Synopsis: Like the original movie 25 years ago, a cute teenage girl is at home alone when the phone rings. A man wants to play a game with her. With the threat of killing her best friend, Tara's forced to play along. She barely survives the ghost face masked intruder's stabbing. Her 5 year older sister, Sam(antha), who left home at 18 due to mental problems, Sam's boyfriend and Tara's high school friends visit her at the hospital. Later on in a bar, a guy provokes the friends and is later attacked outside in the parking lot by Ghostface. Sam receives a call from him at the hospital and then he unsuccessfully attacks her. She later reveals family secrets to her sister. Sam contacts one of the original victims, Dewey, for help. He warns two other original victims, Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers, about Ghostface being back. Who is Ghostface? How many more must die?

- Hello?

- Hello

Is Cristina there?

No, she's not available

May I take a message?

Sorry, I'm a friend of hers from group...

Oh, sh*t

From her sh*t?

Look, just tell her I'm from group

I'm Charlie She's got my number

She goes to your group?

I shouldn't have...

Just tell her that Charlie called

I will do exactly that, Charlie,

once you tell me

what kind of group we're talking about

Is it AA? NA?

You sound exactly like she describes you

She talks about me in group?

I don't think

I can really talk about that

What does she say about me?

She loves you very much

What does she love about me?

She loves that you're creative

You love art and TV and movies

Lots of people love movies

Yeah, but she says you love scary movies

and that you guys have that in common

She's proud of making a fan out of you

- She is?

- Yeah

She told me the other day, she wonders...

what's your favorite scary movie?

The Babadook It's an amazing meditation

on motherhood and grief

Isn't that a little fancy pants?

Well, it's elevated horror


What does that mean, "Elevated horror"?

It's scary but with complex emotional

and thematic underpinnings

It's not just some schlocky, cheeseball

nonsense with wall-to-wall jump scares

Sounds kind of boring to me

Have you ever seen Stab?

Once, I think

At a sleepover when I was, like, 12

You live in Woodsboro

and you don't know Stab?

Your mother loves that movie

She talks about it all the time in group

How well do you remember the original?

I don't know

I mean, it was super '90s

It was really over-lit

and everyone had weird hair

Do you remember the beginning?

Not really

It started with a kill scene, right?

They always started with a kill scene

Yeah, that's right That's right

It's a girl at home, alone

She answers a wrong number

and starts talking with the killer

who makes her play a game

Would you like to play a game...


Systems armed

This isn't f***ing funny, Amber

I told you, this isn't Amber

Amber's looking

particularly fetching tonight

She really shouldn't leave her phone

lying around for anyone to clone

What do you want?

I told you, I want to play a game

Stab movie trivia, three rounds

You call the cops, she dies

You get a question wrong, she dies

Her parents aren't home

I can be in that room in 15 seconds

You want a warmup question?

I told you I don't know these movies!

Ask me about something I do know

Ask me about It Follows

Ask me about Hereditary

Ask me about The Witch

In the first Stab movie,

what Woodsboro native was introduced

as the franchise's main character?

It's Sidney Prescott!

It's Sidney Prescott and she lived on Elm


You see, you're gonna do great at this

Okay, question one...

No, I got that one right It should count

Anyone could have gotten that one right

Sidney's in every movie but the last one

Question one:

Who wrote the original book

that the Stab movies are based on?

The chick from TV!

"The chick from TV"

is not gonna cut it, Tara

Gale Weathers!

It is Gale Weathers, you motherf***er!


Amber might live to see the sunrise

Question two:
Who played the dumb b*tch

at the beginning of Stab 1

who answers the phone

and gets carved up by the killer?

F*** you

Is that the answer you're going with?

A non-answer

counts as a wrong answer, Tara

Time's running out

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock,

tick-tock, tick-tock...

Heather Graham!

Correct! You pulled that one out

Now for the final question:

Who was the killer in Stab 1?

I know this one, you f***

It's Billy Loomis!

He was Sidney's boyfriend,

and he was played by Luke Wilson,

and I got you, a**hole!

I got it! I got it right!

Oh, I'm sorry, Tara,

but that's just not correct


No, no, it is It is That is right

The correct answer is Billy Loomis

and Stu Macher

There are two killers

in the original Stab

I'm afraid someone's got to die now

No, no, no Amber, I'm coming

F***, f***, f***

Systems armed

The police are on their way, a**hole!

All systems disarmed

Systems armed

-All systems disarmed

-Oh, my God No

Systems armed

All systems disarmed Systems armed

All systems disarmed

Systems armed


Bonus question, Tara

Please stop

Do you think I made it inside your house

before you could rearm?


Excuse me, miss?

- What'd you just take?

- Your boner pills

Good luck getting it up now


You are my boner pills

No No

You okay?


You don't have to check on me

all the time I'm not breakable

Yeah, this I know


- Sam?

- Hey What's going on?

Tara... was attacked

What? Is she...

She's alive, but in bad shape

She was...


Stabbed? What the f***?

She made it through surgery

and the doctor said it went well

She's resting now

I know you guys

aren't on the best terms, but...

I'm on my way

She's gonna be okay, Sam

We'll see you soon

Hey, wait, Wes!


Do they know who did this?

It's probably better

if you just come here


She said it was someone

in a f***ing Ghostface mask

My sister was attacked

I gotta go

Wait, hey! I'm going with you

No, Richie...

No, Sam I'm coming with you


-Okay Yeah

Attention, Panthers A reminder

that all classes and school activities

are canceled tomorrow

due to public safety concerns

That was Sam

- She's coming?

