* AllStarCast: It certainly qualifies, particularly the sequels.
* ActorAllusion: In ''Scream 4'', Gale and Rebecca's conversation has Rebecca bring up how surprised she is that Gale and Dewey's marriage worked as well in real life as it did in the ''Stab'' movies. The actors who play Gale and Dewey, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, are married. Also becomes HarsherInHindsight when one remembers that the two of them separated not long after filming on ''Scream 4'' was wrapped -- and that the main thrust of Dewey and Gale's story is that [[LifeImitatesArt their marriage is falling apart]].
* TheDanza: Emma Roberts' character is named Jill Roberts.
* DawsonCasting: All of the teen characters in the original are played by actors who were old enough to drink at the time.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Craven made sure that none of the actors had met Roger L. Jackson prior to filming and the telephone scenes were filmed with him actually on the phone.
* ExecutiveMeddling:
** The first film was originally called ''Scary Movie'' ([[ScaryMovie no relation]]) and remained so throughout most of its production, but Harvey Weinstein changed the title at the last minute. Wes Craven was miffed at first, but after a while he grew to love the new name.
** ''Scream 4'' apparently underwent a lot of this from the Weinsteins before its release, including most of the script changes. The DVDCommentary alludes to this on several occasions, particularly on noting that the movie was originally due to end with [[spoiler: a "We got a heartbeat!" scene involving Kirby]].
* GenreKiller: An attempt at a deliberate example of this... which [[SpringtimeForHitler didn't really work out]].
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Friends}} Monica Geller]]! [[Series/DawsonsCreek Pacey]]! [[Series/AllyMcbeal Nelle Porter]]/[[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Lindsey Bluth Fünke]]/[[Series/BetterOffTed Veronica Palmer]]! Jamie Kennedy! [[Series/{{Justified}} Raylan Givens]]!! [[Series/CrossingJordan Woody]]! ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Croooowww!]]'' No, wait, not that last one.
** It is impossible to watch the scene in the first film where the principal chews out two troublemakers and not think "[[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] has declared you '''uncool'''". And a greater shame there is not.
** [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Cherry Darling]]/[[Series/{{Charmed}} Paige Matthews]] was killed by a garage door and [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Kronk]] is [[{{Superman}} Kitty Kowalski's]] bodyguard. Let's also not forget [[Series/GreysAnatomy McDreamy]] as a cop, [[ScoobyDoo Shaggy]] as [[spoiler: a killer]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] as a sorority girl. [[{{Unfabulous}} Addie Singer]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Claire]] [[HaydenPanettiere Bennett]], Series/VeronicaMars, [[Series/TrueBlood Sookie]] [[Creator/AnnaPaquin Stackhouse]], [[Series/{{PrettyLittleLiars}} Aria]], [[Series/{{Community}} Annie Edison]], [[Series/TheOC Seth Cohen]], [[Film/ScaryMovie Anthony]] [[TheDeparted Anderson]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined President Laura Roslin]], and [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Dr. Dakota Block]] star in the fourth film.
** So [[Film/{{Saw}} Daniel Matthews]] re-located to Woodsboro.
** It isn't much of a stretch to imagine how [[spoiler: Literature/{{Nancy|Drew}} [[Creator/EmmaRoberts Drew]]]] could hatch a murder scheme, given that [[spoiler:she's solved several over the course of her career]]. But who ever imagined that [[spoiler:the kid from ''Film/{{Signs}}'']] would be the accomplice?
** [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles The voice of the first movie's Raphael]] was Kincaid's partner in ''Scream 3''. They even lampshade it with a pizza joke, with his character asking who ate all the pizza.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Ghostface is [[ThePowerpuffGirls Mojo Jojo]] and [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Abe Lincoln]].
** The Japanese dubbed version of all the movies has a very top-notch cast, especially from the {{Mecha}} genre:
** Sidney Prescott [[Creator/MichikoNeya is]] [[GunsmithCats Rally Vincent]], [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Ouka Nagisa]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Shirin Bakhtiar]]
** Billy Loomis [[Creator/ShinichiroMiki is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Ryusei Date.]]
** Stuart Macher [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa is]] [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Shagia Frost]] and Anime/TekkamanBlade
** Randy Meeks [[Creator/NobutoshiCanna is]] [[{{Naruto}} Kabuto Yakushi]], [[{{Macross7}} Basara Nekki]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Axel Almar.]]
