From the teaser trailer, it’s hinted that Sidney may not be the prime target this time around. Looking back at how the phone voice was utilized in Scream sequel trailers, they represented a good chunk of the killers’ motives – in Scream 2, the killer used “remember me” to link himself to the unfinished business of Billy Loomis. In Scream 3, the killer welcomed her to “the final act” to signify a concluding confrontation.
But in Scream 4, there’s no familiarity present in what little we’ve heard. Sidney has written a book about survival and the killer calls her on that with his “you’re a survivor”. He taunts her – no death threat against her, but others – while she stays alive to see it all go down.
But he’ll try anyway. Even the new generation of killer can’t resist going for the golden Prescott trophy kill. With some classic cat-and-mouse action along the way, naturally.