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S C R E A M 4
Tagline: New Decade. New Rules.
Date of release : April 15th 2011, Rated R,
Filming dates: June 28th 2010-September 22nd 2010. End of January/Start of February 2011 for re-shoots.
Written by : Kevin Williamson – Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette, Roger L Jackson, Rory Culkin, Anthony Anderson, Marley Shelton, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Erik Knudsen, Mary McDonnell, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Marielle Jaffe, Nico Tortorella, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Aimee Teegarden, Shenae Grimes, Lucy Hale, Brittany Robertson, Nancy O Dell.

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the GhostFace Killer. (From IMDB)

Distributed by: Dimension Films (aka The Weinstein Company)

Produced by Wes Craven, Iya Labunka, Kevin Williamson
Co-producer Carly Feingold,
Executive Producers Marianne Maddalena, Ron Schmidt, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein.
Casting by Avy Kaufman, Nancy Nayor



1.Something to die for
2.Bad Karma
3.Cup of coffee
4.Make my Body
5.Dont mess with the original
6.Yeah Yeah Yeah
7.Run for your life
8.Axel F
9.On Fire
10.Devils
11.Denial
12.Jills America

The Sounds
Ida Maria
The Novocaines
The Chain Gang of 1974
Marco Beltrami
The Sounds
Six day riot
Raney Shockne
Locksley
Say Hi
Stereo Black
Marco Beltrami


SCREAM 4 : Original Soundtrack

A nice new album with lots of fun songs, Favourites being Tracks 1, 5, 6, 8, 12 although the others are good too, a good soundtrack overall.


1. You’re Not Real
2. Dewey in the Morning
3. Cheating on my diet/ Woodsboro 2010
4. When you let someone go
5. Its my rental
6. You were busy
7. Which Closet?
8. Working Together
9. You are the message
10. Everythings under control
11. I know how you feel
12. Cameras Obscured
13. Gail and GhostFace
14. Dont spoil it
15. The Afterparty

16. I got it right
17. Your Ingenue days are over
18. The After-After party
19. Touch and go
20. Dont Spoil it Part 2
21. Sid’s Advice

Missing Tracks include..

I’m Standing in the Closet
Lemon Squares
Robbie & GhostFace/Under the Bed
Stab 6_7
You Notice me now


SCREAM 4 : Original Score By Marco Beltrami

A hell of a good score as like the past trilogy, the only thing that disappoints me is the fact that the “Hans Zimmer, Broken Arrow” track doesn’t return at all, track 2 is a short and sweet theme for Dewey but not as good as we remember in Scream 2! It had more impact, the newer Woodsboro theme is nicely re-newed though.



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What we have here is a Fan video nicely put together featuring many of the Scream 4 Locations, from the old STAB-A-THON Barn to the Book store where Sid’s book was for sale.. The best thing about this clip is that it was filmed around the end of June 2011, not long after the film had been and gone, so when seeing the old barn you can still see things left behind or in place that gives an overall ‘footprint’ of the film crew and cast being there.. As Dominic says in his YouTube video description he wasn’t allowed to get shots of the hospital… but apart from that most places are covered.. Dewey’s house still remains a mystery though.
Made by YouTube user ‘Dominic M‘ who quite clearly is a SCREAM and GhostFace fan!


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Here we have a nice video from all the way back in September 2011… (seems ages away now).. It basically takes us round the entire attraction of the (HHN) Terror Tram for Halloween 2011 at Universal Studios.. ‘Scream 4 your life’ was another name for it… filmed here by ‘Sharp Productions‘ on YouTube, it gives us fans that couldn’t get to the event a chance to see at least what it was like and what was involved…


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In time for Scream 4 Production new masks were made and sent to the set, it is known that the new Scream 4 Deluxe Edition mask and Walgreen’s type was used in the final movie. New masks and costumes are out now, New items are the masks pictured as well as a Bleeding Zombie mask, and Scarecrow costume.It is said that the Scarecrow and Zombie versions were randomly placed on kids in the barn scene, and if you watch VERY carefully you do see kids with them in the finished film.

Small Extras from Fans and archived set pictures from news articles at the time of Scream 4 filming.. Click the image banner above to see many fan posters made for Scream 4, and previous films. While Scream 4 was filming many sites had set pictures put online, Click HERE to see a small selection.


