Paris Jackson stars in new 'Scream' promo reinventing Drew Barrymore's classic opening

Paris Jackson is taking a stab at becoming a scream queen!

The 21-year-old actress stars in a new sneak peek of Scream: Resurrection, the new iteration of the MTV show, which is now moving to VH1 and promises plenty more thrills and chills.

In the clip, Jackson plays Becky, a girl preparing some food in the kitchen while clad in a robe. When she’s in the middle of slicing a tomato, the phone rings. What begins is a short-lived game of cat-and-mouse that is destined to remind fans of Drew Barrymore’s brief appearance in the original 1996 film.

Although it’s a wrong number, the caller claims to be conducting a survey. However, in no time, the caller pops the classic question: “What’s your favorite scary movie?” At this point, a figure runs past her window, giving Becky a good scare.

She quickly hangs up on the caller, but seconds later someone rings her door bell. Once again, this rattles Becky, causing her to slice her thumb. When she opens her front door, someone wearing the classic Ghostface mask is waiting for her.

Fans of the original film know that Barrymore’s character’s fate is extremely gruesome. Thankfully, that isn’t the case here. When the masked stranger goes to stab her, his knife folds in on itself when it hits her chest – but still elicits a scream from Jackson.

That’s when viewers realize that it’s Halloween night and this is a trick-or-treater with a toy knife. Becky, reprimands him with a clever line: “Careful, I paid a lot for these bad boys.”

Soon after, the kid grabs a piece of candy from a pail and scurries off into the night as Becky calls after him: “Happy Halloween, punk.”

Season 3 of the series will be focusing on Deion Elliot (RJ Cyler), a football star whose tragic history comes back to haunt him and his friends.

Besides Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello will be appearing in the six-part mini-series.

Scream: Resurrection debuts at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 8 on VH1.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Paris Jackson attends Republic Records Grammy after party at Spring Place Beverly Hills on February 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Republic Records)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Paris Jackson (L) and Gabriel Glenn attend Republic Records Grammy after party at Spring Place Beverly Hills on February 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Republic Records)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Paris Jackson attends the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Paris Jackson attends the the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Paris Jackson attends the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 Runway Show at the American Stock Exchange in the Financial District on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Paris Jackson attends the Keith Haring x Alice + Olivia Launch Party at Highline Stages on November 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Paris Jackson attends the Keith Haring x Alice + Olivia Launch Party at Highline Stages on November 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Paris Jackson attends the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for LACMA)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Paris Jackson attends the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Paris Jackson attends the Moschino x H&M - Front Row at Pier 36 on October 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
JEAN, NV - OCTOBER 06: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn attend RISE Lantern Festival on October 6, 2018 in Jean, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for RiSE Lantern Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Ashlee Simpson and Paris Jackson attend Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Paris Jackson poses backstage for the Jeremy Scott show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Paris Jackson speaks onstage at Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards presented by Zadig&Voltaire, Sunglass Hut, Moroccan Oil, LIM, Fiji on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Paris Jackson attends The Daily Front Row 6th Annual Fashion Media Awards at Park Hyatt New York on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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