Ghostface, the masked killer from the Scream series, has been around for 25 years, making him a remarkably durable character.
Although the internet was in its infancy when the original Scream film was released, Ghostface has amassed a dedicated fan base on the video-sharing platform TikTok.
Thankfully, this cult’s devotion to a made-up serial killer is a rather innocuous form of fandom.
The Ghostface Cult on TikTok: What Gives?
Cults on TikTok are nothing new, and they usually consist of nothing more involved than updating your profile image to follow the current trend. The Ghostface Cult is currently trending, and members are encouraged to use a photo of Ghostface from the Scream films as their profile picture.
It’s a well-known fact that once you update your profile image, other cult members will actively seek you out in an effort to recruit you.
This is a great approach for users to quickly amass a large number of followers. The rise of the Ghostface Cult is perfectly timed for the Halloween season in the United States.
After seeing the trailer for the next episode in the series—simply dubbed Scream—many people have also changed their profile pictures in anticipation of the film’s release in the new year.
Since the first film in the series debuted in 1996, four more have been released.
I’m curious about the Ghostface TikTok fad
Cults on the video-sharing app TikTok aren’t exactly new, and they serve a useful purpose by bringing people with shared interests together online.
Changing your profile photo to that of the person/thing in issue (in this case, the horror movie character) and inviting others who share your interests to follow you and be followed in turn constitutes membership in the Ghostface cult.
(Use your best judgment; this might go either way.) Getting to the D’Amelio level on TikTok could be accomplished in this fashion.
As an added bonus, it’s a great way to get in the Halloween spirit and hype up the upcoming Scream film without breaking the bank. (Yes, this is not the final chapter.)
Best Practices for Joining the Revolution
If you want to blend in with the crowd, you should probably change your profile picture to one of the characters Ghostface. To join in on the trend, simply record a short clip and post it online with the hashtags #ghostface and #ghostfacecult.
In honor of the Scream series, fans are encouraged to dress like Ghostface or share jokes about the character. Many TikTokers join groups in an effort to raise their profile’s popularity and gain more followers.
Where did all of this start, anyway?
It has been said that @ghostface4670 was the first user to start the trend on TikTok.
The user posted the first Ghostface cult video on October 22, 2021, signaling the start of new competition.
Users on the video-sharing app TikTok have reportedly gained hundreds, if not thousands, of new subscribers after joining the trend.