** Casey Becker [[Creator/MegumiHayashibara is]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Rei Ayanami]], [[{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Christina McKenzie.]] (And just like her [[Creator/DrewBarrymore American peer]], she also gets [[spoiler: the DeadStarWalking treatment.]])
** Dwight Riley [[MitsuruMiyamoto is]] [[RahXephon Itsuki Kisaragi]] and [[Anime/TheBigO Roger Smith.]]
** Tatum Riley [[Creator/YurikoFuchizaki is]] [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Li Kouran]] and [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Anthy Himemiya.]]
** Maureen Evans [[MichieTomizawa is]] [[SakuraWars Sumire Kanzaki]] and [[NinjaGaiden Rachel.]]
** Principal Himbry [[Creator/RokuroNaya is]] [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories Adell's father.]]
** Mark Kincaid [[Creator/KazuhikoInoue is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Jerrid Mesa]], [[{{Naruto}} Kakashi Hatake]] and [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Reiji Arisu.]]
** Cotton Weary [[Creator/JurotaKosugi is]] [[MagicKnightRayearth Zagato.]]
** Mickey [[Creator/WataruTakagi is]] [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Garrod Ran]] and [[GreatTeacherOnizuka Eikichi Onizuka.]]
** Phil Stevens [[Creator/ToruFurusawa is]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Ingram Prinsken.]]
** Sarah Darling [[MihoYamada is]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Karin Kanzuki.]]
** Roman Bridger [[Creator/RyotaroOkiayu is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Treize Kushrenada]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Andrew Waltfield]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Raidiese F. Branstein.]]
** Tom Prinze [[Creator/HikaruMidorikawa is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]] and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Masaki Andoh.]] (Also counts as HilariousInHindsight and a ActorAllusion of sorts, since both of them [[spoiler:are involved in explosions, except that Heero ''survives'' and Tom didn't.]])
** Jill Roberts [[Creator/YokoHikasa is]] [[Manga/KOn Mio Akiyama]] and [[LightNovel/InfiniteStratos Houki Shinonono]]
** Kirby Reed [[Creator/AyahiTakagaki is]] [[MobileSuitGundam00 Feltd Grace]] and [[MobileSuitGundamAGE Desil Galett as a kid.]]
** Judy Hicks [[YukoKaida is]] [[GundamUnicorn Marida Cruz]] and [[QueensBlade Risty]].
** Olivia Morris [[HarukaTomatsu is]] [[GundamUnicorn Micott Bartsch]] and [[ToLoveRu Lala Satalin Deviluke]].
** Robbie Mercer [[ShintaroAsanuma is]] [[StarDriver Shingo Makiba]].
** Hallie [[Creator/ChisaYokoyama is]] [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Sakura Shinguji]] and [[MobileSuitGundamWing Lucrezia Noin]].
** Curiously enough (or not), most of the Japanese voice cast voice their respective [[{{Expy}} expies]] in the Japanese dub of ScaryMovie, especially Creator/MichikoNeya dubbing the heroine of both films.
* MutuallyFictional:
** In the first scene, the film ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' is the subject of one of the questions the killer asks, and later ''Halloween'' is shown at a party (with one character [[GenreSavvy loudly protesting at the mistakes Laurie Strode is making]]. Likewise, in the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' sequel, ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'', a couple of characters are watching ''Scream 2'' in one scene.
** Also, in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', the duo stumbles upon the the filming of a ''Scream'' movie. The first movie in the series had a poster for ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', a movie in [[TheViewAskewniverse the same continuity]] as ''Jay and Silent Bob''. Though it's not explicitly stated to be a Scream film, it could have been a [[ShowWithinAShow Stab]] movie, as some fans think. Jay and Silent Bob themselves show up in a blink-and-you-miss it scene in ''Scream 3''.
* NoExportForYou: ''Scream 4'': You want to hear more of Creator/WesCraven, Creator/HaydenPanettiere and/or Creator/EmmaRoberts? Luckily they're on the DVDCommentary track (as is Neve Campbell, who literally phones in her contribution)... what's that? You live in the UK? And it's not included on the Region 2 release there, either on the DVD or blu-ray? Well, if you don't have a multiregion player... or if you can't be bothered to import the French R2 release (which does have the commentary - and an English language track)...
