The strengthened sister relationship between Jenna Ortega’s Tara and Melissa Barrera’s Sam in Scream 6 finally fixes a key problem with family in the Scream franchise. Since the very first movie, Scream has been notable for having complex and twisted family dynamics, whether that be Ghostface killers attacking their own relatives, long-standing familial grudges, or Ghostfaces targeting family members of past killers and victims.
Sidney’s Past Suggested Sam & Tara Would Eventually Turn On Each Other
Sam & Tara Finally Prove Family Can Be Trusted In Scream 6
Scream 6’s Family Themes Break Past Scream Logic
Sam and Tara aren’t the only Scream 6 relatives breaking unofficial franchise rules, as each family is a unified front. Most Scream family trees are split between characters who are Ghostface killers, victims, or survivors, such as Nancy and Billy Loomis being on opposite sides as Hank Loomis or Sidney Prescott and Kate Roberts being targeted by Jill Roberts.