Trivia: Just to alert those not in the know - if you were in the audience and were entirely confused when two characters dressed in black appeared, the tall skinny one says something to Gale, and half the people around you laughed, you clearly haven't watched enough good films. Those characters are Jay and Silent Bob from Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma - four fantastic films from Kevin Smith, who plays Silent Bob. Go and see them. Now.Jon Sandys
Trivia: Kevin Williamson (who had written the first two films, as well as the fourth) had an entirely different plot in mind, which he had outlined and given to the studio, only for it to be passed on. His original concept had the killers in the film be members of a "Stab" (the film-within-the-film) fan-club, who orchestrated the murders in order to gain fame and become heirs to Sidney Prescott's status as the soul-survivor. Aspects of this unused original story treatment were re-written into the fourth film, which features a killer whose motivation is fame and becoming the soul-survivor.
Trivia: Matthew Lillard revealed that his character from the first film, Ghostface killer Stuart "Stu" Macher, was originally going to be the new Ghostface killer in this film. Stu actually survived when Sidney pushed the TV on his head. From prison, Stu was going to orchestrate new Ghostface attacks to get revenge on Sidney. Stu was ultimately written out of the film and replaced with Roman Bridger.
Trivia: At one point, it was not known whether Neve Campbell would be able to appear in the film as Sidney due to her hectic work schedule. The studio even considered writing out of the character. She eventually agreed to appear in the film, but was only able to be on-set for a few weeks. This is why she doesn't have as many scenes as she does in the other three "Scream" movies.TedStixon