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For the films Barn Scene the film wanted paintings in the form of GhostFace® somehow, Artists were asked to do a painting based on Scream and the killer and then added to the Barn, since the film wrapped shooting the paintings, along with many many props from Scream 4 were on show at an Exhibition at the Hyaena Art Gallery, after the exhibition the paintings were put up for sale, at the time of writing this there may still be a few left for sale, they are pricey as you may expect, click this Hyaena Gallery link, to view the page featuring them.




Mask Types used in the Films. (Info also on the ‘Masks’ page)

SCREAM 4 – (Production Run) Deluxe Masks – TD Masks, aka ‘Walgreens’ or ‘Re-Shoot’ mask

Scream 4 saw the main mask for GhostFace® being the Deluxe version, a Production run of masks were sent to set, also Zombie versions were included and Scarecrow types too, it is said (and recently confirmed) that they were randomly placed on kids in the barn scene, i have seen Zombie types online with COA’s on EBay now and again stating their use in the film. All Deluxes had a New Dwarf type hood and shroud, and was more of a solid mask compared to its thinner latex predecessors, The “Walgreens/Re-shoot” style mask has a thinner look on the downward shape of the mouth and eye differences, being slightly thinner than the Deluxe, also the back of the chin cuts off more than the Deluxe, giving the Walgreens its distinctive shape letting us identify it more easily. The more normal name for the mask isn’t in existence as such with this type, it can only be described as the ‘TD’ mold, seen previously way before Scream 4 was announced, yet since the movie has come and gone the mask is in more demand among fans.

In late January/Early February 2011 the ‘TD’ masks were sent for the Re-Shoots, these masks have been Nicknamed by fans as “Walgreens” or “Re-shoot” types! Again these are easily noticeable when looking at the images below, and quite easily noticed in the final film!



 


Neve Campbell : Sidney Prescott

Sid has put her life back together slowly and has a written a book called “Out of Darkness” .. Whilst on her Book tour things are ok, its only when at her last stop in Woodsboro that things start up again.. she is tough though and continues to fight.


David Arquette : Sheriff Dewey Riley

Dewey has finally married Gale and although theres no children they seem happy. Dewey is now back on the force as the towns Sheriff and has loyal deputy’s a plenty. He’s kept the town safe for ten years it seems.


Courteney Cox : Gale Weathers Riley

Gale is happily married to Dewey but with the past behind her so are the big stories, she has “Writers Block” and hates not being able to come up with new material, when the murders start she see’s her old self getting ready to gear up again.


Marley Shelton : Deputy Judy Hicks

Hicks is the main deputy for Dewey just like Dewey was for Sheriff Burke all those years ago, she used to go to high school with Sid but Sidney doesn’t remember her too well, she’s faithful to Dewey and possibly likes him a little.


Adam Brody : Deputy Hoss

Hoss is another of Dewey’s deputy’s and is very similar to Dewey when he was younger, he is partner to Perkins and doesn’t mind a joke now and again, sometimes to his surprise!


Anthony Anderson : Deputy Perkins

Perkins is yet another deputy of Dewey’s , he likes lovely women and playing jokes on Hoss now and again, he remembers some horror movies rules but not enough as he should do sometimes.


Emma Roberts : Jill Roberts

Jill is a cousin of Sidney’s but doesn’t know her famous cousin so well, they are almost strangers to an extent, Jill lives at home with mother Kate. Jill’s best friends are Kirby and Olivia, although her ex boyfriend Trevor keeps bothering her.


Hayden Panettiere : Kirby Reed

Kirby loves all things in life, especially the horror genre, mainly thanks to Sidney, she likes to tease boys, especially Charlie and knows her horror movies rules and titles, also best friends with Olivia and Jill.


Nico Tortorella : Trevor Sheldon

Trevor is just another high school student who makes mistakes, he has a big heart and knows his past with Jill is touchy, he regrets leaving her and wants her back.


Mary McDonnell : Kate Roberts

Kate is the not so known sister of Maureen Prescott, her and daughter Jill live in Woodsboro and arent as recognized as Sidney would be. Kate is happy to see Sidney again after such a long time.


Erik Knudsen : Robbie Mercer

Robbie is another “Randy Type” as he knows his movies and knows how the rules have changed from the past to present day, he and Charlie run the Cinema club and he broadcasts to his site viewers via his new 2.0 upgraded headset.


Rory Culkin : Charlie Walker

Charlie is yet another film buff, he runs Cinema Club with Robbie and like Robbie knows how rules have changed and what they are, he has a thing for Kirby but ‘no cigar’, as they say as of yet.


