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24th May '16 11:55:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Kristen Bell's character from ''Stab 7'' who kills her friend for "talking too much".


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* OffingTheAnnoyance: Kristen Bell's character from ''Stab 7'' who kills her friend for "talking too much".
30th Apr '16 6:31:35 PM villainouscrush
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* EvilPlan: The events of the film were all planned out by [[spoiler:Jill, who wanted to kill Sidney, frame Trevor, betray Charlie, and come out the FinalGirl of the movie so that she could have the same fame and hero worship that Sidney got for surviving her first three ordeals]]. The MoralEventHorizon is crossed when [[spoiler:she decides that, in order to be more convincing and sympathetic, she had to kill off her own mother, in addition to Sidney. Considering her mother is Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Jill and the movie itself cross a MoralEvenHorizon.

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* EvilPlan: The events of the film were all planned out by [[spoiler:Jill, who wanted to kill Sidney, frame Trevor, betray Charlie, and come out the FinalGirl of the movie so that she could have the same fame and hero worship that Sidney got for surviving her first three ordeals]]. The MoralEventHorizon is crossed when [[spoiler:she decides that, in order to be more convincing and sympathetic, she had to kill off her own mother, in addition to Sidney. Considering her mother is Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Jill and the movie itself cross a MoralEvenHorizon.MoralEventHorizon.
30th Apr '16 6:30:34 PM villainouscrush
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* EvilPlan: The events of the film were all planned out by [[spoiler:Jill, who wanted to kill Sidney, frame Trevor, betray Charlie, and come out the FinalGirl of the movie so that she could have the same fame and hero worship that Sidney got for surviving her first three ordeals]]. The MoralEventHorizon is crossed when [[spoiler:she decides that, in order to be more convincing and sympathetic, she had to kill off her own mother, in addition to Sidney. Considering her mother is Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Jill and the movie itself cross a MoralEventHorizon when she succeeds.]]
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[Series/LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/MarleyShelton and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, (and Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you'') even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** Panettiere ''taking her shirt off'' during the DVDCommentary (because she has it on the wrong way round - seriously) also qualifies, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome even if you can't see it]].
* FanDisservice: Subverted. Just before [[spoiler: Olivia]] is killed off she undresses and is seen in her underwear. However she puts a baggy sweater on thus eliminating the Disservice element.

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* EvilPlan: The events of the film were all planned out by [[spoiler:Jill, who wanted to kill Sidney, frame Trevor, betray Charlie, and come out the FinalGirl of the movie so that she could have the same fame and hero worship that Sidney got for surviving her first three ordeals]]. The MoralEventHorizon is crossed when [[spoiler:she decides that, in order to be more convincing and sympathetic, she had to kill off her own mother, in addition to Sidney. Considering her mother is Creator/MaryMcDonnell, Jill and the movie itself cross a MoralEventHorizon when she succeeds.]]
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[Series/LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/MarleyShelton and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, (and Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you'') even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** Panettiere ''taking her shirt off'' during the DVDCommentary (because she has it on the wrong way round - seriously) also qualifies, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome even if you can't see it]].
* FanDisservice: Subverted. Just before [[spoiler: Olivia]] is killed off she undresses and is seen in her underwear. However she puts a baggy sweater on thus eliminating the Disservice element.
MoralEvenHorizon.
11th Apr '16 1:05:25 PM Eagal
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Yes, in the end, Jill and Charlie's plans are foiled. However, all the new characters, save for Judy (and arguably Kirby), are dead. Sidney, Dewey, and Gale come out injured and broken. The media are convinced that Jill is a hero, and one wonders how Sidney is going to take having to tell the world that her own family member was playing them all like fiddles, and was committing the murders herself...assuming she even can tell the world.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Yes, Yes, in the end, Jill [[spoiler:Jill and Charlie's Charlie's]] plans are foiled. However, all the new characters, save for [[spoiler: Judy (and arguably Kirby), maybe Kirby)]], are dead. [[spoiler: Sidney, Dewey, and Gale Gale]] come out injured and broken. The media are convinced that Jill [[spoiler: Jill]] is a hero, and one wonders how Sidney [[spoiler: Sidney]] is going to take having to tell the world that her own family member was playing them all like fiddles, and was committing the murders herself...assuming she even can tell the world.]]
11th Apr '16 1:04:03 PM Eagal
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* FifteenMinutesOfFame: [[spoiler:Jill's motivation for the killings.]]

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* FifteenMinutesOfFame: [[spoiler:Jill's [[spoiler:Jill's]] motivation for the killings.]]



