Review

SCREAM 3

Published at: Feb. 5, 2000, 5:09 a.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here with my review of SCREAM 3 which I went and saw at a late showing here in Austin tonight. It should be noted that if never appear again.... or simply become bait and tackle for sharks off the coast of Jurassic Park... Well then, I enjoyed my last movie... Which would be SCREAM 3.

I think there were a combination of things that made this movie a lot of fun for me tonight, and I have to make this quick cause otherwise I'll miss my plane and that would suck. First was the fact that I had come to believe wholeheartedly after watching that retching festering pile of hogshit known as SCREAM 2 that this series was only good to put the blue in the toilet bowl.

With those sorts of expectations... followed by mixed reviews and advanced word... I went into this expecting to YAWN like I was in a Rennie Harlin movie. However, That was far far far from the case.

Second, they kill a shit load of people in the film. In the post-Columbine nightmarish reality that we live in, I was convinced that we were going to get... lots of wounds, but very little DEATH and finality for characters. WRONG!

Third, the funny in this movie is funny. Now... my favorite part of the whole film is Jenny McCarthy attempting to play a bad actress that believes that she's reading a bad script, but she's trying to make the bad script sound good, but her bad acting only makes it worse and the entire time there is a third layer of Jenny that is giggling at herself while she's doing it, and it just had me keeling over... Ok. Well maybe I saw it different than you, but that is how I saw it. NO... It's not because of her boobs! No way, I'm much more hung up on Parker Posey!

Fourth... PARKER POSEY!!! Parker Posey should be required casting in order to get your financing on all films in Hollywood. She is like some sort of trancendent being that floats about the earth making me giggle. In every scene that she is in... She's screwing with the viewer. Bugging her eyes, biting her bottom lip, twitching and acting neurotic and at the same time she's just adorable, and the scene where she... hops into the... hehehehehehe... I love her. She's just a blessing.

Fifth.... Dewey. HE ROCKS! While Courtney Cox is like my least favorite actress in the whole wide world after Neve Campbell and Denise Richards and Sophie Marceau and Natasha Henstridge and... well a couple of others... But she is perfect opposite David Arquette. David's complete and utter lack of confidence or connective brain tissue, but lightning fast reflexes of a neutered cheetah, just make me howl. HOWEVER! Whoever decided to get rid of Dewey's Theme in the score should be tied to the back of 55 BIG WHEELS and as 55 hyperactive twit children drag and twist and mash his/her body against the pea-gravel ground, they... you get the idea. I WANT DEWEY MUSIC!!!

Sixth... Even though Randy died in SCREAM 2.... they didn't SEARCH FOR SPOCK out and completely and forever ruin the SCREAM trilogy by having him pop up somehow in the real world... and as everyone who has seen the commercials know... their way of bringing Randy into play in this film actually was a quite classy move.

Things that keep this movie from being GREAT....

Neve Campbell is in it, and everytime she appears on screen it's like a gigantic screen of static snow with a droning hum sound takes over. SHE IS SOOOO BORING!!! God, just feed her to ostriches or something. Neve should've died in the first film, then in someone's dream sequence she'd die again in the second film, and then in the third one she would die before the DIMENSION logo went off screen. She adds ZERO coolness. Zero talent. And Zero charisma to this film.

The whole how it comes together thing at the end felt like (and I'm talking about the revealing of who/whom the Ghostface/faces are scene) some sort of really really bad episode of DAYS OF OUR LIVES or something.

Patrick Dempsey... there is a reason he hasn't been in films much recently. You can see it in all his scenes. ANd by the way... what happened to his infinitely cooler partner that I really really liked a whole ton of a lot more than him and who should have been there to back up Dewey because those two should have their own series of SCOOBY DOO like adventures in various Haunted Houses.

However, things this movie has over the first SCREAM in spades? Well due to the gods above there is no MATT LILLARD and FREDDIE 'blank stare' PRINZE JR!!!! YIPEE!!!

I like how to feel the GIGANTIC VOID left by Randy they had to create 4 or so characters to take his place...

This movie won't win any trophies or lauditory wreaths of oak leaves... but it was a fun way to spend an evening.

BTW... with the notable exception of the Fantastic trailer for HIGH FIDELITY, what the hell was up with all them shitty trailers. READY TO RUMBLE? Moriarty... the boy is on crack. REINDEER GAMES... Ben Affleck's head shaking around high pitched sped up voice thing is getting to be very annoying, but any movie with Danny Trejo in the trailer can't be wholly awful... can it? Whatever that high school, let's score some puntang that is aged 15 to 16 years while telling you every key scene in the whole stupid lamebrain friggin movie was... I hated it... though the chicks were cute. The dudes were dudes. and the film felt DUDish.

I'm off to the islands in under an hour now, but just wanted to share my SCREAMs with you...

Readers Talkback

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  • Feb. 5, 2000, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Hmm?

    by Dick Bozon

    Freddie Prinze, Jr. was in the first "Scream"?

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 5:53 a.m. CST

    homages

    by B.Landers

    if scream was an homage to halloween and scream 2 to friday the 13th, i feel that scream 3 was an homage to all the cheesy 80s slasher movies like sleepaway camp. i really loved the first one, liked the second one a lot, and had fun at this one. but... ***minor spoliers*** what was the deal with the "clues" left at each murder scene? what was this, an episode mcgarnicle? another complaint is the ghost stuff. i know, i know, it is there to show us what a mess this whole situation has made sidney, but to me it just looks like the brass over at miramax told kruger, "hey, last summer there was this movie that had a few ghosts in it. throw some in if you get a chance." scream isn't about ghosts. it's not about "clues". it just seemed a tad contrived and totally against the character of the previous movies. while kruger gave it a nice try, i felt like i watched essentially the same death scene about 6 times. don't get me wrong, it was still worth seeing (and i liked the fact that the ending was a guessable one, at least if you're into the trilogy), but these were a few things that bugged me.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Parker Posey Sucks! And Harry's confused.

    by Shadowhawk

    FIRST! I hate the idea that everyone considers this girl to be some sort acting goddess. Sure she was good in a few movies, but she's always playing the same annoying girl! I don't hate her, but I hate her in this film! SECOND! Harry, I don't think your Scream 2 review is still on the site, but I clearly remeber that it was a rather favorable review of the film. Of course you're always made mention of how Randy shouldn't have been killed... but besides that I rememeber the review being nothing less than a solid reccomendation. What's made you change your mind?