Marielle Jaffe : Olivia Morris

Olivia is best friends with Kirby and Jill, she lives at home with her mother who’s always out at her boyfriends, she likes to be known for her brains as much as her chest it seems.


Alison Brie : Rebecca Walters

Rebecca is Sidney’s publicist and tries to make sure Sidney is happy no matter what she has to do. She uses Gale as her template of the 90’s, and sometimes doesn’t always think first.


Shenae Grimes : Trudie Harrold

Trudie is a young gorgeous girl who like many these days have their head in their phone on Facebook or Twitter type social network sites, she likes nice lads, one like Channing Tatum!


Lucy Hale : Sherrie Marconi

Sherrie is another young stunner who doesn’t appreciate weirdo’s ringing her and is impatient with prank callers, a house mate of Trudie who dares to look outside in a scary situation.


Kristen Bell : Chloe Garrett

Chloe shares a house with Rachel and quite likes Horror movies and see’s all aspects of killers motives and how real they could or couldn’t be. Another stunner Blonde who isn’t dumb.


Anna Paquin : Rachel Milles

Rachel rooms with Chloe and is sick of the modern Horror scene as she believes its all too expected nowadays, nothing is a surprise to her anymore and films are too predictable.


Aimee Teegarden : Jenny Randall

Jenny lives in Woodsboro and loves the STAB films, she has seen them all and loves Stab 7, she rooms with Marnie and likes to scare her with the app on her phone posing as GhostFace®!


Brittany Robertson : Marnie Cooper

Marnie is friends with Jenny and lives with her, she thinks the Stab series is too daft for its own good and it all needs re-thinking to a better level, she’s not appreciative of Jenny’s phone games and appears to get scared a bit easier than Jenny.


 

Death no. 1 : Trudie Harrold | Stabbed in the chest (STAB 7)

A girl that likes a bit of excitement with regards to sexy males, but not with regards to prank callers and people dressed as GhostFace!


Death no. 2 : Sherrie Marconi | Slashed throat (STAB 7)

Being impatient with prank callers means you can appear assertive and as someone that wont be fooled easily, doesn’t mean you cant be caught out though, especially by GhostFace!


Death no. 3 : Rachel Milles | Stabbed in stomach (STAB 6)

She hates how the Horror genre is too predictable nowadays and knows what may be expected, except she doesn’t expect it from Chloe! Too bad!


Death no. 4 : Marnie Cooper | Stabbed and thrown through a door window

Marnie thinks the STAB movies are a little too daft now, along with her friend Jenny who always tries to scare her, sadly when she hears Jenny’s phone app prank it only distracts her so GhostFace can strike!


Death no. 5 : Jenny Randall | Stabbed in the back, and possibly chest area

Loving the STAB movies isn’t a crime, even if the 5th did involve time travel!
Its when you may have loved’ someone else’s Boyfriend at one point that can make a killer appear!


Death no. 6 : Olivia Morris | Stabbed several times, Knife through hand, head smashed through window

The high school stunner may attract some attention by Robbie and many others, which really is harmless, its the attention GhostFace gives her thats not survivable! Possibly the most Brutal death in the film.


Death no. 7 : Rebecca Walters | Stabbed, then thrown to her death !

Being a publicist gets Rebecca satisfaction with Sidney as her client, but when arriving in Woodsboro she doesn’t really dig it much, sadly GhostFace takes pleasure in Digging’ a knife into her!


Death no. 8 : Deputy Hoss | Stabbed in the back

Hoss is a faithful deputy overall, he doesn’t mind the odd joke with Perkins’ but its when the situation isn’t a joke it isn’t funny, he knows some rules from the movies and knows new rules could lead to anything, even his death!


Death no. 9 : Deputy Perkins | Stabbed in the head

Perkins is a serious officer and also one that likes a joke now and again, on seeing Hoss go down his mood quickly goes from ‘Joke mode’ to ‘Serious mode’, too bad its not fast enough to move out of the way!


Death no. 10 Kate Roberts | Stabbed  in the back !

Kate was an innocent victim like many others in the series, but sometimes that doesn’t matter, being in the wrong place at the wrong time is always risky, this time GhostFace tries an old trick of getting a knife through a door, sadly for Kate it works!


Death no. 11 Robbie Mercer | Stabbed several times

Robbie was like another ‘Randy’, loved films, and the School Stunner ‘Olivia’, and even the odd drink or two. He loved to webcast to his followers of his website, he just didn’t expect to webcast his own death!


