Melissa Barrera teases Scream administrators’ bloody, claustrophobic Common monster film

Melissa Barrera could also be reuniting along with her Scream administrators Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett for Common’s new Traditional Monsters film, however she guarantees the horror movie will probably be a really totally different beast to their earlier collaborations.


Whereas selling her new musical Carmen, which releases within the UK in the present day, GamesRadar+ requested her concerning the upcoming flick, to which she revealed she’s presently capturing it in Dublin, Eire. “We’re going to be right here for the subsequent two months and it’s so cool,” Barrera added. “I believe it’s a really totally different film from Scream, you understand? It’s a very totally different sort of vibe. However there’s a whole lot of blood too.

“The solid is so nice in it; it’s a extremely small solid. It nearly all occurs in, like, one location so it’s a kind of… contained motion pictures. I really like to observe [those], they’re my sort of film so I’m very excited to be part of this. I simply don’t need to say something concerning the monster in it, it’s an enormous spoiler. However yeah, it’s actually cool. We’re all having a good time doing it.”

Given Barrera’s pretty tight-lipped response, it gained’t be a shock to be taught that we don’t know all that a lot concerning the plot of Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett’s subsequent style outing. For now, all we now have been informed is that Barrera will share the display with Matilda the Musical breakout Alisha Weir and Dan Stevens.

The Gap within the Floor scribe Stephen Shields is alleged to have written the script, with revisions made by Man Bisick, who beforehand labored with Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett on Prepared or Not, Scream, and Scream 6. For now, plot particulars stay underneath wraps, however The Hollywood Reporter has beforehand instructed that the movie was referred to as Dracula’s Daughter at one level. In response to the publication, then, it was set to comply with a gaggle of serial kidnappers who get greater than they bargained for once they inadvertently abduct the bloodsucking offspring of the titular vampire.

Again in 2017, Common tried to launch a brand new period of Traditional Monsters motion pictures with The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise. Regardless of making $410 million on the international box-office, the movie was mentioned to have misplaced round $95m resulting from excessive manufacturing and advertising and marketing prices, and its poor essential reception led to the studio pulling the plug on its mapped-out ‘Darkish Universe’ franchise.  

In 2020, it teamed with Blumhouse to convey out The Invisible Man, Leigh Whannell’s fashionable tackle H. G. Wells’ novel of the identical identify. The movie, which was led by Elisabeth Moss, earned glowing opinions and made a good $144.5 million of a $7m price range.

Carmen, from Dazzler Media, is displaying in choose theaters throughout the UK now. For extra, try our checklist of essentially the most thrilling upcoming motion pictures heading our approach all through 2023 and past.