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Harry, Freddie Prinze was in "I Know..." not "Scream."

    by Cereal Killer

    Anyway, I saw SCREAM 3 tonight and it was cool. Not anywhere near as good as SCREAM 1 but as good or better than 2. My main gripes were that, with the exception of Parker Posey and Patrick Dempsey, none of the new characters make any impression at all. Parker Posey is fantastic in this as always. Does this girl ever do a bad job cause if she does I ain't seen it. Courtney Cox used to be kinda cute on "Family Ties" but now she's just scary looking. And what's up with her awful hair? It looks like she let a little kid cut it. I woulda liked to see more of Jennie McArthy also (and I don't just mean naked) her role was too small. I coulda done without an appearance by Heather Mattarazzo. She's just so ugly it gives me the creeps. My favorite thing was how they addressed all the internet rumours in one fell shot near the beginning so that you knew that all your expectations were wrong. They had the cast members of STAB 3 sitting around speculating who the killer was and so you knew that the movie was not gonna end in any of the ways you might've read about. That way the rest of the movie kept you guessing. Anyhow, it wasn't great but I liked it.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Matt Lillard and Jamie Kennedy

    by Jed

    Harry, the "psycho who was pissed that they killed randy in stab 2" line was directed at you and I. but matt lillard's frantic performance in the first movie kept things really, really interesting. of course he hasn't followed it up with anything really interesting, but give some credit. he wasn't a pretty boy.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Dewey's Theme...

    by DWall2319

    I'm glad they didn't have Dewey's theme, because it wasn't his to begin with. They just ripped off John Travolta's theme from "Broken Arrow".

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:53 a.m. CST

    if only that cocksucker hadn't spoiled the ending for me (you kn

    by eddie munster

    sounds pretty good. I'll probably go see it anyway. As for Neve Campbell, she may not be the best actress but she is without a doubt a babe beyond believe. I know, I'm a sad person. But hey, I've got to have some sort of fantasy. Cheers

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:55 a.m. CST

    It hurts to say this, but I did not like this film.

    by WesReviews

    Craven has done far better work. I'm not going to give away the ending, but it's hard to believe that the same man who gave us The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes could give us a film with an ending like this. Parker Posey was a saving grace, and I honestly thought Patrick Dempsey did very good in his role. Neve is my favorite actress in the world to look at and I honestly think she's a blossoming actress who will some day win an Oscar. Craven had a few good nightmare sequences in this one, but most of it isn't very memorable. And, what's the deal with this film having NO homages or references to horror films at all? The only thing that came close was the mention of my favorite movie of all time, Vertigo. There was nothing like the Drew Barrymore hanging which was an obvious homage to Dario Argento's Suspiria. This film came across as the type of film parts one and two made us laugh at. It's now gone into self-parody and perhaps it's for the best that this will only be a trilogy. I loved Scream and Scream 2 (except for the ending) but this one really left me majorly disappointed. Of course, due to the mixed reactions, I think this will be one of the most debated sequels in movie history. Some love it, some hate it. I'm somewhere in between, leaning toward dislike.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I would scream if it were THE IRON GIANT 3

    by Todd

    I would scream with happiness for THE IRON GIANT 3. But I guess it is fun to watch people die and get killed instead. Violence and aggression seem to be the underpins of contemporary society today so it should be with great enthusiasm that I would embrace a movie about murder and mayhem. Yet I find it typical that after watching such a movie I walk away with nothing more then a moment of distraction and no recollection of the characters or even plot after just a few weeks. Yet I will endure even the worst movies again and again to just have the chance to enter a movie theater and bask in the adventure of a great movie like THE IRON GIANT or Debbie Does Dallas. For it is rare indeed that moments of perfection can be experienced in life let alone be caught on film and immortalized.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Trailers

    by DaSaynt

    Too bad you didnt get cool trailers, I got a couple good ones, a longer one for 'Pitch Black', and another one for 'The Skulls' both of these movies look great. Well especially Pitch Black.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Neve Campbell

    by Lazarus Long

    I can't believe I'm writing about the attractiveness/talent of young actresses, but I have to agree with Harry here. What is the big fucking deal about Neve Campbell? She has a terrible nose, which Tom Cruise might be able to get away with, but not her. Her body is decent, but as Harry said, she has no charisma. She has no sex appeal. Jennifer "Love" Hewitt doesn't really do it for me either, but at least she seems to have a personality (not much of one, apparently, if she was willing to date a soulless MTV VJ corporate cockdowner like Carson Daly). Neve's also been married since she was like 21. How retarded and unhip is that? As for Neve's acting ablilty....she's got nothing, frankly, on even Sarah Michelle Gellar. Party of Five to me, although going for the "realism" effect, makes me laugh. Why does it seem like there's an emotional crisis every 5 minutes with this fucking family? No one's family is like this! Does anyone ever smile on that show? Oh my god, I'm an alcoholic. Oh my god, I'm pregnant. Oh my god, I have cancer. Oh my god, why is there blood on my underwear? Jeez...get over it. At least 90210 seemed to actually represent how a bunch of spoiled Beverly Hills youths would act, and Melrose was so damned fun. Everyone on Party of Five is a lifeless piece of plywood. As for Courteney Cox, another piece of garbage. Exactly how hold is this woman? Isn't she 37 or something? She was Michael J. Fox's fucking girlfriend on family ties! Why is she acting with all these young people. Did they airbrush the lines on her face out for this film? Get thee to a made for TV movie, woman! I'm going to try to say this with a straight face, but I'm really digging that Roswell series on the WB. It's a mix of Dawson's Creek and the X-Files, but in this series the emotional hangups of the characters are believable because they're aliens living amongst other high school kids and townspeople. The friends they do tell their secret to have a hard time of dealing with the pressure of the knowledge, the differences between them, etc. Cool show. I'll stop now, before anyone that still had any respect left for me cashes in their chips at the window...

