S C R E A M 3
Year of release: 2000 | Written by Ehren Krueger | Directed by Wes Craven
Gross Revenue: $161,834,276 | Filming Dates 6th July 1999 – 29th September 1999 | January 2000 for Re-Shoots.
David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, Parker Posey, Patrick Dempsey, Deon Richmond, Jenny McCarthy, Jamie Kennedy, Lance Henriksen, Scott Foley, Liev Schreiber, Lawrence Hecht, Kelly Rutherford, Matt Keeslar, Emily Mortimer, Josh Pais
Stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox Arquette are back for more in the chilling final chapter of this phenomenally popular and frightfully entertaining trilogy! While Sidney Prescott lives in safely guarded seclusion, bodies begin dropping around the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the latest movie sequel based on the gruesome Woodsboro killings! And when the escalating terror finally brings her out of hiding, Sidney and other Woodsboro survivors are once again drawn into an insidious game of horror movie mayhem! But just when they thought they knew how to play by the rules, they discover that all the rules have been broken!, Scream 3 offers an unmatched mix of thrills, laughter, and suspense that brings this spine-tingling saga to an unforgettable conclusion!
It is a short while now since i heard off this chap but im glad he contacted me and other sites.. Yes, Anthony Torres, aka ‘Sidneyloverboy’ has given us all some scans of Scream 3 poster concepts which he purchased off a ‘Screen-used’ site..
I purchased a while back on Screen-Used prop site, 11 Concept Mini Posters from the film Scream 3. I got them scanned & wanna share them with everyone. (the 11th photo was a duplicated one so I didn’t scan.)
There are 10 that he sent, all showing different styles of poster and on the various styles there are small changes that you will notice in them, so dont think they are all the same, because they are not..
Look closely and you will notice suttle differences, some in colour, others in character positions..
Click small images for bigger posters..
One last thing, as Rodrigo says..(HelloSidney.com) , if you use the images Credit first Anthony Torres, or SidneyLoverBoy, and whatever site you saw the images on..
All in all this makes for interesting viewing for any fan out there.. i say a BIG THANKS to Anthony!
The final Scream is going to be the loudest!
The Third and Final chapter in the trilogy that made you laugh, and made you Scream.
The millennium starts screaming.
The Millennium Starts With Scream
The New Millennium Begins in Panic
In order for Sidney Prescott to survive the future she must look to the past.
Rules of a trilogy: Chapter one sets the rules. Chapter two bends the rules. But in the finale…forget the rules.
Someone has taken their love of trilogies one step too far.
The most terrifying scream is always the last.
Welcome to the final act.
At the end of a trilogy, all bet’s are off.
In order to know the end, you have to go back to the beginning.
Last time someone took their love of sequel’s one step too far, This time someone’s taking it all the way.
There’s one secret hidden from the beginning that can never be revealed… until the end.
The sequel rules do not apply in a trilogy.
All the rules just went out the window.
The best Scream is always the last one. Just hope the last one isn’t your own.
There’s just some secrets you can’t reveal ’till the very end.
Scream 3: The scare of the millennium!
The last Scream is always the scariest.
Obey The Rules Of The Trilogy… Or Die.
2.Wait and bleed
13.Get on,Get off
14.Wanna be martyr
18.Is this the end
System of a down
Full devil Jacket
SCREAM 3 : Original Soundtrack
Definitely the most listened to Album out the three for me! Loads of Brilliant artists there too! Godsmack, Slipknot, Creed, Incubus, Powerman5000, It goes on and on… Favourite tracks here are the”What if” and “Is this the end” from Creed and also “Debonaire” from Dope! My worst Track is “Spiders” by System of a down.
A great group but i just didn’t like this one song of theirs! Otherwise its an entertaining listen for all sorts of tastes.
1. Here we go again
2. Cotton car
3. 100% Scared
4. Cotton gets picked
5. Home sweet home
6. Gale meets kincade
7. Sunset pictures
8. Dewey and the gales
9. At home with dad
10. Mothers watching
11. Boo Balicious
12. Candy phone
13. Candy aint so sweet
14. The fall of Roman
15. Killer calls Sidney
16. Gale Force
17. Comparing Photos
18. Stone cold
19. Roll with it
20. Sid arrives
21. On the set
22. Randy Returns
24. Leia & the stormtroopers
25. Sid in the can
26. Pied a terror
27. Killer in the closet
1. Crime scene
2. The fall girl
3. Milton takes meetings
4. At the station
5. Dewey Mobile
6. Dewey Mobile “Alternate”
7. Roman around
8. The killers phone
9. GhostFace® Attacks
10. Jennifers Final Act
11. Dewey falls for Gale
12. Last call
13. Sid joins the party
15. Sibling Rivalry
16. Sid gets shot
17. All in the family
18. Sid wears a dress
19. Sids theme
SCREAM 3 : Original Score By Marco Beltrami
This Scream 3 Score IS a VERY good find !! ALL the tracks there from Cotton and Christine’s death’s to music from the set of “Stab 3” A good listen to those who like quiet Tracks leading to noisy exciting rhythms and exciting conclusions!
