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The final Scream is going to be the loudest! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Liev Schreiber ... Cotton Weary

Beth Toussaint ... Female Caller (voice)

Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)

Kelly Rutherford ... Christine Hamilton

Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott

Courteney Cox ... Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)

Julie Janney ... Moderator

Richmond Arquette ... Student

Patrick Dempsey ... Detective Mark Kincaid

Lynn McRee ... Maureen Roberts Prescott

Nancy O'Dell ... Female Reporter
Ken Taylor ... Male Reporter

Scott Foley ... Roman Bridger

Roger Corman ... Studio Executive

Lance Henriksen ... John Milton

Josh Pais ... Wallace

Deon Richmond ... Tyson Fox

Matt Keeslar ... Tom Prinze

Jenny McCarthy ... Sarah Darling

Emily Mortimer ... Angelina Tyler

Parker Posey ... Jennifer Jolie

Patrick Warburton ... Steven Stone

David Arquette ... Dwight 'Dewey' Riley
John Embry ... Stage Security Guard
Lawrence Hecht ... Neil Prescott
Lisa Beach ... Studio Tour Guide

Kevin Smith ... Silent Bob

Jason Mewes ... Jay
Erik Erath ... Stan
Daniel K. Arredondo ... Office Security Guard (as D.K. Arredondo)
Lisa Gordon ... Waitress

Heather Matarazzo ... Martha Meeks

Jamie Kennedy ... Randy Meeks

Carrie Fisher ... Bianca
C.W. Morgan ... Mr. Loomis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Baier ... Studio Guard (uncredited)

Greg Bronson ... Photographer (uncredited)

Wes Craven ... Man with Video Camera on Studio Tour (uncredited)

Peter Deming ... Man Eating Popcorn on Studio Tour (uncredited)

Ethan Erickson ... Detective #2 (uncredited)
Strawberry Fields ... Tourist (uncredited)

Matthew Lillard ... Stu Macher (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joseph Lee Michael ... LAPD Cop (uncredited)
Hunter Shepard ... Tourist (uncredited)

Directed by
Wes Craven 
Writing credits
Kevin Williamson (characters)

Ehren Kruger (written by)