Death no. 12 Kirby Reed | Stabbed in the stomach

Kirby, like Robbie’ loved the Genre and the movies and knew her stuff, its Sidney who inspired her to be like this, teasing Charlie for years sadly only angered him deep inside which led to her encounter with an unmasked killer!
(Highly debatable Death here, many fans believe she is still alive, even Wes Craven Tweeted that she was last seen moving before we left her. She could return we hope!)


Death no. 13 Trevor Sheldon | Shot in the groin, and eventually shot in the head !

Trevor was just an average School kid who had looks that some ladies like, his mistake was his past, leaving Jill and briefly going with Jenny, Jill obviously didn’t appreciate that and made him suffer when he wanted her back, she isn’t that easy though! She makes him pay by framing him! Unlucky Trev!


Death no. 14 Charlie Walker | Stabbed in the heart

Yet another fan of movies and the horror Genre mainly, Charlie liked Kirby very much, or did he? He liked the idea of a STAB remake and the Randy’ character being Sidney’s missed opportunity, sadly he never thought Jill would turn on him, he paid a price of his life for his trust in a psycho girl!


Death no. 15 Jill Roberts | Beaten up, Electrified, and eventually shot in the chest !

Growing up in the family of Sidney’s image Jill inspired herself from Sid’s life, Jill quickly saw that people didn’t have to study and earn a living from just good grades and college, but that major things that happen like with murders by GhostFace can alter your life with attention from the world audience and media if you survive it all, therefore giving you fans and fame and money! She went into Psycho GhostFace mode to create it for herself, She under-estimated her cousins strength though and ended up paying the price!


 

As seen in the gag reel, there was an ongoing prank on set where somebody dressed in the Ghostface mask would jump out and scare an actor at a time when Ghostface wasn’t scripted to appear. For example, an actor would open a door expecting nobody to be behind it, and instead somebody in the mask would jump out. On at least one instance, this prank was pulled on an actress during a scene where she was scripted to be chased by a killer, rounded a corner and met an unscripted appearance by Ghostface.

Wes Craven stated he was not going to return as director unless the script was as good as the first Scream (1996).

With four installments, this landmarks the Scream franchise as being one of the only horror franchises to have its main characters return for all its sequels.

For the first time in the series, a CGI-added knife was used because Wes Craven wanted to avoid using prop knives that are rubber, cardboard and collapsible.

The outfit that Trevor wears in the final act of the movie is the same outfit that Neil Prescott is wearing in the final act of the original. Trevor is also bound and gagged identically to Neil Prescott.

Neve Campbell and Emma Roberts, two of the lead actresses in the film, both admitted to being terrified of horror films. Emma Roberts stated she was hid under the covers while watching the first 3 ‘Scream’ films. Also, Neve Campbell stated a while back that she can’t watch the films, because she doesn’t like being scared.

To make the acting more intense, Wes Craven didn’t allow the actors to meet who was on the other end of the line when Ghost Face contacted them.

In the scene where Jenny (Aimee Teegarden) explains to Marnie (Britt Robertson) the story about the Stab movies, she says “Stab 5 has time travel, which is by far the worst”. Wes Craven had the idea of time travel in dreams for “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4” but the studio rejected it.

The scene where Kirby says that her favorite scary movie is Bambi (1942), mirrors the scene in Scream 2 (1997) where Randy tells the killer that his favorite scary movie is Showgirls (1995).

The roles of Chloe and Rachel were actually written with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan in mind.

This time, the footage from Stab includes the credit “A Robert Rodriguez Film.” Rodriguez really did direct the footage, and also made Grindhouse (2007) co-starring Scream’s Rose McGowan and Scream 4’s Marley Shelton.

At a table read on June 25, 2010, the actors were told to stop reading at page 75 to prevent those already cast in the film from knowing the climax.

The role of Deputy Perkins is played by Anthony Anderson. Anderson appeared in several of the “Scary Movie” sequels. The original Scary Movie (2000) was a spoof of the “Scream” films.

In June of 2010 Wes Craven asked his fans following his Twitter account what his cameo should be. The cameo was ultimately cut from the film.

In this film, Deputy Hoss, played by Adam Brody, laments that it “sucks to be a cop in a movie unless you’re Bruce Willis”. One year prior to the release of this film, Brody co-starred (as a cop, ironically) alongside Willis in Cop Out (2010).

