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"Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong" About... The Scream Movies

With a new spree around the corner for cinema's favorite ghostface killer, we're looking back at the meta slasher series and debating the best kills, Tomatometer scores, and what we want from a fifth installment.

by | October 12, 2021 | Comments

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What’s your favorite scary movie… from the Scream franchise?


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That’s the question on our minds this week as we feast on the first trailer for the upcoming fifth Scream movie – simply called Scream – and prepare for a bloody reunion with Sidney, Gale, Dewey, and – behind you! – GHOSTFACE.

With the world buzzing over the new film, which features our central trio plus a slew of new body-bag–bound characters, we’re dedicating this week’s episode of podcast Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong to the meta horror franchise that kicked off a 1990s slasher revival.

Is the Tomatometer ranking of the Scream movies right? Does Scream 3 really deserve the ignoble honor of being the series’ sole Rotten entry? (Justice for Parker Posey.) What are the best and most terrifying kills? And what are we looking forward to in the franchise’s next installment?

Joining regular co-hosts Jacqueline Coley and Mark Ellis is outgoing Rotten Tomatoes Editor-in-Chief and Scream superfan Joel Meares. Will he be able to convince them that Scream 3 deserves its place in the sun? (Or, at the very least, didn’t deserve for the critics to gut it like a fish.)

Check in every Thursday for a new episode of Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong (A Podcast From Rotten Tomatoes). Each week, hosts Jacqueline and Mark and guests go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: “Rotten Tomatoes is wrong.”


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If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at rtiswrong@rottentomatoes.com.


Meet the hosts

Jacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.

Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he’s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.


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