Mask Types used in the Films. (Info also on the ‘Masks’ page)
SCREAM 3 – ‘ASIS’ Mask – GhostFace ‘Black & Red Tag’ (EU) Stamp
Scream 3 saw a newer line of masks known to fans as the “ASIS” tagged versions, just before the tags listed simply as “GhostFace®” which were the commonly seen Black and Red tag, Glow and Non Glow were available and although its still not 100% proved its thought that both types may had been sent to set.. we do know though that there wasn’t any previous line masks used. Fans sway more towards the “ASIS” mask being used in Scream 3 but when looking at the film and comparing screenshots both the ASIS and Black and Red GhostFace® tag types were used. Differences in mask are noticeable when pausing the film.
Many believe that the mask pictured on the left below is ONLY used in Cotton and Christine’s scenes at the films beginning, as a fan myself i believe it was used a bit more than just that, although the ‘ASIS’ mask looks almost the same, and the Re shoots for Scream 3 did include the start of the film, many extras of Cotton and Christine’s scenes exist as DVD extras..
Neve Campbell : Sidney Prescott
Sidney has survived a lot, With not knowing what will happen after the Windsor College murders she gladly hands over the spotlight to Cotton, she decides to live in seclusion.
David Arquette : Dewey Riley
Dewey started a relationship with Gale after surviving the Killers at Windsor College but it soon breaks up due to Gales work load and her dedication, Stab 3 needed a technical adviser who knew the real people, so off to Hollywood he heads.
Courteney Cox : Gale Weathers
Since Windsor College Gale has seemed to have calmed down a bit, she’s not constantly with a news van and cameraman, she has also become even more well known since the Windsor college murders.
Jamie Kennedy : Randy Meeks
Sadly Randy died at the hands of Mrs Loomis dressed as GhostFace at Windsor College, however with him being a film buff and knowing what may happen he recorded his own short movie in case the killer came back so he could tell survivors the trilogy rules.
Liev Schreiber : Cotton Weary
After all the fun and games Cotton was put through in the past we finally see that he has managed to get on with his life in the beginning, he has a nice girlfriend and a top rated talk show, not bad Cotton.
Kelly Rutherford : Christine Hamilton
Christine is cottons new girlfriend in Hollywood. A step up from Maureen Prescott! She doesn’t like Cottons “STAB games” and she thinks he wants to kill her after a phone call from “GhostFace®” with a clever Voice changer!
Emily Mortimer : Angelina Tyler
Angelina is another up and coming actress who beat 50,000 girls to play Sid in STAB 3 as Tori Spelling didn’t want to go back to play the part again! She slept with John Milton to get her part but the other cast dont know it! Tom asked her out but she refused.
Matt Keeslar : Tom Prinze
Tom is an upcoming actor and believes that “Pop Culture” is the way forward and had a tyre blowout that Gale thought was faked. He likes Angelina and asked her out and got refused! He shows his anger about it at Jennifer’s house!
Parker Posey : Jennifer Jolie
Jennifer loves playing gale and after 3 films she thinks she knows what the real Gale would do in situations and how she would act in real life! She is soon proved to not know everything she thinks when meeting Gale but can be just as cocky!
Jenny McCarthy : Sarah Darling
Sarah is an upcoming actress who although is cast for “STAB 3” thinks she needs a new agent! Her meeting with Roman is behind and she breaks his award by accident and is edgy after a phone call off a certain killer, which leads her to more bad luck!
Deon Richmond : Tyson Fox
Tyson is another Hollywood actor trying his best to get Serious roles as a black actor! He insists hes not a “Randy Substitute” meaning he doesn’t want to die halfway through life and is trying to be a successful actor overall!
Patrick Dempsey : Detective Mark Kincaid
Kincaid is a homicide detective in Hollywood and knows his way around the Sunrise Studios. His partner is Wallace and they both know about films and trilogies with working in Tinseltown for so long! He has a soft spot for Sidney and seems to know a lot about her too!
Josh Pais : Detective Wallace
Partner of Kincaid, Wallace is just as keen as Mark to find the killer and probably suspects just as many too, a bit moody with Gale and appears to have a mardy side to him, He doesn’t always stick next to Kincaid though.
Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith : Jay & Silent Bob
Whilst Wandering around the studios they think they see Connie Chong! Gale gives them a signal to let them know she’s seen them. HaHa.. Also in their scene wee see Wes Craven as a tourist with a video camera and Lisa Beach as the tour Guide.
