Scream

Trivia: The original title of the film was 'Scary Movie', the same title as its spoof.

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Trivia: When Henry Winkler is looking for the "kids" that keep knocking on his door, he opens one door and surprises a cleaner. The cleaner is dressed like Freddy Krueger, is called Fred, and is played by Wes Craven himself. (00:49:55)

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Trivia: When Sidney and Tatum are talking on the porch, Sidney says, "...If I'm wrong, that means the killer may still be out there..." Tatum replies, "Don't go there, Sid. You're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick." This is an inside joke about "Scream" director Wes Craven. He often jokes about how people always confuse him with "Halloween" director John Carpenter. (00:54:10)

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Trivia: The murder of Principal Himbry was added after producer Bob Weinstein noticed there were about thirty pages in the script (which roughly translates to thirty minutes of screen time) in which nobody died. The scene also resolved the climax at Stu's party, as it gave all the guests a reason to leave.

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Trivia: If you look at Stu in the scene where everyone is watching Halloween and some guys are talking about Jamie Lee's breasts, Stu starts looking down the shirt of the girl in front of him. (01:09:55)

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Trivia: When Henry Winkler goes back in to his office and opens the cupboard to check if anyone's inside, you can see his black leather Fonzie jacket hanging up. (00:50:25)

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Trivia: In the beginning when Casey's parents come and hear her choking on the phone, Casey's dad says "Listen, I want you to drive to the MacKenzie's house and call the police." At the end of the movie Halloween, Laurie Strode tells the two little kids she's babysitting to walk over to the MacKenzie's house to call the police.

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Trivia: Casey says about the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films that "the first one was scary but the rest sucked." The first film was directed by Wes Craven, the sequels weren't. He did direct "New Nightmare", but it doesn't really count as a) it's not called "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and b) is set outside the continuity of the other films, classing them all just as films compared to the "reality" of itself. Alternatively of course she's just mistaken.

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Trivia: Feeling bad about the line "With my luck they'd cast Tori Spelling", Neve Campbell sent Tori Spelling flowers and an apologetic card.

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Trivia: The scene where Billy sneaks into Sidney's room is almost identical to the scene where Glen sneaks into Nancy's room in A Nightmare on Elm Street. (00:12:45)

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Trivia: When Sidney is going into school, and TV reporters are chasing her, look closely at an auburn haired reporter she says "People want to know, they have a right to know." That woman is actually Linda Blair, who played the daughter Reagan in the Exorcist.

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Trivia: Just before the credits roll there is a brief flash of the ghost faced killer, this was a clue that there was going to be a sequel. The same thing occurs just before the credits of Scream 2 but it doesn't occur in Scream 3.

Kara
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Trivia: Even though Drew Barrymore is killed very early in the movie, most of the posters and movie covers show her in the front with the main characters. This is because the movie makers wanted everyone think she was the pretty heroine, then be shocked when she was killed.

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Trivia: Because of the extremity of violence and gore, Wes Craven had to re-edit the film eight times to avoid an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. It eventually received its R rating after Harvey Weinstein convinced them that the film was satirizing violence, not glorifying it.

Cubs Fan
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Trivia: The killer's costume in the Scream movies has come to be known as "Ghostface". When the costume's package is first shown to the Police Chief by Dewey, it is actually called "Father Death". The only time "Ghostface" is actually mentioned is by Tatum right before she dies, when she calls him "Mr. Ghostface". (00:35:05 - 01:06:15)

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Trivia: In the beginning of the film before Drew Barrymore is killed, Wes Craven needed to make sure she was as upset as possible for the scenes that followed. As Drew is a huge animal lover Wes kept reminding her of an incident where an animal had been hurt by a human which then led to her getting upset.

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Trivia: Ghostface is mainly played by a stuntman, not the two actors he is portrayed to be.

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Trivia: During the opening sequence when the killer asks Casey who the killer in Halloween is, listen closely and you'll hear bits of John Carpenter's original Halloween Theme in the soundtrack.

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Trivia: When the principal, played by Henry Winkler aka the Fonz, is in the bathroom, he goes to comb his hair, then realizes that it's ok, just like on Happy Days.

Debby Kelly
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Trivia: Look closely towards the end of the movie when Randy is explaining the rules look at the videos on top of the TV. One of them is clearly the UK version of the scream video cover under a different name. (01:10:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end when Sidney's dad falls out of the closet, if you look closely you can see the hands of a crewmember who was in there too, pushing items out after him.

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Randy: There are certain rules one must abide in order to sucuessfully survive a horror movie, rule number one, you can never have sex.
[Everyone jeers.]
Randy: Big no-no! Big no-no!
Stu: I'd be a dead man.
Randy: Rule number two, you can never drink or do drugs. [Everyone clacks their beers together.] It's the sin factor. An extension of number one. And number three, never, ever, under any circumstances say "I'll be right back." Because you won't be back.
Stu: Hey, I'm gettin' another beer, you want one?
Randy: Yeah, sure.
Stu: [Dramatically.] I'll be right back!
Randy: Yeah, you bent the rules. I'll see you in the kitchen with a knife.

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Question: A small thing that I was curious about: when Billy and Sidney are in the police station, they are in two rooms/areas that are only separated by a glass wall. In real life, would a suspect be kept so close to the person they are accused of attacking?

Answer: No, this is completely incorrect from the film makers. US police stations by law have to have an interrogation cell deliberately so as to avoid the accused person intimidating witnesses or the victim, as billy does to Sydney. Even if the interrogation cell were being used when Billy is brought into the station, he would then be put in a holding cell to wait his turn - they categorically would not just allow him to sit in the public, non guarded part of the station near the accuser.

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