** [[spoiler: [[Creator/KristenBell Chloe]] as well, considering that she brutally stabbed [[Creator/AnnaPaquin Rachel]] over [[SeriousBusiness talking too much during Stab 6]].]]

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** [[spoiler: [[Creator/KristenBell Chloe]] as well, considering that she brutally stabbed [[Creator/AnnaPaquin [[spoiler: Rachel]] over [[SeriousBusiness talking too much during Stab 6]].]]



* BondOneLiner
-->[[spoiler: '''Sidney''': You forgot the first rule of remakes, Jill: Don't fuck with the original.]]

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* BondOneLiner
-->[[spoiler: '''Sidney''':
BondOneLiner: Given by Sidney to the killer.
-->'''Sidney''':
You forgot the first rule of remakes, Jill: [[spoiler: Jill]]: Don't fuck with the original.]]



** When [[spoiler: Jill and Charlie reveal their patsy, Trevor, he's in a closet, tied up the same way Sidney's father was in the original, even wearing a similar outfit (jeans, t-shirt, denim jacket.) Once again Lampshaded by Charlie asking Sidney "Remind you of anything?"]]

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** When [[spoiler: Jill and Charlie Charlie]] reveal their patsy, Trevor, he's in a closet, tied up the same way Sidney's father was in the original, even wearing a similar outfit (jeans, t-shirt, denim jacket.) Once again Lampshaded by Charlie asking Sidney "Remind you of anything?"]]anything?"
11th Apr '16 1:02:05 PM Eagal
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* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:Jill and Charlie are the joint-killers that donned the Ghostface identity here, the latter for his love towards Jill, and the former to make herself a "sole-surviving hero", getting the fame that comes with the title. Jill soon proves that she's the dominant one, disposing of Charlie to fulfill her own plan.]]

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* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:Jill and Charlie Charlie]] are the joint-killers that donned the Ghostface identity here, the latter for his [[spoiler:his love towards Jill, Jill]], and the former to make herself [[spoiler:herself a "sole-surviving hero", getting the fame that comes with the title. Jill soon proves that she's the dominant one, disposing of Charlie to fulfill her own plan.]]



* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Played for laughs. Robbie states that being gay is probably the only way to survive a horror film. Later when Ghostface attacks him, he claims he's gay thinking it will save him. It doesn't.]]

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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Played Played for laughs. Robbie states that being gay is probably the only way to survive a horror film. Later when Ghostface attacks him, he claims he's gay thinking it will save him. It doesn't.]]



* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:The girl in the beginning getting crushed by a garage door]].

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* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:The The girl in the beginning getting crushed by a garage door]].door.



** [[spoiler: The answer seems to be "Yes," but it's never ''definitely'' stated she gets it, except by Jill -- who has a vested interest in her being dead, and who wasn't on the scene when it happened so it's likely she's only assuming it's such. And since Kirby [[EnsembleDarkhorse went down well with fans]] [[invoked]] - being played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere didn't hurt - the possibility of her [[NotQuiteDead coming back]] cannot be ruled out. Especially as unlike virtually every other victim throughout the series the last time we see Kirby ''she's still alive...'']]
** [[spoiler:If Kirby actually died, it's a weird inversion - she died for ''not having'' sex (with the eventual murderer of all people, as a MomentKiller ruined their advances on each other)]].

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** [[spoiler: The answer seems to be "Yes," but it's never ''definitely'' stated she gets it, except by Jill -- who has a vested interest in her being dead, and who wasn't on the scene when it happened so it's likely she's only assuming it's such. And since Kirby [[EnsembleDarkhorse went down well with fans]] [[invoked]] - being played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere didn't hurt - the possibility of her [[NotQuiteDead coming back]] cannot be ruled out. Especially as unlike virtually every other victim throughout the series the last time we see Kirby ''she's still alive...'']]
such.
** [[spoiler:If If Kirby actually died, it's a weird inversion - she died for ''not having'' sex (with the [[spoiler:the eventual murderer murderer]] of all people, as a MomentKiller ruined their advances on each other)]].other).



* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler:Jill, especially in the scene where she's [[WoundedGazelleGambit self-harming to make herself look like a victim of the killer]].]]

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* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler:Jill, [[spoiler:Jill,]] especially in the scene where she's [[spoiler: [[WoundedGazelleGambit self-harming to make herself look like a victim of the killer]].]]



** [[spoiler: Jill is looking menacingly at Sydney in the poster up there.]]
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Jill to Trevor. With a ''gunshot''.]]

