Another Actress Won’t Be Returning For Scream 7


Another actress won’t be returning

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What’s your favourite scary movie? It might not be Scream 7 any more.

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Another day comes with another axing from the Scream 7 movie and it’s from another main character! Guess who? Jenna Ortega won’t be joining the cast for the horror extravaganza, Scream VII!

Just a day ago, her co-star Melissa Barrera got the boot from the spooky saga because of some comments she made about Israel-Palestine on social media.

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According to the gossip gurus at Deadline, 21-year-old Jenna had to bail on the sequel because of a clash in schedules with the second season of her Netflix hit, “Wednesday.”

In a shocking turn of events on Tuesday, a spokesperson spilled the beans to Variety that Melissa Barrera got the axe.Well, her social media posts got her into some hot water, with some folks seeing them as antisemitic. Spyglass made it loud and clear – they have tolerance for antisemitism or any kind of hate speech.

Melissa’s Instagram post about Gaza being treated like a concentration camp raised some eyebrows.

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And to top it all off, director Christopher Landon wrote on Twitter/X, saying, “This is my statement: Everything sucks. Stop yelling. This was not my decision to make.”
Well, if the director himself is saying everything sucks, we can only imagine the rollercoaster this movie is turning into!

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Main Actress Is Dramatically Cut From Scream 7

Hold on to your ghost masks, horror fans, because the screams surrounding Scream 7 are getting louder, and this time it’s not just from the on-screen victims. There’s been a shock in the casting though.

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Melissa Barrera, the fearless face of the past two Scream thrillers, has been unceremoniously axed from the much-anticipated sequel.

Known for her roles in In the Heights and Vida, Barrera gripped audiences as Sam Carpenter, the older sister to Jenna Ortega’s Tara, in the spine-chilling series. Sam, revealed to be the daughter of the original Ghostface mastermind Billy Loomis, dodged death like a pro in the first two films, standing tall alongside other survivors, including Tara, Chad Meeks-Martin, and Mindy Meeks-Martin.

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Variety (via SlashFilm) dropped the bomb that Barrera got the boot not because of any on-screen sins, but because of her real-life posts causing a digital storm. Her pro-Palestinian stance raised eyebrows and ruffled feathers, with some claiming she crossed the line by suggesting “an antisemitic trope that Jews control the media.” Talk about a social media shocker!

Now, the Scream franchise has seen its fair share of casting curveballs, with Neve Campbell ghosting Scream 6 due to a salary standoff. Radio Silence, the directing duo, spilled the tea that changes had to be made to the sequel’s script to accommodate Campbell’s absence. But Barrera’s departure is a whole new level of horror for Scream 7.

With whispers of Scream 7 taking a similar route to deal with Barrera’s exit, it seems the Ghostface saga is facing a scream-worthy setback. Sam Carpenter was no bit part in the recent sequels, making her absence a haunting challenge for the movie’s development. Brace yourselves, folks, because if Sam takes a backseat, Jenna Ortega’s Tara might have to step up and steer the horror ship.

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Balancing Ortega’s jam-packed schedule with Scream 7’s filming could be a horror movie in itself. Between wrapping up Beetlejuice 2 and returning to Netflix’s Wednesday for Season 2, Ortega is juggling more than just ghostly killers. With Barrera’s sudden departure, the studio might be scrambling to figure out the next move—unless they can conjure a plan to bring back the original Sam and salvage their horror masterpiece.

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So, grab your popcorn and your ghost mask, because Scream 7 is delivering more drama than a ghost-filled soap opera!

The One Detail In Scream That All Horror Fans Missed

Scream,” the 1996 horror masterpiece directed by Wes Craven, is a film that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with its intense suspense, witty humor, and iconic slasher moments. However, beneath the surface, it’s also a cinematic treasure trove of hidden details and subtle hints that contribute to its enduring popularity among horror enthusiasts.

One such detail can be found in a seemingly innocuous scene that hints at the killer’s true identity early on in the film.

