Scream 2

Synopsis: Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. It stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Jada Pinkett and Liev Schreiber.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Production: Miramax Films
  5 wins & 11 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
R
Year:
1997
120 min
Website
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EXT. MOVIE THEATRE - NIGHT

An old preserved movie theatre. The kind only found in a small town. Very picturesque.

The marquee in front reads:

SNEAK PREVIEW TONIGHT

"STAB"

Rated R

A line has formed around the block, GUYS and GIRLS--mostly college age. CLOSE on a girl,

MAUREEN, no more than 18. A friendly face with innocent eyes. She stands in line with her

boyfriend PHIL, same age. A handsome counterpart.

MAUREEN:

I hate scary movies.

PHIL:

It'll be okay, baby, I'll hold your hand.

MAUREEN:

If we hurry, we can still catch the Sandra Bullock movie.

PHIL:

We got free tickets.

He pulls her close, snuggling with her.

EXT. BOX OFFICE

Maureen and Phil reach the box office, presenting their tickets.

They pass through the front doors where an USHER stands randomly handing out GHOST MASKS.

A Hollywood variation of a most familiar one. Phil takes one.

MAUREEN:

What's that?

USHER:

The studio sent them.

INT. THEATRE - A MINUTE LATER

The small theatre is nearly packed to capacity. Maureen and Phil enter, moving down the

aisle searching for two seats. A YOUNG GIRL SCREAMS, whizzing by them as a GHOST MASKED GUY

chases after her. The crowd LAUGHS. Everyone is having fun.

Maureen and Phil find aisle seats down towards the screen just as the lights DIM.

People FAKE SCREAM in terror. A very lively crowd.

ON SCREEN:

Credits roll as the movie begins. The studio logo appears followed by...

A ROBERT RODRIGUEZ FILM

IN THE THEATRE:

Maureen turns to find a GHOST MASK in her face. Phil has slipped it on.

MAUREEN:

I don't think so.

Phil gets in her face, playing with her. She swats him.

MAUREEN:

Take it off.

PHIL:

But...

MAUREEN:

Now.

He obliges.

ON SCREEN:

More credits.

BASED ON THE BOOK "THE WOODSBORO MURDERS" BY GALE WEATHERS

Maureen looks behind her, toward the rest of the audience. A sea of white ghost faces fill

the theatre. The publicity masks actually glow in the dark. A chilling sight that leaves

Maureen extremely spooked.

ON SCREEN:

The movie begins. A house in the middle of nowhere. Lights burn from within.

Inside the house, a YOUNG GIRL, Alicia Silverstonish is taking a shower. The water cascades

over her nubile body. Suddenly, a FIGURE is glimpsed through the curtain. It's all very PSYCHO.

MAUREEN:

Now why does she have to be naked? How does that serve the plot?

PHIL:

Sssshhh.

ON SCREEN:

The phone RINGS. The young girl pulls the shower curtain aside to reveal a robe hung on a hook.

She grabs it, running from the bathroom, into the living room, grabbing the phone.

GIRL:

Hello?

A menacing VOICE responds.

VOICE:

Hello?

GIRL:

Who is this?

VOICE:

You tell me.

IN THE THEATRE:

Maureen is not having a good time. She's already spooked.

MAUREEN:

I hate this sh*t.

ON SCREEN:

The phone rings again.

VOICE:

Why did you hang up on me?

GIRL:

Who is this?

IN THE THEATRE:

Maureen shifts in her seat.

MAUREEN:

Why doesn't she just hang up and call the police? Stupid..

PHIL:

Shush.

MAUREEN:

I'm gonna pee. You want anything?

He nods. Maureen stands and moves up the aisle.

INT. LOBBY - SECONDS LATER

Maureen emerges from the theatre and into the small lobby. It is dark and shadowed.

She moves down a long hallway to a staircase. A BATHROOM sign with an arrow points downstairs.

Maureen hits the stairs to...

INT. BASEMENT LOUNGE - SAME

A small lounge leads to two bathroom doors. Very low lighting. Maureen descends the stairs,

heading for the...

INT. GIRL'S RESTROOM - SAME

A large bathroom. Five stalls line one wall. The door CREAKS open. Maureen enters and shoots

for a stall.

INSIDE THE STALL - MOMENTS LATER

Maureen finishes up, fastening her pants. Suddenly, the bathroom door CREAKS open. Maureen

listens. FOOTSTEPS are heard. Loud and heavy.

Maureen eyes the crack in the stall door. Not much is visible. Suddenly, a SHADOW sweeps by.

The footsteps stop.

Maureen finishes up quickly. She flushes, throws the stall door open and rushes out to find...

THE BATHROOM EMPTY.

The stall doors are all closed. Maureen shoots for the door. She rips the door open as a

FIGURE rushes her...

A YOUNG GIRL followed by her FRIEND, both perky and loud. They hurl past Maureen, LAUGHING and

carrying on.

GIRL #l

I got so scared my bladder rolled.

GIRL #2

You chicken sh*t. It's just a movie.

GIRL # l

No, it really happened. It's a true story.

Maureen is out the door. Now thoroughly spooked.

INT. BASEMENT LOBBY - SAME

Alone, Maureen moves for the stairs when a FIGURE emerges from the shadows. A GHOST MASKED

SHAPE appearing behind her...

LUNGING FOR HER, grabbing her, spinning her around. She SCREAMS MADLY as the Ghost starts

LAUGHING. The mask comes off. It's Phil.

MAUREEN:

You ass.

PHIL:

I'm sorry, I'm sorry but I had to. It was too easy.

MAUREEN:

You are so not funny.

Phil takes her in his arms.

PHIL:

Come on, baby. Lighten up a little, will ya?

MAUREEN:

I get scared really easy, okay.

PHIL:

You gotta go with it. Scary movies are great foreplay.

He's sincere. He leans down and plants a kiss on her. She caves, kissing him back. Sweet and

sensual.

MAUREEN:

I just have a hard time with insipid, sexist violence.

PHIL:

(nibbling her neck) We can still Sandra Bullock it.

MAUREEN:

(nibbling back) Sandra started without us. We can stay.

He kisses her again, then breaks away.

PHIL.

Yeah? Okay. I gotta whizz. Meet me upstairs?

MAUREEN:

Want some popcorn?

PHIL:

Butter.

Maureen moves up the stairs out of sight. Phil turns, reaching for the bathroom door just

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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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