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** [[spoiler: Jill Jill]] is looking menacingly at Sydney in the poster up there.]]
there.
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Jill [[spoiler:Jill]] to Trevor. With a ''gunshot''.]]



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill,]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale]]. While there is the possibility that the details of the crime got leaked and she heard about them, any news report must've aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) so the chances for that were minimal. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill,]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale]]. While there is the possibility that the details of the crime got leaked and she heard about them, any news report must've aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) so the chances for that were minimal. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]]]



* ItRunsInTheFamily: The [[spoiler:Roberts]] family. Both [[spoiler:Sidney's half-brother Roman and first cousin Jill]] turn out to be psychopathic murderers.

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* ItRunsInTheFamily: InTheBlood: The [[spoiler:Roberts]] family. Both [[spoiler:Sidney's half-brother Roman and first cousin Jill]] turn out to be psychopathic murderers.



* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:The new Ghostface willingly kills her own mother to replicate the missing-mother motif that Sidney Prescott had to live with.]]

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* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:The The new Ghostface willingly kills her [[spoiler:her own mother to replicate the missing-mother motif that Sidney Prescott had to live with.]]



* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[INeverSaidItWasPoison she should have no way of knowing that]]. In a way, she ''still wins''...even though she dies, she achieves the fame she always wanted. The final shot in the movie is her corpse, with the faint sign of a smile on her lips as the news reporters describe her in glowing terms.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:A rare heroic example -- Sidney, who was presumed to have been killed, managed to survive after all.]] WildMassGuessing also claims that [[spoiler:Kirby may have survived and [[HesJustHiding just hiding]].]]
* OffhandBackhand: [[spoiler: Sidney pulls one by casually turning and shooting an attacking NotQuiteDead Jill with a handgun.]]

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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill Jill]] nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she [[spoiler:she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[INeverSaidItWasPoison she should have no way of knowing that]]. In a way, she ''still wins''...even though she dies, she achieves the fame she always wanted. The final shot in the movie is her corpse, with the faint sign of a smile on her lips as the news reporters describe her in glowing terms.terms.
* NotQuiteDead: A rare heroic example -- [[spoiler:Sidney]], who was presumed to have been killed, managed to survive after all. WildMassGuessing also claims that [[spoiler:Kirby may have survived and [[HesJustHiding just hiding]].
]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:A rare heroic example -- Sidney, who was presumed to have been killed, managed to survive after all.]] WildMassGuessing also claims that [[spoiler:Kirby may have survived and [[HesJustHiding just hiding]].]]
* OffhandBackhand: [[spoiler: Sidney Sidney]] pulls one by casually turning and shooting an attacking NotQuiteDead Jill [[spoiler: Jill]] with a handgun.]]



* OutlawCouple: [[spoiler:Charlie thought that he and Jill]] were this. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler:Jill was looking to play the FinalGirl instead. Emphasis on ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Final]]''.]]

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* OutlawCouple: [[spoiler:Charlie [[spoiler:Charlie]] thought that he [[spoiler:he and Jill]] were this. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler:Jill was looking to play the FinalGirl instead. Emphasis on ''[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness Final]]''.''Final''.]]



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (While a lot of fans argue Miss Reed ''is'' dead, a lot of fans argue she isn't - and on the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven has subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't think Kirby's gone to the great big cinema in the sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Kirby Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (While a lot of fans argue Miss Reed ''is'' dead, a lot of fans argue she isn't - and on (On the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven has subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't think Kirby's gone to the great big cinema in the sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)]])



** [[spoiler: Robbie may count as well, considering that he went walking outside, alone, drunk, when he knew there was a killer on the loose. Though he may have thought he was safe due to the rules started in the film class scene. [[BuryYourGays Not really the case, though.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: Robbie Robbie]] may count as well, considering that he went walking outside, alone, drunk, when he knew there was a killer on the loose. Though he may have thought he was safe due to the rules started in the film class scene. [[BuryYourGays Not really the case, though.]]]]



** One trailer makes it look like they're spoiling [[spoiler:Gale's death, but she survives yet again]]. It also makes it appear as if [[spoiler:Ghostface is in Jill's closet. Not really the case, AT ALL.]] It did, however, spoil [[spoiler: [[HesJustHiding Robbie's death]], Hoss' and Perkins's deaths, Rebecca's death, and Marnie's body crashing through the window]].
** [[spoiler: Another trailer shows Ghostface attacking Olivia from her closet. And you can throw in Kate's death having been spoiled as well.]]

