The original Scream movie was released 26 years ago and spawned a franchise that rebooted the slasher genre. Fans of true slasher films appreciate the movies in his franchise, especially for the nods to other films in the genre. It is always interesting to find Walking Dead universe ties to other franchises. The Scream franchise links to The Walking Dead World Beyond actor Nico Tortorella and Telltale TWD voice actor Roger Jackson.
Nico Tortorella played Felix in TWD World Beyond for both seasons of this limited series. He would appear in the fourth Scream movie, where he played Trevor. In World Beyond, Felix was the head of security for the Campus Colony, who would leave his community to aid his adopted family, The Bennett sisters, Hope (Alexa Mansour) and Iris (Aliyah Royale). In the final scene of the series, viewers see the future of several characters. Felix is seen as married to Will, and they even have a dog in what appears to be a happily ever after for the couple.
In Scream 4, Trevor’s ending wasn’t so happy. As with most characters in a Scream movie, they were killed in some horrific way. Trevor was killed by his ex-girlfriend Jill (Emma Roberts), and she made it look like self-defense. Trevor was heavily based on Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) from the original Scream film.
Roger Jackson is a voice actor who has voiced characters like Mojo Mojo in The Powerpuff Girls, the original Mr. Mucus for Mucinex, and in Telltale TWD, he voiced Chuck and Stranger on Radio. According to IMDB, Jackson has 244 voice credits in his career so far.
He is also the voice of Ghostface in the Scream movies and the Netflix series. He will once again lend his voice talents in the new Scream movie released in 2022.
Scream 26th Anniversary
Many fans will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Scream by rewatching the original film, which will lead to them rewatching all five movies. The sixth installment of the Scream franchise will release on March 10, 2023.
The original Scream movie set the bar for other films in the horror genre to up their game as far as slasher content goes. Wes Craven reminded us what was so cool about the slasher films of the 70s and 80s and revamped that for the 90s and beyond. The Easter Egg nods to other slasher films are outstanding, and it is a lot of fun picking them out.