Scream’s iconic Ghostface to star in this year’s edition of CoD’s The Haunting

All that’s missing are two words, delivered in a tone so menacing that it launched one of the most famous franchises in horror: “Hello Sidney….” Instead, we’ll have to be happy with “What’s your favourite place to drop.” Confused, and not just because the actual line is “What’s your favourite scary movie?”? If so, here’s all you need to know: the next edition of Call of Duty’s “The Haunting” is about to arrive for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

To announce the 2021 edition of what’s now a Halloween tradition, CoD released a video in which FaZe Swagg helps recreate the feel of the Scream franchise.

Obviously unaware that one never answers the phone while alone on a couch, he picks up only to hear what sounds like Ghostface asking “What’s your favourite place to drop”. After the FaZe Clan Warzone all-star asks who’s calling without identifying themselves, things go immediately black.

At the risk of stating the obvious, that’s a heads up that Ghostface is one of the official operator skins in The Haunting this year. That means getting the chance to outfit yourself with all sorts of as-yet-unspecified goodies. We’re thinking of the iconic mask (duh!), a big-ass knife, monk-like robe, and perhaps Neve Campbell’s eyeliner.

One might remember the inaugural edition of COD’s The Haunting including the character of Jigsaw from the Saw franchise, and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Word is that this year’s Halloween-themed bacchanalia will also include Donnie Darko’s Frank the bunny. The characters will show up in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Here’s the clip. Stay tuned for a sequel of sorts, as Swagg has suggested that the complete trailer for The Haunting will be released on Monday (October 18). As for the event itself, that’s scheduled to begin Tuesday (October 19). Now, all together now for Call of Duty’s “The Haunting”: “Hello, Sidney.”

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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