Scream 6 Ending Explained: How Did It Set Up Scream 7?
Scream 6 is currently in theaters and has so many unexpected turns that you probably won’t see the ending coming. Even if you do, it’s possible that you won’t fully comprehend what happened or why.
Therefore, if you have questions regarding Scream 6’s ending or want to learn more about what it means for Scream 7 and the franchise’s future, we’ve got you covered.
Scream 6 Ending Explained
Scream 6’s conclusion is somewhat convoluted, so let’s go back to Scream 5. In the 2022 “requel,” Ghostface made a comeback and tortured a new generation of youngsters, including Randy Meeks’ niece and nephew (Jamie Kennedy) and Billy Loomis’ daughter, who wasn’t his biological child (Skeet Ulrich).
In the end, it was revealed that the murderers were Richie Kirsch, pretending to romance Sam Carpenter, Billy’s daughter, and Amber, a member of the core group of friends. Online dating brought together Richie (Jack Quaid) and Amber, who bonded over their love of the Stab flicks (the in-universe film franchise inspired by the Ghostface killings).
By the end of Scream 5, Richie and Amber had both passed away, as is customary with these things. Yet, it turned out that Scream was still working with Richie.
The survivors are followed in Scream 6 as they move to New York City to attend college. Except for Sam, devastated by the self-defense murder of her fictitious boyfriend Richie and horrified by the fact that she enjoyed it, everyone is doing OK.
Even worse, the internet has come to believe that Sam was the natural killer and had just set Richie up. When Ghostface then appears, everything turns worse. Scream 6 concludes in a spooky abandoned movie theater that Richie turned into a shrine to Ghostface after nearly an hour of stabbing, running, and hearing threatening phone calls.
Later, it is revealed that Richie’s father, brother, and sister—all of whom have been driven insane by grief—are the murderers. They even adopted cover identities to move in with our heroes as housemates, spreading the notion that Sam was the killer.
Given that Richie’s father (Dermot Mulroney) also works as a police officer, it was simple for him to establish a rapport with his victims. The conclusion occurs swiftly and isn’t entirely coherent. It appears the bad guys intended to kill Sam after accusing her of murdering her half-sister.
Despite his father’s admission that he assisted in the initial construction of Richie’s Ghostface shrine, it appears that Richie’s family is in total denial that he was a psychopathic serial killer.
That doesn’t matter because the heroes miraculously live while all three villains perish. The Kirsch family is supposedly no longer around, but will Richie’s legacy be felt in Scream 7?
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How Scream 6 Ending Set Up Scream 7
It’s interesting how Richie’s character becomes much more complex in Scream 6 after the fact. He used to be an evil movie nerd who was essentially a poor man’s Ghostface. He has become something worse now: a Ghostface scholar who became a martyr, with a dash of a cult leader from the afterlife tossed in for good measure.
We believe Jack Quaid’s murdering dweeb will make another appearance, especially given how Richie is elevated in Scream 6 above most of the franchise’s Ghostface. He may have passed away, but when has that prevented a character from reappearing in a horror film? Richie’s journey isn’t over, whether he emerges in a flashback or miraculously survives Scream 5’s events.