A bust of Henry Winkler (former Principal in Scream (1996)) can be seen briefly in the hallway.

Just as she does in her real life marriage to David Arquette, who plays Sheriff Dewey Riley, Courteney Cox’s character, Gale Weathers, now has a hyphenated name. She is now billed as “Gale Weathers-Riley” since, at the conclusion of Scream 3 (2000), Dewey proposed to Gale and they are now married in this film.

Scream 4 opened in US theaters 15 April 2011, 15 years to the date after the original began filming.

A dummy of Tatum stuck in the doggy door (a moment that is also echoed by the movie’s opening sequence) is visible at the “Stabathon”. Audience members dressed as Dewey and Gale can also be seen.

The first teaser trailer debuted at the 2010 Spike TV Scream Awards.

Kevin Williamson, the writer of this film, has expressed a subtle annoyance towards the release of the film. During production, producers Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein brought in Ehren Kruger (the writer of Scream 3 (2000)) to polish up the script. Wes Craven later stated that the main ideas, story and concept of the movie were written by Williamson, with minor changes made by Kruger.

Despite being the most recognizable face of the “Scream” franchise, this is the only installment where Ghostface has appeared on any of the North American posters or home media release covers (the character has previously appeared on international posters for the series).

The film is heavily critical of horror remakes. Notably, director Wes Craven has previously produced a handful of remakes of classic horror films, including Carnival of Souls (1962), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), and The Last House on the Left (2009) (the latter two being remakes of films he’d directed).

The only horror movie franchise with an (R) rating to not feature any nudity.

Each of the new central characters is an archetype for one of the characters from the original: Jill (Sidney), Kirby (Tatum), Trevor (Billy), Charlie (Stu), and Robbie (Randy).

Deputy Perkins’ first name is Anthony, making his name Anthony Perkins, the same name as the actor who played Norman Bates in Psycho (1960).

One of 3 movies in which Emma Roberts has co-starred with a female lead from the TV series Friends. In Scream 4, she worked with Courteney Cox. She previously worked with Lisa Kudrow in Hotel for Dogs and later with Jennifer Aniston in We’re the Millers.

The first “Scream” movie not to feature the song “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

Just like in the first film, where a VHS copy of Clerks. (1994) is seen. In this “remake” we get to see a copy of Clerks II (2006) in Kirby’s house.

Although the “Scream” series was intended to be a trilogy, a fourth movie was rumored on and off several times since the release of the third installment. The movie was officially announced in July of 2008 by The Weinsteins/Dimension in a press release and was released in theaters in 2011; eleven years after Scream 3 (2000).

The first entry in the franchise in which Sidney does not witness the killer slit a man’s throat during the final chase scene.

Rory Culkin’s third successive movie collaboration with Emma Roberts after Lymelife (2008) and Twelve (2010).

Scream 4 is the first film in the franchise not to be edited by ‘Patrick Lussier’, Wes Craven’s long time editor. Since the third movie, Lussier has gone on to a directing career of his own that includes the remake of My Bloody Valentine (2009) which is one of the many horror film remakes mentioned in Scream 4.

The film suffered two casting changes in quick succession as shooting had begun. Lake Bell had originally been cast as Judy Hicks but was forced to drop out (which she announced via her Twitter account on June 24th 2010) due to “scheduling conflicts.” She was replaced by Marley Shelton. Six days later, Lauren Graham, who was originally cast as Kate Roberts, dropped out also citing “scheduling conflicts” as well as “script changes.” She was replaced by Mary McDonnell.

Ashley Greene was considered for the lead role, but ultimately, Emma Roberts was cast.

This is the first scream movie to not feature a character named “Steven”. The first _Scream (1996/1)_ had Steven Orth played by Kevin Patrick Walls, killed in the first scene. Scream 2 (1997) had Phil Stevens played by Omar Epps, also killed in the first scene. And Scream 3 (2000) had Steve Stone played by Patrick Warburton, killed when Ghostface used a voice synthesizer to disguise himself as Dewey.

Stars Courtney Cox and David Arquette, who were married in 1999 after meeting during the making of the first Scream film, had filed for separation in October of 2010. Although there was slight tension on the set, they were said to have remained professional and respectful of each other. They later divorced in May of 2012.

Emma Roberts first horror movie

The first Scream movie not to include Jamie Kennedy (as Randy Meeks), not feature or even mention Cotton Weary, and not include a main love interest for Sidney.

