Panic: Wes Craven tested an alternative voice for Ghostface

Recently, Patrick Lussier, publisher of the classic “Panic” released an image with several VHS tapes that were in a warehouse. In one of them, it was marked Panic: Alternative Version of the Assassin’s Voice, which ended up arousing the curiosity of fans.

In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Lussier confirmed that there is an alternate version of the film with Ghostface having another voice, but that in the end, director Wes Craven went with the classic voice we know today. .

“When we were almost done editing the movie, Wes Craven wanted to make sure that we had made the right choice for the voice (Roger Jackson) of the killer. Tom Kane, who voiced in some games, in addition to “ Star Wars: Clone Wars ” and “ The Powerpuff Girls, ” recorded an alternate version of the entire film. [como a voz do Ghostface]. It was good and different from Roger’s version. We looked at both versions and quickly realized that Roger was the right choice. We felt Roger’s performance was more sinister. He must have recorded his lines while the calls were made live with the actors. Actors’ reactions did not seem the same when interacting with another voice.

He adds, “However, I believe there are parts of Tom’s performance in the final version of the film – more vocal effects than speaking. I think it was Tom’s breathing that we heard in the school toilet scene. Roger and Tom had worked together on dubbing in the past and I know Tom was very happy that Roger was staying with the role.

Can you imagine Ghostface with another voice? Remember, Roger Jackson voiced the killer in ALL movies in the franchise, including the MTV series.

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Recalling that filming for the fifth film has already been completed and that Williamson has released the first official behind-the-scenes footage, alongside Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and Ghostface, in addition to the official logo for the new film – which will simply be called ‘ Panic ”.


The saga has become known for its metalanguage and for deconstructing horror films in a smart and clever way, thus becoming an autopody of slasher films. However, the formula has worn off in recent years and the new film in the saga will take on a more serious and realistic look, leaving parody aside to bet on terror.

At least, that’s what producer Kevin Williamson, who created the franchise alongside Wes Craven, has revealed.

“The new film will not be deconstructed. There won’t be as much metalanguage. We’ll just do the opposite of what we did in the first four movies. I was worried the franchise would run out with all the metalanguage and deconstruction that we’ve done of the genre. Since then, many people have made horror films in the same style.

According to him, the new film will be “innovative and nostalgic”.

“What I liked the most about the new ‘Panic’ script is that it brings an innovative approach. It’s a new movie, but there are also some nostalgic elements. To me, that’s the perfect balance of what the next movie in the franchise should look like. That’s why I’m really excited about the new movie. I was impressed with the directors and I was very nervous because no one is like Wes Craven. I hesitated to participate in the project, but I am happy to have accepted it. I believe they will make Wes proud.

Filming for ‘Panic 5’ ended yesterday (17), after two months, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The film saw its scenes shot from September 23 to November 17, for a total of 8 weeks. It is the same time of filming as the first film in the franchise, in 1996.

To celebrate, the cast released photos and videos from the farewell party.


Yesterday (17/11), the casting farewells took place on the set. There was even a party. Watch director @BettinelliOlpin & @jennaortega hahaha # Scream5

– Scream Movies Brasil (@screambr_movies) November 18, 2020

And there was a “little party” to celebrate the end of the recording of # Pânico5.

In the video posted by @jasminsavoy (via IG Stories), director @BettinelliOlpin and actress @jennaortega appear with balloons above their heads. # Scream5 #Scream

– Universe Panic (@universopanico) November 18, 2020

It was the mug used at the party. That’s not to say the movie will be called # 5CREAM. It was just a way to honor the fandom # Scream5

– Scream Movies Brasil (@screambr_movies) November 18, 2020

it’s an envelope for the Scream team

– Dylan Minnette (@dylanminnette) November 18, 2020

Interesting. Jenna Ortega posted this and claimed the red bike was David Arquette’s. But apparently David finished filming a few weeks ago. Was this photo taken at the time? In that case, couldn’t Jenna go all the way? #Scream # Scream5 @jennaortega

– Entaling Sweet (@entalingsweet) November 18, 2020

The film is directed by Matthew Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (Ready or Not) and will bring a new generation of promising Hollywood actors, including Jack Quaid (The Boys), Jenna Ortega (You) and Melissa Barrera (Vida), who already are confirmed in the cast.

Williamson will be the producer.

The film is distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by Radio Silence.

The franchise’s first film debuted in 1996 and became an instant, groundbreaking classic that mixed elements of slasher terror with cinematic metalanguage. Directed by Wes Craven and scripted by Kevin Williamson, the plot focused on a masked serial killer known as Ghostface, who used slogans and creepy knowledge of genre productions to pursue his victims.

Together, the four iterations have raised more than $ 608 million at the global box office.

Paramount Pictures is launching “Panic” in Brazil on January 13, 2022, the day before the North American debut.

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