Scream Creator Making A Pandemic-Themed Horror Movie, See The Trailer

Kevin Williamson, the writer behind Scream and Scream 2, penned Sick, the pandemic-themed horror thriller that looks incredible in its first trailer.

By Mark McKee | Published

It was only a matter of time before the horrors of the last few years would make it to the big screen; we simply had to wait and see who would be the first to make it happen. Now that a new trailer has dropped for a quarantine thriller from Scream writer called Sick, we see that Peacock is jumping into the COVID horror pool to use the trauma of the last three years to illicit our fearful response. As you can see from the trailer below, the writers and producers have no problem using the pandemic’s themes to scare the audience. 

Sick follows Parker and Miri, two friends that decide to escape home and quarantine alone at Parker’s family’s lakehouse, where the forced isolation can feel more like a vacation. Of course, they aren’t as alone as they seem with the appearance of not only a boyfriend of Parker’s and a hooded villain terrorizing the group. The fact that Kevin Williamson, who wrote Scream and Scream 2, and Katelyn Crabb, who wrote the newest Scream, penned Sick, tells us that there is sure to be a fair amount of stabbing going on throughout the cabin. 

Parker is played by Gideon Adlon, who has been around since 2011 and appeared in TV series like Girl Meets WorldCriminal Minds, and American Crime. She is also an accomplished voice actor, having lent her talents to projects like The Walking Dead: The Final Season video game, Pacific Rim: The BlackBetter Call Saul Presents: Slippin Jimmy, and Under the Boardwalk. Her feature films include Blockers with John Cena and Netflix’s The Craft: Legacy; working with the writers of Scream on Sick is arguably her big break for her career. 

Gideon Adlon and Bethlehem Million in Sick

Joining Gideon Adlon in the cabin is Miri, played by Bethlehem Million, who only has six projects in her acting portfolio (via IMDB), most notably the Sex in the City sequel series, And Just Like That. But that doesn’t mean she is new to the industry as the young artist is prominent in New York on the theatrical and musical stage, having landed there after receiving her bachelor of fine arts in drama and a minor in business entertainment from the Tisch School of Arts. She is also a dedicated advocate for black people and black culture, leaving a message for anyone entering her website that she brings that to her art in every way possible. 

While Scream writers Williamson and Crabb seem to be pulling out all the stops with the horrific violence in Sick, including a very Ghostface-Esque knife routine, they also seem to be poking a little bit of fun at the quarantine culture that dominated 2020. Sure, taking yourself to a secluded cabin to double down on the isolation may actually be a solid plan, but spraying down the entire place with antiseptic spray when you’re likely the first person there during the pandemic is just as laughable as the last scene of the trailer involving a woman not letting Parker in the car to save her from the killer unless she has a mask on. In any case, there seems to be a lot to look forward to in a COVID-based horror movie, and there will likely be plenty more to come.