Since Kevin Williamson is basically my idol, and I have got to be one of the Scream films' biggest fans, I came up with a great plot, opening sequence, cast, characters, even some location ideas, etc. for a fifth installment of the Scream franchise since we haven't heard any definite plans in the works as of yet. The first film introduced us to this brilliant and contemporary horror classic set in the local high school of Woodsboro, California and gave us our three favorite stars' beloved characters, featured in each of the four flicks so far. The sequel, Scream 2, took place at a college; Scream 3 brought us to the movie sets and locations in Hollywood where horror films were being made based on the prior events taking place so far; and last we saw a return to where it all began, in Woodsboro, back in the lives of some new high school students in a new era. This time, I think the character of our main heroine, Sidney Prescott, who has been through pure hell and back four times, sustaining recently the worst injuries of them all, finally loses it completely and checks herself into rehab for addiction to pain killers, and any other pills she can get her hands on to block her demons. Sidney chooses one of the more famous and expensive recovery places outside of L.A. where she is seen by supposedly the best staff, and among lots of scandalous Hollywood troublemakers/starlets/lost souls as other patients. Meanwhile, Dewey investigates the deaths and disappearances of some of the other survivors and relatives of survivors from all the past mayhem, including his wife, Gale, who eventually disappears along with them. Audiences will be treated to an homage of the Saw franchise, especially Saw 2 where that whole group of people woke up in some abandoned building with no idea how they got there and why, eventually figuring it out and recognizing one another. My suggestion for this location could be the abandoned clinic where the original Halloween 2 from 1981 was filmed. I've even plotted right up to the very end for them including who the killer or killers could be, where for the first time in the series, this time there are three killers instead of two or just one!!! And mostly, I just wanted to write all these ideas and suggestions now, in case I just have ESP and am close to what they will actually come up for the real Scream 5!!! Enjoy!
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David Arquette
The youngest of five, David Arquette was born in Winchester, Virginia and is part of the illustrious Arquette family, whose work has spread over several generations. His parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other children: Rosanna Arquette...
“ Bumbling but lovable Deputy turned Sheriff Dwight "Dewey" Riley is on the case as usual in this fifth entry into the series, that basically, throws all kinds of familiar faces from the previous films our way. As usual also, Dewey has to dig into each of their lives and play cat and mouse to figure out who could be involved when the murders begin once again! ” - JakobGarcia
Neve Campbell
Actress, Party of Five
Neve Campbell was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, to Marnie (Neve), a Dutch-born psychologist and yoga instructor (from Amsterdam), and Gerry Campbell, a Scottish-born teacher (from Glasgow). Campbell first came to our TV screens in the hit Drama series Party of Five. Described as TV's most believable teenager...
“ We finally see a whole different side to Campbell's acting range as we finally get to see her stretch as an actor as Sidney loses her whole grip on reality and hides all her pain with prescription meds: painkillers for all her horrible injuries sustained in the last attempts on her life by her evil cousin Jill, and plenty of uppers and downers from shrinks to keep her sanity. Sid finally checks herself into one of the best rehab facilities there are outside of L.A. and meets some interesting new characters and also some familiar blasts from the past or famous Hollywood players! ” - JakobGarcia
Courteney Cox
Actress, Friends
Courteney Cox was born on June 15th, 1964 in Birmingham, Alabama, into an affluent Southern family. She is the daughter of Courteney (Bass) and Richard Lewis Cox (1930-2001), a businessman. She was the baby of the family with two older sisters (Virginia and Dottie) and an older brother, Richard, Jr...
“ There's basically two stories going on at once after the opening sequence this time. One is showing Sidney's path into rehab and the other has a group of past survivors including Gale who wake up in an abandoned building and have to figure out how they all know each other, how they got there and why, and who is trying to kill them, basically a clever little homage to the Saw series, specifically Saw 2. Gale leads the group of possible suspects on a mission to find a way out! ” - JakobGarcia
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this seductive...
