Scream's 25th anniversary is on Dec. 20.
David Arquette is talking all things spooky. The 50-year-old actor guest co-hosted Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, and spoke with ET's Nischelle Turner about Scream's 25th anniversary and a beloved creepy character he's taking on that might be scarier than the film's Ghostface killer.
Arquette knew stepping onto the set of the 1996 Wes Craven film that its impact would be much greater than a one-off slasher film. "Wes Craven, he's such a genius and the cast got along so well. So I knew it was going to be something special," Arquette said of the Scream franchise.
With the latest iteration of the scary movie coming to theaters Jan. 14, 2022, Arquette is once again going to be providing plenty of scares alongside some of the film franchise's original cast members, including his ex-wife, Courteney Cox. The only thing missing is their über-talented daughter, Coco.
"That would be incredible," the proud dad gushed of Coco joining the film franchise. "She loves acting. She loves singing. I'm so proud of her."
In addition to his role in Scream, Arquette has recently acquired the rights to Bozo the Clown, a popular 1960s children's program character who was the subject of several television shows that were broadcasted around the country. Unlike Scream's Ghostface, Bozo isn't as scary as he's been made out to be.
"That's the problem, people have been inundated with scary clowns, so we want to bring the fun clowns back," he shared. "We're gonna have him at an interactive circus in Dumbo Brooklyn called Empire Circus. It's the first time he's going to be in a circus."
This isn't the first time ET has chatted with Arquette about his horror movie past. The Scream star revealed the ultimate souvenir he took home from the movie's set.
"No, no. I didn't take anything," Arquette said before adding, "I mean, I did end up with a daughter."
And while she may be interested in acting, she hasn't been too thrilled about watching her parents onscreen. Arquette told ET that he's tried to watch the original Scream with Coco, but sadly, the 17-year-old wasn't game.
"I tried to watch one with her once. She was like, 'I can't do this, this is too weird,'" he shared. "I don't know. It's hard for me to watch too."
"She's 17 right now. I’m not sure she's really ready to dive deep into the origins of her parents' earlier relationship," he added.
Coco will get a chance to try again when the franchise's fifth installment hits theaters. While Arquette admitted it was hard to film again without Craven, who died 2015, he said his presence was felt on set and among the cast.
"It was great. I mean, it's hard without Wes. That was at the forefront," he said of shooting the newest Scream film. "But I did feel his energy there, and certain moments and certain scenes. You just feel the wind blow and you're like, 'I don't know, maybe I’m like a little bit of a hippy at heart, but I felt his energy there.' It just brought up a lot of memories of Wes, too."
"They have a brilliant new cast that I think people already love, who are gonna love even more in this franchise," he added of the new film.
Tune in to Thursday's episode of Entertainment Tonight to see more of our interview with Arquette.