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** One trailer makes it look like they're spoiling [[spoiler:Gale's death, but she survives yet again]]. It also makes it appear as if [[spoiler:Ghostface is in Jill's closet. Not really the case, AT ALL.]] It did, however, spoil [[spoiler: [[HesJustHiding Robbie's death]], death, Hoss' and Perkins's deaths, Rebecca's death, and Marnie's body crashing through the window]].
** [[spoiler: Another trailer shows Ghostface attacking Olivia [[spoiler: Olivia]] from her closet. And you can throw in Kate's [[spoiler: Kate's]] death having been spoiled as well.]]



* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Averted by Hicks. "Wear the vest, save your chest."]] It's worth noting that this is the only time this trope was featured in the Scream franchise.



* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: Jill's self-mutilation in order to make people think she was a victim, and unlike the last time it was tried, it succeeds.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Charlie.]]

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: Jill's self-mutilation in order to make people think she was a victim, victim]], and unlike the last time it was tried, it succeeds.]]
succeeds.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Charlie.]]The killer takes out [[spoiler:Charlie]] once he serves his purpose.
13th Mar '16 5:58:36 PM JamesAustin
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** [[spoiler: The answer seems to be "Yes," but it's never ''definitely'' stated she gets it, except by Jill -- who has a vested interest in her being dead, and who wasn't on the scene when it happened so it's likely she's only assuming it's such. And since Kirby [[EnsembleDarkhorse went down well with fans]] - being played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere didn't hurt - the possibility of her [[NotQuiteDead coming back]] cannot be ruled out. Especially as unlike virtually every other victim throughout the series the last time we see Kirby ''she's still alive...'']]

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** [[spoiler: The answer seems to be "Yes," but it's never ''definitely'' stated she gets it, except by Jill -- who has a vested interest in her being dead, and who wasn't on the scene when it happened so it's likely she's only assuming it's such. And since Kirby [[EnsembleDarkhorse went down well with fans]] [[invoked]] - being played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere didn't hurt - the possibility of her [[NotQuiteDead coming back]] cannot be ruled out. Especially as unlike virtually every other victim throughout the series the last time we see Kirby ''she's still alive...'']]



** Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[Series/LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/MarleyShelton and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, (and Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you.'') even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]

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** Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[Series/LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/MarleyShelton and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, (and Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you.'') you'') even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill,]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale]]. While there is the possibility that the details of the crime got leaked and she heard about them, any news report must've aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) so the chances for that were minimal. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill,]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale]]. While there is the possibility that the details of the crime got leaked and she heard about them, any news report must've aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) so the chances for that were minimal. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:A rare heroic example -- Sidney, who was presumed to have been killed, managed to survive after all.]] WildMassGuessing also claims that [[spoiler:Kirby]] may have survived and [[HesJustHiding just hiding]].]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:A rare heroic example -- Sidney, who was presumed to have been killed, managed to survive after all.]] WildMassGuessing also claims that [[spoiler:Kirby]] [[spoiler:Kirby may have survived and [[HesJustHiding just hiding]].]]
13th Mar '16 5:46:01 PM JamesAustin
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* FifteenMinutesOfFame: [[spoiler:Jill's motivation for the killings.]]



* DeathBySex: Apparently, averted. The trailer states that "the rules have changed. Virgins can die now." [[NeverTrustATrailer In the trailer]][[note]]but [[ManipulativeEditing not in the movie itself]] -- the two scenes aren't anywhere near each other[[/note]], this is then promptly used by Kirby for a TakeThat at the girls sitting next to her:
-->"Does that mean I'm not gonna live as long as these two?"

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* DeathBySex: DeathBySex:
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Apparently, averted. The trailer states that "the rules have changed. Virgins can die now." [[NeverTrustATrailer In the trailer]][[note]]but trailer]],[[note]]but [[ManipulativeEditing not in the movie itself]] -- the two scenes aren't anywhere near each other[[/note]], other[[/note]] this is then promptly used by Kirby for a TakeThat at the girls sitting next to her:
-->"Does --->'''Kirby:''' Does that mean I'm not gonna live as long as these two?"two?



* {{Fanservice}}: Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Marley Shelton]] and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** And as for Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you.''
*** Panettiere ''taking her shirt off'' during the DVDCommentary (because she has it on the wrong way round - seriously) also qualifies, [[LifeIsntFair even if you can't see it]].

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* {{Fanservice}}: {{Fanservice}}:
**
Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[LifeUnexpected [[Series/LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Marley Shelton]] Creator/MarleyShelton and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, (and Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you.'') even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** And as for Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you.''
***
Panettiere ''taking her shirt off'' during the DVDCommentary (because she has it on the wrong way round - seriously) also qualifies, [[LifeIsntFair [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome even if you can't see it]].