“ Ahhh, the famous opening sequence...yes, I got a good one figured out for them, which involves the return of Patrick Dempsey's Detective Mark Kincaid from Scream 3, kicking off the movie's plot about the killer or killers targeting anyone who managed to escape harm's way in the previous massacres. Scream 5 could open with Patrick Dempsey and feature a famous female Hollywood player to be axed along with him in the first 15 minutes! ” - JakobGarcia
“ If they went with my idea of killing off Patrick Dempsey's character in this sequel's opening, they would need a famous actress to go along with that scene, as to stay true to their signature openings of axing a familiar female star, or in Scream 4's case: 'stars'!! Anne Heche would be perfect to cast alongside Dempsey as his character Mark's love interest, either wife or fiancee', so we see how his life turned out after the events from Scream 3. Heche is one of Hollywood's underused gems, with a list of impressive credits, such as the Janet Leigh role in the Psycho remake and a chilling supporting part in I Know What You Did Last Summer from the horror genre; along with roles alongside some of Hollywood's most famous leading men like Six Days, Seven Nights with Harrison Ford; Donnie Brasco with Al Pacino and Johnny Depp; Wag The Dog with Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman; Return To Paradise with Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix; The Juror with Alec Baldwin; John Q. with Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall; Volcano with Tommy Lee Jones; and most recently Spread with Ashton Kutcher...not to mention her recurring roles on TV shows such as Ally McBeal; Everwood; and Nip/Tuck eventually led to her own TV series, Men In Trees, which lasted two full seasons, and since that ended she has starred opposite Thomas Jane in HBO's critically-acclaimed series Hung. And to go along with the theme of making use of the series' history, Heche can play Cynthia Hamilton, who's sister was Christine Hamilton (Kelly Rutherford in Scream 3), Cotton Weary's girlfriend! Mark and Cynthia met during that whole investigation apparently and when things didn't work out with Sidney for him, he ran into Cynthia again and they fell in love. ” - JakobGarcia
James Marsden
Actor, X-Men
James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was nine years old...
“ Marsden, mostly known for the X-Men movies, has played opposite a long string of some of Hollywood's most popular leading ladies, including Katie Holmes in Disturbing Behaviour; Kate Hudson in Gossip; Rachel McAdams in The Notebook; and Katharine Heigl in 27 Dresses...will play Sidney's new love interest and a drug counselor at her rehab clinic, Tyler Bates, a little nod to the talented Tyler Bates behind musical scores for such films as Rob Zombie's Halloween, but also a tribute to Tyler Mane who played Michael Myers in that same Halloween, as well as my nephew Tyler, and finally Bates is a Psycho homage. ” - JakobGarcia
Marley Shelton
Actress, Planet Terror
Marley Eve Shelton was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Eagle Rock, CA. She is the daughter of Carol (Stromme), a teacher and singer, and Christopher Shelton, who worked as a director and producer. She has three sisters: Koren Shelton, Erin Shelton and Samantha Shelton. Both of her parents were involved in local theater projects...
“ Marley Shelton's scene stealing Deputy Judy Hicks is back, since she was the only survivor of the last film besides our three main characters, and she's back on the case alongside her mentor and crush, Dewey! Suspicion still surrounds her though, as in the last, since she DID go to school with Sidney in the first film supposedly! ” - JakobGarcia
Nancy Allen
Actress, RoboCop
Nancy Anne Allen was the daughter of a police lieutenant from Yonkers, New York. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for Young Professionals. In dozens of television commercials from the age of 15, Nancy made her first film appearance in The Last Detail with Jack Nicholson...
“ The rest of the ensemble, listed here alphabetically beginning with Allen, a horror veteran for her early roles in Brian DePalma's Carrie, Dressed To Kill, Blow Out, and Poltergeist 3, as Dr. Robyn Taylor, who resides over Sidney and the others at the rehab center. ” - JakobGarcia
Michael Biehn
Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood...
