How well do you remember Scream 3?


By: Abi Luftig

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

You survived the Woodsboro Massacre and the terror of Windsor College, but do you have the smarts to survive a third round against Ghostface? In Hollywood, no less? Test your knowledge of Scream 3.

Who wrote and directed the film?

This is the only one of the Scream movies not written by Kevin Williamson. He wrote an outline for the film, which was practically ignored by new writer Ehren Kruger. The writing was so unpredictable and unconnected to the prior appearances of the characters that Wes Craven himself did rewrites.


What year was the film released?

Scream 3 was originally set to be released on December 10, 1999, but the release date was moved back to February 4, 2000. Scream 3 was the first in the series not released in December.


Which character says the first line?

While the first spoken words are actually from the traffic reporter, they are indistinct. The first understandable line is said by Cotton, who is complaining about the size of his role in Stab 3.


What is the name of Cotton’s talk show?

In addition to clothing, towels, and sheets, cotton is sometimes also used in banknotes. Cotton Weary would be proud to know those banknotes are 100% cotton.


Who is the first character to die?

Christine dies before she discovers it's not really Cotton trying to kill her. Christine was played by Kelly Rutherford, who was familiar to audiences as Megan from Melrose Place. She went on to play Lily on Gossip Girl.


Who attacks Christine?

Ghostface uses the "Cotton" setting on his voice modulator to make Christine think her boyfriend is trying to kill her. Ghostface is voiced by Roger Jackson, who is also the voice of Mojo Jojo on The Powerpuff Girls.


Who do Jay and Silent Bob think Gale is?

Stoner icons Jay and Silent Bob mistake Gale for journalist Connie Chung while taking a studio tour. Wes Craven is one of the tourists walking along behind them.


What name does Sidney go by?

Sidney tries to hide her identity, and so her coworkers and clients know her as "Laura." No explanation is given as to why she chose this name, but avoiding names of victims associated with her, such as her mother, her best friend, and her roommate, was probably a wise move.


Where does Sidney work?

Sidney/Laura works as an operator for a women's crisis hotline. The movie shows her listening to a caller talk about having an abusive boyfriend. Julia Salinger, Neve Campbell's character on Party of Five, had an abusive boyfriend.


Why has Sidney gone into hiding?

Neil Prescott visits Sidney and discusses his concerns about her self-imposed isolation. He tells her that it's like she doesn't exist. She responds, "That's the idea, Dad. Psychos can't kill what they can't find."


Who calls Sarah before her death?

Sarah is lured to the studio with a call from director "Roman." However, since Roman actually is the killer, it's safe to assume he didn't use the voice modulator and spoke with his real voice.


Who is the first to call Sidney?

Sidney gets her first Ghostface call in this movie, supposedly from her mother, Maureen. It is never explained how Roman got a sample of Maureen's voice since she'd died four years prior, and he says he never intended for this to get so big.


Why does Roman say he’s next on the killer’s list?

Roman says he's next, as his broken award statue is a warning from the killer. The statue was broken by Sarah, who dropped it when the ringing phone startled her. Roman uses this as misdirection, since he knows he is in no danger from the killer, aka himself.


What does the killer leave at each murder scene?

Ghostface leaves pictures of a young Maureen Prescott at the first few murder scenes. These pictures are actually early modeling photos of a young Lynn McRee, the actress who played Maureen Prescott.


How many photos of Maureen are left?

Ghostface leaves a total of three photos. One photo is left with the bodies of Cotton and Christine, one with Sarah, and one with Stone and Tom.


What deal did Roman make with the studio?

Roman, the director of Stab 3, complains to Jennifer and Dewey that all he wanted to do was direct a classic love story, and the studio told him he could, he just had to make a horror movie first. Wes Craven included this as a personal inside joke. He had to promise to direct Scream 3 before he was allowed to make the musical drama, Music of the Heart.


What is the name of this Stab movie?

The movie is called Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro. Several sets from the original Scream were recycled, using this "back to the beginning" idea, including Sidney's bedroom.


Who figures out where the pictures of Maureen were taken?

Dewey is the one who notices the similarities between a picture of Maureen and a picture of Jennifer taken at the same spot twenty years later. Dewey was played by David Arquette. Amongst Arquette's several acting credits, he voices Skully on Jake and the Neverland Pirates.


Who calls Steven Stone?