Produced by
Daniel K. Arredondo .... co-producer (as Dan Arredondo)
Stuart M. Besser .... co-executive producer
Dixie J. Capp .... co-producer
Cary Granat .... executive producer
Cathy Konrad .... producer
Marianne Maddalena .... producer
Nicholas Mastandrea .... associate producer (as Nicholas C. Mastandrea)
Julie Plec .... co-producer
Andrew Rona .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Kevin Williamson .... producer
Original Music by
Marco Beltrami 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Patrick Lussier 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
Production Design by
Bruce Alan Miller 
Art Direction by
Thomas Fichter 
Set Decoration by
Gene Serdena 
Costume Design by
Abigail Murray 
Makeup Department
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist
Kathrine Gordon .... hair department head
Levin .... makeup artist: Neve Campbell
Sarah Mays .... makeup artist
Carol Schwartz .... makeup department head
Donna Cicatelli-Lewis .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Stuart M. Besser .... unit production manager
Daniel Lupi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel K. Arredondo .... second assistant director (as Dan Arredondo)
Rick Avery .... second unit director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... first assistant director: second unit (as Rosemary Cremona)
Juana Franklin .... dga trainee
Michelle Jaeger .... additional second assistant director
Maria Mantia .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director (as Nicholas C. Mastandrea)
Art Department
Robert W. Anderson .... set dresser
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... head greens coordinator
Claudia Bestor .... art department coordinator
George Capetanos .... set dresser
Robert J. Carlyle .... construction coordinator
Monica Castro .... assistant property master
Richard Crain .... gang boss
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
Michael D'Imperio .... props
James M. Davis .... foreman
Mark Dobrogowski .... art department assistant
Josh Ian Elliott .... on-set dresser (as Josh Elliott)
Gerald Gates Jr. .... paint foreman
Michael Glynn .... set dresser (as J. Michael Glynn)
Jill Haber .... painter
Danny Hinzo .... painter
Vinson Jae .... stand-by painter
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master
Richard McConnell .... carpenter
Richard McConnell .... gang boss
Cesar Orozco .... propmaker
Anthony D. Parrillo .... set designer
Mike Reiber .... paint gang boss
Lori Rowbotham .... assistant art director
Steven Samanen .... graphic artist
Grant Samson .... lead man
Abigail Sheiner .... construction auditor
Gary Stel .... labor foreman
Robert Stover .... buyer
Edward Tamayo .... set dresser
Sloane U'Ren .... set designer
Quinn Yarbrough .... set dresser
Gary J. Coelho .... laborer (uncredited)
Andrew Leman .... graphic designer: props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jessy Bender .... sound utility
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
David Buell .... adr recordist
Tim Chau .... re-recording mixer
John T. Cucci .... foley mixer
Andy D'Addario .... re-recording mixer
David Diamond .... boom operator
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Howell Gibbens .... adr editor
David Kern .... sound editor
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor (as Don Malouf)
Piero Mura .... sound editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Jim Stuebe .... sound mixer
F. Scott Taylor .... assistant sound editor
Todd Toon .... sound designer
Todd Toon .... supervising sound editor
Mark A. Tracy .... first assistant sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Stephen W. Potter .... stage engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects coordinator
Michael Duenas .... special effects assistant (as Mike Duenas)
William D. Lee .... special effects foreman
Kevin Pike .... special effects pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Bob Ahmanson .... pyrotechnician: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Robert Ahmanson)
Betzy Bromberg .... optical supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Kieran Carew .... digital artist: Fantasy II Film Effects
Bruce Harris .... digital compositor
Joe Heffernan .... pyrotechnician: Fantasy II Film Effects
Leslie Huntley .... visual effects producer: Fantasy II Film Effects
Robert Hutchins .... pyrotechnician: Fantasy II Film Effects
Bryan MacLaren .... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Pixel Magic
Bret Mixon .... rotoscoping
Tim Molinder .... digital supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Patrick Murphy .... digital compositor: Pixel Magic
Kenneth Norton .... camera assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Anita Osterhage .... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Reid Paul .... compositing supervisor
Mick Persion .... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Andrew Shuford .... modelshop visual effects production assistant
Joe Viskocil .... pyrotechnics supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Joseph Viskocil)
Gene Warren III .... camera assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Gene Warren III .... construction coordinator
Gene Warren III .... model supervisor
Gene Warren Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Christopher Warren .... miniature photographer: Fantasy II Film Effects
Thomas Zell .... pyrotechnician: Fantasy II Film Effects
Mary Albee .... stunts
Laura Albert .... stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts: Ghostface
Joni Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double: Courteney Cox Arquette
Rick Barker .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunt double: Liev Schreiber
Jeff Brockton .... stunt double: Ghostface Killer
Terri Cadiente .... utility stunts (as Terry Cadiente)
Ken Clark .... stunt rigger
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Tammy Brady Conrad .... stunts (as Tamara Brady Conrad)