* FifteenMinutesOfFame: [[spoiler:Jill's motivation for the killings.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the afterparty, most of the gang are drinking alcohol. But [[spoiler: Charlie]] is hitting a Red Bull, both to stay sober and to keep energetic while killing.

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* FifteenMinutesOfFame: [[spoiler:Jill's motivation for the killings.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
{{Foreshadowing}}:
**
At the afterparty, most of the gang are drinking alcohol. But [[spoiler: Charlie]] is hitting a Red Bull, both to stay sober and to keep energetic while killing.



* [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within a Film]]: ''Stab 6'' within ''Stab 7'' within ''Scream 4'', with a reappearance of ''Stab 1'' halfway through the film.
** Apparently Stab 3 did get made, and it was based off of Scream 3. So it was about the original actors, played be new actors, trying to make Stab 3 and dying, while Sid, Gale, and Dewey, all played by new actors, investigated the deaths. [[PostModernism It was a movie within a movie within a movie.]] And it couldn't have made much sense.
** [[NoodleIncident Stab 5 was the worst, with all that time travel stuff.]]



* GroundhogDayLoop: It has got to start feeling that way to poor Sid. The sad part is [[spoiler:with Jill and Charlie donning the mask for reasons that have almost no connection to the original murders, it's unlikely that it's ever going to stop. There will always be psychopaths who go after Sidney because she's famous for being the ultimate FinalGirl. She'll probably be dodging killers and watching people die until her old age. Luckily she has gotten very, very good at it.]]



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill,]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale]].
** [[spoiler: With the invention of the internet and dozens of witnesses, nevermind a rather lengthy time between her attack and the events that led to the hospital scene (enough for a news report), was it out of the question that the details of the crime were already reported and she heard about them? Not hard for the news to say "this famous author got stabbed in the shoulder." Hello, FridgeLogic. Possibly justified as Dewey from an earlier scene is clearly oblivious to how fast information spreads, and in this case he's right.]]
** [[spoiler: However, the news report aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) and it's easy to assume they never saw the news report. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill,]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale]].
** [[spoiler: With
Gale]]. While there is the invention of the internet and dozens of witnesses, nevermind a rather lengthy time between her attack and the events that led to the hospital scene (enough for a news report), was it out of the question possibility that the details of the crime were already reported got leaked and she heard about them? Not hard for the news to say "this famous author got stabbed in the shoulder." Hello, FridgeLogic. Possibly justified as Dewey from an earlier scene is clearly oblivious to how fast information spreads, and in this case he's right.]]
** [[spoiler: However, the
them, any news report must've aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) and it's easy to assume they never saw so the news report.chances for that were minimal. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]



* ItRunsInTheFamily: One of the killers, [[spoiler:Charlie, is played by Rory Culkin - the brother of Macaulay Culkin, who has played a sociopathic killer not once but twice, in ''Film/TheGoodSon'' and ''Party Monster''.]]
** As of this movie, might also be the case in-universe with the [[spoiler:Roberts]] family. Both [[spoiler:Sidney’s half-brother Roman and first cousin Jill]] turn out to be psychopathic murderers.

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* ItRunsInTheFamily: One of the killers, [[spoiler:Charlie, is played by Rory Culkin - the brother of Macaulay Culkin, who has played a sociopathic killer not once but twice, in ''Film/TheGoodSon'' and ''Party Monster''.]]
** As of this movie, might also be the case in-universe with the
The [[spoiler:Roberts]] family. Both [[spoiler:Sidney’s [[spoiler:Sidney's half-brother Roman and first cousin Jill]] turn out to be psychopathic murderers.



* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[INeverSaidItWasPoison she should have no way of knowing that]].]]
** [[spoiler: In a way, she ''still wins''...even though she dies, she achieves the fame she always wanted. The final shot in the movie is her corpse, with the faint sign of a smile on her lips as the news reporters describe her in glowing terms.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:A rare heroic example -- Sidney, who was presumed to have been killed, managed to survive after all.]] WildMassGuessing also claims that [[spoiler:Kirby]] may have survived. There also seems to be hope for [[spoiler: Robbie]].
** [[spoiler: Alas, Robbie is confirmed ''on screen'' to be with his ancestors, complete with body on view. Kirby, on the other hand, may indeed be [[HesJustHiding just hiding]].]]

