MTRCB gives ‘Scream VI’ an R-18 rating without cuts

Radio Silence’s follow-up sequel to Wes Craven’s slasher films is said to be the franchise’s “bloodiest” entry.

Previews for Scream VI tease a gruesomely violent entry, which is why the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) giving it the apt rating of R-18 — without cuts! — feels like a gift.

A teaser, in particular, has fans white-knuckled in fear and anxiety: Out of options to escape a killer, the new film’s victims quickly fashioned an emergency ladder as a bridge across the safety of another building. The scene is mighty tense, and to tuck it neatly in a Super Bowl teaser feels like Radio Silence, the film’s directors, might have some tricks up their sleeves.

Watch the teaser in question here:

Scream VI takes Ghostface to the seedy parts of New York, with Sam and Tara (played by Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, respectively) trying to leave the murderous events from the last film behind. But as things usually go in Scream films, someone, somewhere is ready to don the cloak and start slashing.

Like last year’s Scream, this six-quel also brings back legacy characters, including Courtney Cox’s steely investigative reporter, Gale Weathers, and Hayden Panettiere’s charismatic cinephile, Kirby Reed.

The film is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two-thirds of the filmmaking collective Radio Silence (Chad Villella serves as executive producer in this film). Their past works include Ready or Not, Devil’s Due, and the new V/H/S films. They’re currently working on a reimagining of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York.

Scream VI opens in Philippine theaters March 8th, 2022.

Alternate limited edition poster for Scream VI (2023). ©Paramount
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