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Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

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Storyline

It has been two years since the tragic events at Woodsboro. Sidney Prescott and Randy Meeks are trying to get on with their lives, and are currently both students at Windsor College. Cotton Weary is out of prison, and is trying to cash in on his unfortunate incarceration. Gale Weathers has written a bestseller, "The Woodsboro Murders," which has been turned into the film, "Stab," starring Tori Spelling as Sidney. As the film's play date approaches, the cycle of death begins anew. Dewey Riley immediately flies out of Woodsboro to try to protect Sidney, his "surrogate sister." But in this sequel to the 1996 horror film, the number of suspects only goes down as the body count slowly goes up! Written by Phil Fernando

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Someone has taken their love of sequels one step too far. See more »

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Rated R for language and strong bloody violence | See all certifications »

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12 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Scream Again  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,493,950 (UK) (1 May 1998)

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£8,114,241 (UK) (26 June 1998)
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Trivia

The rules for a horror-movie sequel as stated by Randy are: 1. the death total is always greater; and 2. the murder scenes are always much more elaborate, with more blood and gore. The third rule to surviving a sequel was cut from the movie, but appears in its trailer, "And number three, never, ever under any circumstance assume that the killer is dead." See more »

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When Dewey is pounding on the soundproof glass, trying to get Gale's attention, his hand alternates between being open palmed and balled in a fist. See more »

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Gale: Look, local woman! I know you hold me up as your career template and that it gives you some sort of charge to challenge me, but give it a rest.
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References Graduation Day (1981) See more »

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Your Lucky Day in Hell
Written by Mark Everett (as E) and Mark Goldenberg
Performed by The Eels (as Eels)
Produced by Mark Everett (as E) and Co-Produced by Mark Goldenberg
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Special Markets
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Better than the original
11 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Dare me to say it? ...THIS MOVIE WAS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL!

Ha! There goes my "useful comment" rating!

Not many movies beat their originals, especially in the horror genre. However, Scream 2 proved them wrong.

Sidney has gone to college and moved on with her life after the events of Scream. However, the murders and famous "ghostface killer" have followed too.

Sidney, Dewey, Gale, Randy, and Cotton all return from the first film. But we also get an interesting new group of people: Hallie, Derek, Mickey, Cici, and Debbie the reporter, who is actually more annoying than Gale.

We also have a higher body count, more gore, more interesting kills, and a much better ending (in my opinion).

I recommend this to fans of the original movie. 8/10.


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