Lance Henriksen : John Milton
Milton is a horror Producer and has made horror films for a long time in Hollywood, he knew Sid’s mother when she was an actress and gave her a couple of “Bit parts” in some of his films, he was well known for his parties in the 70`s.
Patrick Warburton : Steven Stone
Stone is a bodyguard with an impressive resume! His list includes Posh Spice, and doesn’t like taking orders unless they are his own! He says things without worrying too much about Tatum to who he thinks is Dewey! He pays a price from GhostFace®!
Heather Matarazzo : Martha Meeks
Martha is Randy’s sister who Dewey and Sidney knew, to Gale she is a stranger, but Martha brings Randy back to the trio as she came across one of his old video tapes he made while at Windsor College, explaining Trilogy rules! A Nice girl!
Lynn McRee : Maureen Prescott
We dont know a lot on what went off in her past until Scream 3, A former model and actress, she worked with John Milton before moving to Woodsboro and marrying Neil, and then having affairs with Cotton and Hank Loomis. Not the “Perfect Mom”
Scott Foley : Roman Bridger
A Young and Upcoming director in Hollywood! Roman gets really annoyed when his cast start getting killed off one by one and thinks his broken trophy is a message from the killer! He’s about to turn 30 and wants more work. He has a dark and secret past and wants to find a certain someone.
Carrie Fisher : Bianca Burnette
Bianca works for the studio and is quite clear about that when confronted by two “Gale’s” She does prove helpful though with finding info out on Maureen Prescott.
Death no. 1 : Christine Hamilton | Stabbed in the back ! Literally !
Christine is most definitely a step up from Maureen Prescott, she doesn’t like Cottons “Stab Games” so she wont Like GhostFace®`s ones either!
Death no. 2 : Cotton Weary | Slashed and Stabbed
Whilst Exonerated for the murder of Maureen Prescott Cotton gets a fresh start and does good, its his Fresh start with GhostFace® that lets him down!
Death no. 3 : Sarah Darling | Stabbed from behind
Shes sick of constant script changes and sick of directors being late too.. things arent going to change for the better for her after she soon gets sick of sunrise studios offices containing the killer!
Death no. 4 : Steven Stone | Stabbed and hit with frying pan !
After working for Julia Roberts and Posh Spice you would think he could protect himself against GhostFace! Shouldn’t have bad-Mouthed Dewey about Tatum with his back turned!
Death no. 5 : Tom Prinze | Blown Up in Jennifer’s house
Getting a part on Stab 3 is good, But a tire blowout that was faked” and asking out Angelina and getting turned down was bad, So is sparking a lighter in a Gas filled House too! Bad Luck Tom!
Death no. 6 : Angelina Tyler | Stabbed several times
You have to do a lot to get a “Starring Role” nowadays, Ask Milton, She doesn’t like to hang around with Second raters and runs into GhostFace® instead! Oh dear!
Death no. 7 : Tyson Fox | Stabbed & smashed into a cabinet, then thrown to his death !
Serious Black Actors cant just throw away jobs! I bet he would have done if he knew how he would end up doing Stab 3!
Death no. 8 : Jennifer Jolie | Stabbed several times..
Her Gale knows best, Her gale would do things different! Trouble is “HER GALE” gets caught up with by the killer! She couldn’t have been the killer in Stab 3 could she!
Death no. 9 : John Milton | Throat Slashed
In the 70`s he was known for his parties, having worked with Thousands of Actors and Actresses you would think he could possibly identify a Psycho! Not this time he couldn’t!
Death no. 10 Roman Bridger | Stabbed, beaten up, and eventually shot in the head !
Having a Half Sister muck up your whole life isn’t good, not good for Maureen Prescott or Billy or Sidney too!
He likes to Direct! Himself into killing people!
Some facts and trivia on Scream 3
The first thing filmed was the scene where Dewey and Gale are in Detective Kincaid’s office the day after the explosion which destroys Jennifer’s house. David Arquette and Courteney Cox were married just before filming began, and cut their honeymoon short to get back in time for filming. They were in the Bahamas on their honeymoon, as can be noted by the extreme tan look of Dewey and Gale in this scene.
The last thing filmed was Gale and Jennifer walking down the stairs to the studio archives.
Liev Schrieber worked out a large amount between Scream 2 and 3. When Cotton takes off his coat in his home in Scream 3, it was by Liev’s request that he get to show off his muscles.
The role of Christine was added after filming had already begun.
The poster from “The Fall of Troy” (The play in Scream 2) can be seen in Sidney’s house by her door.
The photos of Sidney’s mother when she was 18 really were of the actress who plays her mother (Linda McRee) as she was a model when she was younger.
The green outfit worn by Parker Posey while on set is the same one worn by Courteney Cox in the first movie.
Sarah complains about constant rewrites on Stab 3’s script. These complaints actually originated with the cast of Scream 3, because of frequent rewrites and three different endings.