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 7:28 a.m. CST

    SPOILER*** DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN "SCR3AM"

    by Cereal Killer

    Okay, I don't wanna be one of those assholes who spoils a movie for someone who hasn't seen it so I'm warning you now, if you haven't seen the movie, SKIP THIS POST!!! Alright you've been warned. This isn't that much of a spoiler but you can never know what someone will be pissed about hearing. Anyway, this bothered me about the ending of the movie and I wanted to get it off my chest. At the end when Sidney is back home and the door swings open and she just walks away leaving it open. We're supposed to get it that she's over the trauma of all the murders and is ready to get on with her life without fear. This only works if the movie is truly a trilogy and not part of a continuing series. Now you and I know that this is the last SCREAM movie but there's no way for Sidney Prescott to know this. Get what I'm saying here? This girl has been chased by five serial killers in four years and seen most of her friends butchered. At the beginning of this one she's understandably traumitized yet she has no real reason to think that the killings didn't end with SCREAM 2. Now at the end of SCREAM 3 she's no longer messed up even though there's no reason for her to think that another killer won't pop out of the woodwork and continue where the last one left off. Even Randy warned her that she might not be witnessing a trilogy but just another entry in a continuing series. Did this bother anyone else? Second, Randy warned Sid that the killer would be superhuman and would not be able to be killed by a gunshot or stabbing and yet that's just how the killer dies. I thought it would've been much cooler if, after trying to kill him with a gun and knife, Sid had knocked the killer down the basement stairs and he'd been decapitated by the guillotine that nearly got Gayle Weathers. Agree?

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Incidentally, Harry, what've you got against Sophie Marceau?

    by Cereal Killer

    I can see you having problems with Neve Campbell (no talent- zero sexiness) and Denise Richards (sexy looking but stupid) but Sophie Marceau is a Goddess. If you're just judging her because you didn't like the latest Bond movie that's not fair. She was very good in her role and don't forget she was in BRAVEHEART. Even in the stupid David Spade movie LOST AND FOUND she managed to shine. I'd put her on my list of sexiest actresses around right now along with Catherine Zeta Jones, Ashley Judd, Selma Hayek and Sarah Michelle Gellar. You really should give Sophie a second look.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Come on you guys, spill the beans!!!!

    by philamental

    I'm with Grovertrover,... who is the killer this time???? I live in Ireland and we dont get Scream 3 for months yet. Like I'm going to try and avoid the ending for that length of time!! I wanna know now. I would have thought that somebody would have posted the killer by now (with appropriate spoiler warnings of course)for anybody who wants to know but cant see the film. If you dont want to post than e-mail me.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I want to know the killer

    by Fogfoon

    It will be fucking ages before the film comes out in the UK so will somebody tell me about the killer. I've heard its real shitty but I want to know. Email me at mr-bigglesworth@talk21.com

  • Yikes! The trailer for "M2M"! Wow, Kubrick must be doing flip-flops in his pine box. I like the part where the guy is walking around the inside wall of the rotating spaceship. I like the part where everytime there's a scene outside the ship, it's dead silent. I like the part where the astronauts appear in a stark-white glowing room. Jumpin' Yimminy! Armageddon meets 2001! The sad part is that (A) Brain DePalma is responsible for this blasphemy, and (B) It'll make 200 million dollars domestic quite easily. And next year if anybody is smart enough to re-release "2001" into theatres, dumb-dumb kidsd will think it's RIPPING OFF THIS PILE OF TURD! Gah! There's no winning!

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 10:16 a.m. CST

    The Anti-Scream

    by Mr.Buff

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw this one as having nothing to do with the first films. For those who thought this film was the funniest one, you must've watched the film Harry saw. The one I saw last night was a thriller. Wes Craven has always been a stickler for detail. Look at Sid's room on the set for proof. But my question is this: We all know Randy LOVED Sid, so why doesn't he say that if he's already dead and talking to her?? What does he got to lose? That made no sense.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 10:19 a.m. CST

    More stuff

    by Mr.Buff

    I wanted to hate Parker Posey, how much hype can this girl get. And her first scene was horrible! But she was the brightest light of this film. The only others? The nightmares, seeing Sid's dad again, and not being like the first two which was daring. I was waiting for someone to talk about the grisly deaths, as that was the key to the first two killers (both Lillard and Olymphant tried to describe the killings to Sid and were shut up by the boyfriend). What happened to Gail? Her character like Sidney went through a ton of changes in the second film and to fall into typecast again was sad. And Harry, please learn how to write a review. Your brain is fried.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Okay, but I'm second

    by timmer33

    Hey everybody. Just saw the film, and it blew Scream 2 away. I mean, this one was witty and scary - exactly what the first one was like. What was up with Scream 2? I mean, the ending was so stupid, and so many things just made no sense. Is it just me or is Kevin Williamson losing it? Scream 1 and Dawson's Creek is good, but he hasn't done much since. Mrs. Tingle, Wasteland, and Scream 2 have all been groaners. I do have a complaint about this film, but someone's already mentioned it. When the killer is revealed, it should BLOW the viewer away. Like it did in Scream 1. I'm not going to say any more on that; you people who have seen it know what I mean. Oh, and Patrick Dempsey ROCKED! I thought he was great in this. It's about time he got away from teenage films, and he's beginning to look old enough to pull it off. Maybe it's the long hair or something. I'm predicting an uprise in Patrick's career! And it won't be films like "Can't Buy Me Love 2", it'll be more mature adult-oriented films. Just wait and see. Later.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I B da RAPPAH!

    by user id indeed!

    Ha ha ha!Fooled you!Ha ha!Whew!

