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Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.

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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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Someone Is Playing A Deadly Game, Someone Who Has Seen Way Too Many Scary Movies. 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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$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

At the beginning of the film Billy climbs through Sidney's bedroom window, startling her, just like Glen did to Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). See more »

Goofs

Randy says "Here comes the obligatory tit shot" while watching Halloween and everyone cheers, supposedly at the sight of breasts, but the scene they are watching at that precise moment doesn't show nudity. The girl's breasts in Halloween aren't revealed until a later scene (and, some claim, not at all in the video version). 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 »

Connections

Featured in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) See more »

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Bitter Pill
Performed by The Connells
Written by Peele Wimberley
Courtesy of TVT Records
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16 August 1998 | by (Mandeville, LA (U.S.A.)) – See all my reviews

"Scream" does not seem like the kind of movie that could make you appreciate American cinema. If you haven't seen it, then you're probably viewing it as just another silly slasher flick that creates more laughs than scares. On the contrary. This movie IS filled with plenty of scares and satirizes the horror genre in a way that literally has turned this film into a masterpiece. I guarantee you that while you may not love it (it nearly was rated NC-17 for its intense violence), you'll be highly amused by this one. A-


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