The part where Jennifer’s house blows up is a 1/4 scale model replica.
The entire street where Gale is attacked by Ghost Face after the explosion at the house was created for Scream 3. It was actually a wilderness park. They built the road, wall, streetlights, and had the outer walls of houses (empty inside) built on the other side of the wall, then parked several cars along the “street”.
The police station in the movie really was a recently abandoned police station in Los Angeles.
The “aliens” crossing the street that Det Kincaid almost hits as he drives through the studio parking lot disappointed Wes Craven. He wanted full costumes, instead they just look like two guys walking around with masks on their heads.
The empty cinematographer’s chair on the “Stab 3” set has the name of the actual Scream Trilogy cinematographer, Peter Deming.
The bathroom Sidney finds Angelina in on the set of “Stab 3” is a reference to the bathroom used when Sidney is attacked in the original “Scream.” The wall color and tiles and doors are all the same, but it is not the same set used. You can tell because in Scream the sinks are on the right side of the room from the doorway) and the stalls are on the left. In Scream 3 the stalls are on the right and the sinks are on the left. It was done merely as a close reference to Scream.
Stu’s house and Sidney’s house are both exact replicas of the real homes used filming Scream 1 (Those were real homes, not sets).
Originally, at one point of the different versions of Scream 3’s scripts, Randy had survived the stabbings of Ms. Loomis, and his family had hidden him away for safety reasons and to give him time to heal.
The scenes for Randy’s tape were originally 2 or 3 times as long. Among the things cut was another rule Randy states, “Never allow yourself to be alone.”
When browsing the archives with Gale and Jennifer, Bianca Burnett is wearing the ring Jennifer gives her the scene before in exchange for her help.
Creed executive produced the soundtrack for Scream 3. On the set replica of Sid’s room, where her poster for Indigo Girls was, is now a Creed poster.
From the second Sidney closes the door to the replica of her house, it becomes an almost shot for shot remake of Scream 1’s attack, with the exception of Sidney throwing things at Ghost Face on the way up the stairs (which in the original Scream script she did throw stuff at him going up the stairs)
In an early version of the script (supposedly this scene was also filmed) it had Ghost Face sitting at a computer sending voice clips of different characters to his voice changer. This was to show you how it worked, but it was cut for two reasons; one, it was obvious by the end of the film that you simply click a different button to change voices, and two, it looked odd to see Ghost Face sitting at a computer. Why would the killer be wearing his costume when he is at home, alone, with no one to hide his identity from (except the audience)
John Milton’s house is the same house used as a school in Halloween H20. And it was used in the TV movie “David and Lisa” which Scream Trilogy composer Marco Beltrami also did the score for.
The one way mirrors that Jennifer is trapped behind with Ghost Face really were soundproof.
Because many people thought that it was Dewey’s bullet that killed Jennifer, Wes Craven had to speak out, that it was not him, he was aiming far higher on the mirrors than Jennifer’s body is.
The knife being thrown at Dewey and hitting hilt first came about when Wes Craven commented that he had always seen knives, axes, and the like thrown in horror movies and they always stick. He wanted to scare the audience into thinking that Dewey was about to be killed with a knife to the face. It worked.
Originally instead of Dewey and Gale tied to a chair inside Milton’s house when Sidney arrives, Jennifer, Tyson, and Angolina were all strung up dead on the walls. Dewey and Gale were in the screening room. In that version Angolina was a second killer, and her body on the walls wasn’t of course really dead.
The bookshelf with the hidden passage that Sidney takes is now in Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s house. Courteney loved it and bought it off of the producers of Scream, and had it installed complete with hidden passage in her own home.
When John Milton has his throat slit by Roman, Scott Foley really did throw Lance Hendrikson to the floor with his hands bound. Scott was so in character that he forgot that they were supposed to cut the camera after the throat slitting, bring in a stuntman with a mat to land on, and just threw Lance. Lance nearly broke his arm and badly hurt his head in the fall.
Sidney uses an icepick to stab Roman. A throwback to Scream 1 in which Randy more or less implies that a woman can’t use a knife to kill someone, that an icepick is a much smaller gore inflicting weapon while still being effective.
When Sidney pops up from behind the counter and stabs Roman with the icepick, Neve really did stab Scott. There was a pad on his shoulder which she missed, and the prop didn’t work properly. Scott’s reaction of pain on his face is very real.
David Arquette really wanted the killer to appear at the scene where he proposes to Gale, and kill everyone there.
Jay and Silent Bob have a cameo in the final Scream movie, confusing Gale Weathers for Connie Chung. Scream itself has a cameo (with Wes Craven) in the final Jay and Silent Bob movie, as Jay and Bob stumble on the set of Scream 4 while looking for their monkey (who is the killer in Scream 4)
Wes Craven and Peter Deming (director of photography) both have cameos at the scene where Gale is being thrown off the set of Stab 3, being led by a tour guide, who is also a cameo by Lisa Beach (Casting agent), Peter Deming sells popcorn in a cameo in Scream 2; in this movie he is eating popcorn on the tour.
