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Scream 3 is a 2000 slasher movie directed by Wes Craven, from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger. It is the third film in the Scream franchise.

Some time after the killings at Windsor College, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has gone into complete isolation. When the Stab film series begins production on its third and final installment, another killer calling themselves Ghostface surfaces on the scene, apparently targeting its cast members. It soon becomes evident that the murders are somehow linked to Sidney's late mother Maureen, forcing Sidney to face her past once and for all.

Returning from previous installments are Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, and Liev Schreiber, while new additions to the cast include Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley, Lance Henriksen, Matt Keeslar, Jenny McCarthy, Emily Mortimer, Parker Posey, Kelly Rutherford, Deon Richmond, Patrick Warburton, Josh Pais, Heather Matarazzo, and Carrie Fisher, while Roger L. Jackson once again returns as the voice of Ghostface.

Though intended to be the final film in the Scream series, it would later be followed by a fourth film, Scream 4, in 2011. A fifth film, Scream, would kick off a new storyline of the series in 2022.

This film provides examples of:

  • Advertised Extra: In-universe. Cotton Weary was supposed to only cameo as the first victim in Stab 3, but can still be seen on posters for the film as if he would be a major character.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: John Milton to his son, Roman.
    Milton: You don't have to do this, Roman. Just tell me what you want. I can make it happen. Any picture. Name your budget. Script approval. Final cut!
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Subverted. Roman holds hands with Sidney after she stabs him in the chest in an apparent attempt to connect with her for once, but then rises back up and lunges at her with his knife.
  • Alliterative Name: Jennifer Jolie (and her real name Judy Jurgenstern) and Steven Stone.
  • Arc Welding: The killer, Roman, reveals that he was the one who originally convinced Billy and Stu to start killing, making him directly responsible for the events of the first movie and indirectly responsible for the second.
  • Asshole Victim: John Milton. To a much lesser extent Tom Prinze was a smug prick although unlike Milton he didn't exactly deserve to die.
  • Award-Bait Song: Does "Is This the End" by Creed count?
  • Big Bad: Roman was the one that convinced Billy and Stu to become killers in the first film, and was indirectly responsible for Mrs. Loomis wanting to avenge Billy's death, plus Mickey, Jill and Charles' fame-seeking motivation for being the next Ghostfaces. Furthermore, Roman was the lone Ghostface killer in the third film, so one could arguably consider him as the Biggest Bad for the series, at least for the original trilogy.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: Subverted when Ghostface throws his knife at Dewey, and it hits him on the handle side. It still hurts enough for him to fall down the stairs.
  • Blaming the Victim: The film reveals that Sidney's mother Maureen Prescott was once an aspiring actress going by the name of Rina Reynolds, who was gang-raped at a party. John Milton, the leader of the gang-rape, argues that "nothing happened to her that she didn't invite... in one way or another, no matter what she said afterwards."
  • Bookcase Passage: One provides the entrance to Milton's secret home theater.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Enforced. Roman wearing a bulletproof vest allows him to No-Sell the several instances where Dewey gets multiple shots on him directly in the chest. To put him away for good, Dewey has to shoot him in the head (as Sidney repeatedly yells at him to do).
  • Call-Back:
    • When Sidney arrives on the Stab 3 set, she notices that all the house models resemble her old house and Stu's house. She then spends some time studying the replicas. For Stu's house, she takes great notice of the garage door, and for her own house, she sits in the replica of her bedroom, remembering her conversation with Billy.
    • Moments later, Ghostface attacks her, and at one point, the chase sequence resembles Sidney's first chase sequence back in the original film.
    • As a drunk Roman takes Jennifer to find Milton's secret theater room in his house, he says to Dewey, "We'll be right back!" One of Randy's horror movie rules in the first film was that a character saying "I'll be right back!" ensured that they would never be back. The rule seemingly comes true when Gale finds Roman's dead body in the basement, with him seemingly having been Killed Offscreen, but this is proven to be a fakeout to hide his identity as the killer.
    • Roman fakes his death just like Billy did.
