Scream VII Director Steps Away From Film

Scream VII is already off to a horrifying start.

Whether you’re into horror movies or not, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the famous slasher series Scream. You may love the films, hate them, or have never given them a watch, but you probably recognize Ghostface. The series continues to move forward with Scream VII on the horizon, but it’s already off to a scary start.

It started with actress Melissa Barrera being fired from the project. Then, news broke that Jenna Ortega – now famous for her Netflix series Wednesday – was also stepping away from the movie.

Director Christopher Landon has announced that he’s leaving the project, too. He posted on X on December 23rd, “I guess now is as good a time as any to announce I formally exited Scream 7 weeks ago. This will disappoint some and delight others. It was a dream job that turned into a nightmare. And my heart did break for everyone involved. Everyone. But it’s time to move on.”

Losing two actresses and a director doesn’t sound like a good start for the latest installment in the franchise. Only time will tell who the next director will be and whether the film will rise above its rocky beginnings.