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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

Select Cast and Crew
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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wes Craven filmed three different endings and didn't tell the cast which one he was going to use.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.