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 11:32 a.m. CST

    SCREAM 3 wraps up

    by greenlightscafe

    This movie's a lot of fun. Scary as anything in this genre, and lots of laughs to boot. Harry thinks Denise Richards and Neve Campbell are his least favorite actresses. Harry, all those pristine girls in high school scared you off them for ever? I say more about SCREAM 3 in my review on www.greenlightscafe.com but I won't give away the ending. But it makes a lot of sense especially when you consider who wrote the trilogy treatment in three days. And he doesn't love Denise Richards either, if you know what I mean.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 11:36 a.m. CST

    The 3 posts in front of mine...

    by emorr

    ...should be removed, and the user banned. I'm no bleeding heart liberal, just a regular white guy, but a forum to discuss movies is no place for this bullshit. Whomever is posting this dreck can post it to usenet.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I'll tell you the answer . . .

    by buddman

    First, Timmer33, Kevin Williamson didn't write the script for this one. He'd apparently done a treatment for it, but it was reportedly mostly unused. As for the overseas folks who can't wait to know who the killer is. Email me at buddman22@hotmail.com and I'll respond with the answer and synop. Budd

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 12:40 p.m. CST

    "Last House on the Left"/"Nightmare on Elm Street 3"/"Wes Craven

    by smilin'jackruby

    What I liked about "Scream 3" is the fact that it seemed to be an amalgam of a lot of Craven's movies. You get the whole "mother" angle which was brought in with the "father" angle in "Nightmare on Elm Street," the family stuff that began the blood bath at the end of "Last House on the Left" and continued into Cunningham's "Friday the 13th," and then the we're-living-and-dying-by-this-screenplay-in-a-screenplay like "New Nightmare." All of these were brought up, but none of them were heartily cashed in, so it's not my favorite Craven piece. HOWEVER, it was twenty times better than "Scream 2." As for those who hate the ending, it was like all recent horror films - you just have to end them somehow. The days of the audience being "allowed" to figure it out completely are over and it seems that forcing red herrings into a script (the problems I had with "Sleepy Hollow's ending) are here to stay.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Nick Cave/Red Right Hand

    by Jai

    Okay, when the credits rolled on Scream 3, it sounded like there was a new version of Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" playing. It's not on the soundtrack though...anyone know where I can find it? Email me please.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 1:12 p.m. CST

    WARNING SPOLIER: THE IRON GIANT IS THE KILLER IN "SCREAM 3."

    by Uncapie

    That scene where he turns himself into that billboard and his face contorts into that creepy monster mask he wears...man! I was really scared! I was. Really.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Talkbackers

    by Blok Narpin

    The people in talk back are sad. Ive said it before and Ill say it again: its all NEGATIVITY here. All you people due is talk about why everything sucks. Nobody EVER has anything POSSITIVE to say. Granted there are movies that suck out there but can EVERYTHING suck really? Thats what the people on here would have you believe. Scream 3 was a good movie. It was a letdown after Scream 2, which was CLEARLY the best of the series, but would you know that from these talk backs? No, its all Screa 2 SUCKED! Scream 3 SUCKED! Jurrasic Park SUCKED! Lost World SUCKED! Phantom Menace SUCKED! Well according to you people what DOESNT Suck? Its like if something becomes a hit it MUST be bad. I think thats the problem. You pewople hate SUCCESS. If something is SUCCESSFUL then in must suck. Grow up.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Matthew Lillard

    by BobBarker

    I kinda like this kid...he was cool in SLC Punk, and he doesn't take himself seriously. He knows he's no master thespian, just a schmuck lucky enough to be doing movies for a living...he always has this look on his face like he's in on a joke no one else knows about, and it cracks me up. He was funny in the first SCREAM, and...come on...you know he was the only good thing in She's All That. "Oh look, this is where I get all sensitive and shit!"

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Scream 3 ROCKED!!!

    by MovieWiz01

    I really don't understand how all you guys can tear apart this movie. I mean, yes it isn't oscar-worthy, but when has a horror movie been oscar-worthy. Thsi movie had laughs, heart, scary moments, and a great twist ending which I would never have expected. The story line was great and tied up most of the loose endings. This movie is definitely worth the money. If you consider what else is playing: Supernova, Play it to the Bone, and Isn't She Great? Go see this movie, you'll have a fun time and i dare you to correctly guess the killer. And all you other guys who hate this movie e-mail me and convince me.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 3:15 p.m. CST

    It rocked, but it was seriously flawed. SERIOUS SPOILERS

    by All Thumbs

    I saw this movie last night, first showing, in a theatre overstuffed with college students who laughed, screamed, moaned and made "Oh my God, you're so stupid" noises when the characters split up. SPOILERS ALL THROUGHOUT! I LOVE Randy's cameo in this movie, it was the best part, but I don't like the way they bring it up with the whole sister thing. "Can't you see the resemblance?" NO! Still, I had a blast and really enjoyed the movie as a cheesy horror flick. BUT...as a fan of the first two (though the second's ending was slightly sucky) I have to say this was a fun, cheesy horror movie, but NOT a "Scream movie." This movie acted like the first two never happened. Where was Gale's development from 2? Where was Sidney's strength we saw also at the end of 2? Why were all these characters, except for Randy, Sidney, Jennifer (Parker Posey) and Patrick Dempsey, cartoonish? I think Harry is wrong about the Columbine influence. These murders were not gory at all and I could have used not just a little gore, but a little finesse in the killings. Make them fun! Jenny McCarthy's was fun because of the whole costume room thing and the fact it was Jenny McCarthy getting killed (can't stand her, sorry). The scene where Ghostface chased Sidney around in her house-set was also pretty cool, but the whole mother thing was kinda sick in a "this isn't fun, it's kinda dumb and cooky" sick. And I was never one for the third killer theory, but if it had to be someone, it should have been Gale or Dewey, sorry, or someone who knew her during the first two. There is so much wrong with the final killer's identity that I can't go into it here. As for Courtney Cox looked horrible. GIRL! Gain 20 pounds! You look like a monkey with that gaunt face and your hair pulled back to expose your ears! (And her age shouldn't matter. She's a reporter, not a teenager from high school.) BTW, where was the cameo by Drew Barrymore as a reporter at the end? That would have made a great framing from the first movie.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 3:18 p.m. CST

    To Darth Bond: RE Your "killer" post (Spoiler, kinda)

    by All Thumbs

    I was so pissed when I read that header of yours (didn't know you wrote it) that said Gayle (Gail, Gale?) was the killer. I went into that movie thinking she was. And then, I realized I was warming up to it and wanted her to be the killer AND get away with it at the end. I kinda think that would be the best way to go about it. However, I learned my lesson and will just ignore whatever people write about movies on their Talk Back headers.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 3:28 p.m. CST

