History Franchise / Scream

3rd Jun '16 2:59:54 AM jameygamer
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* ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' (or ''[[Letters2Numbers Scre4m]]''), released in 2011, brought the action back to Woodsboro as the surviving characters of the original trilogy dealt with the legacy of the events of those films. ''Scream 4'' parodied the [[TorturePorn various]] [[FoundFootageFilms trends]] in horror that cropped up in the decade between ''Scream 3'' and ''Scream 4'' -- including, most specifically, the surge of {{remake}}s and [[ContinuityReboot reboots]] of classic horror franchises. While critics and fans gave it a decent reception, its disappointing box office returns[[note]]The three previous films took in upwards of $100 million each domestically, but this one didn't even reach that amount with domestic and overseas grosses ''combined'' - though it only cost about $40 million to make.[[/note]] may have [[FranchiseKiller short-circuited]] the film's attempt to restart the franchise with a new trilogy. That said...

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* ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'' (or ''[[Letters2Numbers Scre4m]]''), released in 2011, brought the action back to Woodsboro as the surviving characters of the original trilogy dealt with the legacy of the events of those films. ''Scream 4'' parodied the [[TorturePorn various]] [[FoundFootageFilms trends]] in horror that cropped up in the decade between ''Scream 3'' and ''Scream 4'' -- including, most specifically, the surge of {{remake}}s and [[ContinuityReboot reboots]] of classic horror franchises. While critics and fans gave it a decent reception, its disappointing box office returns[[note]]The three previous films took in upwards of $100 million each domestically, but this one didn't even reach that amount with domestic and overseas grosses ''combined'' - though it only cost about $40 million to make.[[/note]] may have [[FranchiseKiller short-circuited]] the film's attempt to restart the franchise with a new trilogy.trilogy [[note]] This is the first and only one of the ''Scream'' films to not be distributed by The Walt Creator/{{Disney}} Company since copyright holders Miramax broke up with them in the 2000's [[/note]]. That said...
14th May '16 2:25:09 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* CreatorCameo: Director Creator/WesCraven has brief cameos in all the films. In the first, he's the school janitor [[ShoutOut Fred]]; in the second, he plays a doctor in the hospital; in the third, he's one of the tourists on the movie lot.
** Also had a cameo in the fourth, but it ended up on the cutting room floor.

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* CreatorCameo: CreatorCameo:
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Director Creator/WesCraven has brief cameos in all the films. In the first, he's the school janitor [[ShoutOut Fred]]; in the second, he plays a doctor in the hospital; in the third, he's one of the tourists on the movie lot.
** Also
lot. He would've had a cameo in the fourth, but it ended up on the cutting room floor.



* ForTheEvulz: Many of any Ghostface killer's reasons.
** Probably [[spoiler: Stu]] the most though. He really had no reason to help [[spoiler: Billy]] but did just because he [[EvilIsHammy wanted to]].

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* ForTheEvulz: Many of any Ghostface killer's reasons.
** Probably
reasons, with [[spoiler: Stu]] Stu in the first film]] being the most though. notable examples. He really had no reason to help [[spoiler: Billy]] Billy]], but did just because he [[EvilIsHammy he wanted to]].to]]. The third film has Sidney's ShutUpHannibal speech to the killer insinuate that ''everybody'' who ever donned the Ghostface identity was like this, their {{Freudian Excuse}}s being just that, excuses for them to get their rocks off killing people.



* HateSink: [[spoiler:Billy Loomis in the first film, Mrs. Loomis in the second, Roman Bridger in the third and Jill Roberts in the fourth would all qualify due to them not just revealed to be the killers, but also BitchInSheepsClothing {{Jerkass}}es who sadistically and mean-spiritedly gives Sidney grief in TheReveal]].

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* HateSink: [[spoiler:Billy Loomis in the first film, Mrs. Loomis in the second, Roman Bridger in the third third, and Jill Roberts in the fourth fourth]] would all qualify qualify, due to them not just being revealed to be as the killers, but also BitchInSheepsClothing {{Jerkass}}es who sadistically and mean-spiritedly gives give Sidney grief in TheReveal]].TheReveal.



* MadeOfIron: Notably averted. Ghostface is clumsy, falls down, and gets smacked around quite a bit, due to the fact it's normal folk under the masks, and not the genre's usual undead/supernatural/etc. figures.
** Though it should be noted that it still takes a lot to [[{{Determinator}} kill]] [[NotQuiteDead them]].

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* MadeOfIron: Notably averted. Ghostface is clumsy, falls down, and gets smacked around quite a bit, due to the fact it's normal folk under the masks, and not the genre's usual undead/supernatural/etc. figures.
** Though
figures. That said, it should be noted that it still takes a lot to [[{{Determinator}} kill]] [[NotQuiteDead them]].



** Subverted in ''Scream 2'', [[spoiler: Gale and Sidney expect Mrs. Loomis to be this, and then Mickey jumps up behind them screaming. They shoot and kill him, and then Sidney shoots the (probably already dead) Mrs. Loomis in the head, just to be sure]].

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** Subverted in ''Scream 2'', 2''. [[spoiler: Gale and Sidney expect Mrs. Loomis to be this, and then Mickey ''Mickey'' jumps up behind them screaming. They shoot and kill him, and then Sidney shoots the (probably already dead) Mrs. Loomis in the head, just to be sure]].



** ''Scre4m'' [[spoiler: shows Jill survive a defibrillator on full power to the head, and attempt to stab the characters in the back with glass. Sidney, fully expecting it, turns around and shoots her in the heart killing her]].

