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Scream (1996)
Synopsis: The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody...

FADE IN:

ON A RINGING TELEPHONE.

A hand reaches for it, bringing the receiver up to the face

of CASEY BECKER, a young girl, no more than sixteen. A

friendly face with innocent eyes.

CASEY:

Hello.

MAN'S VOICE

(from phone)

Hello.

Silence.

CASEY:

Yes.

MAN:

Who is this?

CASEY:

Who are you trying to reach?

MAN:

What number is this?

CASEY:

What number are you trying to reach?

MAN:

I don't know.

CASEY:

I think you have the wrong number.

MAN:

Do I?

CASEY:

It happens. Take it easy.

CLICK! She hangs up the phone. The CAMERA PULLS BACK to reveal

Casey in a living room, alone. She moves from the living

room to the kitchen. It's a nice house. Affluent.

The phone RINGS again.

INT. KITCHEN

Casey grabs the portable.

CASEY:

Hello.

MAN:

I'm sorry. I guess I dialed the wrong

number.

CASEY:

So why did you dial it again?

MAN:

To apologize.

CASEY:

You're forgiven. Bye now.

MAN:

Wait, wait, don't hang up.

Casey stands in front of a sliding glass door. It's pitch

black outside.

CASEY:

What?

MAN:

I want to talk to you for a second.

CASEY:

They've got 900 numbers for that.

Seeya.

CLICK! Casey hangs up. A grin on her face.

EXT. CASEY'S HOUSE - NIGHT - ESTABLISHING

A big country home with a huge sprawling lawn full of big

oak trees. It sits alone with no neighbors in sight.

The phone RINGS again.

INT. KITCHEN

Popcorn sizzles in a pot on the stove. Casey covers it with

a lid, reaching for the portable phone.

CASEY:

Hello.

MAN:

Why don't you want to talk to me?

CASEY:

Who is this?

MAN:

You tell me your name, I'll tell you

mine.

CASEY:

(shaking the popcorn)

I don't think so.

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Kevin Williamson

Kevin Meade Williamson is an American screenwriter, filmmaker, and actor, best known as the creator of the TV series Dawson's Creek, The Vampire Diaries, The Following and Stalker. more…

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