The awards show doesn't air on TV until Tuesday so we won't get a good quality version of the footage until then, but this mobile phone footage, posted at Scream-Trilogy.net, has been on a repetitive loop since it was put on YouTube. After this footage there is an official teaser trailer to be released in November, which I imagine will look mostly like this footage. As for now, four things immediately stand out to me in the below footage.
Uh-oh! They really are trying to make it look as if Gale Weathers is going to meet her maker, aren't they? After the first official image showed Gale being stalked amongst a stack of hay bales whilst holding her own Ghostface mask. The footage above shows Gale before and after that image. First it shows her removing said mask and then it shows a couple of shots of her being hunted down in the barn that it is believed the Woodsboro Stab-a-thon is being held. That final shot of her being towered over by the killer as she says "Go ahead if you have the guts" is a doozy that definitely says "hi, I'm Gale, and I'm about to die."
I do, however, think it's one massive red herring. Even if Gale does bite it (probably not until "way after ten"), I can't imagine that they'd give it all away half a year before the movie is even released. In my mind, Gale is safe... for now.
That shot of Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell (0:21 in the video) is tantalising beyond belief. They appear to be watching a movie (Paquin is pressing a button on a remote) so it might make one assume that they are watching a Stab film. Could they be the opening victims? It sounds weird to say that I hope they are, but... well, I hope they are. It would certainly be a great bit of casting if they were.
Do you notice that it looks like they're sitting on the very same couch that Wes Craven tweeted covered in blood? Even if they inevitably prove to just be victims in Stab, we will at least see a bit more of them than a Jay and Silent Bob style walk on cameo, like in Scream 3.
Speaking of Stab... much like the trailer for Scream 2 featured clips of Heather Graham as Casey Becker in Stab, I think this footage is also playing tricks on the audience by using footage from whatever number of the Stab series they are up to by now. The shot of the woman (I think she's the one from 90210) at 0:18 springs to mind purely because the Scream franchise has never been known to be so obviously tits-out. Also, the shot at 0:28 of a woman in a yellow suit. I say that purely because we haven't seen any behind the scenes footage taken of anyone wearing that outfit so I can't help but assume it's a small role. Of course, I could be wrong (I most likely am).
Who is that girl in the grey top? She is seen in close proximity to Ghostface at 0:30 and can also be seen hiding behind something at 0:25. Whoever that is certainly has a Cici-Cooper-alone-in-the-sorority-house vibe, don't you reckon? Still, I can't quite figure out who it is.
Having now seen the better quality version (still not HQ) the woman in grey looks to me like Kristen Bell! Could it? If so, how...?
I am clearly a glutton for spoilers and when the HQ footage arrives later in the week I am sure I will have a whole new swag of theories. As for now, I'm just going to keep watching this and salivating like the addicted Scream fan that I am. Bring on the mayhem!!