Pictures and Info from the old Dimension Films Scream Site.
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The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There’s a killer in their midst who’s seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly, nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody… Sidney, the quiet high school beauty with an ugly past… Billy, her faithful boyfriend with a frustrated sex life… Tatum, her cute best friend with a answer for everything… Casey, the lovely blonde who knows her thrillers… Geeky Randy, the scary movie fanatic… Stuart, the wild partier… Gale, the overeager TV reporter… even Dewey, the syrupy-sweet police officer. The only hope is to stay one step ahead of this crazed slasher–know your trivia. The clues are there; are you good enough to see them?
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Wes Craven Interview
Director Wes Craven’s imagery and storytelling has entranced and haunted audiences worldwide. Craven has written and helmed such films as “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare,” nominated for Best Feature at the Independent Feature Project West’s 1995 Spirit Awards, “The People Under the Stairs,” “Shockers,” the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Swamp Thing.” Craven also directed “Vampire in Brooklyn,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow” and “Deadly Friend.” Craven made his film debut with two seminal genre films: “Last House on the Left” and “The Hills Have Eyes,” both of which he wrote, directed and edited. For television, Craven helped create and produce the series “Nightmare Cafe”; directed the telefilms “Night Visions,” “A Stranger in Our House,” “Invitation to Hell,” “Chiller” and “Casebusters.” He aso directed seven of the most frequently repeated 1980’s “Twilight Zone” episodes. Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Wheaton College in Illinois. He holds a Master’s degree in writing and philosophy from John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Before beginning his film career, Craven worked in a wide variety of jobs, from college humanities professor to New York cab driver. It is the wealth of experiences gathered in these early years that informs the complex, startling and often funny humanity of his terrifying films.
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You see it a thousand times, in every slasher movie ever made… A kitten runs down a dark alley….or… There’s a knock at the door…or… A stranger needs a ride… You’re screaming, “Don’t do it!”, trying to save their sorry butts.
But do movie victims ever listen to you? No. It’s because you’re not specific! “Don’t do it!” simply isn’t enough. You gotta learn to yell out the correct warning. Fortunately for you, this easy exercise will help you improve. First, turn off the lights, to simulate a darkened theater. Then, for each visual clue, choose the Right Warning. Choose a Wrong Warning, and you’re Dead Meat. Choose every Right Warning, and maybe, just maybe, you’re ready to see.
A STAB game existed and users could play it if they had
“Netscape 3.0 and a live audio plugin”
Obviously it wasnt archived as such from the source i got all the other info from.Sorry.
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Histories Nastiest Killers
History’s Nastiest Screen Killers
10 Who Make Us Afraid of the Dark
This strong, silent type, from Woodsboro, CA loves those slasher movies. Challenge this…this thing…to movie trivia, and you better be ready to spill your guts. Only talks to victims by phone. Wears black head to toe, with a mask you better hope you never see. Favors 8″ chef’s knife, but electric appliances are OK. Look for high school attendance to drop when this character’s in town.
Michael Myers – HALLOWEEN
Michael, what are we going to do with you? This guy started young, at age 5. Instead of trick or treating with the other kids, he thought he’d…oh…kill his sister. Since then, Halloween has always been a special day for Mike. Hasn’t shaken his love of masks. Does a lot of lurking. Rope, knives, he’s expert with them all. You wanted a scary Halloween? You got it.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter – SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Hannibal the Cannibal…urp…never met a man he didn’t like. This brilliant psychiatrist plays manipulative mind games on his victims and captors alike just to work up an appetite. Throw him in jail and he treats it like a theme restaurant. When he says “I’ll rip your face off” it’s simply a serving suggestion. Enlisted by the cops as a profane profiler he feasts on his role as the puppetmaster.
Freddy Krueger – NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
Freddy’s got a skin problem. He was toasted a while back, and he’s a mess. But fashion has offered a way out. Long, curved knives that serve as finger nails. Plus a funny little hat. Still, Freddy’s a bit shy, so he gets you in your sleep. Just look for the those telltale parallel cuts–5 deep ones–to see if Freddy’s back. He never really dies. So yes, he will be back. Sleep tight.
Jason – FRIDAY THE 13TH
Jason wears a hockey mask. So maiming and slashing come naturally. But he goes for murder too. So don’t ask him to come skating. He prefers playing with babysitters, the way cats play with mice. Of course, Jason had his 9th life a while ago, and he ain’t tired yet. Watch your back–he is.
Mickey and Mallory – NATURAL BORN KILLERS
Killing is an crowd-pleasing art-form for these two. Her parents got it first. From then on it was all gravy. More killing. High speed chases. Adoring crowds. Oh sure, some prison. But then came talk show performances. Daring escapes. Kinda makes you wonder. But don’t daydream too long. They’ve been seen in your neighborhood, and they have a reputation to uphold.
