How to watch Scream (2022)

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Melissa Barrera in 'Scream' (Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

What’s your favorite scary movie? If it’s the Scream franchise, then you’re in luck, as fifth entry of the horror franchise — simply titled Scream — has arrived and can be watched right now.

Here's how to watch Scream.

How to watch Scream (2022) in theaters

Scream officially opened in movie theaters worldwide on Friday, Jan. 14, and it is still playing in select theaters. To find out where and when Scream is playing near you, check resources like Fandango or the website to your local theater for times. You can purchase your tickets in advance through these options or wait till you arrive at the theater.

If you’re looking to make this and future trips to the movies less expensive, one thing you can do is check out movie theater subscription deals, with both free and subscription services available from US and UK theater chains.

Is Scream streaming?

Yes, Scream is now available to stream on Paramount Plus. It is also available to purchase digitally starting March 1.

You can now stream all of the Scream movies, as the 1996 Scream, as well as the other three movies in the franchise, are available to watch via streaming or digital rental. Scream (1996), Scream 2, Scream 3 and Scream 4 are all available on Paramount Plus, with Scream 4 also available on Hulu premium channels and Showtime.

Scream (2022) on Blu-ray/DVD

Lovers of physical media will be able to add Scream to their collection as a 4K, Blu-ray or DVD on April 5. It is also being made available as part of a two-movie collection set with the original 1996 Scream on both 4K and Blu-ray.

Some of the special features that will be included in the Scream 4K/Blu-ray/DVD are filmmaker commentary from the directors and writers; interviews with Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette on why they came back for the latest movie; introductions to the new generation of Woodsboro victims and potential killers; deleted scenes; and a tribute to franchise creator Wes Craven.

What you need to know about Scream

Sharing the title of the original 1996 movie, this new Scream is a sequel/reboot mix, as original characters like Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers-Riley (Courteney Cox) and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) are brought in to help the new Scream cast (Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega) take on Ghostface. 

Scream is the first movie in the franchise not to be directed by Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015. Instead, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, part of the Radio Silence directing team (Ready or Not), are behind the camera.

Watch the trailer to get a sense of what Scream has in store.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.