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* ContestWinnerCameo: The usher who gives masks to Maureen and Phil at the beginning won a contest sponsored by MTV to appear in the movie.

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* ContestWinnerCameo: The usher who gives masks to Maureen and Phil at the beginning won a contest sponsored by MTV Creator/{{MTV}} to appear in the movie.



** Mickey was the one who would have sang in the cafeteria. He would have sung to Hallie, rather than Sidney. And the song would have been Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You". [[spoiler:He also would have taken a bullet for Sidney in the final encounter with Derek and Hallie; Mickey was not one of the characters considered for one of the killers in the original draft (Mrs. Loomis was on the radar, and the other three characters who played antagonistic roles in the early script were also in consideration).]]

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** Mickey was the one who would have sang in the cafeteria. He would have sung to Hallie, rather than Sidney. And the song would have been Whitney Houston's Music/WhitneyHouston's "I Will Always Love You". [[spoiler:He also would have taken a bullet for Sidney in the final encounter with Derek and Hallie; Mickey was not one of the characters considered for one of the killers in the original draft (Mrs. Loomis was on the radar, and the other three characters who played antagonistic roles in the early script were also in consideration).]]


* CastTheRunnerUp: Rebecca Gayheart had auditioned for the role of Tatum Riley in the first film and auditioned multiple times for Cici Cooper, Hallie, and Maureen Evans before obtaining her eventual role.



* RealLifeRelative: Lewis Arquette (Chief Hartley) was the real-life father of Creator/DavidArquette and father-in-law of Creator/CourteneyCox.



* RecycledSet: The bathroom scene in ''Stab'' is the same one used in the first film.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Creator/SarahMichelleGellar and Creator/JerryOConnell dated during shooting.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The killer's MotiveRant satirizes the era's MoralGuardians and the controversy over violence in the media, which was already brewing at the time even before the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre, and name-drops Bob Dole, the Christian Coalition, and various members of O. J. Simpson's legal team, such that even [[spoiler:the other killer, Mrs. Loomis,]] explicitly refers to this motive as a product of the '90s.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The killer's MotiveRant satirizes the era's MoralGuardians and the controversy over violence in the media, which was already brewing at the time even before the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre, and name-drops Bob Dole, the Christian Coalition, and various members of O. J. Simpson's UsefulNotes/OJSimpson's legal team, such that even [[spoiler:the other killer, Mrs. Loomis,]] explicitly refers to this motive as a product of the '90s.



** According to a rumor, the identity of Ghostface was changed after the original script was leaked on the internet - it was [[spoiler: Derek and Hallie]] in the original ending. This was referenced in the next film where all the actors on Stab 3 were kept in the dark about the script for this reason (this also prompted increased security on shooting and convinced the crew to destroy any script material after filming).

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** According to a rumor, the identity of Ghostface was changed after the original script was leaked on the internet - it was [[spoiler: Derek and Hallie]] in the original ending. This was referenced in the next film where all the actors on Stab 3 ''Stab 3'' were kept in the dark about the script for this reason (this also prompted increased security on shooting and convinced the crew to destroy any script material after filming).


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** Creator/AliciaSilverstone and Creator/ReeseWitherspoon were considered for Cici Cooper.
** Creator/DeniseRichards was offered a role in the film, but she was busy doing ''Film/StarshipTroopers''.
* WorkingTitle: Various titles were considered for the sequel at different points in the film's production, including ''Scream Again'', ''Scream Louder'', and ''Scream: The Sequel''.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: It has long been rumored that Creator/WesCraven did not get along with Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, feeling that she had a tendency to WagTheDirector. Allegedly, the character of Sarah Darling in ''Film/Scream3'' was a TakeThat at Gellar.


* ActorAllusion:
** Cici and her sorority sister talk about ''Series/PartyOfFive'' - which starred Neve Campbell (Sidney).
*** Also a case of ''Main/CelebrityParadox''
** What's more is that the girl Cici talks to on the phone is voiced by Selma Blair - Sarah Michelle Gellar's co-star in ''Film/CruelIntentions''.
** Gale complains about her head being photoshopped onto nude pictures of Jennifer Aniston, while Creator/DavidSchwimmer plays Gale's love interest in the ''Stab'' movie. Both are Courteney Cox's co-stars in ''{{Series/Friends}}'', Schwimmer playing Cox's ''brother''.



