Scream 2

Scream 2

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Director: Wes Craven

Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox

     
 

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A year after the monstrous success of 1996's neo-slasher flick Scream, director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson reunited for this follow-up. Since viewers last saw the characters, nosy newswoman Gale Weathers has written a sleazy best-selling book based on the events of the first film, a book that has been adapted into a Hollywood film called

Overview

A year after the monstrous success of 1996's neo-slasher flick Scream, director Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson reunited for this follow-up. Since viewers last saw the characters, nosy newswoman Gale Weathers has written a sleazy best-selling book based on the events of the first film, a book that has been adapted into a Hollywood film called Stab, starring Tori Spelling as Sydney Prescott. The real Sydney (Neve Campbell) has since gone away to college in Cincinnati in hopes of leaving the horrific events of her past behind her. Unfortunately, at a showing of Stab, two college students are murdered in a fashion that is reminiscent of the slayings that took place back in Woodsboro. Suddenly, Sydney, her pal Randy (Jamie Kennedy), and dopy deputy Dewey (David Arquette) find themselves once again pursued by a ruthless masked killer. Among the other potential killers and victims are Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurie Metcalf, and Liev Schreiber.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A sequel to the 1996 smash that both parodied and reiterated the slasher pic genre, reuniting much of the original film's cast and its writer and director, respectively, Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven. In witty fashion, the movie comments on horror sequels while being one, but what sets this apart from most sequels of any classification is its uncommon attention to character. The principals in this film seem even more fleshed out, even compassionate, giving the film some much-needed class to offset the standard slice-and-dice conventions. Longer and less exciting than its predecessor, but filled with a lot of the cheeky humor that made the original so much fun. Reportedly, the screenplay was written on special paper so that duplication of it was not possible, responding to the various internet leaks that marred films like it in its release year.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/1998
UPC:
0786936087604
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Walt Disney Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Arquette Dewey Riley
Neve Campbell Sidney Prescott
Courteney Cox Gale Weathers
Sarah Michelle Gellar Cici Cooper
Jamie Kennedy Randy Meeks
Jerry O'Connell Derek
Laurie Metcalf Debbie Salt
Elise Neal Hallie
Timothy Olyphant Mickey
Jada Pinkett Smith Maureen Evans
Liev Schreiber Cotton Weary
Lewis Arquette Chief Louis Hartley
Duane Martin Joel
Omar Epps Phil Stevens
David Warner Gus Gold
Rebecca Gayheart Lois
Portia de Rossi Sorority Sister Murphy
Tori Spelling herself/Sidney in 'Stab'
Marisol Nichols Actor

Technical Credits
Wes Craven Director
Lisa Beach Casting
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Kamar Bitar Makeup Special Effects
Ted Burner Art Director
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Kathleen Detoro Costumes/Costume Designer
Kelsee Devoreaux Stunts
Ed Gerrard Musical Direction/Supervision
Cary Granat Executive Producer
Bob Kensington Set Decoration/Design
Cathy Konrad Producer
Daniel Lupi Co-producer
Patrick Lussier Editor
Marianne Maddalena Producer
Martin Roy Mervel Set Decoration/Design
Richard Potter Executive Producer
Andrew Rona Executive Producer
Jim Stuebe Sound/Sound Designer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Kevin Williamson Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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Scream 2 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
Scream 2 to me is better than the first one with more scares and the killer is back wow the actors are great in the movie and Jerry O Connel stars as Derek wow Jerry O Connel in a horror movie i know he usually does comedies but im surprised to see him in Scream 2 the second is better than the first one i liked this one i really did oh also Sarah Michelle Gellar is in the movie as the college girl that gets killed by the killer also Jamie Kennedy as Randy its just sad to see him get killed in the 2nd movie cause i really liked his charcter Scream 2 get ready for it!
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Sidney's now in college after her crazy ordeal in the first movie. Also returning are characters Randy, awesome character, Gale and Dewey. There's been another killing and of course there's the recognizable costume. Kind of guessed the twist at the end. While it's not better than the first, I thought it was pretty good and has some tense moments.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a movie! I could not believe the performance of Neve Campbell. Sidney(Neve) is finally getting over the murders in Woodsboro until...the premire of Stab: the true story movie of the Woodsboro murders. Sidney, along with the rest of the cast is running from the killer, for the second time. SPECIAL NOTE: Neve Campbell WON Best Female Performance at the 1998 MTV Movie Awards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was great!! my favourite part was definatly the sarah michelle gellar chase scene(i'd give it 10 stars)simple and clean:this movie rocks!!!!!!!1
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As student bodies begin dropping around Windsor College, a mature Sidney Prescott and everyone close to her are being pursued by a serial killer. Not knowing who will drop down next, Sid teams up with Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley to put an end to this horror and mayhem. This film was full of action which will keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. Watch the film carefully and see if you can guess who the kiler is going to be, using the rules from the previous film; you might be totally surprised. I really enjoed this film, and I have continued to watch it ever since I bought it. Unlike some other horror films, you will watch this one again and again due to the mix of thrills and chills. Absolutely frightening!! Advice: Watch it late at night for full fear effect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here it is the incredible follow-up to the smash hit phenomenon Scream! Away at college,Sidney Prescott thought she'd finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her.....until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel!Now as history eerily repeats itself,ambitious reporter Gale Weathers,deputy Dewey,and other Scream survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe or beyond suspicion!Director Wes Craven brings you the best and scariest of the Scream series!