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Scream 2 (1997)

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Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (characters), Kevin Williamson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Maureen (as Jada Pinkett)
Omar Epps ... Phil
Paulette Patterson Paulette Patterson ... Usher Giving Out Costumes
Rasila Schroeder Rasila Schroeder ... Screaming Girl Up Aisle
Heather Graham ... 'Stab' Casey
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Peter Deming ... Popcorn Boy
Molly Gross Molly Gross ... Theater Girl #1
Rebecca McFarland ... Theater Girl #2
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Elise Neal ... Hallie
Liev Schreiber ... Cotton Weary
Kevin Williamson ... Cotton's Interviewer
Sandy Heddings Sandy Heddings ... Girl in Dorm Hallway (as Sandy Heddings-Katulka)
Dave Allen Clark Dave Allen Clark ... Reporter Outside Theater
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Storyline

Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get on with their lives...Until a new Ghostface killing spree begins. With the help of Dewey and Gale, Sidney must find out who's behind the murders. As the body count goes up, the list of suspects goes down.

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Rules of a sequel: 1. The Body Count is always bigger 2. The death scenes are much more elaborate See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scream Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,926,342, 14 December 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,363,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,363,301
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Marisol Nichols, who portray Omega Beta Zeta sisters Cici and Dawnie, have been a part of genre monster fighting high school to adulthood shows, that are adaptions of minor box-office hits turned cult classics: Gellar famously portrayed Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996), and Nichols portrayed Corinne the Desert Wolf on Teen Wolf (2011). See more »

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Reflected in most of the vans' windows. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: Empire Strikes Back. Better story, improved effects.
Randy: Not a sequel, part of a trilogy, completely planned.
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Alternate Versions

Theatrical version was cut in Germany to avoid a 'Not under 18' rating. The uncut version was released on video. See more »

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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Secure
Composed by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Duane Eddy
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Better than the original
11 March 2008 | by emperor_benderSee all my reviews

Dare me to say it? ...THIS MOVIE WAS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL!

Ha! There goes my "useful comment" rating!

Not many movies beat their originals, especially in the horror genre. However, Scream 2 proved them wrong.

Sidney has gone to college and moved on with her life after the events of Scream. However, the murders and famous "ghostface killer" have followed too.

Sidney, Dewey, Gale, Randy, and Cotton all return from the first film. But we also get an interesting new group of people: Hallie, Derek, Mickey, Cici, and Debbie the reporter, who is actually more annoying than Gale.

We also have a higher body count, more gore, more interesting kills, and a much better ending (in my opinion).

I recommend this to fans of the original movie. 8/10.


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