  • The Cameo:
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • After Ghostface discovers Sidney's home location and harasses Sidney on the phone, Sidney proceeds to arm herself with a revolver that she keeps inside her desk. Because this occurs so early in the film, it is easy to forget that when she borrows a gun from the police station, she actually has two guns, not one, at that point. Thus, when Ghostface forces her to throw away the pistol discovered by the metal detector, she is able to keep her revolver and use it against him.
    • The Bulletproof Vest that Sidney uses in the finale is first seen in the police station when Ghostface once again calls her.
    • Roman speculates that Milton's mansion has a secret screening room. It turns out to be an understatement since Milton has multiple secret passages and secret rooms throughout his mansion. Furthermore, the final battle takes place in said secret screening room.
  • Child by Rape: Roman to Maureen. Heartbreakingly, it's why she wanted nothing to do with him when he showed up, and his anger over this essentially set the events of the film series in motion.
  • Continuity Drift: Several of the things, such as the killer managing to pop up shortly after Roman's presumed death, only really make sense if there are two killers. This is because there actually used to be two — in the original draft, Angelina was Roman's accomplice.
  • Dawson Casting: Happens in-universe. Sarah is 35 years old, but her character in Stab 3, Candy, is only 21. Subverted in reality, as Jenny McCarthy, who played the role of Sarah, was born in 1972, and was 27 when filming her scenes in 1999. Scott Foley is the same age as Jenny McCarthy, yet his character Roman is celebrating his 30th birthday.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: This film really hits the deconstruction of the Final Girl character. Traumatized by killers constantly trying to kill her and successfully killing the people around her, Sidney is now living as a slightly paranoid recluse, and is still plagued by nightmares. At one point while visiting the set of Stab 3, she finds herself in a recreation of her bedroom from the first movie. The memories overwhelm her, and she swiftly breaks down. For a real final girl, the horror wouldn't end with the credits.
  • Died on Their Birthday: The movie's climax takes place at Roman's birthday party at John Milton's mansion. Played around with. After everyone at the party splits up to look for secret passageways, Roman uses this moment to first fake his own death (Gale finds him in a trunk with a large knife sticking out of his stomach) before later revealing himself to be the Ghostface killer and explaining his motives to Sidney. The two of them fight, and in the end, Sidney stabs Roman in the back, twice, with an icepick. Roman ultimately dies from these injuries but not before sharing a sibling moment with his half-sister, Sidney, who takes some sympathy on him.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Averted. Jennifer punches Dewey for being concerned about Gale instead of her after the bombing of Jennifer's house. Gale punches her in retaliation.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After spending a majority of Scream 2 as a major character following his exoneration for the murder of Maureen Prescott, seeking fame and vindication that Sidney eventually gives him in the end, Cotton Weary and his girlfriend are turned into the opening deaths of this film.
  • Dumb Blonde: Sarah, who mistakenly believes that Psycho's famous shower scene was in Vertigo instead.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: With the death of Roman, who orchestrated the events of the first movie and by extension, the second, Sidney is now able to live happily and without fear, and to finally properly heal... at least until ten years later.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Subverted (possibly even inverted). Roman's motivation for killing everyone was because his mother disowned him and ran off to start a new family.
  • Fauxshadowing: Tom Prinze callously theorizes that Sidney is the new Ghostface. In early drafts for the film, this was meant to foreshadow that Angelina, the actress who plays Sidney in Stab 3, was Ghostface, but in the final film, Roman reveals himself as the lone killer with no partner helping him.
  • Flipping the Bird: Gale gives a middle finger to Jay and Silent Bob when they bump into her and Jay, mistaking her for Connie Chung, asks her about Maury Povich.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • The sudden appearance of Randy's previously unmentioned sister foreshadows the sudden appearance of Sidney's previously unmentioned half-brother as the killer.
    • Likewise, in Randy's videotape, Randy talks about trilogies and how "true trilogies" are about going back to the beginning and discovering something that wasn't true from the get-go. When he notes examples of "true trilogies", he uses Return of the Jedi, the film in which Luke discovers that he has a secret sibling, and The Godfather Part III, the film that revealed that Sonny Corleone had an illegitimate son. This point is driven even further home with the cameo of Carrie Fisher, who appears as an actress who nearly got the Princess Leia role.
