Who doesn’t know a character named Ghostface who appears in this SCREAM movie. Directed by Matt Benitelli and Tyler Gillett, SCREAM is a thriller, horror and mystery film.
Set 25 years after a series of brutal murders in the town of Woodsboro, in this fifth installment, Ghostface will reunite with the original trio of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (Arquette) and Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox). They will act with a new group of teenagers against the new Ghostface.
Ghostface itself is a sadistic killer in the film SCREAM. The murders committed by Ghostface are very cruel and occur many times in the fictional town of Woodsboro. The target victims of the Ghostface murder themselves were a group of teenagers. It doesn’t stop there, there are many unique stories behind Ghostface, so just take a look at 5 interesting Ghostface facts here.
The White Cloak Plan
Ghostface is often compared to iconic killers in films such as Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers. The character display has now become an icon. However, at first there was one very big difference in the costumes.
In order to look more like a ghost, the serial killer’s plan is to wear a white robe. The idea changed when filmmakers began to worry that people would associate this character and the Ku Klux Klan.
The only chance to hear Ghostface’s voice was over the phone. That actor is Roger Jackson, he is the one who appeared in all four films to date, Jackson has cast the voice of Ghostface as their victim killer on the line.
Jackson does a great job of delivering a normal yet subtle sound. While filming the first SCREAM, Jackson was literally on the other end of the line while Neve Campbell and Drew Barrymore did their scenes.
Prank on Set
With four films to date, the SCREAM franchise is one of the few horror franchises to run for 26 years with the same director and main cast across all films.
Part of the reason may be that every actor and crew had a lot of fun making this film. On the set of SCREAM 4, Wes Craven performed a prank in which someone dressed as Ghostface appeared in a scene where Ghostface wasn’t meant to appear and freaked out the actors.
Like all other masked assassins, finding the right face or mask for Ghostface is critical to the film’s success. As it turns out, there were several key inspirations that helped found the now-famous look.
Many people point to the painting Scream by Edvard Munch that appears on the cover of Pink Floyd’s album THE WALL. In addition there is also a ghost character from the cartoon called BETTY BOOP.
While the name Ghostface has become the identity of these iconic assassins, the original script did not give them a name. They were initially only referred to as masked killers with no display description.
In the film, when Tatum Riley is confronted by the killer, he is the first to call him Ghostface. But initially when Dewey brought costumes from the shop to the police station, the Ghostface costume label was labeled “Father Death”.