    STU! (matthew lillard)

    by Jonny2Hams

    How could anybody not like Stu in the first film, he was by far the best character, and was one creepy looking teenager gone fucking out of his mind. Plus, he got killed by getting a tv slammed on his god damned head. peace

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Dr. X - People like you are what makes this site so fun!

    by narf

    Wow, are you thick. Exactly where in my post did I mention how the film was shot? I guess we're not all geniuses like you to notice the scope by the flicker of a flashlight. I seem to recall MY post being about the rippoff nature of the trailer. Oh yeah, and I probably have countless more art, classic, foreign, epic and "boring" films on Laser, DVD and video than you have ever seen in your own life. You can include several different versions of 2001 as well. Oh yeah, and a first printing of the book. As for DePalma? He had directed some great films and some slop. Judging by just trailer, M2M looks like slop.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Scream 3

    by 0130

    Hey Harry, I noticed something wrong with Scream 3 that no one else has seemed to pick up on. In the beginning of the film, a helicopter, with it's spotlight shining, is flying high above the infamous Hollywood sign and the pilot is saying something that is unaudible with the soundtrack music being played so loud and the helicopter's blade noise. I would pay the price of admission to this average horror flick to hear what he was saying because if I'm not mistaking wasn't there supposed to be some elaborate death scene centered around the Hollywood sign. That would make some kind of sense to why the helicopter and it's spotlight was there in the first place. Besides why was the traffic that Cotton Weary stuck in so backed up or was it just a normal evening in congested LA? I just feel like something was missing from the final cut of the film, sort of like the feeling I had with that boring surprise ending. Who really cared that it was him/her anyway?

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 4:32 p.m. CST

    the hollywood sign

    by googlefish

    it said something about a multiple car/multiple injury accident on the hollywood freeway, under the sign, which is why traffic was backed up. the whole death scene on the hollywood sign was a big rumor

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Hey, Uncapie!

    by Ambrose Chappell

    You don't get to make IRON GIANT comments...only Todd gets to do that. For shame!

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Neve Campbell is good

    by Samthelion

    I bet she could've played the Gwyneth Paltrow part in Shakespeare in Love just as good as blondie did. She's got a lot of natural ability and its evident in the first Scream (the second doesn't give her much to do) and in Wild Things. Too bad she hasn't been given any quality parts since then. On P5, she's the one who holds it together. I don't care what people say about pretty boy Wolf and the dad character. She's a poor man's Audrey Hepburn. I think she'll do good things.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:04 p.m. CST

    sid's mother

    by Gravity4ce

    I just have to say I loved the dream sceen where sid's mother is walking twords her window. anyway......I dont get the fact that her "mother"/killer was in the crime sceen room and then came out of the closet a few sec. later;there has to be more then one killer. also, I loved parker in this movie. very funny almost as good as house of yes.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:09 p.m. CST

    I said it before and I'll say it again: Skip this movie, write

    by Hairy Moles

    I'm the first to agree that the Scream Trilogy is supposed to be semi-mindless fun, not high art. But at least the first two were clever. The first film was great and stood up to multiple viewings. The second film is witty and entertaining with good performances. The only probablem with Scream 2 was the ending. The killers came too far out of left field. It was just bad story-telling. Scream 3 was just all around weak. BAAAAAD acting. There were maybe two funny jokes, which were basically just cameos. And the cameos would have been funnier had this movie been released earlier in the year. Say shortly after TPM in one case. But the worst of it is that the killer at the end comes COMPLETELY out of left field this time, even worse than in the last episode. Part of what makes a good mystery good is if the audience has some chance of figuring out who the killer is before it's all over. This ending was completely tacked on and out of nowhere. Lastly, this movie just is not scary. At all. The first two had some genuinely tense moments. The tension is what makes the movie fun. I found myself looking at my watch during this one. Bad, bad, bad.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Spoilers in my above post. My warning got cut off.

    by Hairy Moles

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Harry, you should officially ban YOURSELF for that review!

    by sth gekko

    As a person who is supposed to "know" movies, I can not believe you had the gall to enjoy and post a positive review of this piece of tripe. (Sorry Blok Narpin- but when there is no positive thing to say about something, expect it not to be said)I will forever and always view any review by you as suspect from this day forward- I was leaning that way before when I read the glowing review for "The Haunting", but maybe it's time you took Stainless' que and exit before you make even more of an ass out of yourself. Even the most BASIC things taught to you in writing are ignored here, and I will point them out to you. First off, a horror movie needs to have an enclosed environment like high school life in a small town (Scream) or life on a college campus (Scream 2). You do NOT try to hold suspense ACROSS THE WHOLE OF L.A. This was a major screw-up. Williamson's outline for part three would have taken the story back to Woodsboro. At least then we have the right environment. L.A. is far too large a canvas. Also, Neve Campbell is and always should have been the focus of the series. In Scream 3, it's mostly Dewey and Gale figuring things out with occaisonal flashes back to what Sid is doing. Dewy and Gale were great characters as long as they remained STAPLES for the films- they were never supposed to BE the films. It was the spare usage of Dewey and Gale that made them work, and not keeping the focus on Sid was a major mistake. Sis IS the story, and anyone who can not see that has no business making a film where she is not the thrust of the story. Scream 3 wants Sid to be the catalyst for the ongoings but not be the centerpiece. The story is about her pain and her strengths- period. This made it all the odder when Sid is suddenly "the star" at the end, just so everything can be wrapped up. Blah. Also, the attention to detail is shot here. As they say, in Scream 3 there is no THERE there. You felt in Scream that you belonged in Woodsboro- like it was a home. The same goes for the campus in Scream 2. You felt you WERE RIGHT THERE with the characters. But in typical "Hey, we're in L.A." fashion, the idea here is for us to be "challenged" by the cold, unfeeling characters in L.A., where there is no sense of comunity. You know, it IS possible to write a character who is bitchy but charming- what better way to describe the best of Gale Weathers? But the lesson which should have been learned in IKWYDLS remains a mystery to Craven. When you populate the film with people who are horrible folks- WHO GIVES A DAMN IF YOU KILL THEM ALL? Kill 'em twice I say. NONE of the minor characters in the Stab film were anything but back-stabbing, mean, self-centered cretons... and I'm supposed to care if they die, why? Does anyone remember Kenny the camera man in Scream- I felt for Kenny and cared for his character. I can not say the same thing about any of the Stab cast- the whole idea of L.A. was just rancid. JAY AND SILENT BOB???!!! Are you fucking kidding me??? Hey, could we dumb this thing down any more? Why did they do it? Simple: they knew they had better come up with somethig to draw people in. Why not borrow characters from others films that people like... ya know, cause we don't have any in THIS film. The music. EL SUCKO. What was so wrong with the original "Red Right Hand"? Why did we have to have the new "American Woman" crappy remake of this song? I don't care if it's the original artist doing it- it blows. And, finally, the payoff: shouldn't there BE one? After waiting two years, this is the best who-is-Ghostface answer you can come up. Don Kotts would have been a better choice. There are many other things I could bitch about, but this rant has gone on too long already. Suffice to say, this film suffered from a serious lack of Kevin Williamson. It was his baby, they should have let him rock it. -- Everybody be cool... YOU be cool.