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In the world of horror cinema, “Scream” is revered for its meta approach to the genre. It’s a film that not only pays homage to classic horror tropes but also subverts them in clever and unexpected ways. This cleverness extends to the way it drops subtle clues throughout the narrative, foreshadowing the shocking revelations that await the audience.

The scene in question occurs early in the film and involves the main characters: Sidney Prescott’s, her boyfriend, Billy Loomis, his best friend, Stu Macher, Tatum Riley and the movie’s resident film buff, Randy Meeks.

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They are all gathered by a fountain, discussing the recent murder that has shaken their small town. While this scene may appear to be a simple exchange of dialogue, keen-eyed viewers have noticed a crucial detail that hints at the true identity of Ghostface—the film’s iconic masked killer.

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As we watch this scene unfold, pay close attention to the characters’ footwear. Billy and Stu, the two characters who will later be revealed as the culprits behind the Ghostface mask, are both wearing the infamous black boots that the killer wears throughout the film. This choice of footwear is not a coincidence; it’s a deliberate visual clue planted by director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson.

The black boots worn by Billy and Stu stand in stark contrast to the green shoes worn by Randy Meeks. While it may seem like a trivial detail at first glance, this visual juxtaposition serves as a subtle nod to the true nature of these characters. In the world of “Scream,” nothing is accidental, and every detail matters.

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This clever bit of foreshadowing is a testament to the filmmakers’ meticulous attention to detail and their commitment to crafting a suspenseful and engaging narrative. It’s also a prime example of how “Scream” manages to blur the lines between horror and comedy, keeping the audience both terrified and entertained simultaneously.

The use of visual cues and subtle hints is a hallmark of great filmmaking, and “Scream” is no exception. It’s a film that rewards repeat viewings, as each time you watch it, you’re likely to discover something new—whether it’s a hidden clue, a clever reference to classic horror films, or a witty line of dialogue that you hadn’t noticed before.

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In addition to its narrative brilliance, “Scream” is also celebrated for its self-awareness and its ability to comment on the genre it belongs to which has been mirrored in future films in which characters often discuss the ‘meta’ or horror films!

As fans continue to revisit “Scream” and introduce it to new generations of horror enthusiasts, the film’s enduring appeal is a testament to its status as a genre-defining classic. But it does always bring one question to mind…

‘What’s your FAVOURITE scary movie?!’

Relive the scene here:

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21 Actors From The Harry Potter Films Who Are No Longer With Us

Calling all fellow wizards and witches, it’s time to raise our wands and remember the magical stars who’ve left us from the Harry Potter universe. Since the very first Harry Potter movie graced our screens in 2001 with “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” we’ve laughed, cried, and cheered alongside a fantastic cast of characters. But, my friends, the bittersweet truth is that not all of them are still with us.

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We’ve had to bid farewell to 21 talented actors who brought the wizarding world to life. From the mighty Professor Snape, played by the unforgettable Alan Rickman, to the wise Professor Dumbledore portrayed by the legendary Richard Harris. Even the gentle giant Hagrid, portrayed by Robbie Coltrane, has ventured into the great beyond.

But it’s not just the headlining heroes who have left us. The magic of Harry Potter extends to the supporting cast as well. Elizabeth Spriggs, who played the enchanting Fat Lady guarding Gryffindor Tower, and Verne Troyer, our beloved Griphook, have also passed away.

1) Richard Harris – Albus Dumbledore

Prior to Michael Gambon taking over for the remaining six Harry Potter films, Harris played the grandfatherly headmaster in the first two films and many fans were delighted with the casting as he looked as so many fans imagined!

2) Alan Rickman – Severus Snape

Fans of Harry Potter were very saddened by Severus Snape’s loss, but Alan Rickman’s death was by far a bigger shock. Tragically, the actor passed away in January 2016 after receiving a confidential diagnosis of terminal cancer.

3) Robert Knox – Marcus Belby

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Knox, an English actor, played Marcus Belby. Tragically, Knox was fatally stabbed outside a London pub after getting involved in a fight to defend his brother.

Later, a documentary was produced on the actor’s tragic passing and the cast of the Potter films wore ribbons in his memory at the premiere.

