In an interview with io9’s Germain Lussier, the filmmakers acknowledged their flouting of slasher flick custom. In response to Gillett:
“We undoubtedly knew it was going to be controversial. We had that response, proper? Our response was, ‘Whoa, can we try this?’ After which we did, largely as a result of we thought it felt type of unsafe and it wasn’t one thing that we had been positive may, you understand, quote-unquote, may exist, which made us go like, ‘Effectively, then let’s make it, after which we’ll see how that performs out.'”
It’s a jarring alternative, one which the franchise may’ve wanted because it reaches the “Jason Lives” threshold of its existence. Per Bettinelli-Olpin, they’re “testing the viewers,” attempting to knock them off stability and place every little thing in play.
I like this, however I additionally suppose if the collection wished to stay to the meta roots of Kevin Williamson’s authentic movie, they’d make a joke of Ghostface eschewing the usage of a shotgun. It is too straightforward. The macabre pleasure of being Ghostface is honoring the slasher movie custom. Why use a shotgun when you possibly can bludgeon somebody with a money register?
Alas, in case you’re hoping that is only a one-time blip, Villella has some very unhealthy information. As he informed Lussier, “We did not go full ‘Stab 8’ with it the place it is a sleeveless Ghostface with a flamethrower. We’ll save that one for no matter they do subsequent.” I say screw it and provides Ghostface the nuclear launch codes. Go apocalyptic or go house.