In July of 2009, after years of rumors and negotiations, David Arquette and Courteney Cox signed up to reprise their roles. Neve Campbell was confirmed in September 2009.

Scout Taylor-Compton and Shane Dawson auditioned for roles in the movie.

Lauren Graham was originally cast as Jill Kessler’s mother. She made the announcement herself on The Jay Leno Show. Two weeks later, she dropped out due to “script re-writes” and was soon replaced by Mary McDonnell.

Originally planned for a October 2010 release date, but after writing delays the scheduled release date is April 15th, 2011.

On March 22, 2010, Variety announced that Wes Craven was officially signed on as director.

Patrick Dempsey was rumored to reprise his role from Scream 3 (2000). The writer, Kevin Williamson, claimed the rumor to be false. Also, Dempsey would be filming Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) at the same time for shooting Scream 4, where as it would be unlikely to have the availability to reprise his role.

Jenna Coleman auditioned for the role of Olivia Morris.

In May of 2010, Cathy Konrad, the producer of all three previous movies in the Scream series, filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company stating her production company had a first-rights deal with the Weinstein Company to produce all films in the Scream series. The lawsuit was eventually dropped.

In the scene where Rory Culkin’s character is tied to the chair, all bloody and Hayden Panettiere is behind the glass door looking at him, on the phone to Ghostface answering scary movie questions to save his life – this entire sequence mirrors the opening sequence from the first Scream film. The first film has Drew Barrymore’s character looking onto Kevin Patrick Walls’ character, attempting to answer scary movie questions to save his life.

Selena Gomez was considered for “Jill Roberts”

Among the novels on the shelf as Gale enters the book store, one of the more prominently seen is Eragon, the first of the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. A series that, like Scream, was originally intended as a trilogy, only to be expanded in to a four part series, the latest of which was released in November 2011, the same year as this movie.

Erik Knudsen, who appears as Robbie in this film, played Dale Turner on Jericho (2006) alongside original Scream (1996) star Skeet Ulrich.

Hilary Duff was attached for a brief time in an unspecified role.

After missing a Thanksgiving and January 4th deadline, Kevin Williamson delivered the first draft of the script in mid-February 2010.

There is a copy of Sidney’s book Out Of Darkness, on Dewey’s bedside table.

A copy of ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is visible behind Sydney in the scene at the book store.

This film reunites Marley Shelton and David Arquette – they previously appeared in Never Been Kissed (1999). Drew Barrymore, whom played the lead in that movie also started in the first Scream movie.

Charlyne Yi auditioned for the role of Kirby Reed.

Kevin Pennington was rumored for the role of Trevor Sheldon.

Cameo appearances by Anna Paquin & Kristen Bell as the two teen girls in the movie with in a movie watching “Stab 6”

Spoilers

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
Many fans of Scream (1996) have pointed out that although Tatum (Rose McGowan)’s death was a great set piece, garage door motors are not strong enough to lift a person off the ground, and have safety mechanisms in place to make her murder impossible. The opening sequence of Scream 4 however has a garage door close on a victim, then rise again once the safety sensors are tripped. This is more akin to what would actually happen if one were to try to crush someone in a motorized garage door.

Body Count: 15.

The fourth installment brings the total number of killers throughout the series up to seven.

Despite the unrealistic way Deputy Perkins walks around after being stabbed in the head, this is actually medically accurate. Wes Craven was watching a television special about a man who was stabbed in the head just the way Hoss is in the film, and the man actually took himself to the hospital.

According to Wes Craven on the director’s commentary, the original opening would have taken place at a party celebrating Sidney’s completion of her book, during which Ghostface would have attacked and Sidney would’ve been badly stabbed. The rest of the film would have then taken place three years later. However, this opening was vetoed by ‘Bob Weinstien’, who thought the time jump disrupted the flow of the film.

As of 2011, the only “Scream” film where neither one of the killers is shot in the head.

The first film in the series in which the two victims in the beginning are not a man and woman. Here two women are killed in the beginning of the film.

Both actors who play the killers are descendants of established show business families; particularly, their fathers and paternal aunts: Rory Culkin (son of Christopher Culkin (aka “Kit”), and nephew of Bonnie Bedelia), and Emma Roberts (daughter of Eric Roberts, and niece of Julia Roberts).

Charlie is the first killer in the series to be killed by “Ghostface” (his accomplice), and the first to die by stabbing.

This is the first film in the series since the original in which the killer is among one of the characters pictured on the poster.