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** ''Scre4m'' ''[=Scre4m=]'' [[spoiler: shows Jill survive a defibrillator on full power to the head, and attempt she gets up and attempts to stab the characters in the back with a shard of glass. Sidney, fully expecting it, turns around and shoots her in the heart heart, killing her]]. her.]]



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot was loosely inspired by the Gainseville Ripper, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Rolling Danny Rolling]], who murdered five students in Florida in the early 90's.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot was loosely inspired by the Gainseville Ripper, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Rolling Danny Rolling]], who murdered five students in Florida in the early 90's.'90s.



** The phrase "I'll be right back" is treated like this. Stu makes a point to say it multiple times, apparently jokingly.[[spoiler: Considering he's one of the killers, though, he knows things the rest of the cast don't...]]

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** The phrase "I'll be right back" is treated like this. Stu makes a point to say it multiple times, apparently jokingly.[[spoiler: Considering [[spoiler:Considering he's one of the killers, though, he knows things the rest of the cast don't...]]
11th Apr '16 1:16:06 PM Eagal
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** Officers Ross and Hoskins are another classic example... see TooDumbToLive under ''[=Scre4m=]''.


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%%** Officers Ross and Hoskins are another classic example.
27th Jan '16 4:05:35 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* HateSink: [[spoiler:Billy Loomis in the first film, Mrs. Loomis in the second, Roman Bridger in the third and Jill Roberts in the fourth would all qualify due to them not just revealed to be the killers, but also BitchInSheepsClothing {{Jerkass}}es who sadistically and mean-spiritedly gives Sidney grief in TheReveal]].
17th Dec '15 6:24:54 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''Series/{{Scream}}'', a television adaptation of the franchise, debuted on Creator/{{MTV}} in June 2015. It is a series reboot with all new characters, with the ShowRunner being Jill Blotevogel of ''Series/HarpersIsland'' and ''Series/{{Ravenswood}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Scream}}'', ''Series/{{Scream|TVSeries}}'', a television adaptation of the franchise, debuted on Creator/{{MTV}} in June 2015. It is a series reboot with all new characters, with the ShowRunner being Jill Blotevogel of ''Series/HarpersIsland'' and ''Series/{{Ravenswood}}''.
14th Oct '15 7:09:11 PM erforce
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In 1996, director Creator/WesCraven (of ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' fame) and writer Kevin Williamson (who would go on to make ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'') decided to make the ultimate [[SlasherMovie slasher movie]], '''''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'''''.

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In 1996, director Creator/WesCraven (of ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' ''[[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'' fame) and writer Kevin Williamson (who would go on to make ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'') decided to make the ultimate [[SlasherMovie slasher movie]], '''''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'''''.
6th Oct '15 11:25:51 PM coralina33
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* DeadStarWalking: A tradition for the films is to have a big-name actor in the opening scene, only to kill them off within fifteen minutes. The first film had Creator/DrewBarrymore in this role, the second had [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett]] (and later killed off [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Slayer herself]], Creator/SarahMichelleGellar), the third had [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome Liev Schreiber]], and the fourth one has ''<breathes in>'' Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], and [[Series/TheSecretCircle Brittany Robertson]]. And in the upcoming TV series, the torch gets passed to [[spoiler: Creator/BellaThorne]].

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* DeadStarWalking: A tradition for the films is to have a big-name actor in the opening scene, only to kill them off within fifteen minutes. The first film had Creator/DrewBarrymore in this role, the second had [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett]] (and later killed off [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Slayer herself]], Creator/SarahMichelleGellar), the third had [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome Liev Schreiber]], and the fourth one has ''<breathes in>'' Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], and [[Series/TheSecretCircle Brittany Robertson]].Robertson]], and Creator/KristenBell. And in the upcoming TV series, the torch gets passed to [[spoiler: Creator/BellaThorne]].
6th Oct '15 11:20:34 PM coralina33
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** "Do you like scary movies?"
19th Aug '15 2:59:27 AM Fyrefly19
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* DeadStarWalking: A tradition for the films is to have a big-name actor in the opening scene, only to kill them off within fifteen minutes. The first film had Creator/DrewBarrymore in this role, the second had [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett]] (and later killed off [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Slayer herself]], Creator/SarahMichelleGellar), the third had [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome Liev Schreiber]], and the fourth one has ''<breathes in>'' Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], and [[Series/TheSecretCircle Brittany Robertson]]. And in the upcoming TV series, spoilered due to it not having aired yet, the torch gets passed to [[spoiler: Creator/BellaThorne]].

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* DeadStarWalking: A tradition for the films is to have a big-name actor in the opening scene, only to kill them off within fifteen minutes. The first film had Creator/DrewBarrymore in this role, the second had [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett]] (and later killed off [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Slayer herself]], Creator/SarahMichelleGellar), the third had [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome Liev Schreiber]], and the fourth one has ''<breathes in>'' Creator/LucyHale, [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Shenae Grimes]], Creator/AnnaPaquin, [[Series/FridayNightLights Aimee Teegarden]], and [[Series/TheSecretCircle Brittany Robertson]]. And in the upcoming TV series, spoilered due to it not having aired yet, the torch gets passed to [[spoiler: Creator/BellaThorne]].
3rd Aug '15 10:35:24 AM Christensen
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In 1996, director Creator/WesCraven (of ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' fame) and writer Kevin Williamson (who would go on to make ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'') decided to make a film to [[GenreKiller end]] the [[SlasherMovie slasher genre]] once and for all: '''''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'''''.

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In 1996, director Creator/WesCraven (of ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'' fame) and writer Kevin Williamson (who would go on to make ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'') decided to make a film to [[GenreKiller end]] the ultimate [[SlasherMovie slasher genre]] once and for all: movie]], '''''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'''''.
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