Erik Cord .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Tabby Hanson .... stunt double: Kelly Rutherford
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Clint Lilley .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunts
Gloria O'Brien .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Dana Reed .... stunts
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double: Neve Campbell
Jane Austin .... stunts (uncredited)
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunt double: Dean Richmond/Tyson Fox in Stab 3 (uncredited)
Lisa Hoyle .... stunt double: Neve Campbell (uncredited)
Kurt D. Lott .... stunts (uncredited)
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt double: Jenny McCarthy (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Yves Brunner .... cinematographer's apprentice
Joel Bystrom .... grip
Tim Collins .... dolly grip
David Deever .... video engineer
Lance Fisher .... additional camera operator
David Ghegan .... electrician
Ken Glassing .... camera operator: second unit
Robert Heine .... assistant camera
Jennifer Ann Henry .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Rick Herres .... first company rigging grip
Sean Higgins .... rigging gaffer
Paul Hughen .... director of photography: second unit
Eugene B. Kerry .... grip
Hilary Klym .... second company grip
Dennis M. Kuneff .... assistant first company rigging grip
Guy Logan .... lighting technician
James M. McClure .... rigging electrician
Roger Meilink .... rigging gaffer: second unit
Scott Andrew Ressler .... first assistant camera
Mark Sadler .... lighting technician
Eric Sandlin .... assistant chief lighting technician
William Self .... rigging lighting technician (as Bill Self)
Philip Sloan .... first company grip
Rico Torres .... still photographer: specials
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Mark Vollmer .... grip
Hootly Weedn .... set lighting technician
Paul Wolkowsky .... grip (as Paul Wilkowsky)
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Sarah Katzman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Beth Ramsey .... costumer
Editorial Department
Tina Anderson .... post-production coordinator
Tony Bacigalupi .... first assistant editor
Nathan Easterling .... assistant editor (as Nate Easterling)
John Embry .... post-production assistant
Mato .... color timer
Lisa Mozden .... assistant editor
Location Management
Robert C. Decker .... location manager
Rob Gibson .... assistant location manager
Rob Gibson .... location manager: re-shoots
Ilt Jones .... additional location manager
Michael Sandknop .... key assistant location manager
Paul Schreiber .... key assistant location manager
Emre Sonmez .... key assistant location manager
Marc J. Ventimiglia .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Bill Abbott .... music editor
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Thomas Bartke .... MIDI consultant
Thomas Bartke .... music transcriptor
Marco Beltrami .... conductor
Marco Beltrami .... orchestrator
Marco Beltrami .... score producer
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Brian Bulman .... assistant music editor
Elin Carlson .... chorus
Wade Culbreath .... musician: percussion
Monique Donnelly .... singer
Ed Gerrard .... music supervisor
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Sean M. Hickey .... music preparation
Will Johnstone .... additional programmer
Adam Kay .... music editor
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
John Kurlander .... scoring mixer
Kevin Manthei .... orchestrator
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
Buck Sanders .... music preparation: synthesizer
Buck Sanders .... music preparator: synthesizer
Randy Spendlove .... executive music producer
Rose Thomson .... background vocals
Ken Watson .... orchestra contractor
Bruce White .... viola
Kevin Manthei .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bruce Callahan .... transportation
Jim Chesney .... captain
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Scotty Goudreau .... driver co-captain
David Joseph .... driver: production van
Glenn Midcap .... driver
Derek Raser .... transportation coordinator
George A. Sack .... transportation
John Sagray .... driver
J.T. Thayer .... transportation captain
Other crew
Frank Anello .... stand-in: Liev Schreiber
Carolyn Barber .... assistant: Ms. Konrad
Barry Barclay .... production assistant
Stacy Basil .... animal handler
Leah Bathe .... cutting room assistant
Josh Brown .... vocalist
Amiee Clark .... production assistant
Grady Cofer .... title designer: main titles
Kim Crockett .... set production assistant
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Tammy Duncanson .... researcher
John Embry .... set production assistant
Rachel Fleischer .... production assistant
Collin Fowler .... production assistant
Cerise Fukuji .... assistant: Mr. Craven
Dana Gabrion .... production assistant to director
Julie Hansen .... production accountant
Cheryl Harris .... animal handler
Patti Hawn .... unit publicist
Lauren Klain .... set production assistant
Ryan Krayser .... production assistant
Mark Lindsay .... sales representative
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Mindy Miller .... stand-in: Ms. McCarthy
Eric Myerson .... set production assistant
Wendy Neel Brogan .... assistant accountant
Wendy P. Neel .... assistant accountant
Kami Norton .... production secretary
Shaun O'Banion .... assistant: Mr. Arquette and Ms. Cox Arquette
Suzanne Santry .... assistant: Ms. Madelena
Kelly Sells .... photo double: Ms. Posey
Ronald P. Tavalaro .... projectionist
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor
John Burton West .... assistant production coordinator
Heather White .... production assistant: second unit
Julie Adams .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Heidi Hinzman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kristen Janusis .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Mike Vigil .... the filmmakers wish to thank

