Scream 3 (2000)
Neve Campbell: Sidney Prescott
Randy : Told ya I'd make a movie someday, huh?
Sidney : Oh my god.
Randy : Well, if you're watching this tape, it means as I feared. I did not survive these killings here at Windsor College. And that giving up my virginity to Karen Kolchec at the video store was probably not a good idea.
Dewey : Karen Kolchec?
Randy : Yes, Karen Kolchec.
Dewey : Creepy Karen?
Randy : Shut up. She's a sweet person, okay? We were working late. We were putting away some videos in the porno section and ya know, shit happens.
paul : [Knocking in background] Open the door Randy.
Randy : 15 minutes.
paul : It's my room too.
Randy : Paul, 15 minutes. I'm leaving my legacy.
Randy : 15 minutes Paul. Damn! Anyway, the reason I am here is to help you so that my death will not be in vain; That my life's work will save some other poor soul from getting mutilated. If this killer does come back and he's for real, there are a few things that you gotta remember. Is this simply another sequel? Well if it is, same rules apply. But-here's the critical thing-if you find yourself dealing with an unexpected back story and a preponderance of exposition, then the sequel rules DO NOT apply. Because you are not dealing with a sequel, you are dealing with the concluding chapter of a trilogy.
Dewey : Trilogy?
Randy : That's right, it's a rarity in the horror field but it does exist, and it is a force to be reckoned with. Because true trilogies are all about going back to the beginning and discovering something that wasn't true from the get go. Godfather, Jedi, all revealed something that we thought was true that wasn't true. So if it is a trilogy you are dealing with, here are some super trilogy rules: 1. You got a killer who's going to be super human. Stabbing him won't work. Shooting him won't work. Basically in the third one you gotta cryogenically freeze his head, decapitate him, or blow him up. 2. Anyone including the main character can die. This means you Syd. I'm sorry. It's the final chapter. It could be fucking 'Reservoir Dogs' by the time this thing is through. Number 3. The past will come back to bite you in the ass. Whatever you think you know about the past, forget it. The past is not at rest. Any sins you think were committed in the past are about to break out and destroy you. So in closing, let me say good luck, god speed, and for some of you, I'll see you soon. 'Cause the rules say some of you ain't gonna make it. I didn't, not if you're watching this tape.
Sidney : God why don't stop your whining and get on with it. I've heard all this shit before.
Roman : Stop.
Sidney : Do you know why you kill people Roman? Do you?
Roman : I don't want to hear it.
Sidney : Because you choose to. There is no one else to blame.
Roman : Damnit fucking damnit!
Sidney : Why don't you take some fucking responsibility?
Roman : Fuck you.
Sidney : Fuck you.
Sidney : Psychos can't kill what they can't find.
Phone Voice : You're not going anywhere Sidney. It's time you came to terms with me, and with mother. Maybe you never knew her at all Sidney... maybe you just can't get past the surface of things.
Sidney : Who the hell are you?
Phone Voice : The other half of you. I searched for a mother too, an actress named "Reena Reynolds" tried to find her my whole LIFE, and four years ago I actually tracked her down. Knocked at her door thinking she'd welcome me with open arms, but she had a new life and a new name, Maureen Prescott! You were the only child she claimed Sidney. She shut me out into the cold forever! Her own son.
[takes off mask to reveal he is Roman Bridger]
Roman : Roman Bridger, director, and brother. She slammed the door in my face, Sid. She said I was "Reena's" child and Reena was dead... and then it struck me. What a good idea, so I watched her. I made a little movie, a little family film. Seems Maureen..."Mom"... she really got around. I mean Cotton was one thing; everybody knew about that. But Billy's father - that was the key. Your boyfriend didn't like seeing his daddy in my film too much. He didn't like it at all. And once I supplied the motivation... all the kid needed was a few pointers. Have a partner to sell out incase you got caught, find someone to frame, it was like he was making a movie.
Sidney : You... this is all because of you.
Roman : I'm a director Sid, I direct.
Sidney : Ah.
Roman : I had no idea, that they were gonna make a film of their own. I mean intoducing Sidney the victim, Sidney the survivor, SIDNEY THE STAR!
Sidney : What do you know about trilogies?
Mark : You mean like movie trilogies?
Sidney : You seem to like movies, Detective.
Mark : Call me "Mark", will you? 'Cause I'm gonna keep calling you Sidney.
Sidney : I'll call you "Mark" when you catch the killer, Detective.
Mark : Well, all I know about trilogies is that in the third one, all bets are off.
Sidney : Did you request this case?
Mark : No. They tend to put me on the ones that deal with the business. I grew up here and I know my way around the studios.
Sidney : Must be exciting. Beautiful place, beautiful people.
Mark : To me, Hollywood is about death.
Sidney : Excuse me?
Mark : I'm a homicide cop. When you see what I see day in and day out, the violence that people do to each other, you get haunted. I think you know about that.
Sidney : What do you mean?
Mark : I know what it's like to see ghosts that don't go away, to be watching a scary movie in your head, whether you want to or not, watching it alone.
Sidney : Ghosts are tough. You can't shoot ghosts.
Mark : Can't arrest ghosts. But the trick to keep from getting haunted is to be with people. You're here, you're not in hiding. You've done the right thing... Miss Prescott.
Mark : What did you know about your Mother?
Sidney : I always thought I had the perfect Mom, the perfect family until I found out I was wrong. She had a secret life and I tried to understand that. And... soon as I thought... then I had more secrets. I don't know who my Mom was.
Mark : You knew who she was to you.
[They stare at each other, quietly, for a few seconds, then he gets up, putting on his jacket, getting ready to leave]
Mark : Here's the deal: I'm off to search the set. I think that what you saw is real. That's the good news.
Sidney : How's that good news?
Mark : Because it means that we are dealing with a flesh and blood killer, and I know how to handle guys like that.
Sidney : Oh, yeah. How?
Mark : Catch him or kill him.
[He begins walking out of his office]
Sidney : Hey, Detective?
[Turning around to face him]
Sidney : What's your favorite scary movie?
Mark : [Walking back over to her] My life.
[He walks away]
Sidney : [to herself, after Kincaid leaves] Mine, too.
Sidney : It's happening again.
Mr. Prescott : Cotton had a lot of enemies, Sid. The police aren't saying it's related to us.
Sidney : Do you ever think about her?
Mr. Prescott : Your Mom?
Sidney : None of this would've happened if she hadn't... if she hadn't... Why'd she have so many secrets, Dad?
Mr. Prescott : Listen, I think, maybe, it's time that you came home. I'm worried about you, kid. Out here all by yourself, you don't go anywhere, you don't see anyone. The only people you talk to don't even know your real name. It's as if you don't exist.
Sidney : That's the idea. Psychos can't kill what they can't find.