    • Milton admits to Gale that Maureen Prescott may have been raped at one of his parties. He was right, since the killer is one of Maureen's own children, a Child by Rape.
    • About halfway through the film, Jennifer is worried that she'll die next because Gale Weathers - whom she's playing - dies following Sarah Darling's character Candy in the script. However, she reveals before her murder to Ghostface that Gale was the killer of Stab 3, implying she faked her death. This Ghostface, Roman, faked his death in order to throw the group off his scent.
  • Framing the Guilty Party: Roman does the "framing yourself" variant, just like Billy before him: leaving behind evidence so the police will focus on him after Sarah dies, but then look elsewhere once the planted evidence is proven faulty.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: After Roman reveals himself to be Ghostface, he explains his past rejection by the world and Maureen as the reason for his murderous rampage during a Motive Rant to Sidney. However, Sidney has heard this story too many times from previous killers to care, and calls him out by pointing out that it's just an excuse for his own sadism.
    Roman: You're gonna pay for the life you stole from me, Sid. For the mother, and for the family, and for the stardom and — Goddamn it! — everything you have that should've been mine!
    Sidney: God! Why don't you stop your whining and get on with it? I've heard this shit before!
    Roman: Stop!
    Sidney: You know why you kill people, Roman? Do you?
    Roman: I don't wanna hear it!
    Sidney: Because you choose to! There is no one else to blame! [...] Why don't you take some fucking responsibility?!
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Half of Steven Stone's fate; the other half is being stabbed multiple times.
  • Hate Sink:
    • Sidney's half-brother Roman Bridger, the killer of this film, is ultimately shown to be a self-entitled Psychopathic Manchild who directly or indirectly orchestrated the killing sprees of the first three movies. His reasoning to do so is because Maureen rejected him for being a Child by Rape and a reminder of her trauma. After Sidney survives two killing sprees, at the expense of nearly having her life ruined by them, Roman goes on a final one in a bid for revenge, because he thinks he is owed Sidney's fame and life.
    • At face value, John Milton appears to be a representation of Horrible Hollywood. Then it's revealed that he participated in Maureen Roberts' gang-rape, traumatizing her into promiscuous behavior. The gang-rape also resulted in Roman Bridger, making Milton indirectly responsible for all the events in the series. This marks him as one of the few Asshole Victims in the films.
  • Horrible Hollywood: The film reveals that the entire series was the result of Sidney's mother Maureen Prescott's failed attempt to become a Hollywood actress, only to be forced into a Casting Couch gang rape by unscrupulous Hollywood producers.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Milton claims to not recognize the name "Rina Reynolds," saying that he's had hundreds of actresses work for her. Gale points out that no one ever said she was an actress.
  • The Ingenue: Angelina. It's all just an act, though. Underneath this persona, she's actually a foul-tempered bitch who slept with the producer to get the role of Sidney in Stab 3.
  • Ironic Last Words: Milton's last words are bargaining with Roman for his life by offering him the final cut of any movie he might want to make — something Roman says he already has, making his offer useless. Then Roman cuts Milton's throat.
  • Jerkass: John Milton and Steven Stone. Honestly, most of the cast of Stab 3 qualify to varying degrees, especially Tom. Jennifer turns out to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold while Tyson is a Token Good Teammate.
  • Kick the Dog: Stone was already a Jerkass, but taunting "Dewey" over his dead sister is the moment you really realize what an asshole he is.
  • Kill It with Fire: Tom Prinze is killed when he uses his lighter to try and read the script, only for the house to blow up thanks to Ghostface tampering with the gas.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Cotton Weary appears in the opening scene talking on the phone with his agent, complaining that the only gig he could get after getting a successful talk show is a cameo at the beginning of Stab 3, which he calls a "cheap slasher flick".
    • After Ricky voices his concerns with murders surrounding the Stab movies again after Cotton is killed, Sarah assures him that "we are not in any danger." Ricky then points out that "We are not in any danger" is a verbatim line of her character Candy on page 15 of the Stab 3 script; the moment when Sarah says the line is exactly 15 minutes into the movie.
    • The Stab 3 cast can't predict their characters' fate since the script is being kept under wraps to avoid it being leaked on the Internet, with three different versions having been created. This happened during the production of Scream 2, and may have led Craven & co. to change that movie's outcome: in a leaked version, Derek and Hallie were the killers.
