Ghostface Slices Through New York City — Who Dies in 'Scream 6'? (SPOILERS)

Who dies in 'Scream 6'? The latest 'Scream' installment comes with plenty of gruesome kills, and fans are curious who meets their end.


Mar. 10 2023, Updated 12:06 p.m. ET

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Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Scream VI.

When the fifth Scream installment hit theaters last year, viewers were shocked by the movie's willingness to kill off Dewey (David Arquette), one of the central characters in the franchise since its earliest days. Now, with Scream VI finally in theaters, many are worried about who might bite the bullet in this new film.

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Plenty of familiar faces, including fan-favorite Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere), return for another killer good time, so do any of them meet their demise at the hands of Ghostface? Keep reading to find out.

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Who dies in 'Scream 6'?

For the most part, the characters who die in Scream 6 are newbies to the franchise. With that said, those who perish in the latest installment include:

  • Laura Crane (Samara Weaving), a film professor at Blackmore University
  • Greg and Jason Carvey (Tony Revolori), film students at Blackmore
  • Dr. Christopher Stone (Henry Czerny), Sam's therapist
  • Anika Kayoko (Devyn Nekoda), a student at Blackmore and Mindy's girlfriend
  • Brooks (Thomas Cadrot), Gale's boyfriend
  • Quinn Bailey (Liana Liberato), a student at Blackmore, Sam and Tara's roommate, Bailey's daughter, and Ghostface
  • Ethan Landry (Jack Champion), a student at Blackmore, Chad's roommate, Bailey's son, and Ghostface
  • Wayne Bailey (Dermot Mulroney), an NYPD detective and Ghostface
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Sam's boyfriend and neighbor Danny helps the group escape a Ghostface attack.

Additionally, numerous unnamed characters die at the hands of Ghostface. These include the owner of the bodega, as well as several customers who attempt to help the Carpenter sisters after they're attacked on the streets of New York City.

Scream VI certainly features a substantial body count, and a number of the kills are also creative or unusual. In the end, though, the core four — plus Sam's new boyfriend Danny (Josh Segarra) — and legacy characters live to see another day.

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Does Kirby die in 'Scream 6'?

Kirby Reed, the sole teenage survivor of the 2011 Woodsboro murders, returns to the Scream franchise as a special agent in the Atlanta office of the FBI. She arrives in NYC after hearing about the murders of Jason and Greg, two students she'd been tracking online. She meets with Detective Bailey, who's threatened by her arrival; nevertheless, they agree to work together.

In the third act, Kirby meets the group at the Ghostface shrine to trap the killer. However, Bailey frames Kirby as the killer, telling Sam she was fired from the FBI for mental health reasons. Kirby then pleads her innocence to the Carpenter sisters before Bailey shoots her and reveals himself, along with Ethan and Quinn, as the Ghostface killers.

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Hayden Panettiere in 'Scream VI'
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Hayden Panettiere reprises her role as Kirby Reed in 'Scream VI'

Kirby miraculously survives, only for Ethan to brutally stab her with Charlie's knife. In the end, after the Carpenter sisters kill the trio, Kirby comes to — at the same time, Ethan tries to kill the sisters one last time, but Kirby crushes his skull using the same TV that killed Stu in the first Scream. Kirby is then wheeled into an ambulance and tells Sam to call her if she ever needs help.

Scream VI is now in theaters.

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