* AwesomeDearBoy: Sarah Michelle Gellar agreed to star in the film for this reason, despite being busy filming season two of ''Buffy'' and ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' at the same time. She even signed on before reading the script.
* TheCameo: Matthew Lillard is in the background of the sorority party, and can be seen hugging Mickey. [[spoiler:Fitting, as they both play TheDragon in their respective ''Scream'' films.]]
* CastingGag:
** Obviously casting Creator/SarahMichelleGellar - who was currently known as Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer - as a helpless Ghostface victim. Likewise when Cici is flicking through the TV, one of the films on is ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' - about a vampire.
** And in the first film, Sidney makes a quip about Tori Spelling playing her if they made a movie about her. In this film when the ''Stab'' movie has been made, Sidney is played by...Tori Spelling. Apparently Spelling herself found the gag ActuallyPrettyFunny.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Sarah Michelle Gellar Creator/SarahMichelleGellar agreed to star in the film for this reason, despite being busy filming season two of ''Buffy'' and ''Film/IKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' at the same time. She even signed on before reading the script. \n* TheCameo: Matthew Lillard is in the background of the sorority party, and can be seen hugging Mickey. [[spoiler:Fitting, as they both play TheDragon in their respective ''Scream'' films.]]\n* CastingGag: \n** Obviously casting Creator/SarahMichelleGellar - who was currently known as Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer - as a helpless Ghostface victim. Likewise when Cici is flicking through the TV, one of the films on is ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' - about a vampire.\n** And in the first film, Sidney makes a quip about Tori Spelling playing her if they made a movie about her. In this film when the ''Stab'' movie has been made, Sidney is played by...Tori Spelling. Apparently Spelling herself found the gag ActuallyPrettyFunny.



* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Several parts of Kevin Williams's script literally just had "Wes Craven will make it scary" for certain sequences.
* RealitySubtext: Randy alludes to nude photos of Gale appearing on the internet, something that had happened to Courteney Cox just before production began.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Several parts of Kevin Williams's Williams' script literally just had "Wes Craven "Creator/WesCraven will make it scary" for certain sequences.
* RealitySubtext: Randy alludes to nude photos of Gale appearing on the internet, something that had happened to Courteney Cox Creator/CourteneyCox just before production began.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/MatthewLillard (Stu Macher in the first movie) has an uncredited cameo here.


** Gale complains about her head being photoshopped onto pictures of Jennifer Aniston, while Creator/DavidSchwimmer plays Gale's love interest in the ''Stab'' movie. Both are Courteney Cox's co-stars in ''{{Series/Friends}}'', Schwimmer playing Cox's ''brother''.

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** Gale complains about her head being photoshopped onto nude pictures of Jennifer Aniston, while Creator/DavidSchwimmer plays Gale's love interest in the ''Stab'' movie. Both are Courteney Cox's co-stars in ''{{Series/Friends}}'', Schwimmer playing Cox's ''brother''.


* TheCameo: Matthew Lillard is in the background of the sorority part, and can be seen hugging Mickey.

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* TheCameo: Matthew Lillard is in the background of the sorority part, party, and can be seen hugging Mickey. [[spoiler:Fitting, as they both play TheDragon in their respective ''Scream'' films.]]


** Gale complains about her head being photoshopped onto pictures of Jennifer Aniston, while David Schwimmer plays Gale's love interest in the ''Stab'' movie. Both are Courteney Cox's co-stars in ''{{Series/Friends}}'', Schwimmer playing Cox's ''brother''.

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** Gale complains about her head being photoshopped onto pictures of Jennifer Aniston, while David Schwimmer Creator/DavidSchwimmer plays Gale's love interest in the ''Stab'' movie. Both are Courteney Cox's co-stars in ''{{Series/Friends}}'', Schwimmer playing Cox's ''brother''.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The killer's MotiveRant satirizes the era's MoralGuardians and the controversy over violence in the media, which was already brewing at the time even before the UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} massacre, and name-drops Bob Dole, the Christian Coalition, and various members of O. J. Simpson's legal team, such that even [[spoiler:the other killer, Mrs. Loomis,]] explicitly refers to this motive as a product of the '90s.