- Yeah

Watch everything get worse

Listen, all I'm saying is,

with everything going on right now,

I think it's time we take our relationship

to the next, most intimate level

He wants me to accept

his Find My Fam request

It's the smartest option

with a would-be killer on the loose

You know exactly where I am

and I know exactly where you are

Aw, you can stalk me

like a jealous boyfriend

And you can stalk me

like a jealous boyfriend

Is this because you two

aren't having sex yet?

You actually bring up a very good point

Not that I want to sound

like a stereotypical jock

trying to get into his girlfriend's pants


Don't do it, Liv

There's a psycho out there

You make yourself harder to find

Delete social media,

tape over your phone camera, disable GPS

Yes, thank you very much, Edward Snowden

Actually, your mother just interrogated me

about Tara's attempted murder,

which was very fun

I'm sure she's asking everybody

I mean, Ghostface is back

The press still isn't saying Ghostface

My mom doesn't want to cause a panic

It'll get out by the second

or third killing

Jesus, Mindy, there wasn't

a first killing Tara's alive

That means she could still die

- What the f***?

- Or the killer could come back for her

F***! Mindy, come on

I'm just telling you, arm up, okay?

Pepper spray, check Taser, check

Girlfriend repellent, check

Nice Thank you

Oh, sh*t Is that... Vince?


The creep you hooked up with last summer?

Yeah, he worked with me and Tara

He worked with Tara?

He's been stalking my Instagram

the last couple weeks,

posting the creepiest sh*t

Probably time to introduce him

to Hobbs and Shaw

Maybe not the best idea to incite

violence right in front of the sheriff

Looks like he's leaving

Thanks anyway, boys

Tara says she fought back hard

You've got bruises

From football practice

Oh, sure

Tara's awake She just texted

I'm going to the hospital

You guys coming?



I can't, but I'll meet you guys later

All right

I've actually never seen Stab

You've never seen Stab?

Not even the one that came out last year?

I've never seen Gone With the Wind either,

but I don't consider it like a huge hole

in my cinematic education

Most of the Stab movies

are based on things that happened here

Define "things"

Things like...

a guy named Billy Loomis and his friend

carved up a bunch of high-school kids

while wearing this Halloween ghost mask

You mean like in Halloween?

No Not like in Halloween

-Sounds a lot like Halloween

-All right, it's a little like Halloween

And every decade or so,

some idiot gets the bright idea

to put on the mask, kill his friends,

and get famous, too

The last time it happened was in 2011

And we came here voluntarily?

Well, I got to make sure Tara's okay

Yes, of course

And I got to make sure

we don't get sliced up by some lunatic

who saw Friday the 13th and thought,

"You know what?

That Jason guy,

he's got some pretty solid ideas"

Can I just ask you one question, though?


Do you have any idea why

someone wearing that mask

would want to kill your sister?


How are you feeling?

You came

Of course I came

This is my boyfriend, Richie

It's so nice to meet you

I'm so sorry if I'm intruding

Nice to meet you, too



-Thank you for calling

-Of course

Look at your hair! I like it

These are Chad and Mindy,

the twins And Wes

I used to babysit them all

Which is always how

I like to be introduced

And Amber Hey

Hi Nice to see you

-Hi I'm Richie


- Where's Mom?

- She's stuck at a conference in London

She called me earlier

Yeah, for all of ten minutes

Look, guys, Tara's really tired

Maybe we should just give her some space



Not you, Sam

I want you to stay


-But the rest


If it's okay with you,

I could sleep here tonight

I'd really like that


- Do you have your extra inhaler?

- Yeah, I'll be fine


Honey? Okay, I'll just be right outside

Thank you


Sam, I was so scared

I know

It's okay

So what is she like, the sister?

Sam? Sam is so cool

You only say that because she let you

wear Pokemon onesies to bed for a year

That's true That's a true statement

No, trust me, Sam is not cool

Her dad left her mom Walks right out

when Tara's eight, Sam's 13

Sam started acting out,

getting in trouble with the cops

And then, on Sam's 18th birthday,

she leaves

Ghosts them all

Maybe Sam's changed

I just don't want to see Tara hurt again

So what, you're protecting Tara

from her own sister now?

Well, someone has to

Okay, so no guys are good enough for her

and now her family's off-limits, too?

Mm, motive

"If I can't have her, no one can"

- What?

- We all know you have a crush on Tara

Okay Come on, Mindy

But we're all suspects

Except maybe Liv

-Thank you

-You're way too boring to be a psycho

Yo, Liv You want a real drink?

Or are you happy sitting

at this kids' table?

Listen up, Uglier Michael Myers,

it was a summer fling It meant nothing

- Was I talking to you?

- I don't care who you're talking to

-Liv, let's go

-Don't talk to her!

-I don't want to hear your voice

-Shut your mouth

Better shut the f*** up

Get out of here or I'm calling the cops


-I'll see you soon, sweetheart

-Hey, man, f*** you

You kids, too! Let's go!

Did you see that sh*t?

F*** this bar, man

F*** you

F*** it!

What the f***?

What the f***?

Is that you, pretty boy? Huh?

Get out of my f***ing car!


- You okay?

- Yeah

Just a bad dream

What are you watching?

Stab is on Netflix

What? I want to be prepared

I got to go find something to eat

Yeah, okay

How you doing, Sam?

Antipsychotics aren't working

as well as they used to, are they?

F*** you

You can't run from who you are, Sam

I'm just trying to help

Hey, when are you gonna tell her

why all this is happening?


Hello, Samantha

Who is this?

Someone who knows

your little family secret

You're the f*** who hurt my sister?

She's not the only one I'm gonna hurt

I had to get you

to come back here somehow, didn't I?

You want to f*** with me, a**hole?

I'm right here Come and get me

With pleasure


Help! Help!

Somebody help me, he's trying to kill me!