  • That, and half of this fricking review doesn't make any sense! I know you were in a hurry, but...well, we didn't need your review this badly! STOP SMASHING SOPHIE MARCEAU, YOU TUB! My minions are pishing their pants in anger, and it is messing up my command ship's bridge! That, and she rocked in Braveheart. Your hatred of her is so wrong...you just have no right to be angry with her for her lousey character in World is Not Enough. She played the part as a sexy spoiled brat, and that's all the part wanted. Unlike Denise Richards, who has definatly earned your flaming for Tammy and the T-Rex and StarshipTroopers, and just being an air-head in general, but Marceau is above your slamming, bub! Her and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Continue, and I'll send my assassin droids to incerate your padded ass. On a less heated note, what's with your sudden ultra hatred of Neve Campbell. I KNOW you are not crazy enough to watch Party of Five, so why do even have an opinion of her that's this intense? She's not worth flaming, even if she is in another Scream movie. I take it she doesn't die, or else you would have cheered her demise. Or is that the real reason you liked the flick?!

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Aw, shucks, Rubber Soul, I was only havin' fun!

    by Uncapie

    Okay, no soup for me.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Scream 3 Question --SPOILER--

    by DJGHOSTFACE

    First of all I just wanted to say that I loved this movie, and despite it's lack of gore, I think it summed up the series very nicely. --SPOLIER AHEAD-- In the end of the movie, when Patrick Dempsey calls Sid inside, because he has to show her something, what is it that he wants to show her?

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Scream3 Ending ***Spoilers***

    by kidman

    It is possible at the end of Scream3 that Patrick Dempsey wanted to show Sidney the freshly mutilated corpses of Dewey and Gayle. After all, Dempsey was being set up throughtout the entire movie as the killer e.g. the borrowed cell phone, the newspaper clippings, the "my favorite scary movie is my life", the cops at the office asking "where is Kincaid?" in the background. Sidney's mother had twins after being raped and Dempsey was as pissed off as his twin brother. This would explain how the killers got around so quickly and would continue the Scream tradition of 2 killers. Don't know why Craven left that ending on the cutting room floor.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 9:24 p.m. CST

    PARKER POSEY DOES NOT SUCK....SCREAM 3 ROCKS BIG TIME!!!!!

    by GEEKBASHER 3.0

    I went to see Scream 3 again today, two days in a row, this time, it was so fun! There were like three rows of little girls shrieking and screaming throughout the movie and this was one of the most fun movie experiences I had since Showgirls splashed across the big screen a few years ago ( I can't wait for the re-release!) Anyways Parker Posey does not suck, the only thing annoying to me is the name "SHADOWHAWK" It is so 80's, maybe if Molly Ringwald was in it, Mr. ShadowHawk might have creamed his little twinkie! Parker Posey added some enough bitchy nervous tension to tweak with the scenes, She had all the zingers down.......Why have Jennifer Love Hewitt when you can have Parker! Everyone in my theatre gave Scream 3 a thunderous applause after the show was over and I agree with Harry! It was capital F as in FUN!!!!!

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 9:29 p.m. CST

    WARNING BELOW...A CINEMATICALLY CHALLENGED RETARD BY THE NAME OF

    by GEEKBASHER 3.0

    TO mR. VADER...life must suck when your mom neglects changing your diapers eh? Such a shame when one thinks being cheeky is the exact opposite! Giving away the ending? Why my friend, did we ask for close captioning? Honey, you better check yourself! Incest causes people to behave so, oh, shall I say....CLEVER????

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 9:31 p.m. CST

    DO NOT CLICK ON SCREAM 3 below right under "PARKER POSEY DOES NO

    by GEEKBASHER 3.0

    Me and Miss Posey are sitting here drinking cocktails laughing at all this shit! SHAME ON YOU VADER!!!

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 9:53 p.m. CST

    JAY AND SILENT BOB WERE IN THIS!!

    by MovieCritic

    It was a short scene, but it definitely made my evening on Friday night when I saw this. The movie was good and it was a great way to end the series. Kudos to Wes Craven for wrapping it up nicely. One of my favorite scenes however was the tour scene and who should show up but Jay And Silent Bob. I read about them being in this but they were excellent. Being a huge Kevin Smith fan, I can say that they were definitely awesome. Also, it was strange of me not to realize this, but legendary B-movie director Roger Corman was in this in one scene and Carrie Fisher made an appearance in this also. One of the things that I definitely appreciated while watching this movie was being a major film buff. There were some movie in-jokes that most people in the audience didn't get, but I was laughing my ass off at. Ah, the benefits of being addicted to movies.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 10:47 p.m. CST

