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that much scream The franchise is known for its blood-clotting opening sequence, established in the 1996 original by Drew Barrymore’s iconic on-screen death. The follow-up sequel continues with the first film in 2011. scream 4 With pre-title scenes featuring Lucy Hale, Kristen Bell, and Anna Paquin, it took the crown of the most creative person. scream movie.
The film, however, had a very different, much longer start, initially involving Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott himself. scream Producer and screenwriter Kevin Williamson Diversity About this lost scene that fans have never seen before while promoting the saga’s latest entry. he explained scream 4 It had to start with a tense, bloody 15-minute stabbing contest that would have overturned the usual formula by having Sidney kill Ghostface.
“She fought for her life,” Williamson said of the cut opening. “It was a big, big fight of 15 minutes in which she kept stabbing the murderer, and the murderer kept stabbing her. I think she had been stabbed five times and crawled on the floor. And she killed the killer and to my surprise she didn’t [like the characters attacked in the openings of the three previous Scream films]. The killer is dead.”
In this version of the story, Sidney succeeds in immediately eliminating one of the masked killers, but a second Ghostface works for the rest of the runtime. Williamson ultimately scrapped this plot when he devised a fake opening idea that included various murders revealed in a fictional scene. stab movie.
“I remember waking up at three in the morning one night, and I had this thought, and I started writing to see where it went,” Williamson said. “I did a movie in a movie. [concept] Because I knew Sidney would come with a self-help book and I didn’t know how it would turn out. I wanted to make sure we were keeping the ‘staff’ because that’s the fun part of the film’s breakup, so I wrote it overnight.”
Williamson turned this new scene over to the late Wes Craven, who liked the opening more than anything else and admitted that the rest was a history of horror.
“I wrote it down and sent it to Wes. [Craven], and he says, ‘Oh, no, this is better.'” Williamson added. “When I got it, everyone jumped in on it and said, ‘That’s great.’ And it was. Much better than the scene I wrote. It was good.”
after 10 years scream 4, Ghostface is in the cinema once again simply as a title. scream, 2022 edition. As is clear from the trailer, Radio Silence filmmakers Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin put the franchise back to basics with this film. scream, so expect some surprises when it comes to the opening of the movie.
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