Scream (1996)

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A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

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  • Patrick Dempsey at an event for Scream (1996)
  • Neve Campbell and Wes Craven in Scream (1996)
  • Drew Barrymore and Wes Craven in Scream (1996)
  • David Arquette and Courteney Cox in Scream (1996)
  • Drew Barrymore in Scream (1996)
  • Drew Barrymore in Scream (1996)

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Did You Know?


Filming took place over eight weeks.


Casey: Hello?
Phone Voice: Hello.
Casey: Yes?
Phone Voice: Who is this?
Casey: Who are you trying to reach?
Phone Voice: What number is this?
Casey: Well, what number are you trying to reach?
Phone Voice: I don't know.
Casey: I think you have the wrong number.
Phone Voice: Do I?
Casey: It happens. Take it easy.


(at around 1h 8 mins) When Billy shows up at the party and goes up to see Sidney, Stu and Randy talk. At one point Randy says "Oh really Alicia?!" but his mouth says something different.

Crazy Credits

Right before the credits roll, there is a quick flash of the killer's face (Ghostface), so quick, it causes the viewer to doubt they actually saw it.

Alternate Versions

The US LaserDisc version contains the director's cut with ca. 20 seconds of restored footage that was originally cut to avoid being slapped with the NC-17 by the MPAA. It also has commentary by director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. In the commentary, Craven notes five places where his cut differs from the theatrical release:

  • Steve's guts are shown pouring out of him as Casey looks on. In the released version, the very last few moments of this are shown.
  • Casey hanging from the tree was time compressed in the film release (it is at normal speed here).
  • When Tatum meets her death by garage door, her head is shown, very briefly being flattened.
  • After Kenny the cameraman's throat is cut, he stares at the blood on his hand after touching his neck, and then looks up at the killer.
  • Billy clearly loses control as he delivers his final cuts to Stuart.
  • After Billy and Stuart have finished stabbing each other, there is a shot of Stu's hand dripping blood into a puddle, with Sidney's father looking on.


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