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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[INeverSaidItWasPoison she should have no way of knowing that]].]]
** [[spoiler:
In a way, she ''still wins''...even though she dies, she achieves the fame she always wanted. The final shot in the movie is her corpse, with the faint sign of a smile on her lips as the news reporters describe her in glowing terms.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:A rare heroic example -- Sidney, who was presumed to have been killed, managed to survive after all.]] WildMassGuessing also claims that [[spoiler:Kirby]] may have survived. There also seems to be hope for [[spoiler: Robbie]].
** [[spoiler: Alas, Robbie is confirmed ''on screen'' to be with his ancestors, complete with body on view. Kirby, on the other hand, may indeed be
survived and [[HesJustHiding just hiding]].]]



* PoliceAreUseless: Hoss and Perkins are nowhere to be found while [[spoiler: Olivia is being stabbed to death.]] Really, any cop in this series not named Dewey is pretty much hopeless.
** They even note that police in horror films tend to be worthless, and die. [[spoiler: They're right on both counts.]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: Hoss and Perkins are nowhere to be found while [[spoiler: Olivia is being stabbed to death.]] Really, any cop in this series not named Dewey is pretty much hopeless.
**
hopeless. They even note that police in horror films tend to be worthless, and die. [[spoiler: They're right on both counts.]]



* RedHerring: The movie likes to hint at [[spoiler:Trevor]]. [[spoiler:He really was just trying to protect Jill, after all. Too bad she didn't need protection.]]

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* RedHerring: RedHerring:
**
The movie likes to hint at [[spoiler:Trevor]]. [[spoiler:He really was just trying to protect Jill, after all. Too bad she didn't need protection.]]



* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (While a lot of fans argue Miss Reed ''is'' dead, a lot of fans argue she isn't - and on the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven has subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't think Kirby's gone to the great big cinema in the sky, and see also ExecutiveMeddling.)]]

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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Kirby and, to some degree, Robbie and Charlie. Though in Kirby's case, she may be alive since unlike the other two they never confirmed she was dead. (While a lot of fans argue Miss Reed ''is'' dead, a lot of fans argue she isn't - and on the DVD/Blu-ray commentary track Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/WesCraven [[WordOfGod confirm that Kirby's fate is indeed left unclear]], a rarity for a series that likes to make sure we know who's KilledOffForReal. Craven has subsequently [[https://twitter.com/#!/wescraven/status/158268903846457346 Tweeted]] that he doesn't think Kirby's gone to the great big cinema in the sky, and see sky. See also ExecutiveMeddling.)]]



* ShoutOut: One of the characters is named after Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
** The film has several {{ShoutOut}}s to Creator/AlfredHitchcock: A character named Film/{{Marnie}}, and at least two background references to Film/RearWindow, for instance.
** The film also has several events (seen and/or referenced) that are {{Shout Out}}s to previous films in the series. For example, Jenny's chase scene echoes both Sidney's first encounter with Ghostface in the original, and Tatum's death by garage door.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
One of the characters is named after Anthony Perkins, who played Norman Bates in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
** The
''Film/{{Psycho}}''. In fact, the film has several {{ShoutOut}}s several Shout-Outs to Creator/AlfredHitchcock: A character named Film/{{Marnie}}, and at least two background references to Film/RearWindow, ''Film/RearWindow'', for instance.
** The film also has several events (seen and/or referenced) that are {{Shout Out}}s are Shout-Outs to previous films in the series. For example, Jenny's chase scene echoes both Sidney's first encounter with Ghostface in the original, and Tatum's death by garage door.



** Hell, the ''entire new cast'' is built up as a counterpart to someone from the original:
*** Jill: Sidney
*** Kirby: Tatum
*** Trevor: Billy
*** Robbie: Randy
*** Charlie: Stu
*** Judy: Dewey
*** Rebecca: Gale

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** Hell, the ''entire new cast'' is built up as a counterpart to someone from the original:
***
Jill: Sidney
*** ** Kirby: Tatum
*** ** Trevor: Billy
*** ** Robbie: Randy
*** ** Charlie: Stu
*** ** Judy: Dewey
*** ** Rebecca: GaleGale
* ShowWithinAShow:
** ''Stab 6'' within ''Stab 7'' within ''Scream 4'', with a reappearance of ''Stab 1'' halfway through the film.
** Apparently Stab 3 did get made, and it was based off of Scream 3. So it was about the original actors, played be new actors, trying to make Stab 3 and dying, while Sid, Gale, and Dewey, all played by new actors, investigated the deaths. [[PostModernism It was a movie within a movie within a movie.]] And it couldn't have made much sense.
** [[NoodleIncident Stab 5 was the worst, with all that time travel stuff.]]



