While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (characters), Ehren Kruger
Reviews
Popularity
4,044 ( 463)
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liev Schreiber ... Cotton Weary
Beth Toussaint ... Female Caller (voice)
Roger Jackson ... The Voice (voice) (as Roger L. Jackson)
Kelly Rutherford ... Christine
Neve Campbell ... Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox ... Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
Julie Janney Julie Janney ... Moderator
Richmond Arquette ... Student
Patrick Dempsey ... Mark Kincaid
Lynn McRee ... Maureen Prescott
Nancy O'Dell ... Female Reporter
Ken Taylor Ken Taylor ... Male Reporter
Scott Foley ... Roman Bridger
Roger Corman ... Studio Executive
Lance Henriksen ... John Milton
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Obey The Rules Of The Trilogy... Or Die. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wes Craven filmed three different endings and didn't tell the cast which one he was going to use. See more »

Goofs

Gale Weathers finds Roman Bridger laying in a coffin in John Milton's basement, apparently stabbed to death. She checks his radial pulse on his wrist and acts shocked because she thinks he is dead. If she accurately checked his radial pulse, she would know that he was alive and faking his death. See more »

Quotes

[interrupting a moment between Dewey and Gale]
Jennifer Jolie: [shouting] What the fuck happened to you?
Dwight 'Dewey' Riley: Jennifer, wait a minute.
Jennifer Jolie: Who gave you a place to stay? Who are you supposed to be protecting?
Dwight 'Dewey' Riley: Jennifer.
[Jennifer slugs Dewey]
Gale Weathers: Hey!
[Gale slugs Jennifer]
Jennifer Jolie: My. Lawyer. Liked. That.
Gale Weathers: Not as much as I did.
See more »

Alternate Versions

R1 DVD includes an alternative ending and some deleted/alternative scenes:
  • Two different versions of Cotton Weary's pre-title sequence;
  • A scene taking place on the Stab 3 set, where we see the crew sitting together and talking with Dewey;
  • A scene showing Jenny McCarthy talking with a security guard for Sunrise Studios.
  • The alternate ending to the film involves Sydney hiding from the killer, while preparing to strike at the right moment. Only the beginning and end of the two endings are different.
See more »

Connections

References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

User Reviews

 
Oh the irony of it all...
4 March 2008 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

After surviving the second wave of ghostface killings, Sidney Prescott has retired to the mountains to live in peace and work as a phone call therapist. Sadly for her she is about to be dragged back into the nightmare because the production of Stab 3 is rocked by murder and the killer is leaving pictures of Sidney's dead mother at the crime scenes.

I have to admit that I once never gave this film much love, I loved the first two to such a degree that I felt this third and final instalment was way off being a fitting closure to what was at the time a trilogy. Yet as time has wore on I have really grown fond of the film, Parker Posey no longer annoys the hell out of me, the once jarring itch of watching the makers kill off a fave character of mine in the opening sequence is something I now view as a masterstroke, and the twisty ending that was once an irksome pest has moved on to be the perfect "trilogy" closure.

Scream 3 has its tongue firmly in its cheek, it's aware of its number and it's aware of its formulaic root, so in spite of treading familiar ground (I mean come on gang, have you not learnt nothing from your previous experiences), the returning characters still have our undivided attention. While the transporting of the story to Hollywood, with its movie within a movie structure, is fresh and adds a new dimension to proceedings. New additions to the scary fun are Patrick Dempsey, Emily Mortimer, Lance Henriksen and the afore mentioned Parker Posey, and all of them add greatly to the mysterious plot unfolding.

The death quotient is still high, and the Wes Craven school of whodunitry is well and truly open, and I personally feel that this one is easily the funniest film of the three, witness Jay & Silent Bob turning up, a Carrie Fisher sequence that once heard will never be forgotten, and a video appearance by passed on geek god Randy Meeks. Scream 3 closes the "trilogy" just fine, it's got bags of energy and a glint in its eye, now if only I could get a copy of the uncompleted Stab 3 off the internet - and if only there wasn't to be a part 4 further down the line... 7/10


20 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 791 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostface See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,713,342, 6 February 2000

Gross USA:

$89,143,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,834,276
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed