Scream 6 Ending Explained: Wes Craven’s newest installment in his groundbreaking slasher film series, Scream 6, has Ghostface terrorizing the streets of New York City.

The latest film is full of action and tension because the infamous killer is back on the streets. There are also a few easter eggs, in addition to unforeseen discoveries and kills.

Following the events of Scream 2022, the latest installment in the Scream horror film series, Scream 6 finds Sam Carpenter and her sister Tara trying to enjoy a fresh start at college far away from Woodsboro.

Trying to live a normal life, the two are joined by fellow Ghostface survivors Mindy and Chad. Things start to get complicated, however, when a new killer emerges and begins to frame Sam for his crimes.

Scream 6 is currently in theaters and has so many unforeseen twists that you most likely will not see the surprise end. Even if you do, you may not fully understand what happened or why.

So, if you have questions about the ending of Scream 6 or simply want to learn more about what it means for Scream 7 and the future of the franchise, we have got you covered.

Scream 6 Ending Explained

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It seems that the ending of Scream 6 is a bit complex, so let’s start all the way back in Scream 5 first. In the 2022 “prequel”, Ghostface made a comeback and tortured a new generation of young people, including Randy Meeks’ nephew and niece in addition to Billy Loomis’ daughter, who was not his own child .

In the end, it was revealed that Amber and Richie Kirsch were the killers. Amber and Richie first connected through the internet and bonded over their shared passion for Stab films.

By the end of Scream 5, Richie and Amber were both dead, as is the custom with this stuff. However, it turned out that Scream was still working with Richie.

The survivors are followed in Scream 6 as they head to New York City to attend college. Except for Sam, who is devastated by the self-defense killing of her fictitious boyfriend Richie and horrified by the indisputable fact that she really had fun, everyone seems to be doing well.

Even worse, the internet came to believe that Sam was the real killer and had just set up Richie. Everything goes to hell when Ghostface then shows up.

Scream six ends in a spooky abandoned movie theater that Richie has turned into a shrine to Ghostface after virtually an hour of stabbings, chases, and hearing phone calls from the wrong person.

Later, it’s revealed that Richie’s father, brother, and sister—all of whom have been driven mad by grief—are the killers.

They even adopted cover identities to go live with our heroes as companions, spreading the idea that Sam was the real killer. Richie was able to easily approach his victims because his father also happened to be a police officer.

The ending happens quickly and isn’t perfectly factual. It seems that the bad guys intended to kill Sam after accusing her of killing her own half-sister.

Despite his father’s claim that he helped in the initial construction of Richie’s Ghostface sanctuary, it seems as if Richie’s family is in total denial that he was a psychopathic serial killer.

This doesn’t matter in the end because the heroes miraculously live while the three villains die.

Will there be a Scream 7?

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At this time, no announcement has been made as to when Scream 7 will be available. The creators of the film, however, are keen to expand the series.

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett expressed their desire to continue the franchise in an interview with Deadline.

The end of Scream 6 also made a suggestion that Sam has more story to tell. She may end up becoming the first Final Girl to turn Ghostface.

Although everything is still up in the air, we anticipate that the destiny of Scream 7 will be determined by how well Scream 6 does at the box office.

The Post Credits Scene from Scream 6

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Mindy Meeks-Martin says in the Scream 6 post-credits scene that “not all movies need a post-credits scene.” The scenario cleverly appears to be a continuation of Mindy’s monologue describing the conventions of horror movies and franchises.

The scene after the credits in Scream 6 is another meta moment that aims at the production of franchise films, the propensity for them, and the viewer’s expectations that will be present.

The dialogue in the horror film’s post-credits scene matches the endless, self-aware commentary. It does not technically hint at anything for a subsequent Scream movie, but the structure of Scream 6 makes perfect sense with it.