Trivia: When Richie is watching YouTube, the video review he watches talking about "Stab 8" features a cameo from James A. Janisse and his wife Chelsea Rebecca. They are popular YouTubers who run various horror-themed shows on their channel "Dead Meat." As of 2022, they have over 5 million subscribers.
Trivia: MINOR SPOILER ALERT FOR "SCREAM 4"/"SCREAM (2022)! When Richie is watching videos on YouTube, there is a thumbnail with an interview about a "Woodsboro Survivor," next to a picture of Kirby Reed from "Scream 4." It has been confirmed that this canonically means Kirby survived the fourth film, which has been a popular fan-theory, since she was stabbed and last seen in a pool of blood... but was shown to still just barely be breathing. (Her fate was left purposely ambiguous in "Scream 4.").
Trivia: Part of the reason Mason Gooding was cast in the film is that he was a massive fan of the original "Scream," and even wrote an essay about it in college. He let the producers read the essay while he was auditioning. The producers were very impressed by his passion for the franchise and his audition, and he was immediately hired.
Trivia: The first film in the series not directed by Wes Craven, who tragically passed away in 2015. However, series creator Kevin Williamson, who wrote "Scream," "Scream 2" and "Scream 4," did return as an executive producer and has confirmed he worked closely with the new writers by offering notes, feedback and suggestions throughout the writing process to help them sculpt a proper "Scream" sequel.
Trivia: The first "Scream" movie not produced/distributed by Dimension Films and its associated companies, which were partially owned by Harvey Weinstein. Spyglass Media Group bought the rights to the franchise after Weinstein's infamous sexual abuse scandal, when Dimension/The Weinstein Company began selling off their properties.
Trivia: David Arquette enjoys painting in his free time, and even became an officially certified "Bob Ross Painting Instructor" by taking classes based on the popular artist's work a few years ago. He would often spend downtime on set having "art classes" where he would teach cast and crew how to paint like Ross.
Trivia: There are tons of hidden voice cameos from former series cast/crew. Drew Barrymore provides the voice on the school loudspeaker. Matthew Lillard is the voice of "Ghostface" in "Stab 8." And during the party, Barrymore, Lillard, Adam Brody, Hayden Panettiere, Jamie Kennedy and Henry Winkler provide background voices, alongside series crew members Kevin Williamson, Marco Beltrami, Patrick Lussier and Julie Plec. Original director Wes Craven's widow Iya Craven also has a voice cameo at the party.
Trivia: !MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR "SCREAM (2022)! Towards the end of the movie, it is revealed that Tara's friend Amber is one of the two killers. If you look at the credits, the movie was co-written by famed screenwriter James Vanderbilt... whose wife also happens to be named "Amber." This is either an incredibly bizarre coincidence, or Vanderbilt decided to include a truly odd tribute to his wife in the film by naming a psychotic killer after her... either way, it's pretty darned funny.
Trivia: When the group of friends are first introduced, if you look closely, Wes and Amber are snacking on a bag of grapes. This is a bizarrely specific reference to a scene from the first film, in which Tatum and Stu are also seen snacking on a bag of the same type of grapes. SPOILER ALERT: Just like in the original film, one of the people eating the fruit (Amber) is one of the killers, while the other person (Wes) is a victim.
Trivia: During the scene that reveals Kirby is still alive via YouTube link, if you look very closely, you can also see a link to a YouTube conspiracy video called "Did the Real-Life Stu Macher survive?" This is an easter-egg referencing a popular fan-theory that Stu actually survived the original film and would return as the killer in a future installment.
Trivia: When Dewey is watching Gale on the news, you can just barely hear a joke Gale makes about not wanting to have bangs ever again. This is a reference to Gale's unfortunate hairstyle in "Scream 3," which features some truly horrendous looking bangs. The look became something of a joke and later a meme, so the line was added as a subtle joke.
Trivia: Neve Campbell almost didn't return because she didn't want to make a "Scream" movie without Wes Craven at the helm. What persuaded her was a letter she received from the new directors, explaining their passion, admiration and respect for Craven's work. The letter quickly won her over and she joined the film soon after.
Trivia: When the dedication to Wes Craven appears at the start of the credits, you can faintly hear the sound of birds chirping. Craven was quite well-known for being an avid birdwatcher, and also fought to protect endangered species of birds. He even helped get legislation passed to ban the use of lead ammunition, which can fragment on impact and harm birds and other wildlife if accidentally ingested. The sound of birds was added as a tribute to his passion.
Trivia: It is briefly mentioned that Sidney Prescott's former home is located on "Elm Street." This is a reference to the film "A Nightmare on Elm Street," which was directed by original "Scream" director Wes Craven. (Supposedly it was going to be mentioned in the original "Scream" as well, but the reference was cut for whatever reason).
Trivia: SPOILERS: In the climax, Amber is soaked in hand sanitizer and set in fire. Amber's actress Mikey Madison had previously appeared in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" which came out less than three years prior... where her character is similar killed by being set on fire. (Albeit with a flamethrower.) Given Madison is only 22 and has only appeared in six live-action feature films... that's actually a pretty interesting (and darkly funny) coincidence.