John Doe – SE7EN
This guy deserves some credit for memorizing those 7 deadly sins. But it’s all downhill from there. Highly creative murders. Stalks victims. Trying to purify the world. Sure has a messy way of doing it. Turns out this guy’s no saint. Go figure.
Copycat – COPYCAT
Just when you think you’ve seen it all…here it comes again. You got your Jack the Ripper…you got your Boston Strangler…this guy is mimicking every famous serial killer that ever lived. He’s got his reasons, though, and they have to do with the female psychologist who just happens to specialize in his specialty–serial murder. Ain’t love grand!
Father Jonas – PROM NIGHT
It’s not easy being locked away for half a lifetime. Even for a man of the cloth. You get out, and you’ve had years to plan some gruesome murders. And there’s no time to lose! It’s those darn kids–always sinnin’ and sinnin’. Fortunately, there are lots of gory ways to clean things up, and Father Jonas uses as many as he can. Crucifixes, burnings, explosions. Can’t keep a bad man down.
Dr. Robert Elliott – DRESSED TO KILL
What is it with psychiatrists? Hmmm? This dude Dr. Elliott’s got some real issues. What foundation garments to wear under dresses, for starters. Has some killer outfits he puts to good use. Never step into an empty elevator with him, because you’re gonna press his buttons, you just know it. Watch out when your hour’s up.
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Roger L Jackson : The Voice of GhostFace®!
Jackson is known for his role as the killer’s voice in the Scream slasher trilogy. He has also appeared in animated films and television programs like Disney’s The Book of Pooh as well as Nickelodeon’s The Wild Thornberrys Movie. He also does the voice of the maniacal monkey genius Mojo Jojo & the Rowdyruff Boy, Butch on The Powerpuff Girls. He does return for Scream 4 and has talked recently to Fun World.
GhostFace’s Weapon never changes in the trilogy and always proves to be a vital item to whoever has it.. In the news van we see a good view of it in full use on Randy Meeks, He shouldn’t have commented on Billy, otherwise he may have survived the Windsor College murders. In Scream 2 and 3 we see small changes in the costume which aren’t noticeable to people who dont really look for them, And although GhostFace`s Weapon of choice does stay the same he does resort to using a Frying Pan on “Stone” Leaving the knife in stones back!
Wes Craven is the famous Horror Legend im sure everyone’s heard of,he gave us such films as “Last house on the left,The people under the stairs,Nightmare on Elm Street,Shocker,The Scream Trilogy,Red Eye,and many others,he created the Freddy Krueger character and based it more on “His Freddy” in New Nightmare which was released in 1994.
Wes is at this time completing 25/8 Which was the working title, it is now named “My Soul To Take” with visual effects and the score which is by “Marco Beltrami” (Scream Trilogy score) among many others.
The info below comes from Wikipedia.
Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Caroline (née Miller) and Paul Craven.He had a strict Baptist upbringing.Craven earned an undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a masters degree in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University.Prior to landing his first job in the film industry as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York, Craven briefly taught English at Westminster College and was a humanities professor at Clarkson University in Potsdam.
Craven’s first marriage to Bonnie Broecker produced two children, Jonathan (born 1965) and Jessica Craven (born 1968). Jonathan is a writer and director with a few credits to his name. Jessica is a singer/songwriter in the group the Chapin Sisters. The marriage ended in 1970. In 1982, Craven married Millicent Eleanor Meyer. However, the two divorced, according to Joe Eszterhas’s book American Rhapsody, after she began an affair with actress Sharon Stone. Also according to the book, on the day the divorce was finalized, Stone sent Craven a dozen black roses. Although Craven has never publicly commented on his wife’s lesbian affair, he has stated in interviews that the marriage dissolved after he discovered it “was no longer anything but a sham.”
Directing and writing career
Craven’s works tend to share a common exploration of the nature of reality. A Nightmare on Elm Street, for example, dealt with the consequences of dreams in real life. New Nightmare “brushes against” (but doesn’t quite break) the fourth wall by having actress Heather Langenkamp play herself as she is haunted by the villain of the film in which she once starred. At one point in the film, we see on Wes Craven’s word processor a script he has written, which includes the exact conversation he just had with Heather — as if the script is being written as the action is unfolding. The Serpent and the Rainbow portrays a man who cannot distinguish between nightmarish visions and reality. In Scream, the characters frequently reference horror films similar to their situations, and at one point Billy Loomis tells his girlfriend that life is just a big movie. This concept was emphasized in the sequels, as copycat stalkers reenact the events of a new film about the Woodsboro killings occurring in Scream. Scream included a scene mentioning the well-known Richard Gere gerbil urban legend. Craven stated that he received calls from agents telling him that if he leaves that scene in, he would never work again.Craven was also set to direct Beetlejuice but dropped out to co-write and executive produce the third outing for Freddy Krueger. “The” Elm Street is located in Potsdam,NY (a small town just south of the Canadian border).