What's going on? You're okay

Somebody tried to kill me

in the break room!

I've got a body outside a bar on Main,

and then you get attacked here

You said the call came

from Amber's number?

So? We know he called on my phone

before when he attacked Tara

Or, and I'm just spit-balling here...

you're the killer

And where were you when all this happened?

I was... watching Netflix

-Ooh, yeah Super-solid alibi, bro

-So where were you?

I was questioning Amber and her friends

at the sheriff's station

Yeah, I came as soon as I heard

But, you know,

the Netflix alibi is good, too

Both of you, stop it

You're gonna put more cops

on her room, right?


And I can move you to a private floor

Deputy Vinson knows what he's doing,

you'll be safe

Like we've been so far?

Samantha, let's step outside

Nice to see you, Deputy Hicks

-So many fun memories

-It's "Sheriff" Hicks

I remember you, too...

and all the trouble

you used to cause your family

Your presence here is not helping

So maybe when the sun comes up,

you and your boyfriend can hit the road

and leave it to people

who actually care about this community

Well, she remains a delight

Are you okay?

Would you mind giving us a second?

I need to talk to Tara

Come on, Netflix, let's go

Do you remember when Dad left?

Parts, sure

I was eight

What does that have to do with anything?

It has to do with it

Do you remember how...

Mom used to keep those boxes

up in the attic?

Well, I was up there once...

When I was 13,

looking for Christmas presents

And I found these old diaries

that she kept from high school

- Sam, what is...

- Please

I have to do this

So I found these old diaries

And I knew it was wrong,

but I read some anyway

because Mom got pregnant

with me in high school,

and I thought it could be cool to find out

how she and Dad got together

How romantic it must have been

So I read some

Only it wasn't romantic

Mom was dating Dad, but...

she was in love with this other guy...

and he got her pregnant

She told Dad it was his,

and that's why he proposed senior year

Sam, what are you talking about?

And I'm sitting there, in this attic...

and I'm 13...

and I just found out my dad isn't my dad

So I go find Mom in her bedroom,

and I'm screaming at her

and shoving this diary in her face,

and I didn't even realize...

that Dad was standing right behind me

He didn't know

He found out right then from me

He left that night

I'm the reason he left


No, Sam...

Mom never forgave me

Then she made me promise never

to tell you because you were so young

And that's why I changed

and I got distant and weird with you

And I went out and I started doing

every drug that I could get my hands on

until I couldn't take it anymore

and I left town

I just couldn't be

around you anymore, Tara

Not only because I destroyed our family

that night, but because...

those diaries told me

who my real father was

It was Billy Loomis

And somebody knows,

and I think that's why you got hurt

And I'm so f***ing sorry

that I never told you and then I ran away

-I'm so sorry

-Get out


You're gone for five years...

Five whole years

And then I get stabbed

and you want to come back

and drop all this sh*t on me?

I thought I was protecting you

Protecting me from what?

The truth?

Get the f*** out!

Hey, hey, hey It's okay, it's me

Were you listening at the door?

No, no, of course not

Okay, yeah, I was listening at the door

It doesn't freak you out...

that my real father was a serial killer?

I mean...


A great deal, yeah

Okay, well, then go I get it

I just got to stay and figure it out

I'm not leaving you here, Sam

You know that part in horror movies

where you want to yell at the characters

to be smart and get the f*** out?

This is that part, Richie

You should get the f*** out

But I'm staying

I love you

- You're such a dumbass.

- I'm such a dumbass.


your sister won't talk to you

The police aren't gonna help

What's our next move?

We go talk to an expert

...a few temperatures here

Tuesday, Wednesday in the mid-50s,

and then finally we'll see

those mid-60s returning into next week

And just one night after a local teen

was attacked in her home

by an assailant in a Ghostface costume,

Sheriff Judy Hicks has now confirmed

two more late-night attacks

that have left Woodsboro reeling

The first victim, Vincent Schneider,

was found dead

behind the Corner Pocket Pool Hall

A second victim, as yet unnamed,

was attacked

inside Woodsboro General Hospital,

but she escaped without injuries

Needless to say,

Woodsboro is on high alert today...

Live from Studio 1-A in Rockefeller Plaza...

Good morning I'm Gale Weathers

Before we dive in,

I want to tell you a little story

that happened on the way

to the studio this morning

I stopped to get a bacon,

egg and cheese at a bodega,

already a quintessentially New York...

Go away!

Sorry to bother you, Mr Riley!

We just want to ask you a few questions

I don't give interviews

We're not looking for an interview

Give me one good reason

why I should talk to you

I'm Billy Loomis's daughter

That's a terrible reason

for me to talk to you

My name is Samantha Carpenter

I was attacked last night at the hospital

The night before that,

my sister was stabbed seven times

I know you know what that's like

I'm just trying to protect my family

Five minutes That's all I'm asking

I'll give you two minutes

I'm missing a show I like

If I ever threaten to get bangs,

stage an intervention

Gale Weathers

- Weren't you two...

- Yeah

Who's he?

This is Richie, my boyfriend

How long have you known him?

Six months?

Did he know who your dad was when you met?

Express any interest in Woodsboro

or the Ghostface killings?

What the hell are you talking about?

Your killer's obsessed

with the Stab movies, right?

Well, there are certain rules

to surviving a Stab movie

Believe me, I know

Rule number one:

Never trust the love interest

They seem sweet, caring, supportive

Then welcome to act 3,

where they're trying to rip your head off

I was with Sam in Modesto

when Tara was attacked

And let me guess,

you were just in the other room,

conveniently unaccounted for

when she was attacked at the hospital

Do I have to take this from

shitty Sam Elliott over here, or what?

