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Scream 3 [2000]

Director:Wes Craven
Writer:Ehren Kruger
Composer:Marco Beltrami
Length:116 minutes
(1 hour 56 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:36%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Ghostface pays Sidney and her friends a third visit while they visit the set of "Stab 3", the third movie based upon the Woodsboro murders.

Reaction: This one has a very similar tone to the first two and the story line is definitely more than a simple retread. If you liked the first two, you may like this one, but it doesn't vary immensely so if you want a giant step up, you may be disappointed.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Wes Craven => Director / Man with Video Camera on Studio Tour (uncredited)
Ehren Kruger => Writer
Marco Beltrami => Composer
Beth Toussaint => Female Caller (voice)
Carrie Fisher => Bianca
Courteney Cox => Gale Weathers (as Courteney Cox Arquette)
David Arquette => Dwight 'Dewey' Riley
Emily Mortimer => Angelina Tyler
Jamie Kennedy => Randy Meeks
Jason Mewes => Jay
Jenny McCarthy => Sarah Darling
Josh Pais => Wallace
Kelly Rutherford => Christine Hamilton
Kevin Smith => Silent Bob
Lance Henriksen => John Milton
Liev Schreiber => Cotton Weary
Lynn McRee => Maureen Roberts Prescott
Matt Keeslar => Tom Prinze
Nancy O'Dell => Female Reporter
Neve Campbell => Sidney Prescott
Parker Posey => Jennifer Jolie
Patrick Dempsey => Detective Mark Kincaid
Patrick Warburton => Steven Stone
Roger Jackson => The Voice (as Roger L. Jackson) (voice)
Scott Foley => Roman Bridger

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Throughout Scream 3 the actors of Stab 3, the movie-within-the-movie, complain about rewrites and three different scripts. The complaints actually originated with the actual cast of Scream 3, because of frequent rewrites and three different endings.
  • Body count: 10. The ten deaths in the movie in order are: Christine, Cotton Weary, Sarah Darling, Steven Stone, Tom Prinze, Angelina Tyler, Tyson Fox, Jennifer Jolie, John Milton, and Roman Bridger.
  • The rules for a continued horror-film sequel as stated in Scream 3 are: 1. the killer must be superhuman; mere stabbing or shooting will not be enough to kill the killer; 2. anyone can die, including the main character; and 3. the past will come back to haunt someone. Later in Scream 3, Detective Mark Kincaid warns, "All I know about movie trilogies is in the third one all bets are off".
  • It was only after English actress Emily Mortimer had been cast that the production discovered that she didn't have a permit to work in the States. Mortimer was flown to Canada where she was able to obtain the correct permit just as production got underway.
  • Wes Craven filmed three different endings and didn't tell the cast which one he was going to use.
  • Carrie Fisher helped rewrite some of her lines.
  • Patrick Dempsey was hired the day before shooting began. He had one night to learn three big dialog-heavy scenes.
  • David Arquette and Courteney Cox met on the set of Scream, dated while shooting Scream 2, and married a month before principal photography of Scream 3 began. Cox added 'Arquette' to her name, as seen in the credits of Scream 3. Arquette and Cox cut short their honeymoon in order to film Scream 3.
  • Liev Schreiber insisted that Cotton Weary should remove his jacket in the opening sequence. Schreiber had been working out a lot at the time and wanted to show off his physique.
  • Kate Winslet, Shannen Doherty and Charisma Carpenter were all close contenders for the part of Christine before Kelly Rutherford got the part. Alicia Silverstone and Ben Affleck were also considered for roles. Téa Leoni was a strong contender for the role of Jennifer Jolie and was called back several times during casting, but filmmakers ultimately decided Parker Posey was more suitable and was cast instead.