The man who asks Gale if they should go out and cut each others throats because thats what she did, is David Arquette’s brother, Richmond Arquette.
Dewey says “We don’t know everything Gale.” David Arquette adlibbed the line “Well you think you do, but…”
The line after Gale punches Jennifer “My lawyer liked that” was ad-libbed by Parker Posey.
Deon Richmond who plays Tyson Fox adlibbed the line “Don’t look at me, I didn’t take shit”
Jenny McCarthy passed up the role of Drew Becker in Scary Movie for the role of Sarah Darling in Scream 3. She then later had a role in Scary Movie 3.
Kate Winslet, Shannen Doherty and Charisma Carpenter were all close contenders for the part of Christine. Kelly Rutherford got the part.
The Song “Red Right Hand” is played in all three of the Scream movies.
The photo of Sidney with her mother appeared in all 3 Scream movies.
Neve Campbell made a deal which stated that she could have been on set just for 20 days, which is also why she isn’t as predominant a character as she is in the other films. Though she did come back for additional reshoots on the film.
Throughout the film Sidney can be seen to be wearing the Greek letters around her neck that were given to her by her boyfriend Derek, in Scream 2, shortly before he was killed. Neve Campbell had the idea of wearing the necklace.
Dewey has the same pin on his jacket in Scream 3 as he did in Scream 2.
Though Kevin Williamson could not write the script for Scream 3, he did write a 30 page outline on it. No one knows for sure if Ehren Kruger even used it, nor what was in the outline. But Williamson likely had some idea of a Hollywood setting for Scream 3; Wes Craven said in an interview “I think Kevin Williamson has the notion that Sid’s character will probably drop out of school and maybe go to Hollywood. He told me that just because I had suggested that maybe we should stage Scream 2 in L.A. and then have scenes take place in the actual Hollywood Boulevard. He said to me, ‘That’s the idea for the third one, okay?”
Scream 3 had many different script incarnations. There were huge differences in each draft. The first one’s noticeable differences were as follows:
-A young famous actor named Ben is stuck in traffic, not Cotton Weary. He has an upcoming cameo in Stab 3. His girlfriend had one in Stab 2; there is a premiere tonight.
-The killer does not use a woman’s voice while talking to Ben.
-The killer is at the premiere of Stab 2, outside of the bathroom Ben’s girlfriend is in. He plays a trivia game with Ben to see whether he’ll go in and kill his girlfriend or not. After he beats the first question the killer tells him to go to the Hollywood sign within 10 minutes.
-Ben stands under the “H” in “Hollywood” and Christine’s bloody gutted body hanging above him drips on him. The killer comes up behind him and stabs him in the back. He falls to the ground and is stabbed again in the heart.
-Gale isn’t holding a seminar, she is on the set of Total Entertainment interviewing Roman Bridger when Detective Kincaid comes to see her.
-Instead of old photo’s of Maureen left at murder scenes, its paper clippings of her murder in Woodsboro.
-Not just Sid and Stu’s houses are re-created for Stab 3; theres also the Woodsboro Police Department and Casey Becker’s home.
-The dialogue between Sarah, Angelina, Tom and Tyson is much different than the movie.
-Kincaid’s parter Wallace is not on the set of Stab 3 on the first scene there, Gale is with him however.
-Dewey and Gale’s conversation when they first meet is pretty different from the one in the movie.
-Gale is not thrown off the set of Stab 3, and theres no Jay and Silent Bob cameo.
-Sid’s first scene is when she has the nightmare about Maureen/Ghost Face at her house–cutting out her scene immediately after the opening scene
-Sidney has scars on her wrist from a past suicide attempt.
-Immediately after Sid’s nightmare the next scene is her calling into work. however, Ghost Face is the caller on the end of the line, not a troubled teen girl. There is alot more dialogue between the two, where he hints that he killed Maureen, not Billy and Stu. He then tells her that he is in Hollywood and he has his eyes set on a technical advisor named Dewey Riley. If she doesn’t come out of hiding, he dies.
-Sarah is stabbed twice in the chest, then the throat, then hucked through a glass pane on a door and impaled by shards of glass.
-After Roman is arrested there is a scene where he is in an interrogation room and is asked lots of questions that were asked in the movie at the scene where he is arrested. Dewey and Gale stand behind the one-way glass and listen to him. They have the conversation that they have in the movie at the coffee shop, though it is much longer. Dewey reveals that the only reason he took the job as technical advisor to Stab 3 was because he knew someone was looking for Sid and he thought he could do some investigating of his own down here.
-When Gale and Dewey arrive at Jennifer’s house after she pages Dewey, Tom is outside, drunk. He and Gale have a heated conversation.
