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Scream 3 (2000)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Female Caller (voice)
The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Ken Taylor ...


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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The last Scream is always the scariest. See more »


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghostface  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$89,138,076 (USA) (16 June 2000)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kincaid was included in the climax at producers' insistence, after they realised he disappeared before the third act and his arc went nowhere otherwise. See more »


Shape of the cuts on Dewey's forehead throughout the film. See more »


Sidney: Psychos can't kill what they can't find.
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References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »


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Written by David Arquette, Gabriel Cowan and Sam Music
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User Reviews

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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