  • Lighter and Softer: De-emphasized explicit violence in favor of humor, due to being made post-Columbine.
  • Lost in a Crowd: The killer conceals their location by hiding in a rack of Ghostface costumes. Sarah Darling finds this out the hard way.
  • Made of Iron: Randy's "trilogy rules" state that, at the ends of trilogies, the killers become supernaturally strong and tough, and can only be killed through decapitation, cryogenic freezing, or other extreme means. As it turns out, he's partly right. The killer is able to survive multiple gunshots, because he's wearing a bullet-proof vest.
  • Matricide: The Ghostface who turns out to have been The Man Behind the Man for the one from the first movie reveals that he arranged for his biological mother to be murdered by his accomplice because he was revolted that he had been born of rape, and deemed her a whore.
  • Murder Simulators: One of the producers of Stab 3 notes how violence in cinema has become a touchy subject recently; the unstated-yet-obvious cause of this is the fact that, a year before, the Columbine massacre took place. They also speculate that Cotton's murder may have been by a deranged fan.
    Milton: Detectives, there's no reason to presume that Cotton's death had anything to do with this movie, is there?
    Detective Wallace: He was making a movie called Stab. He was stabbed.
  • Never the Obvious Suspect: Played straight in this film, in which the killer is not the obvious Angelina, Milton, or Kincaid, but instead is the mild-mannered Roman, who was last seen dead in a trunk. Funnily enough, Angelina was one of the killers in an early script.
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore: In the beginning, Sidney is revealed to be living as a recluse, convinced it is the only way to stay safe from psychotic killers from coming after her, and killing those around her. She lives in the middle of nowhere, and locks and sets an alarm on her gate before locking and setting the alarm for her house. In the end, she leaves her gate open behind her, and doesn't set the alarm for her house. When the wind blows the door open, she looks at it and walks away.
  • The Other Darrin: In-universe, Stab 3 sees the replacement of Tori Spelling as Sidney with Angelina Tyler and David Schwimmer as Dewey with Tom Prinze.
  • Plot Twist: Roman faked his death. In addition, Roman reveals that he is related to Sidney, and that he motivated Billy and Stu to kill Sidney's mother.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    • When Roman has a knife to Milton's throat in the climax, Milton begs for mercy by offering him the chance to direct any movie he wants, with the last perk he mentions being "final cut". Roman's response?
      Roman: I already have it. (slashes Milton’s throat)
    • Sidney delivers one before stabbing Roman through the chest (although he jumps up shortly after and is instead killed by Dewey), playing off the title of Stab 3 and the fact that she had just stabbed him through the back twice.
      Roman: Mother's dead. And there is nothing you can do about that. I still got to make my movie.
      Sidney: Stab 3, right?
  • Promiscuity After Rape: Roman blames his father for Maureen's promiscuity, believing it's the result of her having been gang-raped at one of his parties.
  • Rasputinian Death: Tyson, who is stabbed, forced into a foot chase, lands on his neck when Ghostface pulls up the carpet, slammed into a glass cabinet, and finally thrown off a balcony.
  • Red Herring:
    • After Ghostface detonates Jennifer's house, Angelina notably disappears and only reappears after Ghostface disappears, something the other survivors acknowledge. Later, Sidney finds her holding the Ghostface costume in a bathrooom stall. In addition, she once again disappears before Ghostface attacks Sidney on the set. However, in an earlier script, Angelina indeed was one of the killers.
    • Milton also becomes a red herring due to his past affiliation with Maureen Prescott.
    • Detective Kincaid is implied a number of times to be the killer. After Ghostface manages to find Sidney's location and harass Sidney on the phone, it is implied that Ghostface found Sidney's phone number through Dewey's phone, which Kincaid borrowed on one occasion. Furthermore, Sidney later discovers that Kincaid kept a suspiciously in-depth file on her. To make matters worse, Kincaid leaves the police station right before Ghostface attacks the other characters in the mansion and makes a dubious reappearance after Ghostface disappears from Sidney's sight.
