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Who Is Ghostface In Scream 5?

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett revitalized the "Scream" series, creating one of the best horror reboots in recent years. Their first project, simply titled "Scream," was the fifth installment in the franchise, serving as a soft reboot and continuation with a mostly-new cast joining franchise icons Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox), and Dewey Riley (David Arquette). 

"Scream" follows the standard format for the series, including the franchise's iconic self-aware perspective. Ghostface's identity is a massive mystery throughout most of the film until it's revealed during the climax as Amber Freeman (Mickey Madison) and Richie Kirsch (Jack Quaid). Inspired by the franchise's original killers –Stu (Matthew Lillard) and Billy (Skeet Ulrich) — and the in-universe "Stab" movies, this murderous dynamic duo achieved something that no previous Ghostface ever has: killing Dewey. 

With "Scream," directors Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett deliver a shocking Ghostface reveal. It probably helped that the filmmakers took extreme measures to prevent spoilers, giving the cast different scripts while filming. While Amber and Richie are dead and there's a new Ghostface for the most recent "Scream" film, these two ushered in a new era for the franchise and left a massive impact.

Amber's death in Scream is a familiar one for Mickey Madison

Mickey Madison's Amber meets a gruesome end at the end of "Scream," getting set on fire after her climactic fight with Gale. Going out in a ball of flames has become somewhat of a trend in Madison's young career as she came face to face with a flame-thrower-wielding Leonardo DiCaprio at the end of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

"I saw them as two completely different characters with that random coincidence," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I actually didn't know that my character was supposed to be set on fire in the end. I thought that was supposed to be Jack's [Quaid] character's death because that's how he died in the script they had given me. So when they told me, I was definitely like, 'Huh, that's a funny coincidence.' But it wasn't a specific choice on [Radio Silence's] end in regard to me."

Madison revealed in the interview that she was one of the few that knew the ending of "Scream" before filming began. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett pitched her the idea of playing Ghostface during the audition process, conveniently leaving out the fire bit. Hopefully, her next roles involve fewer flames.