Rule number two:

The killer's motive is

always connected to something in the past

I'm related to Billy

Right, but then why kill

that random Vince guy?

That's for you to figure out

And rule number three,

and this is the most important rule:

The first victim always has a friend group

that the killer is a part of

Does your sister have

a close-knit group of friends?


She does

Then look for the killer there

If you can find out

why they're doing this,

you can figure out who's next

So help us

Help us figure out who is behind this

You kidding me?

I've been stabbed nine times

I've got permanent nerve damage

and a fun little limp

You think I want to do that again?

You just said it always goes

back to the past, right?

So if I'm in danger...

that means you're in danger

Come on

Let's do this together

Your time's up


Yeah, he's way more fun in the movies

Okay, what's next?

The friends

Thanks so much for that, Kevin

Coming up after our local weather,

the pros and cons

of reuniting with old friends


Hey, Sid, it's me


Oh, my God How long has it been?

I'm just trying to get a run in

before I take the girls to school

How are you?

I'm good, really good

How are you? How's Mark?

I think I'll keep him

How are things in the sheriff's business?


- They're fine But, Sid...

- Have you talked to Gale lately?

No Not in a couple years

I know things didn't end well

with you guys, but...


it's happening again

What are you talking about?

Some idiot in a Ghostface mask

Three attacks so far One dead

Something about this one

just feels different

Are you okay?

I'm fine, you know me


I do That's why I'm asking

I'm fine

I just...

want you to be safe up there

Do you have a gun?

I'm Sidney f***ing Prescott

Of course I have a gun

Good That's good

Does Gale know?

No, she's my next call

But, Sid, promise me:

No matter what you hear or what you see

on the news, don't come here

No offense, Dewey I have no intention

of ever setting foot in that town again



whoever this killer's after,

I'm glad they have you to protect them

You be safe, okay?

Will do

It's good to hear your voice

You, too, Sid

Come on Get it together, Dewey

Probably shouldn't have sent

the smiley face

Holy sh*t He came

I've decided to temporarily assist you

in your investigation

Thank you

Look, just because that guy showered

doesn't mean he should have a gun

How do you know so much about Stab?

Runs in her family

Randy was our uncle


You said to bring everybody

Woo, suspects!

My brother would be so proud

Hey, Martha

Dewey! Hi!

You look...


- How's the wife?

- Okay, Mom, we're good Thank you

All right, kids, have fun

I asked Mindy to call everybody here,


there's something I have to tell you

So let me get this straight

You're saying that you're

the daughter of Billy Loomis,

and, what, that one of us is the killer?

The killer told me he knew my secret

He attacked Tara to lure me back here

But then why immediately go and murder

some douche-nozzle that was stalking Liv?

And why does it have to be one of us?

What about Deputy Dewey here?

Maybe he's the killer

No offense

None taken, but what's my motive?

You got stabbed a billion times,

got dumped by your famous wife

and crawled into a bottle

I think it's safe to say

you're on the suspect list

Well, maybe you're the killer

Because that cut deep

That douche-nozzle is connected

I googled him His mom is Leslie Macher

-Stu Macher's sister

-Who's Stu Macher?

He's Billy Loomis's accomplice

A real loony tune

Okay Okay

So the first three attacks are all

on people related to the original killers

Oh, my God He's making a requel!

A what?

Or a legacyquel

Fans are torn on the terminology

God Please speak English

Remember the Stab movie

that came out last year?

Oh, yeah! The one

the Knives Out guy directed, right?

I actually really liked that one

Of course you did

You have terrible taste

I hate you

The point is,

the hard-core Stab fans hated it

You go on 4chan and Dreadit,

all they're talking about is

how Stab 8 pissed on their childhoods

How they crammed in social commentary

just to elevate it

How the main character's a Mary Sue

- What's a Mary Sue?

- You really don't want to know

What's wrong with elevated horror?

I mean, Jordan Peele f***ing rules

Obviously, but that's not Stab

Real Stab movies are

meta slasher whodunits, full stop

-Come on, it's just a movie

-No, it's not

To some people, the original

is their favorite thing in the world

The movie that made them love horror

That Mom or Dad showed them when

they were ten that bonded them together

And God help anyone who

slightly fucks with that special memory

Who makes a movie

they think disrespects it

It sounds like our killer is writing

his own version of Stab 8,

but doing it as a requel

Which is?

See, you can't just reboot a franchise

from scratch anymore

The fans won't stand for it

Black Christmas, Child's Play, Flatliners...

that sh*t doesn't work

But you can't just do

a straight sequel, either

You got to build something new

But not too new,

or the Internet goes bug-f***ing nuts

It has to be part

of an ongoing story line,

even if the story shouldn't have been

ongoing in the first place

New main characters, yes,

but supported by

and related to legacy characters

Not quite a reboot, not quite a sequel

Like the new Halloween, Saw,

Terminator, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters...

f***, even Star Wars!

It always,

always goes back to the original!

Are you telling me that I'm caught

in the middle of fan-f***ing-fiction?

Not just in the middle, Sam

You're the star

So, not to put too fine a point on it,

but, according to requel rules...

who's next?

Going by the pattern,

whoever it is has to be connected

to someone that came before

I'm starting to regret coming here

Jesus, my mom was

a character in one of them

No one cares about the shitty

inferior sequels, Wes You're safe

With Randy as our uncle, though,

you and I are probably screwed

Wait What?

Or you're the killer,

and this whole elaborate monologue

is just to cover your tracks

I think it's pretty clear

who the killer is at this point



It makes perfect requel sense

-That actually does make a lot of sense


F*** this

Sam, wait

The first f***ing rule of these movies

is don't split up!

The nerve of that girl, right?