“ Another 70's/80's horror veteran, Biehn starred in The Fan with Lauren Bacall; The Terminator; Aliens; and The Abyss. He will play a "Charlie Sheen type" Hollywood has-been, Chaz Smith, who Sidney meets in rehab. ” - JakobGarcia
Katie Cassidy
Actress, Arrow
Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy (born November 25, 1986) is an American actress who starred as Laurel Lance on The CW's series Arrow from 2012 to 2016. She has also appeared on the CW shows Supernatural, Melrose Place, and Gossip Girl; on the CBS miniseries Harper's Island; and in the films Click (2006)...
“ Cassidy was born into Hollywood royalty (she's the daughter of David Cassidy) and also became the horror remake queen with her roles in the reboots of Nightmare On Elm Street; Black Christmas; and When A Stranger Calls; as well as main stream films Taken with Liam Neeson, and Monte Carlo with Selena Gomez, and also on TV's Melrose Place and Harper's Island. She will portray a "Lindsay Lohan-type" starlet court-ordered to rehab, named Leslie Lane. ” - JakobGarcia
Kieran Culkin
Kieran Kyle Culkin was born September 30, 1982 in New York City, New York. He is the son of Christopher Culkin, a former stage and child actor, and Patricia Brentrup. He is the brother of Shane Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Macaulay Culkin, Quinn Culkin, Christian Culkin, and Rory Culkin. His mother...
“ Kieran is the real life brother of Rory Culkin (Charlie Walker from Scream 4) and does the whole "art imitates life" thing by playing Charlie's older brother Carl Walker, one of the Woodsboro relatives who turn up missing. Culkin is known for his roles in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World; The Mighty; and She's All That. The character name Carl Walker is also a nod to The Walking Dead that features a young character named Carl Grimes, and they refer to the zombies as "walkers". ” - JakobGarcia
“ "The Noxzema Girl" is back! Gayheart reprises her role from Scream 2, where she played sorority sister Lois, alongside Portia deRossi as the other sorority sister, Murphy. Both of those girls survived the Windsor College murders and Lois Nichols turns up in Scream 5, now an actress, and one of the people who wake up in the abandoned building! After Scream 2, Gayheart went on to star in Urban Legend, where she turned out to be the killer, so it wouldn't be too unfamiliar for her if Lois turns out to be a killer in Scream 5! ” - JakobGarcia
“ Harris is the definitive Horror Scream Queen, as she is horror royalty for her roles in four of the Halloween films: Halloween 4 and 5, and then Rob Zombie's reboot of Halloween and Halloween 2; also the upcoming Stake Land and Shiver; Hatchet 2; Left For Dead 2; Blood Night; and as one of Gayheart's victims in Urban Legend. Harris will play strung out Kyle Reed, another addict in rehab with Sidney. And does the name Kyle Reed sound familiar? No not Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn's character in The Terminator)...Kyle Reed, as in Kirby Reed from Scream 4 (Hayden Panetierre). It will turn out that Kyle is Kirby's older sister...so what's she doing in rehab with Sidney??? It has been noticed by several people that Hayden Panettierre who played Kirby bears a striking resemblance to Danielle, my mom even thought through the whole movie Scream 4 in the theater that it was Danielle playing Kirby! ” - JakobGarcia
“ Sidney's father, Neil Prescott, was nowhere to be seen or mentioned in the last film, so he pops up in this one along with several other survivors. Or it might have been said that he had passed away, but did he really??? ” - JakobGarcia
Duane Martin
Actor, All of Us
Duane Martin is a triple threat in Hollywood and has proven himself as a true maverick with a career that expands beyond Hollywood. Not only do his good looks and impeccable comedic timing earn him respect in the acting arena, but he is an accomplished writer and producer. Duane was last seen starring in a film he wrote...
“ Martin reprises his role as Gale's cameraman from Scream 2, Joel Miller. He was last seen covering the Windsor College massacre. ” - JakobGarcia
Heather Matarazzo
Heather Matarazzo was born November 10, 1982, in Oyster Bay, New York. She was adopted by Camille and Ray Matarazzo, an Italian-American couple (she is of Irish descent birth). Heather attended Oyster Bay High School, as well as the Long Island High School for the Arts. In 1997, she made her film debut in Welcome to the Dollhouse...
