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.
Excerpts from Hans Zimmer's score from Broken Arrow (1996) appeared in the film, in particular, guitar work by Duane Eddy, for Dewey, replacing the tracks that had been developed for the character from Scream (1996)'s score. Marco Beltrami explained in an interview that the Zimmer piece was used as a placeholder for Beltrami's incomplete score during a test screening. The test audience's reaction to it influenced the studio keep the Zimmer piece, reducing "Dewey's Theme", which Beltrami had composed to fill its place, to minor use during more serious scenes involving the character.
Mickey: BILLY'S MOTHER!
Mickey: Nice twist huh? Didn't see it coming, did you?
Gale: Jesus. It can't be, I've seen pictures of you.
Sydney: Yeah this is 60 pounds and a lot of work later.
Debbie: It's called a makeover. You should try it. Look a little tired yourself ...
(at around 1h 26 mins) Glass fragments from window of the cop car disappear as the killer speeds away.
There are no opening credits.
Theatrical version was cut in Germany to avoid a 'Not under 18' rating. The uncut version was released on video.
$32,926,342 (USA) (14 December 1997)
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