-Unlike the movie, where the first time we see Jennifer’s house it is daytime and the scene does not last long at all–this script is at nighttime and it is when Ghost Face attacks (like the second scene at her house in the movie)
-Tom pisses Angelina off and she runs out of the house. He finds her in a puddle of blood in the guest house. Ghost Face steps from the shadows and slashes Tom in the arm. Tom runs to the kitchen, the killer catches him and lifts him by his throat off of his feet, stabbing the knife into his chest, pinning him to the wall.
-There is a knock at the door. SOmeone comments they smell something funny. Dewey pulls his gun and goes for the door when the power goes out.
-Instead of Jennifer’s fax it is her cell phone that rings. Gale takes it from her and the killer theatens her. She hangs up, and he flies out of the closet with his knife ready. Dewey fires six shots into his chest and he crashes onto a glass coffeetable, motionless. They turn their backs, Ghost Face is gone when they look back.
-Ghost Face comes out from behind the couch, going for Gale. Dewey kicks a chair into his path and trips him.
-Jennifer runs to the kitchen and comes back with a meat cleaver. She runs at Ghost Face, slips on some kind of liquid on the floor.
-Ghost Face grabs a lighter from the table and ignites the gas (what they smelled earlier and Jennifer slipped on)
-Dewey, Gale and Jennifer jump into the pool when the house explodes, not down the hill.
-The wreckage at the house is very bad; Tom’s body was found but not Angelina’s yet when Gale and Dewey are at Kincaid’s office.
-Karen Colcheck delivers the tape to Sidney, not Martha Meeks.
-In the bathroom, Sidney doesn’t meet Angelina, instead Ghost Face comes from the stall and attacks her. She avoids him and runs for the door. From a storage closet a second Ghost Face comes at her. Sid carries a knife and mace in this script. She stabs him in the shoulder and he falls back into the closet. She slams the door on him. The first Ghost Face swings at her and she ducks, his knife buries into the door. She runs for the small window at the end of the room, uses a trashcan as a booster, and gets out the window just as both Ghost Faces converge on her. As she runs for Dewey and Wallace, one of the killers comes at her again but gives up the chase. She does not go to the set of her house and get attacked there.
-When Dewey, Gale, and Jennifer go to Milton’s office, Roman is not there, but John Milton is on the phone with him.
-Dewey, Gale and Jennifer hide in a closet outside Milton’s office and wait for him to leave so they can search his office.
-Milton goes to the elevator, gets a call from the killer as he waits. They talk for a moment then the elevator doors open and Ghost Face is waiting inside. He slits Milton’s throat and drags him into the elevator.
-In the dark office, Dewey breaks into Milton’s desk. Inside he finds paternity tests, but before he can read aloud who his kid is, Ghost Face comes into the room. Jennifer tries to run, and is stabbed in the back. Dewey is smashed with the hilt of the knife and is knocked unconscious. Gale runs out the door and slams it on Ghost Face, knocking him over. She runs to the elevator, to find Milton gutted and hung from the ceiling. Ghost Face comes for her, and she trips him into the elevator, then runs for the stairs, down, out the door, and is nearly run over by Kincaid. She tells him what happened and he goes to radio for backup. Before he can though, Ghost Face appears and stabs him in the chest, and slits his throat.
-After Sidney is called by the killer, when she’s at the police station, there is a small scene where he calls while she’s driving, ordering her to go to the Sunrise Studios backlot.
-The killer calls her when she gets to the studio, however he does not have a metal detector he makes her use. He says “I wanna finish this where it all began. Woodsboro.” and she says “I thought you wanted me here?” he hangs up, then she goes through a door, into a gigantic room with the sets for Stab 3; Casey’s house, Sid’s house, Stu’s house, and the Police Dept.
-Instead of a foam dummy hanging where Tatum should be, Kincaid is there.
-At Casey’s house Sid’s phone rings. Dewey says he can see her, that the killer is looking for her. She asks where he is; he is tied up on the chair where Steve was gutted. She goes to him, finds him gagged and beaten like Steve, and near unconscious. Dewey’s voice behind her signals the approach of Ghost Face. He runs at her, she flees.
-She runs to her house, locks the door, the killer pounds against it relentlessly. Gale is bound and gagged on Sidney’s bed. She unties her and the killer smashes through the bedroom window. They run.
-Dewey frees one hand from his bindings.
-Sid and Gale run to Maureen’s room, complete with blood everywhere and a bodybag on the bed. Ghost Face slams against the door, stabs his knife through it beside Gale’s face. Sidney fires three shots from Wallace’s gun through the door. The bodybag unzips and the second Ghost Face comes out. Sid goes to shoot him but the first Ghost Face smashes the door open and knocks the gun from her hands. The second Ghost Face grabs Gale and puts a knife to her throat. Sid leaps through the glass window to land below on the astro turf.
