel, and you can see two episodes of the show below. To see more, head over to YouTube – and subscribe to the channel while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.