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Scream (2022) is given an 18 rating in the UK for strong bloody violence

The Scream franchise is back and the new movie has been given an 18 age rating by the BBFC for showing in UK cinemas.

The movie has most of the original stars return to the franchise, Neve Campbell is back once more as Sidney Prescott and Courteney Cox reprises her role of reporter Gale Riley, Gale Weathers from the original movie.

The movie is co-directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett who both have a good pedigree in the horror genre with films like Devil's Due and V/H/S.

12A Certificate

Movie Synopsis

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town's deadly past.

BBFC certificate breakdown.

  • Title: Scream
  • BBFC age rating: 18 Certificate
  • Reason: strong bloody violence
  • Release date: 14th January 2022
  • Runtime: 114m (1 hour 44 minutes)
  • Director:
    • Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
    • Tyler Gillett
  • Starring:
    • Neve Campbell
    • Courteney Cox
    • David Arquette

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