2022’s Scream has a fully loaded soundtrack that mixes new and familiar songs, cultivating the perfect atmosphere for this tribute to Wes Craven.
The songs played throughout 2022 Scream perfectly match the tone of the film, with the soundtrack drawing viewers back to Woodsboro. The film’s soundtrack mixes songs from multiple genres. Pop, alternative, indie and hip-hop can all be found in the new entry of the Scream series. Viewers will recognize some familiar favorites and can also expect to stumble upon a few songs they’ve never heard.
The film itself draws heavily from the first film, but Scream 2022 increases the gore and violence, and the soundtrack brings it into the 2020s. The music is important to update the film while retaining the atmosphere of the original. Most of the songs are heard during the party unlike the original. Rather than having all the characters sit down to watch a movie together, playing music during their house party reminds viewers that even though they’re in the same place, they’re in a different time period. Plus, the movie is mostly backed by a wonderful score by Emmy-nominated Brian Tyler.
The plot of the new film is deliberately similar to the plot of the first film and includes characters who survived the original Scream movies. the Scream the soundtrack lets viewers feel what audiences did in 1996. Instead of watching a scary 90s movie, audiences get as engaged as those who saw the original Scream in theaters 25 years ago watching another meta-horror updated to match the experiences of modern audiences. Below is a full list of songs from Scream The soundtrack of 2022.
“Just Us” by DJ Khaled ft. SZA- This song starts playing like Scream the character Samantha (Melissa Barrera) sits on the sidewalk outside the bowling alley where she works. Samantha is with her boyfriend Richie (Jack Quaid) and she gets a call from Wes (Dylan Minnette) saying that her sister Tara (Jenna Ortega) has been attacked.
“The American Cry” by Alkaline Trion – ‘The American Scream’ plays as audience meets for the first time Scream The teenage characters of 2022. They sit outside the high school and discuss Tara’s attack.
“Turn to Hatred” by Orville Peck – This Orville Peck song is playing inside the bar where the teenagers hang out. Vince (Kyle Gallner) arrives to harass Liv (Sonia Ben Ammar) and Chad (Mason Gooding) threatens to beat him up.
“Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – This song plays after Vince leaves the bar. Someone shines their car headlights too hard on him for him to see them. The car is empty and “Red Right Hand” plays on the radio in a suspenseful scene unique to the reboot, which reminds viewers why it was one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2022.
Kamaiyah’s “Pressure” – Tara realizes she can’t find her inhaler, so she, Samantha, and Richie decide to go to Amber’s (Mikey Madison) house, which happens to be Stu’s (Matthew Lillard) old house. The scene cuts to the party Amber is throwing in Wes’ honor. “Pressure” plays before Amber goes down to the basement to drink booze and Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown) confronts her.
“Guilty Conscience” by 070 Shake – Liv and Chad are kissing at the party when this song is playing. Liv tells Chad she’s ready to have sex with him, but he turns her down because he’s not sure she isn’t the killer in a scene that is strongly reminiscent of director Wes’ original film. Craven. Liv gets up and leaves angrily.
“Awe Sh*t!” by The Alkaholiks – “Awe Sh*t!” continues to play at the party after Liv walks away from Chad.
“Falling in Love” by Caroline Kingsbury – This Caroline Kingsbury song plays during the party. Chad receives a text from Liv’s phone telling him to track her phone. The song can still be heard coming from the house as Chad goes out to find it.
“High Priestess” by Santigold – This song plays as Tara, Samantha and Richie arrive at Amber’s house. Amber then tells everyone that the party is over.
“Fall Out of Love” (Scream 5 Version) by Salem with additional vocals by Carlie Hanson – “Fall Out of Love” plays over the film’s closing credits.
“I don’t want to talk” by Wallows – This song plays throughout the rest of the closing credits of Scream.
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