    • Kincaid's partner Detective Wallace is also this. Since the previous films had a Big Bad Duumvirate, it is natural to assume that if Kincaid is Ghostface, then his associate is very likely the second Ghostface. During the third act, Sidney find it suspicious when Kincaid shows up at Milton's mansion without Wallace in tow.
    • Downplayed in the case of Jennifer. The film hints that Ghostface got Sidney's number through Dewey's phone, and Jennifer was one of the few characters who borrowed Dewey's phone before Ghostface called Sidney's number.
  • Remember the New Guy?:
    • Randy has a previously unmentioned sister named Martha, who arrives on the Stab 3 set to give Sidney and co. Randy's tape for surviving horror trilogies.
    • Speaking of previously unmentioned siblings, the killer is Roman Bridger, who is Sidney's half-brother. However, in this case, it is justified, as the one person that did know his true identity, Maureen Prescott, wanted to start a new life and forget the past, which included Roman.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Roman Bridger reveals himself to be the one who engineered Maureen Prescott's murder, which Billy Loomis originally took credit for at the end of the first film, after he claims Maureen had an affair with her father that ultimately broke up their family. Roman explains to Sidney that he had revealed the existence of the affair to Billy, as well as providing tips on how to carry out the murder (Billy's later killings as Ghostface, however, were on his own initiative).
  • Revision: This movie expands on the events in the first film. Roman is the one who told Billy about Maureen and Hank's affair, inspiring him to conspire with Stu to kill her. This inspired them to continue their murders a year later, and makes him the one responsible for the entire movie series.
  • Rich Sibling, Poor Sibling: Roman sees this as having occurred between him and his half-sister Sidney, which is why he stalked her, encouraged Billy and Stu's killing spree, and went on one of his own, because he was a Child by Rape who was given up to the foster system and rejected by Maureen, his and Sidney's mother. It's a case of an Informed Attribute and Informed Poverty, as Roman is a successful film director in the present. Sidney, meanwhile, doesn't actually seem to be very wealthy.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Sarah Darling is part of the Stab 3 cast, who make up most of the new characters. She is the first character to die after the Cold Open.
  • Sacrificial Lion:
    • Cotton was a major character in the previous movie, but here, he is just an opening kill to demonstrate that Anyone Can Die.
    • Of the Stab 3 actors, Jennifer has the most screen time since she quickly befriends Dewey and Gale and aids them in finding the killer. Her death is thus the most traumatic for the main characters.
  • Secret-Keeper: Sidney is living as a recluse, convinced it's the only way to stay safe. The only people who know where she is are her father and Dewey.
  • Self-Defense Ruse: Roman's final plan is to pin the Ghostface murders on Sidney and make it look like he killed her in self-defense.
  • Series Fauxnale: This film was meant to be the concluding chapter of a trilogy. Instead, a fourth film was released eleven years later followed by a fifth and a sixth.
  • Sex Signals Death:
    • Lampshaded by Randy, who taped a video prior to his death just in case, and blames what became his eventual death in the last film on the fact that he had sex with a female coworker at the video store he worked at.
    • One of the most egregious instances ever: Angelina gets killed seconds after revealing that she slept with the producer to get the role. Damn, do the rules strike fast! Doubles as a Death by Irony, since Angelina played Final Girl Sidney in Stab 3, and yet she herself failed to follow the rules that final girls are to obey (but then again, so did Sidney herself in the first film).
  • Shout-Out: It has its own page.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: The killer, Roman, explains that he is Sidney's half-brother, and fires off his reason why he committed the murders. Sidney then cuts him off, saying she's tired of all the bullshit that the killers she has encountered have told her, and says that all of the reasons she has heard are just pathetic excuses that the killers use to hide the fact that they kill people simply because they enjoy doing it. This leads to a rather large Villainous Breakdown.
  • Stage Names: It's revealed that Sidney's mother Maureen was a failed actress who went by Rina Reynolds. In the same scene, it's also revealed that Jennifer's real name is Judy Jurgenstern.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Tom Prinze is killed when he turns on his lighter to read a page of the script. Ghostface turned on the gas, and Tom winds up blowing himself (and the house he's in) up.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Cotton.
  • Tempting Fate:
    Sarah: Guys, we are not in any danger.
    Tyson: "We are not in any danger," says Candy, page 15.