“ Let's not forget about fan favorite Randy Meeks' little sister, Martha Meeks, played by Heather Matarazzo, who shot a cameo in Scream 3. Hmmm....could Martha have orchestrated this whole new scenario?? Matarazzo is mostly known for the independent flick Welcome To The Dollhouse; and also portrayed Ryan Phillippe's little sister in 54; as well as DJ Conner's girlfriend at the end of Roseanne. ” - JakobGarcia
“ She was the Footloose mom, the Gremlins mom, Stand By Me's mom, and a Back To The Future mom, and then in 1996, she was Dewey and Tatum's mom in the first Scream! So let's see what ever happened to Estelle Riley! ” - JakobGarcia
“ He played Billy's father, Hank Loomis, in the first Scream, and was seen again in some video footage shown in Scream 3, of his infidelities with Sidney's mother, Maureen Prescott. It's time to revisit this character again as well and maybe time he paid the piper so to speak! ” - JakobGarcia
“ Patrick Dempsey's character's cop partner, Jerry Wallace from Scream 3, is back as well, and he's among the victims who wake up in the abandoned building. ” - JakobGarcia
Kyle Richards
Actress, Halloween
Kyle Egan Richards was born in Hollywood, California, to Kathleen Mary (Dugan) and Kenneth Edwin Richards, a business executive. Ken died in 1998. Kathleen was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year, and passed away in March of 2002. Kyle, like her sister Kim, began acting at a very young age. She made many appearances on Little House on the Prairie as Alicia Sanderson Edwards...
“ In the very first Scream, we saw glimpses of Jamie Lee Curtis and P.J. Soles when they were showing the original Halloween on the television at Stu's party but we didn't get to see Kyle Richards. So why not cast her as a nurse who works at the rehab clinic, Karen Walters, yet even another nod to Halloween (Pamela Susan Shoop played nurse Karen in Halloween 2). And...hmmm that last name seems familiar, wasn't there a Rebecca Walters in Scream 4? Sid's selfish publicist? ” - JakobGarcia
Brandon Routh
Brandon James Routh (pronounced like "south") was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in nearby Norwalk. He is the son of Catherine LaVonne (Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Wayne Routh, a carpenter. Routh has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He attended the University of Iowa and starred in many productions at the Norwalk Theater of Performing Arts...
“ At least Sid can revel in watching eye candy Hollywood heartthrob, Matthew Milton, played by Brandon Routh from Superman Returns, while in rehab!!! That's the best thing about celebrity rehab. However, that last name is familiar too, remember that sleazy horror film producer who was making the Stab films in Scream 3, John Milton, played by Lance Henriksen?? Hmmm....what's he doing there seeming all calm and innocent just sobering up? ” - JakobGarcia
“ A Perfect Getaway's Sanchez, also star of TV's The Glades, and she played Nikki on Lost....as troubled Michelle Randall, older sister of Jenny Randall, garage door victim from Scream 4. ” - JakobGarcia
Lin Shaye
Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting...
“ Shaye is a Craven flick staple dating all the way back to his original Nightmare! (Nancy's teacher). Here, she appears as a rich drunk divorcee' in rehab, and recently she starred in the creepy Insidious. Since it will probably be another Wes Craven flick, as the first four were, why not name her Nancy Thompson after the Elm Street heroine? ” - JakobGarcia
Tony Todd
Perhaps best known for his chilling performance as "Candyman", the charismatic 6' 5" actor Tony Todd has consistently turned in compelling performances since his debut in the fantasy film Sleepwalk. Born in Washington, D.C., Todd spent two years on a scholarship at the University of Connecticut...
“ And last but not least, "Candyman" and star of the Final Destination films plays orderly Benjamin Price, who will have some hints of wisdom for Sidney. ” - JakobGarcia