R | | Horror, Mystery
Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.
Usually when making a movie, when an actor or actress is heard on-screen, but not seen, such as a voice on a telephone, the actor or actress records his or her part during post-production, which takes place after the completion of principal photography. However, Director Wes Craven had Roger Jackson (The Voice) on-set and actually speaking to on-screen actors and actresses by practical, not merely prop, telephone in order to create reality and fear for them. When Jackson was on-set, he was kept out of sight of the other actors and actresses so they could not put a friendly face to The Voice. Jackson said that the actors and actresses were intimidated by him, and would not talk to him any more than was absolutely necessary, with the exception of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who would converse amiably with him on the telephone between takes.
Phone Voice: Hello Sidney.
Phone Voice: What's your favorite scary movie?
Sydney: Who is this?
Phone Voice: You tell me.
Sydney: Cory Gillis, 555-0176.
Phone Voice: Shit!
Sydney: Hot flash Cory...
Phone Voice: Shit!
Sydney: ...prank calls are a criminal offense prosecuted under penal code 653M.
Sydney: Hope you enjoyed the movie.
(at around 1h 6 mins) When Sidney gets the instant message from the killer, in the library, the man next to her tells her to hit Alt-M. She punches a lot more than two buttons to bring up her instant message.
There are no opening credits.
The DVD omits Robert Rodriguez's directors credit during the opening titles for "Stab"
$32,926,342 (USA) (14 December 1997)
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