* PlayingAgainstType: [[spoiler:Creator/EmmaRoberts -- and then some -- as Jill.]]
* TheRedStapler: Caller ID systems became so ubiquitous after this film came out ([[ParanoiaFuel any guesses as to why?]]) that it was even lampshaded in the sequel, where Sidney has one and uses it to catch a Ghostface-imitating prankster.
* RomanceOnTheSet:
** David Arquette and Courteney Cox.
** Neve Campbell and Matthew Lillard, though only for 2 years.
* SequelGap: ''Scream 4'' came 11 years after its predecessor (which incidentally is longer than the time it took to make and release ''all three previous films'') and thus takes shots at basically everything that happened to horror films in-between.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: There is also a 1981 slasher film called ''Film/{{Scream|1981}}''.
* SleeperHit: A very rare example of a movie that debuted at #3 at the box office and then slowly climbed up to #1 thanks to strong word-of-mouth.
* StuntCasting: Drew Barrymore as the second victim. (Everyone forgets that her boyfriend Steve was the first on-screen victim.) Hmm... looks like Ghostface has a question for another trivia game.
-->'''Ghostface:''' Who was the first victim in the first ''Scream'' movie?
-->'''Soon-to-die teen:''' It was Casey! Drew Barrymore's character! I've seen that movie a hundred times!
-->'''Ghostface:''' Then you should know it was Casey's boyfriend who got killed first! I'm sorry, but it looks like ''your'' boyfriend is about to follow in his footsteps.
* ThoseTwoActors: ''Scream 4'' marks the third film Creator/EmmaRoberts has made with Rory Culkin (after ''Lymelife'' and ''Twelve''). [[spoiler: And the second film where they become a couple - this is also the case in ''Lymelife'', although her character doesn't kill his there.]] It also marks the second film with Creator/HaydenPanettiere and Creator/MaryMcDonnell (both were in the MadeForTVMovie ''Chestnut Hill'').
* ThrowItIn:
** At the end of the first movie, [[spoiler: Billy hitting Stu]] with the phone in anger was unintentional, as the phone accidentally slipped out of [[spoiler:Skeet Ulrich's]] hands due to the fake blood. [[spoiler:Stu screaming "You hit me with the phone, dick!" was actually Matthew Lillard's reaction.]]
** In the scene where Sidney attacks [[spoiler:Billy]] with an umbrella, [[spoiler:Billy's actor, Skeet Ulrich]], got legitimately injured. When he was hit by the umbrella, the stuntwoman playing Sidney couldn't see where she was aiming and wound up hitting a wire in his chest he had gotten during surgery at a young age. Touching it ends up causing him some pain.
** In ''Scream 3'', when Sidney jumped over the bar and stabbed the killer in the back with an icepick, Neve Campbell missed the pad that she was supposed to plunge the pick into and actually hit flesh. [[spoiler:Scott Foley's]] scream is genuine.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** [[spoiler:Creator/EmmaRoberts]] was certainly an interesting choice to play a {{serial killer}}.
** Well, [[spoiler:her father is [[SmugSnake Eric]] [[AffablyEvil Roberts]]]] after all...
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Or more specifically, access to technology marches on. When Billy drops his cell phone while comforting Sidney after her first attack by the killer, he becomes an immediate suspect because the killer was using one. Back in 1996, cell phones were still rare enough that this would look suspicious. Today, not so much.
* TropeNamer: For GuttedLikeAFish.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In ''Scream 3'' [[spoiler:there was originally going to be a second killer, Angelina.]]
** In ''Scream 2'', [[spoiler:originally ended with [[http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac19/ScreamNate/ghostface2-1.jpg a shot with another Ghostface watching over from the campus' bell tower]]. There is fan speculation that it is Roman, under the mask.]]
** According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HaYYh-aIz0 this interview]] and other articles, the plot of ''Scream 3'' originally revolved around Sidney's return to Woodsboro with Stu returning as the main killer, but the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre [[RealLifeWritesThePlot necessitated a massive rewriting]] of the entire script.
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