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Scream 7 star dropped from film following social media posts

Scream 7 star dropped from film following social media posts

Scream actress reportedly dropped from next movie

Since its inception way back in 1996 and from the genius mind of Wes Craven (at least for the first four movies), the Scream movie franchise has been a firm favourite of fans of the horror genre.

The Scream movie franchise offers a perfect blend of horror, goofiness and a dose of ‘Who did it?’ mystery to keep fans on their toes throughout each entry. Though it’s always kind of obvious who the killer or killers might be in each movie, yet that doesn't stop fans from having a blast.

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From 1996 to 2000, we were treated to the first three movies of the franchise, but the fourth entry would not arrive until 2011. Then we had another decade-long break with Scream V arriving in 2022, followed by Scream VI this year.

While a release date has not been announced for Scream VII, it is expected to arrive at some point between 2024 and 2025. Without giving any spoilers away, the two Scream movies post-2022 centred around the character's Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) and her sister, Tara Carpenter (Jenna Ortega). So naturally, we would assume that Scream VII would be a continuation of those character's stories, right? Well, that might not be the case, because at this time Melissa Barrera will reportedly play no role in Scream VII.

As reported by, it is claimed that Melissa Barrera was dropped from Scream VII several weeks back related to Instagram posts in October commenting on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. That being said, distributors of the recent Scream movies, Paramount Pictures have not confirmed the reports, and neither has Melissa Barrera.

Production for Scream VII would have begun long before Melissa Barrera was reportedly dropped from the movie, so it will be interesting to see how it will develop moving forward.

The film's director Christopher Landon has since commented on the reports, saying, "This is my statement: Everything sucks. Stop yelling. This was not my decision to make.”

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV And Film