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Scream 3 (2000)

R  |   |  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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murder | death | scream | mask | reporter | See All (122) »

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Rules of a trilogy: Chapter one sets the rules. Chapter two bends the rules. But in the finale...forget the rules. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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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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Box Office

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,713,342 (USA) (4 February 2000)

Gross:

ESP 912,378,401 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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A very good entry into the Scream franchise....
19 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scream 3 does not have the same writer of the first two, which explains the lack of comedy it had compared to the first two Scream films. It does not have the same great dialogue as the first two, nor the witty and playful tone. However, saying that, Scream 3 is probably still better than 95% of slasher films today. It has suspense and mystery, and although it sometimes goes overboard with how the script handled the 'actual' history of Maureen Prescott, I think it overall works well. Neve Campbell once again gives it all she has, and the supporting characters are actually well rounded, especially Parker Posey, which gives the film it's much needed humor. David Arquette and Courtney Cox are both solid, but I cannot help but question how much their characters( or maybe their motivation as actors) changed, since it really does seem that both feel awkward in a lot of scenes. I suspect it is the writing since a lot of their brilliant dialogue from Scream 2 was missing. Saying that, and while it is true that it is the weakest of the trilogy, it is still a lot of fun and does have it's clever moments here and there. I do not think there can ever really be a 'bad' Scream film.


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