Jemand ist mit seiner Liebe zu Fortsetzungen einen Schritt zu weit gegangen. (Somebody has taken his love for sequels one step too far.)
Someone has taken their love of sequels one step too far.
Gorier, Sexier, Funnier
Courteney Cox as: Gale Weathers
Release Date: 12 December 1997 (Canada)
Gale: Hey, you’d better check your conscience at the door sweetie, I’m not here to be loved.
Gale: Look, local woman! I know you hold me up as your career template and that it gives you some sort of charge to challenge me, but give it a rest.
Gale: So what do you want to do, bonehead? Just sit around and wait to see who drops next?
Dewey: I don’t know.
[Gale’s phone rings]
Dewey: Look, Gale’s no killer.
Randy: Ok, all right then, but if she’s not a killer, she’s a target.
Dewey: When did she start smoking?
Randy: Ever since those nude pictures on the internet.
Gale: It was just my head, it was Jennifer Aniston’s body!
Randy: Sydney, look, it’s Gale Weathers.
Randy: Star of the Gale Weathers press conference. Author of the press conference starring Gale Weathers. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Gale Weathers!
Gale: I feel bad Dewey, I feel really bad! I never say that cause I never feel bad about anything, but I feel bad now.
Dewey: Is this just another brilliant Gale Weathers performance?
Gale: There are no cameras here, I just wanna find this fucker! I really do.
Gale: It’s happening again, isn’t it?
Dewey: You’d love that, wouldn’t you? Better hurry Gale, might get scooped.
Gale: So I am heading down to Admissions to do some legwork, you game?
Dewey: I’m not here to write a book Miss Weathers, I’m here to help Syd.
Gale: I wanna help her too, and help myself, of course. Come on Dewey, smile for me once, please!
Dewey: I’ll smile when I catch the killer.
Debbie: Please Miss Weathers, it would just be such an honor if I could get a quote from you for my story.
Gale: All right. Begin quote.
Gale: Your flattering remarks are both desperate and obvious. End quote!
Sydney: [referring to who the killer is] Mrs. Loomis?
Gale: [shocked] What?
Mickey: BILLY’S MOTHER!
[Gale turns around and sees Mickey]
Mickey: Nice twist huh? Didn’t see it coming, did you?
Gale: [still shocked] Jesus. It can’t be, I’ve seen pictures of you.
Sydney: Yeah this is 60 pounds and a lot of work later.
Debbie: [takes off her trench coat] It’s called a makeover. You should try it. Look a little tired yourself there, Gale!
Joel: Look, granted, I should’ve read your book before I took this job, but I’m reading it now and, whoa! I just read what happened to your last camera man. The guy got gutted. Now I’m gonna do what any rational human being would do and that is to get the fuck outta here
Gale: First of all, he wasn’t gutted; I made that part up… his throat was slashed.
Joel: Gail, gutted, slashed, the guy ain’t in the union no more.
Cotton: [to Gale] Jeeze Gail, you’ve got more lives than a cat.
• Not only was the cast not informed who the killer was until the last Day of shooting, they also didn’t receive the last 10 pages of the script until it was time to film them. The last 10 pages were also printed on grey paper, therefore making them unable to be illicitly Xeroxed. All cast members had to sign contracts that they would not discuss the movie’s outcome or the killer’s identity with the media.
• Body count: 10
• In Scream, Sydney laments that with her luck, she’d be portrayed by Tori Spelling if her story were ever filmed. In Stab, the film-within-a-film in Scream 2, Tori Spelling does in fact play Sydney.
• Cameo: [Wes Craven] man in the background at the hospital.
• Cameo: [Kevin Williamson] Cotton’s interviewer on T.V.
• Cameo: [Matthew Lillard] Co-star of the original Scream is in the background at the frat party.
• The striped sweater of Freddy Krueger can be seen hanging in Sydney’s dorm room while she watches Cotton on television.
• Liev Schreiber’s dog (terrier) has a cameo in the film. A female co-ed leads him in front of the crowd that goes to investigate after news of Cici’s murder.
• Most of the outdoor scene are filmed at Agnes Scott College, a women’s college in Atlanta, Georgia.
• “Dewey’s Theme” and other bits of the score are actually taken from the Broken Arrow (1996) soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. Later Score Soundtrack releases for Scream 2 feature Belltrami’s score, although it was not used in the film.
• There are several references to actors from “Friends” (1994) which stars ‘Courtney Cox’. Gale says that the nude photos of her that were put on the internet are fakes, and that the body is that of Jennifer Aniston. Also, We learn that in Stab, Dewey is played by ‘David Schwimmer’.
• Though in most films, phone voices are recorded later, director Wes Craven actually had the voice of the killer on set, to heighten the sense of fear for the actors. According to ‘Roger L. Jackson’, who plays the voice, he was kept on set but always out of sight from the actors, so they couldn’t picture a face with the voice. He said while watching the monitors, he could see between takes that Heather Graham looked a little scared, whereas Sarah Michelle Gellar would pick up the phone and carry on a conversation with him.
• Gail’s mention of doctored internet photos is also a reference to an incident that actually happened to ‘Courteney Cox’ in the mid-1990s.
• Paulette Patterson, who plays the usher who hands masks to Maureen and Phil, won her role in a contest sponsored by MTV.
• Eric Mabius, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and Paula Marshall all auditioned for roles.
• The Gothic statues in the film aren’t Agnes Scott campus features; they were put there for the film and guarded by a watchman. Students on the campus for summer events were told not to mess with the statues, but at least once the statues were dressed up and decorated by mischievous students who evaded the watchman.
• Officers Richards and Andrews are named after Kyle Richards and Brian Andrews, the two child actors that Jamie Lee Curtis babysat in the original Halloween.
• The girl that Cici talks to on the phone before the killer calls is Selma Blair.
• The third rule to surviving a sequel is cut from the movie, but is shown in the trailer. “”And #3. Never, ever under any circumstance assume that the killer is dead.”
• The tagline for “Stab” (the movie within the movie) is, “This is Gonna Hurt”.”
• The plot twists were all a matter of top secrecy throughout production. The screenplay was heavily guarded and restricted to only the most crucial personnel. Certainly none of the cast knew how the film ended as the last 10 pages were withheld from them. Consequently when an early screenplay draft was leaked onto the Internet, revealing the intended identity of Ghostface, Kevin Williamson was forced to do some hasty rewrites. This meant that the film went into production without a completed script.
• Earned one third of its total gross of $101.3 million in its opening weekend.
• The rules for a horror movie sequel – as laid out by Randy in the film – are (1) the body count is always bigger and (2) the death scenes are always much more elaborate with more blood and gore.
• The killer’s comments when Omar Epps overhears him in the bathroom stall next to him are directly inspired by the killer in Black Christmas (1974).
• The film’s working title was “The Sequel to Scream”.
• Released less than a year after Scream (1996/I).
• A number of sequences in Kevin Williamson’s screenplay simply read “Wes will make it scary”.
• Any actor auditioning for the part of Derek had to perform the scene in the cafeteria where he sings “I Think I Love You” without accompaniment.
• Sarah Michelle Gellar signed on for the movie before even reading the script
• When we first see CiCi (Sarah Michelle Gellar) alone in the sorority house and on the phone with her friend, she says “They aren’t going out anymore, Sarah broke up with Bailey when she found out he slept with Gwen.” Sarah, Bailey and Gwen were all characters on “Party of Five” (1994), which Neve Campbell starred in for 6 years.