    • Two in a row in the climax: Sidney says of the killer, "He wasn't superhuman at all." Immediately after this, he leaps to his feet and tries to kill them one last time. The killer then screams at them "You can't kill me," and is shot in the head a few seconds later.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Played with. Disguised as Dewey, the killer has a phone conversation with Jennifer Jolie's bodyguard while he's looking through Dewey's trailer. When he insults "Dewey's" inability to save his sister's life over the phone, the killer responds with "That makes me... angry!" (with a definitive emphasis of rage on that last word), while bursting in and stabbing him in the back.
  • Theme Naming: A number of characters (Angelina Tyler, Jennifer Jolie, Tom Prinze) are named after real-life actors. Fitting, since the characters are actors themselves, and in Jennifer's case it's actually a stage name.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: When Dewey catches the killer by surprise, he retaliates by throwing his knife at Dewey...though it's hilariously averted as the handle side hits him square in the forehead.
  • Tonight, Someone Dies: Randy mentions that the rules of the trilogy mean that someone big is going to die before it's over. He's wrong, though, as Sidney, Gale, Dewey and even Kincaid all live, unless you count Cotton, who died before the taped will was even shown.
  • Troubled Production: In-Universe. Production on Stab 3 is shut down (and ultimately canceled) when Ghostface starts targeting the cast.
  • Uncertain Doom: Jennifer is stabbed twice and thrown through a glass pane in front of Gale and Dewey, but the stab wounds don't look fatal, and listening closely, she seems to be screaming after smashing through the glass but before hitting the floor, making it possible that she was just unconscious.
  • Video Will: Randy's tape, which also counts as The Tape Knew You Would Say That (somehow).
  • Wham Line: From Ghostface, as their identity is revealed:
    Ghostface/Roman: I searched for my mother, an actress named Rina Reynolds... searched for her my whole life. I finally tracked her down, knocked on her door, thinking she would welcome me with open arms... but she had a new life, a new name: Maureen Prescott! You were the only child she claimed. Sid, she shut me out in the cold forever! Her own son. (takes off the mask, revealing who he is) Roman Bridger, director... (uses the voice changer) ...and brother.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • The film never explains how Roman figured out Sidney's phone number. (Angelina, if she is to be considered the second killer as it was filmed during 3/4 of production, could have easily taken Jennifer's phone sometime at the wrap party and passed the details onto Roman).
    • Roman faking his own death in a convincing manner is also never explained in the movie, although Word of God states that Roman used a secret technique to stop his blood pulse. Wes Craven tried to write dialogue explaining it, but he found all of the written material unnatural.
    • Sidney discovers that Kincaid keeps a suspiciously in-depth file on her, but it is never brought up again, even when Kincaid visits her home at the end of the movie. With Kincaid's innocence in mind, one can assume that it is merely part of Kincaid's police work.
  • Writers Cannot Do Math:
    • Wallace says, "ten more murders and we can publish a calendar". There have been three murders already (Christine, Cotton, and Sarah), so it would be nine more murders. Wes Craven acknowledges this in the DVD commentary. Other Math fails include Angelina saying "Two people are dead" to Tom (again, three people died; excluding Christine due to the killer's pattern of killing in the order they die in Stab 3 does not apply here either, as Angelina is making a moral stance about the crisis in general, not the killer's pattern.).
    • Upon revealing himself to Sidney, Roman says that he met and was turned away by their mother four years ago. If the movie takes place in 2000 , then that would place that at around 1996, the time of the first films events, when Maureen has already been dead for a year.
  • Where It All Began: The in-universe film "Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro" invokes it in its title.
  • Wild Mass Guessing: The cast of Stab 3, since they don't have the full scripts for the movie (to keep the ending from being leaked), indulges in this while on-set.
  • Willing Suspension of Disbelief: This movie's Ghostface has a voice changer that can mimic anyone's voice, which would be fine if not for the fact that all the other voice changers in the series can only do one specific voice, and the fact that the Scream series is not Science Fiction.


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Sidney's Heard This Before

Fed up with the prior Ghostface killers and their motives, Sidney points it all back at Roman, saying that he kills because he chooses to, and that no one is to blame for him going that route.

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