With the release of Scream 5 just days away in the UK, horror fans are no doubt feeling nostalgic.
Wes Craven’s original Scream movie changed the face of horror and spawned thousands of sub-par teenage slasher films trying to live up to it, with very few succeeding.
Now with the release of the new Scream film in 2022, an incredible 25 years after the first, fans will be happy to hear that critics are lauding it as the ‘best since the original’.
But 25 years is a long time, and since it could have been a while since you watched the iconic franchise, you might need a refresher.
So, with the eagerly-anticipated film about to hit cinemas in the UK, how can you watch Scream 1 – 4 online before Scream 5 is released?
Where to watch all the Scream films before the fifth is released
How to watch Scream online in the UK
The one that started it all, with a cameo from Drew Barrymore and the now iconic line: ‘What’s your favourite scary movie?’
Wes Craven’s slasher film was an instant classic, as Ghostface stalks, terrorises and murders a group of high school students as they – and the insufferable reporter played by Courteney Cox – try to unmask the killer before it’s too late, with some savage twists and turns throughout.
You can watch the first Scream movie online in the UK if you want to freshen your memory before seeing Scream 5 in cinemas, but unfortunately it won’t be free.
Amazon Prime has Scream to rent for £2.99 or buy for £3.99; you can also rent or buy it on YouTube, though it is a bit pricier at £10, and Sky Store has the Scream 1 – 3 box set to buy and keep for £15.
How to watch Scream 2 online in the UK
Though not nearly a iconic as the first, Scream 2 is a solid sequel showing the survivors of the high school massacre having to band together once again.
Sidney, now a college student, is trying to move on from the trauma of the past, but this proves difficult when a movie based on the events, named Stab, has just been released.
And when college students start being murdered in a similar way to before, Sidney, reporter Gale and Deputy Dewey race against time to find the new copycat killer.
If you’re a Virgin Media customer, you can stream Scream 2 on Virgin TV.
Scream 2 is also available to watch online elsewhere in the UK, but, like the first film, it will cost you: you can rent for £3.49 on Amazon, Apple TV and the Sky Store or buy for £3.99 on Amazon, Apple TV and the Sky Store.
How to watch Scream 3 online in the UK
The film set to be the final instalment in the Scream trilogy (Spoiler alert: It was not the final instalment in the Scream trilogy) saw director Craven delve deeper into the metaverse, with the plot revolving around yet another copycat killer who is murdering the cast members of the upcoming ‘Stab 3’.
Sidney, who has been in self-imposed isolation after the traumatic events of the first two massacres, is forced to come out of hiding to catch the killer once again.
And, once again, Scream 3 is available to stream on Virgin TV, but won’t come free on Amazon, YouTube and Sky Store.
UK viewers can watch Scream 3 for renting it on Google Play and Amazon for £2.49, on Amazon for £2.99, and on Apple TV and Sky Store for £3.49.
You can also buy it for £3.99 on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, Sky Store and YouTube.
How to watch Scream 4 online in the UK
In 2011, a whopping 11 years since the last Scream movie, Sidney Prescott returned to our screens – and, with her, so did Ghostface.
Trying to recover from the now-three massacres she survived, Sidney has written a self-help book, and returns to Woodsboro on her book tour, where she meets Gale and Dewey.
But because terrible things happen whenever those three get together, yet another copycat killer using the Ghostface mask and methods begins terrrorising the town.
It’s not all bad news, however (At least, not for us): If you have a subscription to Netflix, you can watch Scream 4 in the UK free of charge, as the film is available on the streaming site.
You can also rent or buy it on Amazon and YouTube for £2.49 and £5.99 respectively.
How to watch Scream 5 in the UK
It’s always a risk to create a new sequel or reboot for a film as revered as Scream, but Scream 5 appears to be impressing critics and the public alike, being hailed as the best since the original.
The fifth instalment sees the return of main characters Sidney, Gale and Dewey, to the house where it all began – where a new cast of teenagers are being picked off by a killer.
Unfortunately (Or fortunately, if you are a cinema lover) Scream 5 is not being streamed,and UK fans will have to wait until the cinema release on January 14 to watch it on the big screen.
How to watch Scream the series in the UK
If you’ve re-watched all the films and still haven’t been able to whet your Scream appetite, you can always watch the Scream series.
A reimagining of the original Wes Craven films, the Scream series – also knows as Scream: Resurrection – follows a group of teenagers who are stalked and murdered by the familiar masked murderer.
You can watch Scream: The TV Series on Netflix.
Scream 5 is released in cinemas across hte UK on January 14 2022