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Rebecca.]] After Ghostface appears on the [[spoiler:hood of her car that she has locked herself in and reveals he cut the wires, he disappears when she tries to signal a car down. Instead of staying in the car and calling the cops to rescue her, she gets out of the car and runs for the parking garage exit.]] Take a guess as to how well that turns out.

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* TooDumbToLive: TooDumbToLive:
**
[[spoiler: Rebecca.]] After Ghostface appears on the [[spoiler:hood of her car that she has locked herself in and reveals he cut the wires, he disappears when she tries to signal a car down. Instead of staying in the car and calling the cops to rescue her, she gets out of the car and runs for the parking garage exit.]] Take a guess as to how well that turns out.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer makes it look like they're spoiling [[spoiler:Gale's death, but she survives yet again]].
** It also makes it appear as if [[spoiler:Ghostface is in Jill's closet. Not really the case, AT ALL.]] It did, however, spoil [[spoiler: [[HesJustHiding Robbie's death]], Hoss' and Perkins's deaths, Rebecca's death, and Marnie's body crashing through the window]].
*** [[spoiler: Another trailer shows Ghostface attacking Olivia from her closet. And you can throw in Kate's death having been spoiled as well.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
** One
trailer makes it look like they're spoiling [[spoiler:Gale's death, but she survives yet again]].
**
again]]. It also makes it appear as if [[spoiler:Ghostface is in Jill's closet. Not really the case, AT ALL.]] It did, however, spoil [[spoiler: [[HesJustHiding Robbie's death]], Hoss' and Perkins's deaths, Rebecca's death, and Marnie's body crashing through the window]].
*** ** [[spoiler: Another trailer shows Ghostface attacking Olivia from her closet. And you can throw in Kate's death having been spoiled as well.]]



* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: Jill's self-mutilation in order to make people think she was a victim.]]
** [[spoiler:And unlike the last time it was tried, it succeeds.]]

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: Jill's self-mutilation in order to make people think she was a victim.]]
** [[spoiler:And
victim, and unlike the last time it was tried, it succeeds.]]
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** [[spoiler: [[Creator/KristenBell Chloe]] as well, considering that she brutally stabbed [[Creator/AnnaPaquin Rachel]] over [[SeriousBusiness talking too much during Stab 6.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: [[Creator/KristenBell Chloe]] as well, considering that she brutally stabbed [[Creator/AnnaPaquin Rachel]] over [[SeriousBusiness talking too much during Stab 6.]]]]6]].]]



** This is played straight by [[spoiler:Trevor, who is mentioned to have had sex with Jill (''the killer!'')]]. This one is especially ironic, given that [[spoiler:Trevor and Jill are Billy and Sidney [[{{Expy}} expies]], respectively, and Sidney survived having sex with Billy (also the killer) in the original]].

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** This is played straight by [[spoiler:Trevor, who is mentioned to have had sex with Jill (''the killer!'')]]. This one is especially ironic, given that [[spoiler:Trevor and Jill are Billy and Sidney [[{{Expy}} expies]], {{exp|y}}ies, respectively, and Sidney survived having sex with Billy (also the killer) in the original]].



* {{Fanservice}}: Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Marley Shelton]] and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[{{Friends}} Courteney]] [[Series/CougarTown Cox]] in the same movie defines the term, even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** And as for Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[LesYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you.''

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* {{Fanservice}}: Putting Creator/LucyHale, [[BeverlyHills90210 [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae]] [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/KristenBell, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], [[LifeUnexpected Brittany Robertson]], [[Series/{{Community}} Alison Brie]], Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Creator/EmmaRoberts, [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Marley Shelton]] and a [[ChristmasCake still-sexy]] [[Series/PartyOfFive Neve Campbell]] and [[{{Friends}} [[Series/{{Friends}} Courteney]] [[Series/CougarTown Cox]] Series/{{Co|ugarTown}}x in the same movie defines the term, even if many of them are [[CannonFodder bumped off]] before (and in [[spoiler: Emma's]] case, during) the finale. (Come to think of it, for some men a movie in which [[spoiler: Alison Brie is thrown off a roof, Hayden Panettiere is stabbed in the stomach and Emma Roberts gets blown away - even if the last named ''is'' the killer - ]] is FanDisservice with a side order of TearJerker.) The only survivors, other than [[PlotArmor guess who]], are Kristen (who was actually in the movie within the movie), [[spoiler:Marley, and possibly Hayden.]]
** And as for Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere [[LesYay [[HoYay sharing a bed]], ''thank you.''



