Trivia: After the guests leave and Randy is alone on the couch watching Halloween, right as the ghost-face walks in, the Halloween theme begins. In Halloween the beginning of the theme means the shape is near.


Trivia: When Scream was reviewed by the MPAA, the executives utterly refused to release the film with the violent opening scene, considering it "too intense." As a result, Wes Craven had to lie to them, claiming that was the only take he was able to get and cutting the scene would downgrade the rest of the movie. After a few more cuts, the MPAA agreed to release the film under an R rating.

Trivia: After the release of this film, Caller ID sales shot up by over 300% for a period of time. The spike in sales was attributed to teens and young adults seeing this film and becoming frightened by the idea of receiving a phonecall and not knowing who was on the other side. This was a pretty big deal, too, as it was the mid-90's and Caller ID was not a standard feature on phones as it is now.

Trivia: As with a lot of classic horror films, the Scream series is riddled with tributes to other films of the genre. One example is that Billy Loomis shares his surname with Sam Loomis, the psychiatrist in the Halloween films.

Trivia: The guy playing Sheriff Berk also played a very young police officer in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Trivia: Scream is the world's highest-grossing slasher film.

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Trivia: One of the early signs that Stu is one of the killers is during the scene when Ghostface attacks Sidney in her house. When Ghostface chases Sidney up the stairs to her room, he says "Easy, easy!", which sounds like Stu's voice. Stu even says that same line to Tatum the next day when she hits him with the lollipop.

Audio problem: When Sidney comes running to the house and she sees Dewey come out with the knife in his back she screams "Dewey!" but her mouth says "no!" (01:23:45)

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Randy: There are certain rules one must abide in order to sucuessfully survive a horror movie, rule number one, you can never have sex.
[Everyone jeers.]
Randy: Big no-no! Big no-no!
Stu: I'd be a dead man.
Randy: Rule number two, you can never drink or do drugs. [Everyone clacks their beers together.] It's the sin factor. An extension of number one. And number three, never, ever, under any circumstances say "I'll be right back." Because you won't be back.
Stu: Hey, I'm gettin' another beer, you want one?
Randy: Yeah, sure.
Stu: [Dramatically.] I'll be right back!
Randy: Yeah, you bent the rules. I'll see you in the kitchen with a knife.

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