I'm really not in the mood right now

Sam, Sam, Sam

There is a killer on the loose

He's threatening you

He's threatening your sister

Are you gonna run away

from who you are like you always do,

or are you gonna use it?

I'm not like you


And how else are you gonna survive?

I say accept who you are,

let's get out there,

find out who's doing this,

and cut some f***ing throats!


And extra edamame Please

Thank you I'll be there in ten minutes


That you, tiger?


Are you being safe out there, honey?

To the point

that all my friends mock me, yes

Good boy

- What's for dinner?

- Sushi I was just leaving to pick it up

Why don't you just Postmates it?

It gets all smooshy

by the time it's here

I know you hate that

Go take a shower I'll be back soon

- Can you put this away for me?

- Yes

-Love you

-Love you

-Lock the door

-I will

-Sheriff Hicks

-Hello, Sheriff Judy

- Who is this?

- I think you know

I'm a fan of scary movies And knives

What's your favorite scary movie?

I prefer animated films and musicals

Why are you doing this?

I'll tell you all about it

I'm calling to turn myself in

I think that's a great idea

We'll sit down at the station, and I'll

tell you about the two people I've killed

You've only killed one person

By the time I see you,

I'll have gutted your baby boy

F*** you!

Pick up, Wes!

This is Sheriff Hicks

I need units to converge on my house ASAP

Copy that We're on it

Can't get him on the phone, can you?

He must be busy

How do I know you're anywhere near him?

Ever seen the movie Psycho?


don't hurt my boy

Why not?

-He's a good kid

-Is he, now?

He never hurt anyone

That's not enough

Please! I'll do anything!

You're not gonna make it in time,

Sheriff Judy


I'm coming!







F***... you!

Miss, you can't be here

You can't be here

No, I'm sorry I know her son

- Her son, Wes Is he...

- I'm sorry

I'm sorry

Excuse me

Oh, my God


Well, you're you

Last time I checked

Are you okay? You seem like

you're having a bit of a moment

Did you know the sheriff?

Sort of

She didn't like me very much

She didn't like me either

I'm Samantha Sam Carpenter

My sister and I were attacked

Sorry to hear that

I'm Gale...


Weathers I'm Gale Weathers Excuse me

- Gale?

- A text?

You tell me the killer is back in a text?

-Ow, that hurts


-You were on the air

-How do you know?

A hunch

You look good Are you still writing?

No time

You were always happiest

when you were writing

Well, sir, it's okay

We're here with Gale

I'd give you a hand,

but I can't release anybody right now

Couldn't resist a good story, could you?

Don't be an idiot, Dewey

I'm here because I was worried about you

Okay, yes My producers wanted me

to cover this, for obvious reasons,

but 90% is because of you

Well, I feel 90% better

Don't be so sensitive

Since when did you care about my feelings?

Especially not in the last couple years

All right, listen Let's not pretend

I'm the one who ended things

No one's pretending, Gale

I remember what happened

Why aren't you in uniform?

I retired

Since when?

Since they asked me to


I don't need your pity, Gale

I made my choices So did you

It was my turn

It was a great opportunity

-You said you'd try

-And I did

For two whole months!

Listen, if you want to make me feel worse

than I already do, good luck

The mornings aren't so bad,

because I get to see you

Pretend I'm still back there in New York

But then I remember...

that I couldn't hack it

I left in the middle of the night...

like a coward

Why wouldn't you tell me that then?

It would have mattered

You are a lot of things, Dewey...

but you are not a coward

You just...

You just were meant to be in Woodsboro

And you weren't?

Promise me you'll leave

as soon as you can

You know I can't promise that

I'm sorry about Judy

Yeah, me too

But she'll make a great chapter

in your next book

And don't even get me started

on Ghostface's signature new weapon

That sh*t is lit

And can we talk about the title? Stab?

What, just like the original?

Just call it Stab 8 It's f***ing Stab 8

You're not fooling anyone

It's such bullshit

- Where have you been? Are you okay?

- Yeah, I'm fine

You know, that Mindy girl wasn't kidding

Stab 8 is not like the others

I mean, no connection to the other movies

No legacy characters at all

This franchise goes off the rails

with number five

Richie, listen to me He killed

two more people Wes and his mother

He killed the sheriff? You can do that?

I mean, are you okay? Where are you?

-I'll call you right back

-No, Sam...

We should be out looking for him

Who's at the hospital?

Who's watching my sister?

I just heard about the sheriff

They needed me here!

- Where are you going?

- My sister's in trouble!

...where Judy Hicks

has just been brutally murdered

What are you waiting for?


Come on Let's go!



F*** this


Goddamn it!

Should you be making

a phone call right now?

Please, please


You know we have to live

through this to help her, right?

Just hold on

Holy sh*t

Goddamn it!


What are you doing here?

Sam called She said that...

you were in trouble

- Did you hit me with the phone?

- Look out!


- Are you at the hospital?

- Hello, Samantha


Richie can't come to the phone right now

He's finding out what happens to people

who stick their noses in business

that doesn't concern them

-Please don't hurt him

-I'll tell you what You can choose

I'll only kill one

What? Tara!

Who do you want to hear die?

No, please I'm begging you

Please don't hurt them

Really? You can't save your own sister?

All you have to do is say, "Kill Richie"

No! No!

No! Tara! Don't touch her

Please, please, please, I'm begging you

Or say, "Kill Tara,"

and I'll make sure to hit

all the organs I missed last time

F*** you!

I'm begging you Please don't hurt her

Last chance to save one


Why are you doing this?

You want to know why, Sam?

