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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 » | Add 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)

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

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

Ethan Erickson ... Detective #2 (uncredited)

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

Joseph Lee Michael ... LAPD Cop (uncredited)
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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 
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
Whitney Taylor .... makeup artist
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
J. Michael Glynn .... set dresser
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
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
Andrew Leman .... graphic designer: props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jessy Bender .... sound utility
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
David Buell .... adr recordist
Tim Chau .... sound re-recording mixer
John T. Cucci .... foley mixer
Andy D'Addario .... sound 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)
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 Wilkowsky .... grip
Casting Department
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Sarah Katzman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Beth Bocchicchio .... costumer (as Mary Beth Ramsey)
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
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
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Brian Bulman .... assistant music editor
Ed Gerrard .... music supervisor
M.B. Gordy .... musician: Percussion
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
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
Carolyn Barber .... assistant: Cathy Konrad
Barry Barclay .... production assistant
Stacy Basil .... animal handler
Leah Bathe .... cutting room assistant
Amiee Clark .... production assistant
Grady Cofer .... title designer: main titles
Kim Crockett .... set production assistant
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Robert C. Decker .... location manager
Tammy Duncanson .... researcher
John Embry .... set production assistant
Rachel Fleischer .... production assistant
Collin Fowler .... production assistant
Cerise Fukuji .... assistant: Wes Craven
Dana Gabrion .... director's production assistant
Rob Gibson .... assistant location manager
Rob Gibson .... location manager: re-shoots
Julie Hansen .... production accountant
Cheryl Harris .... animal handler
Patti Hawn .... unit publicist
Ilt Jones .... additional location manager
Lauren Klain .... set production assistant
Ryan Krayser .... production assistant
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: David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette
Buck Sanders .... synthesizer preparation
Michael Sandknop .... key assistant location manager
Suzanne Santry .... assistant: Marianne Madelena
Paul Schreiber .... key assistant location manager
Kelly Sells .... photo double: Parker Posey
Emre Sonmez .... key assistant location manager
Ronald P. Tavalaro .... projectionist
Marc J. Ventimiglia .... key assistant location manager
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)

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Rated R for strong horror violence and language
116 min
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The main house where most of the principal "Stab 3" actors appeared to be staying actually belongs to Grease (1978) director Randal Kleiser.See more »
Continuity: When the killer calls Sidney while she is at the police station, the word, "Nokia" is visible on the bottom of the phone. In the next scene it disappears, and then reappears in a later scene.See more »
Mark:I know what it's like to see ghosts that don't go away, to be watching a scary movie in your head... watching it alone.
Sidney:Ghosts are tough. You can't shoot ghosts.
Mark:Can't *arrest* ghosts, but the best way to fight them is to be around people. You're not hiding. You've done the right thing, Ms. Prescott.
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38 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Not as effective as the original "Scream," but still produces enough scares and thrills. *** out of ****, 18 February 2000

SCREAM 3 / (2000) ***

Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Parker Posey, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Lance Henriksen, Matthew Keeslar, Jenny McCarthy, Emily Mortimer, Deon Richmond, Patrick Warburton, Liev Schreiber, and Carrie Fisher Directed by Wes Craven. Written by Ehren Kruger, based on characters by Kevin Williamson. Running time: 116 minutes. Rated R (for strong horror violence and language).

By Blake French:

"Scream 3" is not as satisfying as the original horror masterpiece "Scream," but what can we expect from the final chapter in a slasher trilogy? The first film was a superior horror thriller--one of the most loved slasher movies of the past decade. That was a picture with some hard standards to live up to. However, Wes Craven, director of the trio, accomplished another success with the sequel of "Scream." Usually this kind of movie would fade into the Hollywood recycle bin by now. But "Scream 3" still produces chills, thrills, and lots of surprises--even though we have been receiving the same kind of story for the past four years. This film is marginally passable, although the most flawed film of its series, that fairs as recommendable, but not substantial in quality.

The film's opening once again provides the audience with a pre-credit murder sequence that is almost the highlight of the entire production. The "Scream 3" writers take advantage of one of the movie's old and important characters to arrange this very effective, and scary, sequence.

The setting is several years after the second film. The small college town of Woodsboro is where we are placed. Neve Campbell again stars as Sidney Prescott, a tormented young woman who was the target of the killing sprees in the past. She has attempted to move on with her life with her father, and has an anonymous hotline operation that offers assistance to those in need. Also, television reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox Arquette) has experienced a big career jump, now working for a network called Total Entertainment. While the wrongly accused murder suspect of Sidney's mother, Cotton Weary (Liev Schreiber), has his own trashy TV talk show.

The central presence that connects the events here is the production of "Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro," a movie the characters are creating that follows a horror trilogy based on the terrors experienced by Sydney. The masked murderer may or may not be found on the set. Besides police Detective Kincaid (Patrick Dempsey), and the arrogant bodyguard Stone (Patrick Warburton), concluding the list of suspects, there is Dewey Riley (David Arquette), a former cop who is now an advisor for "Stab 3," Roman Bridger (Scott Foley), the film's director, John Milton (Lance Henriksen) the film's producer, as well as acting counterparts Sarah Darling (Jenny McCarthy), Tom Prinze (Matthew Keeslar), Angelina (Emily Mortimer), Gabe Tucker (Deon Richmond), and Gales's reciprocal (Parker Posey).

Certain plot points lead our suspicion to believe one of several characters is the killer. We are fooled again, however. But does the killer's identity really matter here? As long as we receive a speech on why he or she is responsible, we would be satisfied and any of the character's could have been the killer. None of the characters have any shape or construction. We care only about the order that the victims will be picked off at, not about who hides behind the ghost mask. The identity is actually pointless when the slasher is finally revealed.

Once again, a key success in "Scream 3" is the scary sequences that build up momentum and thus work well, usually where the slasher kills his victims. What makes these scenes so effective is how we know that characters are three dimensional; they put up a firm fight for their lives, unlike victims in most slasher films. However, the plot seems to revolve around the murders, instead of the murders branching off from the story. "Stab 3" seems to be a central presence to connect the film's somewhat desperate through line.

Some of the plot points are fun and revealing. We see a videotape of a past character describing the possibilities of the movie's final outcome. This event programs our imaginations to suspect the unexpected. The plot does desperately attempt to fill in missing pieces of the previous screams, however, showing some signs of contrived foreshadowing. Each scene moves the story forward, though, replenishing the plot with freshness and ability around every abrupt corner.

"Scream 3" is a close call, and is given somewhat of a mixed review, but I still am giving the movie a marginal recommendation. It contains more startles, more surprises, and more effective scary material than most slasher movies. Although I believe it was a wise move to make this film the final installment of its series.

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