Scream 2

  • Directors: Wes Craven
  • Producers: Cathy Konrad, Wes Craven, Marianne Maddalena
  • Writers: Kevin Williamson
  • Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Elise Neal, Jerry O Connell, Timothy Olyphant, Jada Pinkett, Liev Schreiber, Duane Martin, Rebecca Gayheart, Portia De Rossi

Sidney (Neve Campbell) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy) are attending Windsor College. They see news reports that a couple (Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps) were murdered in a movie theatre at the preview of the Stab movie, which was based on a book by Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) about the Woodsboro murders (in other words, the events of the movie Scream). Phil Stevens is stabbed in the head through the wall of a bathroom cubicle. The killer then enters the cinema and sits next to Maureen Evans, and she assumes the killer is simply her boyfriend wearing a mask. During the Casey Becker kill scene in the film Stab, the crowd goes wild. Taking advantage of this, the killer stabs Maureen multiple times. Since many of the movie-goers are wearing the killer’s costume (as publicity material provided by the movie studio) and are all carrying fake knives, nobody takes Maureen’s attack seriously. Seriously wounded and dying, she climbs up the stairs in front of the movie screen and lets out one final cry. As the crowd realizes she isn’t faking, she falls down dead. Soon, Sidney and Randy realize that the nightmare is starting all over again.

Mrs. Loomis tries to convince Cotton to kill Sidney, but Cotton chooses to shoot Mrs. Loomis instead. Sidney and Cotton discover that Gale is wounded but alive, and they help her. Mickey suddenly jumps up dramatically, and Gale and Sidney shoot him multiple times. Then, Sidney turns around and decides to shoot Mrs. Loomis in the head — “just in case”. It is then revealed that despite his ordeal, Dewey survived his stabbing. He is wheeled out on a gurney and taken away in an ambulance. Gale decides to ride with the ambulance to the hospital. It turns out that Dewey’s scar tissue from previously being stabbed in the back prevented this latest stabbing from being fatal.

Scream

  • Directors: Wes Craven
  • Producers: Cathy Konrad, Cary Woods
  • Writers: Kevin Williamson
  • Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, W Earl Brown, Joseph Whipp, Liev Schreiber, and Drew Barrymore

Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) answers the phone, the man who has called saying he has the wrong number. He calls again, and from there the scene turns into the ultimate trivia contest. If Casey answers the horror based trivia questions right, she and her boyfriend, Steve (Kevin Patrick Walls) get to live. Answer wrong and she dies. She gets a trick question though, “Who is the killer in Friday the 13th?” The man on the other end doesn’t say if it is the series or the first film. She answers Jason; in the original film it is his mother. The caller reveals Casey’s boyfriend Steve is tied up outside on the patio. The patio lights go off and, when they come back up, Steve has been disembowled.

The caller promises Casey another round, but Casey refuses and hangs up and a chair smashes the patio doors, and Casey runs out of the house, armed with a kitchen knife. However, she is caught by a cloaked figure in a mask and stabbed in the shoulder and then strangled as she calls her parents. With her last bit of strength, Casey takes off the killer’s mask, and sees his face. She is surprised to find out who it is, but the killer’s identity isn’t revealed to the audience. When her parents return home, they find the house trashed and their daughter missing, indicated by the popcorn that has still been left to cook on the stove. Her mother finds that Casey has been gutted and hung to a tree in the back garden.

Finally, the truth is revealed: The murders were planned and carried out by Billy and Stu, as a means for getting revenge on Sidney’s mother; it is revealed that Sidney’s mother had an affair with Billy’s father and this was the reason for the demise of Billy’s parents’ marriage. It is also revealed that it was Billy who murdered Sidney’s mother and not Cotton Weary, who was convicted of the murder based upon Sidney’s testimony; Billy’s rage over his parents splitting up because of the affair with Sidney’s mother turned him into a murderer. Sidney is saved by Gale, however briefly, (she forgot about the gun’s safety) until she is again knocked unconscious. Stu and Billy also reveal they have abducted Sidney’s father and it was his cellphone they used to make their ominous phone calls, and that they planned to murder Sidney and her father by shooting him in the head and making it seem as if he committed suicide after committing the murders. Stu and Billy then stab each other in non-vital places to make it seem like they were victims of Mr. Prescott’s emotional and murderous breakdown while getting away with committing the murders. Things begin to fall apart though; Billy stabs Stu too deeply and he begins to bleed profusely. Sidney then manages to escape while they’re dealing with Gale, before she kills Stu in self defense. Randy shows he is still alive, crediting it to the fact that he is a virgin. Billy gets up and begins to choke Sidney to death, when he is shot by Gale. Randy warns Sidney and Gale that he’ll “come back to life” for one more scare. However, immediately after he does, Sidney shoots him in the head, finally killing him. Dewey is shown being carried away in a stretcher, alive. Gale making an impromptu report on the events of the previous night as the authorities finally arrive on the crime scene.