Maybe it's because you're a selfish b*tch

who can't even make a decision

to save the life of someone you love

Maybe you're too weak for this franchise

Maybe you're right

Or maybe I'm just stalling for time,


I'll get Richie


Come on, Richie

It's okay I got you

It's gonna be all right

Get the elevator!

Not today


Let's get out of here

Come on, hurry up

-The head


You have to shoot 'em in the head,

or they always come back

Dewey! Who gives a f***?

-I do

-No! Dewey!

Yes, today

It's an honor



I'm sorry

I didn't know him well, but...

he helped me

That's what he did

He helped people

I should've stopped him

If you had, my sister would be dead

Samantha, your sister's awake



I came as soon as I heard

I'm so sorry

You shouldn't be here

You shouldn't be here either

- Mark and the kids are okay?

- Yeah, they're safe for now

I'm here to make sure of that

Come here

How you feeling?

Every time I get attacked,

they give me better painkillers

So there's that

I'm sorry

For what? You saved my life

For not telling you sooner

For being the reason Dad left

You're not the reason Dad left

You didn't choose where you came from

Or who you came from

I don't blame you for that

I blame you for leaving me too

That's never gonna happen again

I know

But why didn't you come to me back then?

I could've helped


I was scared

Of what?

I was scared

that I would turn out just like him

So I ran

To protect you

you could never be like him

-You're so high right now

-I'm so high right now

I'm not even gonna lie

I love you

I love you too

So what do we do now?

What nobody ever does in these situations

We're gonna get the f*** out of Woodsboro

- That's her?

- Yeah


It's Sam

- I'm...

- I know who you are

I hope you're okay

- Listen, I'm sorry...

- You're Billy's daughter

We'll bring the car around

Yeah I'm his daughter

I'm sorry if that's weird for you

No, no, it's...

I've been through this A lot

You want to talk?

I appreciate it

And I'm...

I'm really sorry about Dewey

But I'm taking my sister away

from all this

I tried running too

It doesn't work, it always follows

All due respect,

that's your life, not mine

-I'm not so sure about that

-What do you want from me, lady?

Hey! Watch your tone, new girl

You know how they always say

it goes back to the original?

Here's the original

I want your help

Because you're wrong,

this is your life now

Which means whoever this is

will keep coming for you

- So?

- So I want you to help us kill him

You want me to help you and the host

of a morning show commit murder?



And I'm what in this scenario?

The bait? The helpless victim?

- If the shoe fits...

- You're not helpless, Sam

He killed your friend, he killed ours

And I have kids, which means

I won't sleep until he's in the ground

Look, I'm sorry about

what this has done to your lives

But no matter what you

or the killer or anyone says,

this isn't my story

All right!

Let's get the f*** out of town, huh?

Sorry That's my boyfriend, Richie

Nice to meet... We met

Sam, please get in the car so we never

have to see these people again

- Sam...

- No We're leaving

That's the only way I can protect Tara

Okay, good luck

You too

Well, that went f***ing horribly

Don't worry, I have a plan

She seems really tough

Honestly, Sid, who gives a sh*t?

You said it yourself,

he's gonna go after her

I put a tracker on her car

You did what?

It seemed like something

Gale Weathers would do

Take that as a compliment

I left a message for Mom

I told her where we're going

You good back there?

F***, where is it?

Where's what?

My inhaler I usually keep an extra one

Should we go back?

Whoa Okay I vote for not going back

to the murder hospital

- You want to stop at a pharmacy?

- I'd need a prescription

But I left an extra one at Amber's

Her house is on the way

No... no

I'd be in and out

Could you hold out till Modesto?

-I don't think so

-Okay, what's the address?

123 No F***ing Way Lane

Richie, she needs it

And I need to keep all the blood

inside my body So do you

Richie, please

It's okay

Okay, yeah F***

What's the goddamn address?

Hey, thanks for coming

Keep pouring, Wheeler Thank you


To Wes!

Beautiful son of a b*tch

We love you, buddy!

Shots, really?

This is supposed to be a memorial

Well, this is how I mourn

and distract myself

from the looming specter of Death

Hey, we're low on beer

There's more in the basement

I'll go get some

What the f***, Mindy? Jesus!

That was a test And you failed

Never go off on your own

with a masked killer around

You're the one that said

we needed more beer

And you should have asked me

to come with you

You know what else you shouldn't do

when there's a masked killer around?


Follow someone into a dark,

creepy basement alone

I mean...

how do you know I'm not the killer?

Because I am

I'm not, actually

But let that be a lesson

Don't trust anyone

Then how can I trust you

when you say you're not the killer?


You're learning

Now let's go back upstairs

You first

Very good

I think I'm ready

I mean, I think we should

Like now You want to go upstairs?

Like... Like upstairs?

Uh-huh Right now

Don't take this the wrong way,

but I think I have to pass on that



You know, I'm not like

entirely sure that you're not the...


"Don't take this the wrong way"?

No, no, look I'm almost 100% certain

that you are not, but...

the safest option is to be down here

with all the people...

F*** you

...and the potential witnesses

That is a completely valid

emotional response to have

-That too

-F***ing a**hole

Good job

F*** you, Mindy

If I hadn't have written that book

about your mother,

-none of this would've happened


-I started all of this

-No, you didn't

Billy Loomis started this,

and we're gonna end it

After tonight, no more books,

no more movies, no more f***ing Ghostface

- Don't you know the rules?

- What rules?

There are specific rules

to successfully survive a horror movie

For instance, Number One:

You can never have sex

-Don't do it Don't go outside after her

-She's not texting me back

Because she's probably dead

Jesus, Mindy

That's my girlfriend, and I love her

Was your girlfriend

You're just gonna sit and watch a movie

about our uncle getting stabbed?

It calms me down, okay?