* CreatorCameo: Kevin Williamson plays the interviewer talking to Cotton Weary on TV. Creator/WesCraven also cameos in the background at the hospital.


** Obviously casting Sarah Michelle Gellar - who was currently known as Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer - as a helpless Ghostface victim. Likewise when Cici is flicking through the TV, one of the films on is ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' - about a vampire.

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** Obviously casting Sarah Michelle Gellar Creator/SarahMichelleGellar - who was currently known as Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer - as a helpless Ghostface victim. Likewise when Cici is flicking through the TV, one of the films on is ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}'' - about a vampire.



* CreatorCameo: Kevin Williamson plays the interviewer talking to Cotton Weary on TV. Wes Craven also cameos in the background at the hospital.

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* CreatorCameo: Kevin Williamson plays the interviewer talking to Cotton Weary on TV. Wes Craven Creator/WesCraven also cameos in the background at the hospital.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Wes Craven expected this and he deliberately made some scenes more violent and gory, anticipating that the censors would want them toned down - the toned down versions being the ones he really wanted. Instead the censors agreed to give the film an R rating with the original scenes they were shown, feeling the film's message warranted the violence.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Wes Craven Creator/WesCraven expected this and he deliberately made some scenes more violent and gory, anticipating that the censors would want them toned down - the toned down versions being the ones he really wanted. Instead the censors agreed to give the film an R rating with the original scenes they were shown, feeling the film's message warranted the violence.



* TroubledProduction: The film ran into issues after one of the extras leaked its script to the internet (one of the first major film leaks in the digital age). As a result, the film's script was almost entirely rewritten, with pages often being completed the day they were to be filmed. Security was tightened, with everyone required to sign non-disclosure agreements, and the film underwent many reshoots.



** Sarah Michelle Gellar's role was completely different. She was originally meant to appear in the scene with the sorority sisters inviting Sidney to the party. The scene which she does appear in - the film class discussion - had a different student giving her lines.

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** Sarah Michelle Gellar's Creator/SarahMichelleGellar's role was completely different. She was originally meant to appear in the scene with the sorority sisters inviting Sidney to the party. The scene which she does appear in - the film class discussion - had a different student giving her lines.


** The ending would have been darker [[spoiler: with Cotton deciding to shoot both Gale and Sidney, claiming they'd ruined his life. Sidney would have stabbed Cotton and the two would have laid dying next to each other]]. Presumably this would have ended the franchise with this movie.

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** The ending would have been darker [[spoiler: with Cotton deciding to shoot both Gale and Sidney, claiming they'd ruined his life.life (this would have led to there being THREE killers; the two in the Ghostface costumes, Derek and Hallie, and then Cotton, who never donned the costume but was the FinalBoss). Sidney would have stabbed Cotton and the two would have laid dying next to each other]]. Presumably this would have ended the franchise with this movie.


** According to a rumor, the identity of Ghostface was changed after the original script was leaked on the internet - it was [[spoiler: Derek and Hallie]] in the original ending. This was referenced in the next film where all the actors on Stab 3 were kept in the dark about the script for this reason.

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** According to a rumor, the identity of Ghostface was changed after the original script was leaked on the internet - it was [[spoiler: Derek and Hallie]] in the original ending. This was referenced in the next film where all the actors on Stab 3 were kept in the dark about the script for this reason.reason (this also prompted increased security on shooting and convinced the crew to destroy any script material after filming).



** Mickey was the one who would have sang in the cafeteria. He would have sung to Hallie, rather than Sidney. And the song would have been Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".

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** Mickey was the one who would have sang in the cafeteria. He would have sung to Hallie, rather than Sidney. And the song would have been Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You". [[spoiler:He also would have taken a bullet for Sidney in the final encounter with Derek and Hallie; Mickey was not one of the characters considered for one of the killers in the original draft (Mrs. Loomis was on the radar, and the other three characters who played antagonistic roles in the early script were also in consideration).]]


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/CrossingJordan Detective Hoyt]] (or [[Series/{{Sliders}} Quinn Mallory]], depending on one's viewing preferences) is Sidney's boyfriend.
** [[Film/TheGirlNextDoor Kelly]] is Mickey.
** As mentioned above, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] gets attacked by Ghostface.

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*** Also a case of ''Main/CelebrityParadox''

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