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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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The Third and Final chapter in the trilogy that made you laugh, and made you Scream. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

In an 2009 interview, Matthew Lillard claimed that he had been contracted to reprise his role as the primary antagonist, having survived his apparent death in Scream (1996), orchestrating new Ghostface attacks from prison on high school students and ultimately targeting Sidney. Following the Columbine High School massacre shortly before production began, the script was scrapped and re-written without his character and this plot to avoid development of a film which associated violence and murder with a high school setting. See more »

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When Gale reaches for the voice changer, she has blood on the top of her hand. When she puts the voice changer to her mouth, there is no blood. See more »

Quotes

Sidney: Hey Detective, what's your favorite scary movie?
Mark: My life.
Sidney: Mine too.
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Features Scream (1996) See more »

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Red Right Hand 2
Written by Nick Cave (as Cave), Mick Harvey (as Harvey), Thomas Wydler (as Wydler)
Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Strings Conducted and Arranged by Barry Adamson
Courtesy of Mute Records Ltd. U.K.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Welcome to the final act!
10 February 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Scream 3 will not disappoint fans of the first two unless your expectations are unrealistically high. All the Scream movies follow a pattern - one of the criticisms I read of Scream 3 was that it was a Xerox copy of the first two - but all sequels are basically remakes of previous films that preceeded it e.g. the Bond series. The success of the Scream films is that Craven and Williamson (and now Scream 3 scribe Kreuger) have blended the ingredients differently each time - you'll definitely enjoy the "Hollywood" flavour of this one!


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