Ghostface pretends to be Dewey before killing celebrity bodyguard Steven Stone. Stone was played by Patrick Warburton, who played Puddy on Seinfeld and Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove.


To whom will the killer grant mercy?

Ghostface's fax says he will grant mercy to whoever smells the gas at Jennifer's house. According to IMDb, Jennifer's house actually belongs to Randal Kleiser, the director of '70s musical movie, Grease.


Who is killed in the explosion?

Tom uses his lighter to provide light by which to read Ghostface's note about the gas. Tom was played by Matt Keeslar, who attended Julliard.


Who delivers Randy’s movie to Sid, Dewey, and Gale?

The movie is delivered by Randy's younger sister, Martha Meeks. Martha was played by indie darling Heather Matarazzo, who was already known to audiences, due to her role in 1995's Welcome to the Dollhouse.


What is not one of the rules of a trilogy?

Randy first asks if this is just another sequel, saying that if it is, the same rules apply. However, the rules for a trilogy ("a rarity in the horror field, but it does happen") are "1. You got a killer who's going to be super-human. Stabbing him won't work. Shooting him won't work. Basically, in the third one, you gotta cryogenically freeze his head, decapitate him, or blow him up. 2. Anyone, including the main character, can die. This means you, Sid. I'm sorry. It's the final chapter. It could be f-ing 'Reservoir Dogs' by the time this thing is through. Number 3. The past will come back to bite you in the ass. Whatever you think you know about the past, forget it. The past is not at rest. Any sins you think were committed in the past are about to break out and destroy you. "


Why is Jennifer following Gale?

Jennifer begins shadowing Gale, much to the latter's annoyance. When asked, Jennifer explains that "I've got no house, no bodyguard, no movie, and I'm being stalked. Because someone wants to kill me? No, because someone wants to kill you. So, now, starting now, I go where you go. So that if someone wants to kill me, I'll be with you and since they really wanna kill you, they won't kill me, they'll kill you. Make sense?"


What is Jennifer’s phobia?

Jennifer states repeatedly in the film that she's afraid of basements because they creep her out. There is no term for the specific fear of basements. Some have suggested that Jennifer is claustrophobic, but this is unlikely, as her fear is less about physical space and more about atmosphere and setting.


Who played Bianca Burnette?

Bianca Burnette was played by the late great Carrie Fisher, who poked fun at herself and the role that vaulted her to stardom. She even helped to rewrite some of her lines.


What was Maureen Prescott’s stage name?

When Jennifer and Gale finally get Bianca Burnette to help them, they discover that Maureen went by the stage name Rina Reynolds. This is possibly a nod to Carrie Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds.


What is Jennifer Jolie’s real name?

Bianca Burnette reveals that Jennifer Jolie's real name was Judy Jurgenstern. Jennifer/Judy was played by the also alliterative Parker Posey. However, Parker Posey is her real name.


What is Detective Kincaid’s favorite scary movie?

In a line that was most likely meant to be mysterious and cool but just comes off as weird and creepy, Detective Mark Kincaid tells Sidney that his favorite scary movie is his own life. Mark Kincaid was played by a pre-McDreamy Patrick Dempsey.


Where is the final showdown?

The final showdown takes place at Milton's house (the scene of Rina's ruin). The house used in the scene was also used as a school in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, two years prior.


Who calls Dewey and Gale to get them to the mansion?

Dewey, Gale, and Jennifer receive a call from "Sidney," saying she was on her way to Milton's house. John Milton was played by Lance Henriksen, who is beloved for his roles in '80s classics, such as Terminator and Alien.


Who is thrown over the balcony?

Ghostface stabs Tyson and throws him over the balcony to his death. This is a throwback to Cici's death in Scream 2, who died the same way.


Who is the killer?

This stands out as the only Scream movie where there is only one killer. It's the only time that Sydney doesn't know prior to the final showdown.


How does Sidney kill Ghostface?

Sidney stabs Roman with an ice pick, supposedly killing him. This is a throwback to Scream 1, where Tatum says the killer could be female and mentions the ice pick m.o. in Basic Instinct.


Which character says the last line?

Kincaid says they're about to watch a movie. When Sidney asks him what kind of movie, he smiles and says, "You'll have to come and see."


What’s the final death count?

The ten deaths in the movie in order are: Christine, Cotton Weary, Sarah Darling, Steven Stone, Tom Prinze, Angelina Tyler, Tyson Fox, Jennifer Jolie, John Milton, and Roman Bridger.


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