-She runs to Stu’s house, closes and locks the door. Inside Dewey is there, gun in hand. Dewey opens the door, Ghost Face is coming. He fires his gun at him, but has no bullets. Ghost Face throws the knife at him, it embeds in his shoulder and he falls to the floor. Sidney kicks the door closed as Ghost Face comes for her. Locks it.
-Angelina’s body falls down the stairs behind her where Billy fell, landing near her feet. She opens her eyes, pulls a gun on Sidney. She is led at gunpoint to the living room, where Gale is handcuffed and a TV is playing footage of Maureen.
-Ghost Face two comes out, has the same conversation as in the movie, and pulls off the mask to reveal Roman. It is revealed that Angelina is Angie Crick from Woodsboro, she was in Sidney’s English class. She and Roman are dating–which is sick because she plays Sidney in Stab, and Roman has sex with her.
-Roman plays a message with Sid’s voice about her killing herself after killing everyone else (framing her of course). He then reveals that Milton is his father; he screwed Rina (Maureen).
-Roman stabs himself in the shoulder, the stomach, the leg. It was he who gave Billy and Stu the idea originally on how to make themselves look like victims, survivors of a killer.
-Roman runs at Sidney, she runs away. Gale falls off the couch and Angelina kicks her in the ribs. Gale tells her never to use prop handcuffs to restrain Gale Weathers, and leaps to her feet, arms freed. She tackles Angelina into the coffee table.
-Roman chases Sid to the foyer–Dewey’s body is gone.
-Gale bashes Angelina’s head off the floor, Angelina retaliates with a knife to the side. Gale screams and tries to back away. She kicks Angelina in the face and she drops the knife.
-Sidney runs toward the laundry room. As Roman nears it the door flies open and Ghost Face emerges, planting the knife deep in Roman’s chest. He pulls off the mask. Its Dewey.
-Gale gets Angelina in a headlock, throws her to the ground, and shoves the TV on her face just like Sid did to Stu.
-In the foyer where Roman lays, exactly where Billy was, Sidney takes a gun from the floor and walks up to him.
-Angelina is not dead, she comes screaming toward Sidney with a knife in hand. Sid shoots her between the eyes and she topples back dead. Sid turns to Roman, shoots him in the forehead as well.
-Dewey is again taken away in an ambulance, with Gale asking for another try at their relationship. Sidney is met by Wallace, and then she walks off the set, through Sunrise Studios parking lot, and … Fade to Black.
-No conclusion like the movie, an epilogue.
The second draft’s differences were:
-Cotton is not dating Christine, he is dating Sarah Darling. The opening of the movie is the same except that its Sarah not Christine in the shower, and the killer doesn’t sound like a woman on the phone. Nor does he sound like Cotton at Sarah’s house, he uses the voice we all know and love throughout the script.
-Takes place only four months after Scream 2, not 2 years like in the movie.
-Sidney is not in hiding, she is living back in Woodsboro with her dad. She works at a daycare center.
-Gale goes to the police station to meet Kincaid, he doesn’t come to her seminar like in the movie.
-Dewey is a cop again, and Sheriffe Burke is in the script.
-Gale and Kincaid go to Woodsboro to see Sidney, unlike the movie where Kincaid has to ask around to find her for over half the movie.
-Dewey and Gale were married in between Scream 2 and 3 script, but are already divorced.
-Angelina comes to Woodsboro to talk to Sid, because she want to see who she really is, how she acts, for her portrayal in the movie.
-Stab is still in theaters during the events of the script. Stab 2 is in production, not Stab 3.
-At her home, Sidney is attacked in a remake of Scream 1’s first attack on her. Up the stairs, into her room, using the computer, and all goes quiet. She opens the bedroom door after a moment, a gun in her hand. Ghost Face leaps at her, knocking the gun away. Sidney is nearly unconscious. She is taken away.
-Roman is playing Derek in Stab 2, he’s not a director. Tyson is not playing “Ricky” he is playing Joel from Scream 2. The director is Gale. Steven Stone is Gale’s bodyguard, not Jennifer’s. We meet the cast of Stab 2 not on the steps of a house, but at a script rehearsal.
-Angelina is at the office for a meeting, not Sarah like the movie version. Her scene is like Sarah’s except she is discussing on the phone that she wants a bigger part, and that Sidney shouldn’t die in the movie. Unlike Sarah though, she is stabbed repeatedly in the back after being thrown through the door window, not just once.
-Roman is never arrested.
-Dewey, Kincaid, and Gale brainstorm the rules of a trilogy, they don’t watch a tape with Randy telling them.
-The party at the end is for John Milton’s 60th birthday, not Roman’s 30th.