4) Elizabeth Spriggs – The Fat Lady

Spriggs was well-known for portraying The Fat Lady, a living portrait who watches over the Gryffindor common area. Comedian Dawn French subsequently took over the part.

5) Timothy Bateson – Kreacher

Prior to his death in 2009, Bateson performed the voice of Kreacher, an elderly house elf, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

6) Alfred Burke – Armando Dippet

Alfred Burke, who was well-known for his roles as Frank Marker in Public Eye and subsequently as Armando Dippett, Dumbledore’s predecessor at Hogwarts, died in February 2011 at the age of 92.

7) Jimmy Gardner – Ernie Prang

In the third Harry Potter movie from 2004, Gardner, a WWII veteran who had been acting since the 1960s, played Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang.

8) Eric Sykes – Frank Bryce

Frank Bryce, a Muggle who lived in Little Hangleton, the same community which the Riddle family also called home, was portrayed by comic actor Eric Sykes. He worked as their gardener and eventually was the main suspect in the death of the family, but viewers will know he was innocent.

9) Richard Griffiths – (Uncle) Vernon Dursley

Richard Griffiths, a renowned British actor of theatre and cinema recognised for performances in The History Boys, Withnail and I, and Chariots of Fire, was the only person who could have brought Harry’s Uncle Vernon to life and fans loved to loathe him!

10) David Ryall – Elphias Doge

In the 2010 film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Ryall took over Peter Cartwright’s role as Elphias Doge, a member of the Order of the Phoenix but sadly passed away, 2014’s Christmas Day.

11) Dave Legeno – Fenrir Greyback

Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf and Death Eater with a sinister propensity for harming innocent youngsters, as the really die-hard fans would know. Tragically, the actor who played him passed away in July 2014 in Death Valley, California, after appearing in three Harry Potter films.

12) Roger Lloyd Pack – Barty Crouch Senior

Roger Lloyd Pack, who played Trigger in the enduring sitcom Only Fools and Horses, went on to play Barty Crouch Senior, a powerful Ministry of Magic official in the series furing Goblet of Fire.

13) Derek Deadman – Tom The Innkeeper

Derek Deadman, a character actor with more than 40 years of experience in the British entertainment business, created the role of Tom, the barman from The Leaky Cauldron, a pub in Diagon Alley.

14) Terence Baylor – The Blood Baron

The Bloody Baron, a ghost at Hogwarts who was originally a wizard also known as Phillip Strenger, was played by New Zealand actor Terence Bayler.

15) John Hurt – Ollivander

Hurt, a well-known English actor whose career spanned five decades including a pivotal part in the Doctor Who video, played the kind-hearted wandmaker Ollivander in the movie series.

16) Robert Hardy – Cornelius Fudge

Magical Minister Robert Hardy CBE, who had acting credentials in theatre, cinema, and television before his passing in 2017, played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies.

17) Verne Troyer – Griphook

Verne Troyer played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movie, which is perhaps his most well-known role, but he also played Griphook in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone until Warwick Davies took over.

18) Helen McCrory – Narcissa Malfoy

Before her tragic passing in 2021, McCrory had amassed a large following because to her performances in films like Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series and Polly in Peaky Blinders.

19) Robbie Coltrane – Rubeus Hagrid

The world was in mourning in 2022 after learning of the passing of renowned Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who is best known for his role as Hagrid, the affable groundskeeper in the Harry Potter series.

20) Leslie Phillips – The Sorting Hat

Phillips was well-known for appearing in the Carry On films and for lending his voice to The Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter films. He passed away in November of last year after building a successful and protracted acting career.

21) Michael Gambon – Albus Dumbledore (2)

Sadly the news of Michael Gambon’s passing is so sudden and yet he contributed to 6 of the Harry Potter films after taking over from Richard Harris in which he showed a feistier side to the headmaster and fans came to love him. Not to mention his most famous quote ‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’

As fans of the wizarding world, we’ll always cherish the enchanting moments these actors gifted us. Let’s hold onto those memories, rewatch the films, and keep their magic alive in our hearts. After all, “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home,” as J.K. Rowling once said. And so will the enchanting performances of these dearly departed actors in the world of Harry Potter.

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