    DUEY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

    by 374774

    HE KICKS ASS!!! And Neve Campbell IS NOT the worst actress ever. Overall the movie was more funny than scary, but i enjoyed it much.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 10:47 p.m. CST

    deweys theme WAS broken arrow

    by chris

    Scream 2 was so rushed they placed in the broken arrow music by hans zimmer at the last minute and used it as dewey's theme. I never liked that as it took me out of the film everytime david a walked on screen! If you listen carefully in scream 3, you can hear how the composer was instructed to come as close to that theme as possible and, as a result, a very similar theme is played when dewey encounters gale once agin on the set of stab 3. funny.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 11:24 p.m. CST

    WHO DID IT --JAIMIE LEE CURTIS!!!

    by Miss Lavendar

    Now this would have been an ending. Have Jamie Lee come at Sydney..."Hellooo Sydney". "I have been jealous of you for a very Long time. I used to be the Scream Queen until YOU took my title. Now I'm relegated to Hollywood Squares while You will someday win an Oscar...Where is the Justice..Where is the Justice" Spoiler... When Scott foley is in the coffin and Gayle comes down. She sees that he is gone. Parker posey is like "is he dead"...Its like hellooo what was Parker doing down there that whole time that Scott F was getting himself in the coffin??? The Patrick Dempsey character...when he comes at Sydney after she shoots him...he really acts strange. Also, all his talk of secrets,etc but is never revealed. Also, good pickup about at the end when he asks Sydney to come in ..he has something to show her?? I don't know the ending was just weird. Most of the audience I was with felt it was still unresolved.

  • Feb. 5, 2000, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Scream 3: The Abomination

    by Veidt

    This is clearly Craven's worst film since at least Shocker if not Deadly Friend. As one of the more erratic talents working in the genre, I guess he was due for a suck-fest. And that's exactly what Scream 3 is - in spades. You'd have to have an awful low standards for horror films or for films in general to spare a kind word for this travesty. Someone posted something to the effect that Scream 3 wasn't that bad because "since when are horror movies Oscar-worthy" anyway? Well, I guess that shows the mentality of the Scream crowd - whose cinematic knowledge apparently stretches all the way from Scream to I Still What You Did Last Summer. To anyone who actually has an appreciation of the genre, there's much more to horror than the latest Scream or Urban Legend. As for Scream 3 itself, it committs every and any act of stupidity on the way to a climax that surpasses lame and goes straight to asinine. Mostly I blame Bob Weinstien at Dimension as it seems like it takes a small miracle for a movie released under that label not to suck. It's depressing when a label created with the specific intent to deliver genre films has such total contempt for both the genre and its fans.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 12:25 a.m. CST

    QUESTION- SPOILERS!!!!!!

    by yoshue

    When gale goes into the basement and finds Scott Foley in the coffin, doesn't she check his pulse? I think she did.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 2 a.m. CST

    the trailers lied

    by roach

    OK, so what happened to that whole idea about this being the last scream movie. If this thing makes ten million dollars they are going to get cooking on the fourth edition within the week. None of the main people got killed, and the killer, singular, was even more ridiculous than the whole Billy's mom thing. As far as I'm concerned the story of Sidney is no farther along than it was after Scream 2. What was with the open door thing at the end? Is her walking away supposed to be her exorcising her demons. Maybe in Scream 4 Stu's dads older sister will come attack Sidney, Gail and the rest. The worst part is that the movie was more comedy than horror. There wasn't even a good chase sequence or anything. Undoubtedly the best part was Jay and Silent Bob's cameo. They should have been the killers. It would have made more sense that way anyways.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Spoilers....ending

    by terrys

    I liked the movie. Parker and Jenny made the movie for me. About the ending... I liked it. We did have closure and a (somewhat lame) resolution. They all went to watch a movie, (movies being the foundation of the entire trilogy,) BUT, the "door was left open" for a sequel.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 2:16 a.m. CST

    DARK

    by Lester Diamond

    I agree with whoever said the ending should have been darker. I really wanted SPOILER Sidney and everyone else to die. Or Sidney to be the killer. But I knew that wouldn't happen because of the audiences wanting a stupid happy ending. Good job killing Cotton in the beginning though. I always hated him. And during that third act doesn't Ghostface get around a little too fast? But I did like the movie. Don't get me wrong. Better than SCREAM 2 but not better than SCREAM. Fun with a capital F. But while I'm thinking about it, why the hell did Randy have to die anyway? He was the funniest character, as evidenced by his "special appearance" in this one, and he was the one that basically made SCREAM unlike every other horror movie. There was no reason for him to die. I would have rather seen Gale die. SPOILER And you know how the killer tells you all about how he persuaded Billy into killing everybody in SCREAM. What about SCREAM 2. Is that like the disposable one of the trilogy? Nothing from SCREAM 2 is explained. Now my brother did remind me that that news reporter was Loomis's mother but what about the other guy? I would have liked some insight. The funniest thing of all in the movie though had to be the stupid people in the audience not understanding the ending. When Sidney doesn't close the door she is thereby courageously accepting her future and pushing away the life of fear that she is presently living, right? Well, the audience thought Ghostface was behind the door. They got up from their seats saying, "Uh-oh. Scream 4." Hilarious stuff. And Kev. You're cool and everything, except for badmouthing PTA. But if Miramax took my film away like that, I would tell them to go fuck themselves.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Ending (I want to show you something)

    by yahooboy

    At the end, Patrick Dempsey, Gale and Dewey are going to watch a video. That is what he wants Sidney to see. It wraps back to Screm when Drew Barrymore was going to watch a video at the beginning.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Scream 3

    by Brenden

    Did anybody else but me not get the "scream feeling". I like this movie but it sorta came off as cheesy. I was upset the sidney did't have many scenes, now i know most of you don't like her but who the hell else are you gonna get. I thought the comedy aspect of this film was stupid, i was pissed when carrie fisher made an apperence. I don't know why you all don't like S2 i personally thought the death scenes were more elaborate. I loved when they killed randy, not that i wanted him to die he was awesome but it was very clever. I also loved the car scene when they had to climb over Mr. GhostFace that was so freakin suspenseful i was like oh shit the are gonna die. Yeah i agree the end was a bit well, i really don't know you can't say friday the 13th'ish but it wasn't as strong as the first. I thought it was awesome in s3 when they flashed the title. the 3 bieng slowly cut out of a black backgroung with light erupting from it was sweet. No the reason why this movie wasn't as good as the other to is because 1) The Man Kevin Williamson didn't write it 2) tehy rushed the production. I personally could have waited another year for a better script written by Kevin but o well. Also anotjher reason why the script was cheesy was because Miramax treated the film like a franchise and not a a peice of art which everything is art as my Drawing teacher so delicatly puts it. nobody is gonna read this but i had it on my mind

