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Synopsis: Scream

Warning: This Synopsis for the entire series, is written with unmarked spoilers, and in chronological order to establish the back stories and motives of the Ghostface killers.

In the 1970's, aspiring actress named Maureen, attends a party held by director John Milton. At the party, she is raped by some of the male attendants, including Milton himself. She became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy, who she put up for adoption. She quit her dreams and went on to the suburbs of Woodsborrow and started a family of her own, with a daughter, Sidney Prescott, but the stress caused her to Really Get Around with men in Woodsborrow. Decades later, in the 1990's, Roman Bridger, Maureen's son, who spent his time finding his biological mother, found Maureen in Woodsborrow. Reminding her of her past, she rejected him. Obsessed with revenge, she filmed Maureen's many affairs; including one with the father of Billy Loomis, an avid horror fan, who coincidentally is dating Sidney. Roman showed him the tape, and convinced him that this was the reason his mother left him. Roman also convinced Billy to kill Maureen with the help of accomplice, Stu Macher. The murder went off and they framed Cotton Weary, a man Sidney's mother was having an affair with.

Despite the murder revenge complete, Billy and Stu would continue their murder spree with, Casey Becker as their next victim. The murders continue, with Sidney being the center of attention of cruel pranks and Billy is arrested, but seemingly proved innocent when Stu kills the principal in his Ghostface costume. Gale Weathers, an investigative reporter seeks the truth with police officer, and friend of Sidney's, Dewey Riley. At a party, with Sidney's friends, Randy and Tatum (who is Dewey's sister), attending. Billy and Sidney have sex and Tatum is killed. Shortly afterwards, Billy and Stu reveal themselves as the killer to Sidney and seemingly killing Randy and Dewey. They reveal their plan to kill Sidney and frame her father for the murders, before they are both killed. Randy and Dewey are shown to have survived.

About a year later, when Sidney is attending college, a new horror franchise is released, called Stab, inspired by Billy and Stu's murder spree, Cotton Weary is proven innocent and released, and Sidney has a new boyfriend named Derek. Billy's mother, heard of her son's death and was devastated, so she met with a young man named Mickey, who had a plan to go on a murder spree and make scary movies the scapegoat, but Mrs. Loomis wanted to avenge her son. They begin killing students on campus in a ghostface constume, like Billy and Stu before them, turning the campus into a media circus. Dewey arrives to check on Sidney, and Gale is back to help investigate this new murder spree. Cotton arrives, wanting to talk to Sidney, but she is very stressed by this situation. Soon. Dewey and Gale become romanticly attached and Randy is killed and it becomes heavily implied Cotton is behind the murders, and that is when Sidney is caught alone, Mickey reveals himself as a killer, claiming Derek to be his acomplise. Derek is killed by Mickey and that's when Billy's mother reveals herself. She betrays Mickey and kills him. In the fight that follows, Cotton pulls a Big Damn Heroes and shoots Mrs. Loomis, before Sidney shoots her in the head to make sure she's dead. Sidney gives credit to Cotton being the hero, making up for testifying against him.

At the time of the third movie, a few years later, Cotton's fame earned him a talk show, and Roman, jealous of his half sisters fame and survival, makes a plan to murder her. As it happens, Roman is now working for John Milton, to make Stab 3, and Sidney has since become a crisis counselor for abused women. Circumstances lead to Dewey, Gale, and Sidney being reunited on the set of Stab 3. Roman, as Ghostface kills some of the cast and crew, terrorizing the main trio. Roman even fakes his death to throw them off the trail. Roman gets Sidney alone and reveals himself as the killer, he also reveals everything to her, about Maureen, about how he was behind Billy's murder spree. Roman kills Milton and in the fight that follow, Sidney stabs Roman, and he is shot in the head by Dewey. Dewey later proposes to Gale and Sidney eventually starts a career as a writer.

About a decade later, back in Woodsborrow, Sidney's cousin Jill has become jealous of Sidney's fame and wants it to herself. She convinces film student Charlie Walker to be her accomplice on a new murder spree. Sidney returns to Woodsborrow to promote her new book and Dewey and Gale have been long since married with Dewey as the new sheriff. The teens in Woodsborrow are shown to be proud of the first murders as a horror fan would be, but Dewey thinks they aren't taking it seriously. Sidney and Gale join forces with some students of Woodsborrow High to help investigate, while Dewey leads the police investigation. After a party held by the teens, Ghostface strikes again and Gale is injured, and Jill kills her mother as Ghostface. Jill and her friends, and her ex boyfriend, Robbie head regroup at Kirby's house. Jill and Charlie kill their friend Kirby(Although some fans say otherwise), but Sidney arrives in time to find out the truth. Jill admits her fame hungry nature and kills Charlie. She seemingly kills Sidney, and fakes her own injuries. When at the hospital, Jill discovers Sidney's alive and Dewey and Gale realize the truth. In the standoff that follows, Jill is shot and apparently killed, while the media praise her for being the new hero in these murders.

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