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Scream 2 (1997)

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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Maureen (as Jada Pinkett)
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Usher Giving Out Costumes
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Screaming Girl Up Aisle
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Sandy Heddings ...
Girl in Dorm Hallway (as Sandy Heddings-Katulka)
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Storyline

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down.

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,926,342, 14 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,363,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,363,301
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Trivia

Cici's 'ill-conceived' boyfriend Ted is named after the titular John Ritter robot from the Buffy The Vampire Season 2 episode, which aired before the rewritten script was finalised. With the part of Casey Cooper written specifically with Sarah Michelle Gellar in mind, Williamson set up her Omega Beta Zeta murder scene to specifically pay homage to Buffy The Vampire Slayer as much as possible. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) When Maureen Evans goes up to the concession counter to order her popcorn and Pepsi, the clerk gives it to her without accepting any money, or ringing it up on the till, yet we see her with the money in her hand. See more »

Quotes

Dewey: Look, Gale's no killer.
Randy: Ok, all right then, but if she's not a killer, she's a target.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Secure
Composed by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Duane Eddy
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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A pretty good sequel
10 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

In addition to becoming the first major box office hit for Dimension Films, 1996's SCREAM also became the horror film that would set the tone for the other horror films of the late 1990s. It was a phenomenal achievement in the horror genre so of coarse a sequel was just around the corner. The most common rule with movies is that sequels are terrible and while that is normally always true, that isn't the case with SCREAM 2. It should be noted that SCREAM 2 came out just a year after the original SCREAM. Most often when sequels come out a year after their predecessor, they turn out to be pretty bad (CHILD'S PLAY 3 for example). SCREAM 2, while not as good as SCREAM, manages to be an effective and well made sequel that surprisingly is just as clever as the first one and it contains the same kind of great dialogue the first one had as well. It helps that SCREAM 2 has most of the same cast members as the first one too. I think it's safe to say that SCREAM 2 was one of the better sequels of the 1990s. I'm giving it 7/10. Recommended for fans of horror.


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