-After Stab 2 is shut down everyone goes to Gale’s house, not Jennifer’s house. Detective Kincaid comes too so he can question people. Tyson comes too (in the movie he didn’t come to Jennifer’s)
-Stone still goes out to investigate the trailer. In this script its Gale’s maid’s trailer, not Dewey’s.
-The killer calls Gale’s cell phone, threatens everyone, hangs up. Kincaid goes to his car to get a spare gun from his glove compartment, for Dewey.
-They run out, same as the movie it explodes, except Tyson is there not Angelina, and Ghost Face doesn’t attack Gale at the bottom of the hill. Kincaid shows up at the bottom of the hill in his car.
-Milton is at his party, not kidnapped like the movie.
-Dewey looks at a book on the shelves, tries to pick it up, the bookcase moves. Inside is the Ghost Face costume.
-Jennifer goes to the basement with Roman, she tries to seduce him, he blows her off. She leaves.
-Gale and Dewey both have guns here, not just Dewey.
-Milton comes out of a door, not Angelina out of a painting. Gale thinks he is the killer (the costume found earlier) and tells him to stay away. He says they can believe him or not, he knows the quickest way out of the house. He runs around the corner and is stabbed in the chest by Ghost Face just like Angelina was in the movie.
-When Jennifer is behind the one way mirrors with Ghost Face killing her, Dewey and Gale shoot the mirrors out.
-After Gale falls down the stairs with Ghost Face, Dewey opens the door above the stairs, however, Sidney comes from the shadows and shoots Ghost Face 3 times in the chest. He is not wearing a bulletproof vest in this script. Sidney and Dewey unmask him. Its Kincaid.
-As Kincaid’s body is taken away, Gale says something doesn’t make sense. Why not kill Sid while she was tied up as his prisoner. Why kill everyone else instead.
-Back in Woodsboro, Dewey is at the police station at night. Sidney is at home in bed. Gale joins Dewey at the police station. Dewey says they got the autopsy report on Kincaid back. He was stabbed 3 times prior to being shot. Dewey asks if she turned away from the killer at any time after they fell down the stairs. Gale says when she was on the phone with Dewey upstairs, yes. Sid comes to the police station as well. Gale’s cell rings. He talks for just a moment then hangs up. Gale star 69’s him and gets Stu’s phone number back.
-Gale goes to Stu’s house, finds the phone off the hook. She hangs it up. It rings immediately. “Haven’t you figured it out yet Gale? I don’t want Sidney, I want you!” Ghost Face pops out of the closet, chases Gale through the house. Dewey is in the doorway, he tries to shoot Ghost Face but his gun is jammed. The killer throws his knife at Dewey, it hits him hilt first, knocking him to the floor. Dewey screams for Sidney to run. Sidney, outside, does just that.
-Sidney gets into Dewey’s police car, just like in the first Scream she tells the dispatcher that theres a killer at Stu Macher’s house. But she is not going through it all again, she tells them as an afterthought, “Send a hearse.”
-Sid goes around the back of the house, finds Dewey and Gale inside, bound and gagged. Ghost Face enters. He tells Sidney he isn’t after her, that he could have killed her at any time. That Gale deserves to die, she ruined Sid’s life, his life. Our life, he says. He pulls off his mask to reveal Neil Prescott.
-Neil begs Sid to let him kill Dewey and Gale, and its over. She refuses. Gale gets free, knocks the knife from Neil’s hand. Sid runs to untie Dewey, but her father smashes her in the face, stunning her badly, almost unconscious. Gale runs away.
-Neil chases her into the living room and knocks her over the couch. His gun drops, Gale goes for it, but he kicks her away and slashes her with the knife on the arm.
-Sid is untying Dewey while Gale and Neil are trading punches. Neil is winning. He goes to stab her but misses, the knife stays in the wall. Gale grabs it, saying “Lose something, asshole?” he says “Found something.” and shoots her twice in the chest just like Roman did to Sid in the movie. Just like the movie, he turns his back, looks back again, Gale is gone.
-Gale grabs a letter opener and calls Neil’s phone. She leaps from behind the couch and stabs him twice when it rings. She reveals her bulletproof vest, stabs him once more in the heart.
-Sidney enters the room, a gun in her hand. Dewey warns they always come back. Neal rises, charges them with a knife in his hand. Sidney shoots him four times.
-The epilogue is similar to the movie, except of course Kincaid is not there, and its at Sidney’s Woodsboro house. Dewey still proposes, Gale accepts.
There was much different dialogue throughout both scripts–mostly the second script had huge dialogue differences–and subtle changes in events not listed. The above is just a generalization of both scripts.
Set a record in its opening weekend for number of screens in the USA; 3,467 (later surpassed by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) with 3,762).
Scream 3 cost 40 million dollars to make. It opened February 4th, 2000, and in its opening weekend alone it made back almost 35 million, total domestically it took in over 89 million, and overseas it made around 73 million.