Scream 6 fan art imagines what it would look like if the slasher sequel’s killer Ghostface squared off against Jenna Ortega’s character from Wednesday instead of her Scream character Tara Carpenter. Wednesday, which premiered on Netflix in November 2022, is a reboot of the iconic Addams Family franchise following Wednesday Addams (Ortega) as a teenager dealing with various murderous and supernatural threats while attempting to find herself at the private school Nevermore Academy. Wednesday became a massive hit for the streaming platform and even earned Ortega a Golden Globe nomination for her performance.
On Twitter, fan artist BossLogic shared a new design inspired by the upcoming release of Scream 6 on March 10.
The art is inspired by the Scream 6 poster where Ghostface’s iconic mask is peering out from behind a subway window, showing off the film’s New York City setting. This time, Ghostface is looming over Wednesday, who is staring up at the killer with a flinty expression while the disembodied hand Thing sneaks up behind with a knife.
One thing that this artwork highlights is that Ortega is truly a Scream Queen for Gen Z. The actress, who began her career when she was only 10 years old, began her horror career quite early, appearing in Blumhouse’s Insidious: Chapter 2 in 2013 in what was only her second film role and fifth role overall. She followed that with a voice performance in the eerie animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall in 2014, but horror didn’t really begin creeping more fully onto her resume until 2019, when she took a recurring role in season 2 of Netflix’s Penn Badgley stalker series You.
From then on, she experienced a huge boom in horror roles. In the span of just three years, she appeared in You, the Samara Weaving sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Scream 2022, the Foo Fighters horror-comedy Studio 666, Ti West’s X (part of the Pearl trilogy), the satire American Carnage, and Wednesday. With Wednesday season 2 renewed and Scream 6 promising to usher in a new branch of the iconic slasher franchise, Ortega’s horror bona fides will only continue to grow.
However, beyond her Scream 6 and Wednesday, there is one facet of Ortega’s career that cements in her status as an iconic Scream Queen for a new generation. She doesn’t always play the victim. So far, that has largely been the type of role she has been given, but her lead role in Wednesday, while not making her an antagonist, leans in on the creepiness of her character, giving Ortega a chance to play a character who holds power as a more menacing figure in a horror genre setting, something that typically hasn’t happened with Scream Queens of the past including the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis.
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