Popular horror film Scream 4 can now be watched online for free. Here is how you can stream the pivotal Wes Craven-directed film right now on Facebook.
In 1996, renowned 80s director Wes Craven turned the horror genre on its head with the release of Scream. The hit project brought slasher films back from the dead, and gave it a modern spin.
The franchise was so popular that it’s getting a fifth installment at the start of 2022. To celebrate its return, Lionsgate has teamed up with Facebook to let fans watch Scream 4 online for free starting in November.
How to watch Scream 4 for free
Scream 4 hit theaters in 2011, and was unfortunately Wes Craven’s final project before he passed away in 2015. While the series was initially meant to be a trilogy, the entire original cast returned for the anticipated reboot.
The story sees main protagonist Sidney Prescott, portrayed by Neve Campbell, return to her hometown of Woodsboro decades after the events of the first film. The feature introduced a new cast such as Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere.
Lionsgate Films is treating fans of the series by uploading the fourth installment for free online for a limited time. Those wanting to watch right now need to go to their Facebook page (which you can reach here). The video will only play if you have an account with the social media platform and are logged in.
Scream 4 was generally liked by critics and fans upon release, and was praised for staying faithful to the first film – while introducing a new generation of characters to the lore.
In 2020, it was revealed that a fifth film was going into production. While there is little known about the project, actors Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox have confirmed they will reprise their roles.
At the time of writing, the project is scheduled to release in January 2022. It will be interesting to see the new direction the franchise takes, especially with the loss of Wes Craven at the helm.