The Story Behind the Ghostface Mask in ‘Scream’ That Will Keep You up at Night

The famous Ghostface mask from Scream is one of the favorites for scaring people on Halloween and any day of the year.

Gabriela Castillo

The Ghostface mask takes over the streets every Halloween, as it has become one of the favorites when it comes to scaring people.

Since 1996, when Scream was first released, this faceless character invaded the minds of young and old, renewing terror in cinema.

Now it wasn’t a monster or a ghost that we screamed for, the fear was more because Ghostface made us see that anyone, even from your closest circle, could be the real danger.

The killer behind the mask will always start as a mystery, but how did director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson choose this disguise?

The Story Behind the Ghostface Mask

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this film in 2021, the protagonist Neve Campbell and Kevin Williamson revealed details of the origin of the Ghostface mask, which would rather be a true discovery.

Wes Craven directed this video report where it was revealed that no one could agree on finding the perfect costume that the killer would wear.

But just when they weren’t looking for it, they found it at the most unexpected moment and place.

According to the writer, Ghostface appeared in a box full of things in a garage: “Wes looked at it immediately and said: ‘It’s like the famous painting The Scream‘. So we took it to our production team and told them: ‘Improvise on this, do something similar’.”

The people in charge created at least 20 different designs, but nothing really convinced them, so they came up with the great idea of ​​buying the rights to the mask.

Although no one had achieved as much fame with the mask created in 1991 by the company “Fun World” in its “Fantastic Faces” collection, it is worth mentioning that Ghostface had already appeared in other movies, obviously under another name.

Currently, this mask that could be a clear tribute to “The Scream” has become the greatest terror for many, because what could be more frightening than a killer with a costume so simple that you could find it at the mall?

Story originally written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva.