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Scream (1996)

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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Storyline

1 year after her mother's death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. Written by Joss Oran

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Now everybody is a victim and everybody is a suspect! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for strong graphic horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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20 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,354,586 (USA) (20 December 1996)

Gross:

$103,001,286 (USA) (18 July 1997)
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Trivia

The rare slasher series where the original director helmed every film in the series. Wes Craven directed every Scream movie. That's never happened before or since. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) When Casey sees Steve on the patio, the killer tells her to turn off the light. You see the shadow fall across his face. Yet when the camera flashes to Steve just before he's killed, we see the already turned-off light go off again. See more »

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[first lines]
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.
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Crazy Credits

Henry Winkler, who played Principal Himbry, was asked to go uncredited because the producers did not want to detract any attention from the younger, lesser known actors. See more »

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References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

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Drop Dead Gorgeous
Performed by Republica
Written by Republica
Courtesy of RCA U.K. Ltd/Deconstruction Records
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Favorite movie....
25 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie completely changed my view on horror films.... Before seeing Scream I would never watch anything might make me scared because I hated horror movies... when i saw Scream it completely changed... It also introduced me to Matthew Lillard who I had never heard of before... Now he is my favorite actor! This movie gave so many young actors and actresses a chance to make it big.. Courtney Cox was great in this movie as well as the sequels and after seeing this movie I became a FRIENDS fanatic... This movie also completely changed the horror genre and every scary movie thats come out since takes a little something from Scream... I will always remember the first time I saw Scream... It really captivates its audiences.

ITS A SCREAM BABY!


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