This “Scream” Reference In “Riverdale” Has Me Very Worried

Riverdale loves a movie reference.

And with ’90s heartthrob Skeet Ulrich playing FP Jones, it was only a matter of time before they referenced his most iconic role – Billy Loomis in Scream.

They finally did that in this week’s episode, and I’ve gotta be honest, it’s got me very, very worried.

The first reference was pretty minor – Alice’s popcorn cooking while she runs from the Goblin King, which echoes the way Casey’s does when she runs from the killer in Scream.

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But THEN! FP climbs through Betty’s window (which in itself is weird), just as Billy Loomis climbs through Sydney’s window in Scream whenever he (spoilers for a 22-year-old movie) kills someone.

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AND THEN! He embraces Alice and looks over her shoulder in the EXACT way he does with Sydney in Scream.

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Now, it could just be a simple homage that doesn’t mean anything, but that LOOK sure makes me feel suspicious. What if FP is working with the Goblin King?! Or IS the Goblin King???!

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Of course, if the Riverdale writers are trying to make him look super suspicious now it could be a red herring and he’s probably, in fact, innocent. Who even knows with this show tbh.