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Scream 2 (1997)

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Two years after the events of the first film, a new psychopath dons the "Ghost face" costume and a new string of murders begin.

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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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college | murder | theatre | death | sequel | 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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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,493,950 (UK) (1 May 1998)

Gross:

£8,114,241 (UK) (26 June 1998)
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Sarah Michelle Gellar became famous for playing 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', a character designed by creator Joss Whedon as an antidote for the sexy blonde girl who always got killed in horror films. In 'Scream 2' she plays just such a character. See more »

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When Gail kisses Dewey in the lecture theatre, all her dark red lipstick is wiped off or smeared around her mouth, but none of it appears on Dewey. See more »

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Officer Richards: [Pointing his gun at the killer in front of the car] Out of the car, you fucker.
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Take Away the Fear
Performed by Jessica Craven and Michael Maccini (as Mike Maccini)
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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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