For the die-hard “Scream” fans out there, one of the many joys in watching the films for the first time is trying to figure out who the killer is. With the release of the fourth installment of the franchise just days away, rumors and speculation are running rampant across the interwebs.
To help you narrow down your list of potential killers, MTV News had the cast of “Scream 4” make a case for why you won’t see their characters wielding any knives or wearing Ghostface masks come Friday.
“My character is not the killer, because she knows horror movies too well,” Hayden Panettiere said of her spunky, know-it-all character Kirby Reed. “She knows how they work, and she’s too terrified in that scene in the preview.”
“I can’t do it because O.J. already did it,” Anthony Anderson joked about his character, Deputy Perkins.
“Yeah. That would be racist,” added co-star Adam Brody. “You’re not going to have the black guy killing all the white people.”
“No,” Anderson agreed.
“And yeah, my guy is just kind of a dummy,” Brody said of Deputy Hoss. “I could be putting everyone on, but I don’t think I have enough screen time to totally be the killer, but maybe?”
David Arquette, who returns to the franchise as Dewey Riley went for a more cryptic approach.
“I’m not the killer, because I am the killer,” he said.
“My character’s not the killer because maybe she is,” Courteney Cox said of intrepid nosy reporter Gail Weathers, coincidentally echoing the same phrase as her onscreen husband.
“My character is not the killer because she’s Sydney Prescott,” said Neve Campbell, who returns to the franchise as the central character.
“My character Jill is not the killer because she’s Sydney’s cousin — hel-lo!” Emma Roberts argued.
And finally, Aimee Teegarden weighed in: “Why am I not the killer? I’m not the killer because I have great hair in the movie,” she said. “And if you have great hair, you don’t die — bottom line.”
So what do you think, “Scream” fans? Is one of them lying? Tell us in the comments!