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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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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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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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,000,000 (USA) (12 December 1997)

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$101,334,374 (USA) (19 June 1998)
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(at around 12 mins) The phone number for "Cory Gillis" (when Sidney answers the prank call towards the beginning) is 513-555-0176. See more »

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(at around 16 mins) Randy corrects Film Class Guy #1's quotation of Ripley's famous exclamation in Aliens ("Get away from her, you bitch!"), but Randy is wrong; Film Class Guy #1 was correct. Film Class Guy #1 was supposed to misquote Aliens, but Joshua Jackson spoke Jamie Kennedy's line. Thinking fast, and to keep the scene going, Kennedy spoke the quote intended for Film Class Guy #1, "Stay away from here, you bitch." See more »

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Mickey: Just wait until the trial. It is gonna rock!
Mrs.Loomis: Oh, Mickey, there's not going to be a trial.
[shoots Mickey 2 times in the chest]
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Red Right Hand
Written by Nick Cave (as Cave), Mick Harvey (as Harvey), Thomas Wydler (as Wydler)
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Produced by Tony Cohen and The Bad Seeds
Courtesy of Mute Records Ltd. U.K.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Film Planted Firmly in Cheek
15 January 2005 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Wes Craven is back again at the helm of Scream 2, his followup to the mega-successful Scream. As sequels go, one could do a lot worse than this film. Sure, it has a pretty silly story trying desperately to cling to the original source material, but it never ever takes the story too terribly serious. How does Craven do this? He laces the film with all kinds of film references and humour directly tied to the film industry and actors involved. Several mentions of "Friends" cast members abound whilst having Courtney Cox return in her signature role as Gail Weathers. Craven also brings back the rules to horror films - now horror sequels; these rules are right on mark too(wish we had heard the most important!). In fact my favourite scene in the whole movie is in a classroom where students debate the inferior sequel to the superior original. Excellent examples are given to support one argument that sequels are better: Aliens and Terminator 2, and of course, The Godfather 2. Naturally this small cross section seems great when none of the hundreds of truly bad sequels are mentioned. Purposely I am sure! Is Scream 2 better than Scream? No way. It doesn't have nearly as much punch to it. The opening scene this time takes place in a movie theater, but it is not as powerful as the opening scene with Drew Barrymore in the original. The story is really something unto itself as well...but any kind of examination of plot other than a cursory one would give too much away. Not that that would be any great pity. I did like the acting in this one more. Arquette returns as Dewey affecting some kind of limp and pinched nerve in hand. He does a fairly nice job. Cox is lovely as ever and also is good in her role. Campbell is OK, as is the rest of the cast with Jamie Kennedy again standing out as nerdy movie maven Randy Weeks and, in particular, Liev Screiber doing a wonderful job as Cotton Weary(the man who had been accused of killing Sidney's mama). This sequel has more blood, more deaths, and more jokes. Like the original, I too enjoyed this film for its entertainment value if nothing else.


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