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Rated R for strong horror violence and language
116 min
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Did You Know?

Different endings were shot concerning the fate of Kincaid, as the producers being were unsure about whether he would die or not.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (at around 23 mins) When Sarah Darling is in the empty production offices of Sunrise Studios, she is looking for Roman Bridger, the director of Stab 3. However, when Sarah calls for Roman in an office, she clearly says, "Ronan," not "Roman."See more »
Dewey:Surprise. Surprise. Someone dies and Gale comes running.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Full Frontal (2002)See more »
Red Right Hand 2See more »


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48 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
So-so finale, 10 February 2000
Author: Sean Gallagher ( from Brooklyn, NY


As I've said before, I have little use for sequels, which was I was surprised to find myself going to SCREAM 2, and even more surprised that I enjoyed it. Like the first one, it was fast, scary, funny, and took some nice satiric jibes. Even the much debated identity of the killer in the second one made sense as a satiric swipe at horror movies, so it didn't bother me. I didn't know if they'd be able to keep it going for a third movie, especially when hearing Kevin Williamson's involvement was going to be minimal(he's a producer, and he wrote an outline which eventual writer Ehren Kruger worked from), but I liked the first two, I was especially pleased to see Scott Foley(from FELICITY) and Parker Posey in the cast, and I was intrigued to see what happened. In retrospect, I probably should have waited for video.

Certainly the opening shows a little promise; instead of the usual celebrity cameo, we have a spoof of that, with Cotton Weary(Liev Schrieber), who's now a Geraldo-type talk show host, complaining about having to do a cameo in STAB 3(the movie within a movie here), so we know it's spoofing itself. The problem, of course, is we know Cotton's going to get killed, but Craven is able to draw suspense throughout the scene. We also get the stated purpose here during the phone call(which, also a bit clever, starts out with a woman's voice before the familiar tone of Roger L. Jackson as THE voice kicks in); the killer wants to find Sidney.

Sidney, of course, is living in seclusion, under a new name and barely going outside the house(which, of course, is under heavy alarm), so at first, she's almost like an afterthought to the movie. Instead, the center is on Gail Weathers, the tabloid reporter, now an entertainment reporter, who uses her reporter skills to play detective when Cotton is killed, and she decides to assist the police, specifically Detective Kincaid(Patrick Dempsey), in the case. Then there's Dewey, who's a technical advisor to STAB 3, the movie, and they of course worry about what's going to happen.

There's all kinds of potential here, and it's directed well, but it isn't written as well as I think Williamson would have done. There are scares which still work, and while the Dewey/Gail relationship seems a little old hat, the two Arquettes obviously like working with each other, and their familiarity with us helps smooth that over. Also, while Campbell is disconnected, she's still sympathetic, and while she doesn't have the same fun with herself as she did in the first one, I understood that. And there is humor, most of it coming from Posey as the actress playing Gail in STAB 3; few actresses can make contempt funny like she can. There's also the standard satiric bite(the bodyguard who guarded Julia Roberts and Salman Rushdie but ends up toast here).

But as I said, it isn't written as well, and the primary weakness is the killer. In some senses, I guess, having the director(Foley) be the killer makes sense, because he has the technical expertise to handle things. But it seems to come out of nowhere, and perhaps to distract us from that, Kruger gives us the idea of him being a long-lost relative of Sidney's, which is ridiculous. Perhaps because of that too, Foley goes way over the top, which is funny at first, but then becomes tiresome. Also, Kruger cribs not from other horror movies here, but from the first SCREAM(the cloning of the cell phone being a prime example). And while Williamson's red herrings were pretty clever, this one seems not thought out. Emily Mortimer's character(she plays the actress who plays Sidney) is a perfect example; there are two indications she might be the killer(three, if you count the woman's voice to Cotton), and yet she's killed off almost as an afterthought. Finally, as to compensate for all of this, there are a lot more killings to cover up. Which begs the question; if all he wanted was to find Sidney(as stated early on several times), why not just take Dewey, Gail, and Cotton et al hostage? The first two movies mocked the Idiot Plot Rule; this one mostly personifies it.

It's a shame, because there could have been something made from all this(oh, almost forgot; Dempsey, who I normally don't like, is surprisingly good, and also unrecognizable here). But this certainly doesn't break any rules. Even the Jamie Kennedy cameo seems obligatory rather than fresh. This suggest they should have stopped at the second one.

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