The American Red Cross has released an ad asking people to please donate blood and Neve Campbell, best known for playing the role of Sidney Prescott in the beloved scream franchise, stars in it.
The ad, called “A Bloody Nightmare,” jokes about how instead of losing blood in horror movies, people should donate it. The video delves into the silly choices that characters in this genre make as they put themselves in the face of danger and walk right into a killer’s lair.
The ad opens in a way that is familiar to many: with a snapshot of a home at night, looking like many of the most famous horror movie houses. Neve Campbell is wearing a leather jacket, which is how Sidney often dresses in the scream franchise. Campbell is about to go upstairs when she turns to the camera and asks, “Why am I running from the killer instead of grabbing something big and sharp? Dumb.”
There are many memorable slasher movie quotes, especially from Sidney, and since she often talks about how stupid horror movie characters are because they run upstairs instead of out the front door, fans of the franchise will appreciate this line. In the next few shots, different actors talk about the silly ways that people “throw their blood away,” from going to cheerleading camp next to a killer to a couple going to a popular makeout spot on Friday the 13th at midnight where a villain with a hook for a hand walks toward them.
Campbell appears onscreen again, saying that people need blood, whether they have cancer or are going to give birth, and then a man says that they could have donated blood instead of “dying in a predictable horror movie way.” Campbell then says that while 50 percent of Americans love watching horror movies, only 3 percent donate blood, which is a “scary” statistic.
While Neve Campbell returned for scream (2022) to play Sidney once again, Neve Campbell decided not to come back for scream 6, explaining that she wasn’t pleased with the salary offer that she was given. Neve Campbell has starred in many great movies besides the horror franchise, but her role as Sidney is definitely one of her most beloved. Most recently, Campbell starred in the TV adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer as Maggie McPherson and is playing the role of Raven in the upcoming TV series twisted metalwhich is currently shooting, according to IMDb.
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Source: American Red Cross