* [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Film]]: ''Stab 6'' within ''Stab 7'' within ''Scream 4'', with a reappearance of ''Stab 1'' halfway through the film.

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* [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A a Film]]: ''Stab 6'' within ''Stab 7'' within ''Scream 4'', with a reappearance of ''Stab 1'' halfway through the film.



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale.]]

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Dewey realizes that [[spoiler:the supposed FinalGirl, Jill]] Jill,]] is the real killer because [[spoiler:she mentions that she and Gale have "matching wounds". The details of the killer's assault on Gale had not been revealed to the public, so Jill would have no way of knowing unless ''she'' was the one who attacked Gale.]]Gale]].
** [[spoiler: With the invention of the internet and dozens of witnesses, nevermind a rather lengthy time between her attack and the events that led to the hospital scene (enough for a news report), was it out of the question that the details of the crime were already reported and she heard about them? Not hard for the news to say "this famous author got stabbed in the shoulder." Hello, FridgeLogic. Possibly justified as Dewey from an earlier scene is clearly oblivious to how fast information spreads, and in this case he's right.]]
** [[spoiler: However, the news report aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) and it's easy to assume they never saw the news report. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]



* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[SomethingOnlyTheCulpritWouldKnow she should have no way of knowing that]].]]

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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: Jill nearly gets away with her plan, except a) Sidney survives her attack and b) she mentions how she and Gale have matching wounds, despite the fact that [[SomethingOnlyTheCulpritWouldKnow [[INeverSaidItWasPoison she should have no way of knowing that]].]]



* RememberTheNewGuy: Judy Hicks, the new deputy, was an old classmate of Sidney's back in high school and says that her and Sidney used to act in plays together, despite not seen nor mentioned in the very first film. Sidney [[LampShadeHanging lampshades]] that she does not [[ForgottenFirstMeeting remember meeting her at all]].

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Judy Hicks, the new deputy, was an old classmate of Sidney's back in high school and says that her and Sidney used to act in plays together, despite not seen nor mentioned in the very first film. Sidney [[LampShadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s that she does not [[ForgottenFirstMeeting remember meeting her at all]].



** The film also has several events (seen and/or referenced) that are {{ShoutOut}}s to previous films in the series. For example, Jenny's chase scene echoes both Sidney's first encounter with Ghostface in the original, and Tatum's death by garage door.
* SomethingOnlyTheCulpritWouldKnow: [[spoiler:Jill and Gale's "matching wounds."]]
** [[spoiler: With the invention of the internet and dozens of witnesses, nevermind a rather lengthy time between her attack and the events that led to the hospital scene (enough for a news report), was it out of the question that the details of the crime were already reported and she heard about them? Not hard for the news to say "this famous author got stabbed in the shoulder." Hello FridgeLogic. Possibly justified as Dewey from an earlier scene is clearly oblivious to how fast information spreads, and in this case he's right.]]
** [[spoiler: However, the news report aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) and it's easy to assume they never saw the news report. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]

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** The film also has several events (seen and/or referenced) that are {{ShoutOut}}s {{Shout Out}}s to previous films in the series. For example, Jenny's chase scene echoes both Sidney's first encounter with Ghostface in the original, and Tatum's death by garage door.
* SomethingOnlyTheCulpritWouldKnow: [[spoiler:Jill and Gale's "matching wounds."]]
** [[spoiler: With the invention of the internet and dozens of witnesses, nevermind a rather lengthy time between her attack and the events that led to the hospital scene (enough for a news report), was it out of the question that the details of the crime were already reported and she heard about them? Not hard for the news to say "this famous author got stabbed in the shoulder." Hello FridgeLogic. Possibly justified as Dewey from an earlier scene is clearly oblivious to how fast information spreads, and in this case he's right.]]
** [[spoiler: However, the news report aired, presumably, after Kirby got Jill from the house (since Kirby left before the attack) and it's easy to assume they never saw the news report. Robby and Charlie were too freaked out from the attack, given that they believed their lives would go to shit thanks to the attack happening at an event THEY were throwing. [[FromBadToWorse They were right.]]]]
door.



* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Averted by Hicks. "Wear the vest, save your chest."]]. It's worth noting that this is the only time this trope was featured in the Scream franchise.

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* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Averted by Hicks. "Wear the vest, save your chest."]]. "]] It's worth noting that this is the only time this trope was featured in the Scream franchise.
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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: The big twist is that [[spoiler: Jill is the real killer as she wants to be famous just as Sydney was as the sole survivor of a murder spree. Ironically, the film's end indicates she does get her wish as she becomes famous all right once the truth of her spree comes out.]]
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