I'm also gonna smoke some weed

and possibly hook up with Frances

Have fun

Oh, my God,

at least take some sort of weapon

Here you go

All right




All right Okay, yeah, no



Please, please, please

Whoa! Stop! Wait!

Perfect She's having a party

Who has a party in the middle

of a killing spree? I'm aborting the plan

No, we're already here I'll go in quickly

and get it I'll be back in five

I'm coming too

If you think I'm waiting out here

just to get murdered,

you're out of your mind


What are you doing out of the hospital?

Should you even be up and around?

-I need my spare inhaler

-Why? Where are you going?

It's fine, don't tell me

I get it Just be safe, okay?

I think it's in my room

All right, everyone!

Thanks for coming, but the party's over!

- Time to go!

- No!

But it's so early!

Let's go

Hey, hey, hey! Hello!

Can we cut the music, please?

Hi... Gen Z How are you?

Both Sam and Tara here have been attacked

by the killer twice

Now they're here, which makes this place

a huge murder target, so...

if I were you, I would probably leave

Okay, I tried to be nice

Get the f*** out!

Please get the f*** out

-Sincerely, get the f*** out


Thank you Thank you all

I'm saving your life I promise

Thanks, teens

Thank you so much

Great, thank you for leaving the cup

Thank you

Saving your life

I'm saving your life

Saving your life, thank you

And Number Three:

Never, ever, ever,

under any circumstances,

say, "I'll be right back"

'Cause you won't be back

Somebody's goofy-ass dad's kicking us out

Goddamn it

Thank you

Thanks, guys, have a good night

-You have my number Bye



Is there any beer left?

There's none in the kitchen

Yes, Richie, there's beer in the basement

Right behind you Basement


Do you want to come with me?

No But you were right to ask


Okay, I'll be right back

Yeah Yeah

Well, he's dead

The goddamn f***ing Uber canceled on me!

Great Now I can't have sex

and I can't get a ride home

Could this night get any shittier?

Liv, where's my brother?

What? I don't know, Mindy Probably off

accusing everyone of being the killer!

He actually went looking for you

I didn't see him Okay?

Why are you looking at me like that?

Just revising my suspect list

F*** this!

Are you afraid of me, Mindy?

You think I did something

to your brother? Huh?

You think I'm gonna... cut you up?

A little bit now... yeah

I thought you said

I was too boring to be the killer

Maybe that's the twist

What do you think, huh? You're the expert

You know what eventually happens

to the expert?


Enjoy your stupid movie

F***ing psycho

They stopped

- Gas station?

- No

-Oh, sh*t


Oh, sh*t How far are we?

Too far

Damn it

Tara, we're leaving!


You need to get out

of that house right now

How do you know where I am?

You're in Stu Macher's house,

where your dad and Stu killed everyone

Someone planned to get you there

You need to get the f*** out, Sam!

No, Jamie Watch out

Watch out, Jamie

You know he's around

- What?

- There he is

Come on, man, turn around!

Turn around! Dude!

I told you I told you,

he's around the corner Jamie

-Look behind you

-No, Randy, look behind you

Come on, man, turn around!

Dude, what are you doing? You can do it!

These are your rules! Own that sh*t

Behind you! Turn around

Look behind...

Oh, sh*t!

That's a lot of blood, Sam

No, Mindy, stay with me

- What did you do to her?

- Nothing

No, I didn't do anything

- The killer, he...

- Is she okay?

What the f***?

Richie, where the f*** were you?

I went into the basement to get beer

You went to the basement alone?

I asked her to come with me! She said no!


Stay the f*** back

Jesus Christ!

I was with Tara, but the rest of you

were wandering around

One of you is the f***ing killer!

F*** you, Amber F*** you!

- Why is there blood on your hands?

- What?

- I found Chad I found Chad and he's...

- Chad?

-You're f***ing lying


-You're the killer

-No, I'm not

Liv, stop

- F*** you!

- Liv, just stop!

F*** you, Amber

I'm not the f***ing killer!

I know

Welcome to Act Three


Holy sh*t!

Sam, come on!

Run! Go, go, go! Go!

- Oh, my God... Tara!

- Wait, no, Sam

She has a gun

There are always two killers

Sam, please put the knife down

Look, I think...

-I think the other killer might be Tara


She's the one that brought us here

and you two have been estranged for years

I mean...

how well do you really know her?

Better than I know you

Sam, wait Sam!

Sounds about right

You ready?

For this? Never

Here we go

Help me, help me! He stabbed me!

- What do you think?

- Trap

F*** it


Gale! Gale!

Wait Let me see

-You got to go to the hospital


You said we were gonna finish this

Go finish it, Sidney


For Dewey

Anyone hiding, killer or not,

you have five seconds to show yourself!


Oh, my God


Sam, please

Hello, Sidney!

Hello there Where'd you go?

This isn't Amber I'm the other one

There's two of you Again

I've seen this movie before

Not this movie, Sidney

You really need some new material

I got you here, didn't I?

You might actually be

the most derivative one of all

I mean, Christ, the same house?

Maybe so But you forgot the first rule

of surviving a Stab movie

- Never answer the...

- I'm bored


Put your hands up! Show me your hands!

What are you doing in there?

Hiding from murderers

I told you to come out!

I'm not gonna come out!

You're shooting everything!

Holy sh*t, it's Ghostface!

Richie! Gun Get the gun

Kind of hard since you shot me in the leg

- Yes! Yes!

- Shoot him!

Thank God you're okay

'Cause I really,

really wanted to be the one to kill you

Sit the f*** down, Prescott!

I can't believe this worked

I know It's a bummer it's me

But it really was

the best choice for the movie

This isn't a f***ing movie!

No But it will be

- That's the point, right, Amber?

- Right, hon!

Third Act bloodbath, check

Killers revealed, check

Time for the big finale!


Okay Okay

Let's get 'em into the kitchen

Let's go, b*tch!

Someone has to save the franchise

You see, no one has made

a great Stab movie since the first one

Not really

Hey, baby, you want to go get

the very ex-Mrs Riley?

Yeah, I do

Hey, hey!

Whoa... whoa

Sidney Prescott

You know...

I'm a really big fan

Go f*** yourself

- You see the last Stab movie?

- Not really a fan of scary movies

That checks out Anyway, it sucked balls

Because nobody takes

the true fans seriously Not really

They just laugh at us, and why?

Because we love something?

We're just a f***ing joke to them?

How can fandom be toxic?

It's about love!

They don't f***ing understand

that these movies are important to people

- Richie...

- But we're gonna help them!

Hollywood's totally

f***ing out of ideas,

so we decided we'd give them

some new source material to follow

Bring it back to basics

Because that's how you make

a great Stab movie, Sam

"Based on actual events"


-Sit the f*** down!

Back up

You did all this just to make me

the hero of your f***ed-up movie?

Sweetie, you're not the hero

You're the villain

The daughter of Billy Loomis who sees

f***ed-up visions of her dead dad

Sidney Prescott killed your father


did all this just to get her

back to Woodsboro

You know what the biggest problem

with the Stab movies is?

There's no Michael Myers

or Jason Voorhees

No bad guy to keep coming back

But the illegitimate daughter

of the original mastermind?

Now that's a f***ing villain

- How did you know?

- About your father?

It's a small town and your mom's a drunk!

I met Richie on the Stab subreddit

I've been obsessed ever since

my parents bought this house

We realized pretty quickly

we had similar ideas

Wasn't that hard for me

to find you in Modesto

It wasn't that hard for me

to f*** you, either

But I guess

being a sexually available woman

is supposed to be empowering these days

F*** you!

Well, now you're just

quoting the original

But it wouldn't work with just you, Sam

See, we had to bring the legacy characters

back to make it matter

Can't have a bona fide Halloween

without Jamie Lee!


Dewey had to die to make it real

To show that this

wasn't just some bullshit,

cash-in, run-of-the-mill sequel

Because our movie has f***ing stakes!

'Cause anyone can die in a requel


Goddamn it Whoa, whoa!

No, hey! Sit the f*** down

I'm so sorry, Sid

We can't let you live, either

I mean, surviving this many times...

that would just be ridiculous

This time the fans are gonna be

the ones who win

- That about cover it?

- Nailed it, baby

Get Tara out of the closet

We got to start staging the bodies!

Stay with me, Sid Stay with me

You really should've listened to Dewey

He nailed it in one!

Dude, look at the love interest!

Are you f***ing stupid?

I even had you convinced

it could be your sister

She's not here

What the f*** do you mean, she's not here?

She's not here!

I untied her

Guess you're not

as persuasive as you thought

That's for you

Yeah, like your gimpy little sister's

gonna make a difference

She's our f***ing pincushion

at this point

Amber! Fan out

She couldn't have gotten far

I can't find her!


Sam! Where you going?

Your big scene's coming up!

F***ing kill you!

The f***ing hand sanitizer?

No, no, no, it's not my fault!

It's not my fault!

Let me guess, the movies made you do it?

No, it was the message boards!

I was radicalized

- By movie fans?

- Yes, they're so mad!

Please, it's not my fault

I'm just a dumb kid

I wanted to be a part of something

"A part of something"?

You killed my best friend!

Yeah, and he died like a p*ssy

That's the thing about slashers, Sam

So many blood trails

This one yours?

Only one way to find out!

I was the last thing Dewey saw

before he died too

I can't believe I get to do you both

No last-minute saves this time

Your story's over!

Time to pass the torch

It's all yours, b*tch!

- You want to do the honors?

- This one's yours

No, stop, stop, stop!

I'm sorry about Dewey

F*** you

Enjoy that torch


f***ing up...

my ending!




What are you gonna do now, huh?

Make a scary phone call to me?

Pop out of that closet

in a Ghostface mask?


Because you're the villain!

And the villain dies at the end

Those are the rules

I'm introducing a new rule

And what would that be? Huh?


Never f***

with the daughter of a serial killer

What about... my ending?

Here it comes

Careful, they always come back

Okay, then

I still prefer The Babadook

Are you okay?

Are you good?

I'm so sorry

Excuse me

Excuse me, sir



She's gonna be okay

Can you take us

to a different hospital this time?

Of course

You ready to go?

I'll be right back, yeah?

Your vitals look good

You sit tight for a draft, okay?

Sidney Gale

Thank you both

For everything

Are you gonna be all right?

I'll survive I always do

You were right...

about not running

Sorry about that

How are you doing?

Ask me in a few days

But at least I know

what I'm gonna write about

What's that?

Not this

Those f***ers can die in anonymity

But maybe something about a good man

who used to be the sheriff here once

I'd like to read that story

Can I ask you a weird question?


Am I gonna be okay?



Wait Sam, Sam!

Thank you

Well, you're not going anywhere

without me

Don't worry

I'm gonna hold your hand

all the way there

I can take care of her and her sister

She's all ready for transportation

25 years ago, almost to the day,

in this very house

a tragic story ended

Tonight, a new chapter came to a close

Police do not have

a lot of information right now,

as they are still collecting evidence

As you can see,

this is a very active crime scene

An unknown number of fatalities,

several injuries,

some people being taken off

by ambulance right now as we speak

This is a developing story...

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James Platten Vanderbilt (born November 1975) is an American screenwriter. He is best known for the films Zodiac, White House Down, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. more…

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