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Scream 3 (2000)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  4 February 2000 (USA)
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While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.

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A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. Written by mike

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Obey The Rules Of The Trilogy... Or Die. See more »

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

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4 February 2000 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,449,937 (UK) (28 April 2000)

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ESP 912,378,401 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) argues with Roman Bridger (Scott Foley) about him refusing to take responsibility for his murders, instead blaming others, and he refuses to listen. This is a representation of director Wes Craven's frustration with people who use horror films as scapegoats for murder motives, as the series has been plagued with people who blame violence in movies for violence in real life. Craven makes direct nods to this in the first and second Scream films (Mickey says he wants to "blame the movies" and Billy says that "movies don't create psychos). See more »

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Sidney is wearing black, high-heeled boots in the middle section of the film, but does not appear to be wearing them while waiting in the police station later in the film when the killer calls her. However, in the last part of the film, when Sidney arrives at the house, she is wearing boots again as she can be seen pulling not one but two guns from them. See more »

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Jennifer: Happy birthday, Roman.
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YOU! Like I'm ever going to win an award playing YOU!-Parker Posey in Scream 3
28 December 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Welcome back Neve, David and my personal favorite, Courteney, to one of the best horror series ever to hit the big screen. All three are back and are in top form. As a huge FRIENDS fan, it's always fun to see the non-Monica, Gale Weathers, and to see another side of Cox-Arquette's talent.

The finale in the Scream trilogy, and while perhaps not the scariest of the three, it is certainly the most funny. That is thanks largely to the brilliant casting of the satiric roles belonging to Parker Posey and Jenny McCarthy.

Parker Posey playing Courteney Cox Arquette's "Gale" in the movie Stab 3 within this movie, Scream 3, was a stroke of genius. For those not familiar with Posey's work I strongly recommend checking out "The House Of Yes."

Another welcome attribute to this third and final (?) chapter in the series is the way in which they tie up the loose ends and allow certain characters a sense of closure.

You definitely need to view these 3 in order, but it's all scary fun!


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