Awards and nominations
During his career, Wes Craven won eight awards and received three nominations. He was nominated for Best Director for Scream at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA in 1997.
In 1985, his horror film: “A Nightmare on Elm Street” garnered the ‘Critic’s Award’ at the “Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival”.
In 1992, the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film presented him the Pegasus Audience Award for the thriller The People Under the Stairs. His Fantasporto won the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Screenplay while the Best Film Award went to his movie New Nightmare, the final A Nightmare on Elm Street movie. He was also nominated for Best Film for the movie Shocker in 1990.
The Gérardmer Film Festival granted him the Grand Prize in ’97, for the movie Scream.
In 1977, he won the ‘Prize of the International Critics’ Jury’ in the “Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival” for his film The Hills Have Eyes.
Completing his Nightmare Trilogy
Though there have been seven different Nightmare on Elm Street films (eight if one includes the crossover Freddy vs. Jason), only two have been directed by Craven. He has said in several interviews and discussions that he considers only his two films to be accurate depictions of his creation. For years, it has been rumored that he would make one more film, essentially completing his trilogy. However Craven was involved in the third Nightmare film Dream Warriors as producer, aiming to make the third film the last. His ideas were largely rejected, and used in his New Nightmare, ten years later. Craven will not participate in a remake of the original, scheduled for an April, 2010 release.
Kevin Williamson is the original writer of Scream and Scream 2,he had a treatment for Scream 3 but had to hand it over to Ehren Krueger as he was overloaded with work at the time,he Also starred with Liev Schreiber in Scream 2 in one of the early Scenes with him being the host of the “Current Edition” program that Hallie switches to.
Kevin is at this time writing Scream 4,and had a deadline of January 4th 2010 to get it finished,he is also busy with “The Vampire Diaries”.
Williamson was born in New Bern, North Carolina, the younger son of Lillie Faye (née Pittman), a storyteller, and Ottis Wade Williamson, a fisherman.He lived in the neighboring coastal community of Oriental, but before he started school his family moved to Aransas Pass, Texas, later relocating to Fulton, Texas, both near Corpus Christi. Williamson’s family returned to Oriental before Kevin’s high school years. Obsessed from a young age with movies, especially those of Steven Spielberg, he applied to New York University’s film school and was accepted but because he could not afford the tuition, he attended a school closer to home, East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where he took a B.A. in theatre arts.
Career in television
After graduation, he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. Though he landed a part on the soap opera Another World in 1990, he moved to Los Angeles the next year where he had small parts on In Living Color, a Roger Corman film, Hard Run, and in music videos. While taking classes on screenwriting at UCLA he wrote his first script, Killing Mrs. Tingle which was bought by a production company in 1995 and put on the shelf.
The genesis of Scream
Inspired by the March 9, 1994 episode of the newsmagazine Turning Point on a serial killer in Gainesville, Florida, who murdered college students, Williamson wrote a horror movie script, originally titled “Scary Movie”. Its characters had seen many classic horror movies (e.g. A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween) and knew all the clichés. Miramax bought it for their new Dimension Films label in the spring of 1995. Directed by Wes Craven, the film, renamed Scream, was a smash with critics, who praised its intelligent and witty script which would win Williamson the Saturn Award. Costing only $15.3 million to make, it sold $103 million in tickets in the U.S.
More high school peril
Williamson’s next film was also about high schoolers in peril. I Know What You Did Last Summer, based on a 1973 novel by Lois Duncan, had four friends accidentally running over a man, panicking, dumping the body, and going on with their lives, only to be punished one year later. Duncan was appalled at her novel being turned into a horror film and making sport of murder. The film’s producers, Columbia Pictures, also annoyed Miramax by advertising it as “from the creator of Scream” so Miramax rushed into production Scream 2, also written by Williamson, and filed a lawsuit against Columbia. Scream 2 would also be a hit and would spawn a third film, Scream 3, as the end part of the Scream trilogy. Williamson wrote another in this genre, The Faculty, characterized as “Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Breakfast Club.”
Williamson is reportedly working on a fourth Scream film, but it has yet to be announced when the film might be completed or released and whether or not he will continue work on a proposed fifth and sixth installments.
Williamson created a mid-season replacement for The WB network called Glory Days, set in a coastal community in Washington state, where very weird things were happening–shades of Twin Peaks, it seemed. It debuted as a mid-season replacement in January 2002; only ten episodes were produced.
Williamson wrote another script for Wes Craven, Cursed, which was released in 2005 and starred Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, and Shannon Elizabeth. The film suffered much script and scheduling difficulties during production. Consequently, it did not perform well at the box office.
Cursed, like some other Williamson works, includes a gay sub-plot.
2005 saw the release of his newest horror film, Venom, about a group of teens stalked by a crazed killer in the bayous of Louisiana. Williamson is listed as a producer for Venom, but not as a writer.