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 3:56 a.m. CST

    DirkVega and Brenden...

    by sth gekko

    First off Dirk, I think your suggestion of Johnathan Schaech wasn't bad, but he did not play the drummer in That Thing You Do, he played the lead singer/guitarist/songwriter James Mattingly II. The drummer's character was Guy Patterson and was played by Tom Everett Scott. Picky, I know- just thought I'd point it out. -- As for you Brenden, you are one of the few that picked up on what I was saying earlier. You're right, Scream 3 did not have that "Scream feeling" to it. You never felt a part of what was happening, and the cast of characters they give you hardly warrants you caring at all. In Woodsboro, you felt like a citizen. At the college campus in Scream 2, you felt like part of the student body. In Scream 3 you feel like you are moving past a slow-moving car wreck and are only mildly curious if everyone is gonna be alright. And the end of the movie with Gale and Dewey?? Who are they kidding? By this point in their break up/make up relationship, the idea of them getting hitched is ridiculous and it felt VERY forced. Oh well, in the words of the immortal Daryl Zero, "Let's run off and get married; it's the only thing left to do."-- Everybody be cool... YOU be cool.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 4:37 a.m. CST

    coming attractions review is bull....

    by andy kaufman

    Has any one been to caronas coming attractions site wow the review there is jus full of shit. I was jus soo pissed, he said that heather mizzwhatever is sydney in stab then said one of main female chracters dies before randys video. PLEASE watch the movie be for reviewing. im andy im dead and i dont use punctuation all that much.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 8:50 a.m. CST

    All I have to say is "NEVE CAMBELL" is a SPECTACULAR ACTRESS!!!!

    by GEEKBASHER 3.0

    to quote a blurb that described Janet McTeers performance in the very moving TUMBLEWEEDS" I must say with all sincerity (BUZZED OFF OF KETTLE ONE AND CRAN) at five in the morning, Neve's Campbell's performance in SCREAM 3 really moved me! So without much further ado.... ORDER UP THAT BITCH A OSCAR PRONTO!!!!

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Scream 3 review (Nordling enjoyed it)

    by Nordling

    My friends tell me I never met a movie that I didn't like (which I know ain't true) but I really enjoyed Scream 3. Maybe because I had such low expectations for it. Scream 2 so monumentally pissed me off that for Scream 3 to be any worse would actually be some sort of achievement. By far my favorite scene was the Randy video - which was done tastefully and quite well, I loved the Hitchcock joke with Jenny McCarthy (myself and my friend Darth Vegas were the only two that laughed - what does that say for modern filmgoers) - and I actually liked the fact that ***SPOILER*** they did away with the 2 killer motif that the first films had. Hell, Randy said he'd be superhuman. A few things - obviously when Roman went down into that props basement he found (or knew was there due to his relation to John Milton {come on, I'd like to think this was a Paradise Lost injoke, but I doubt the filmmakers have any idea what that is and threw in a Devil's Advocate injoke}) he found a lookalike fake corpse from a previous Stab movie, put his clothes on it (or wore clothes that matched the prop to sustain the illusion) and put it in the coffin, so that when Parker Posey checked it there would be no pulse. All in all, I would have done things differently myself, but this was fun, and a good ending to the trilogy. But please, no Scream 4. Please. Please. Please. Please.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Scream

    by darth2000

    I liked the third film. Better than the second, but not quite as good as the third.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Scream 3 comment **SPOILERS**

    by Jason Blood

    I thought this movie was kickass. You have to be a big fan of the first to get all the references: the opening scene, the killer asks Cotton the same questions he asked Casey in the first; when Sidney shuts the gate at the beginning she looks up just like she did when she went to her mailbox in the first; the part where she lays down on the couch in the same fashion she did in the first; the bathroom scene; the knife in the door and the chase through Sid's "house"; the part where Sidney's running in front of Stu's "house" and screams "Dewey!" was just like the first; and the music cues nodded to the first film, too. Also, the scene where Sidney is walking around "Woodsboro" is the best scene in the whole film. She glances at the garage...she sits on her bed and says that "PG-13 relationship" line and smiles to herself. She sets the doors up the same way so the killer can't get in. You can see her confusion when she runs up the stairs and runs through the door of her bedroom into...nothing. Neve was in the entire film, so I don't understand all these people who are saying her role is basically a cameo. Also, people are quick to point out the fact that Craven said there would be less gore, even though this film is pretty violent. There's actually only 9 dead bodies in this one as opposed to 10 in Scream 2, and there is less gore. Notice Craven didn't dwell on the dead people once he killed them. He stabbed Kelly Rutherford and threw her aside. Jenny dangled in the doorway for a second and that was it. It was quick. My one complaint about the film: where was the scene at the end in which we see Parker, still alive, get carried away on a stretcher to an ambulance? WHY DID THEY KILL THE AUDIENCE'S FAVORITE CHARACTER?

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Wait, correction...

    by Jason Blood

    Craven didn't kill anybody. I meant to say when the killer killed somebody, the camera didn't dwell on it...

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 11:25 a.m. CST

    JUST GREAT!

    by SMGFan

    I went to see Scream 3 on Friday and I thought this one is absolutely great. In my opinion it is as great as Scream 2 and even better than Scream. About the cast: David Arquette, Courteney Cox Arquette and Neve Campbell are great as usual. Compared to Scream 2, this movie has got some great new cast; I'm talking about Parker Posey and Patrick Dempsey. The scenes with Courteney Cox Arquette and Parker Posey are really hilarious. The identity of the killer(s) is very surprising, but not unguessable, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, you should be able to guess the identity. Wes Craven did a great job like in the first two Screams and Ehren Kruger made a good and funny script and he is a very good replacement to Kevin Williamson.

  • "...turn left at Greenland!" Thank you very much! I'm here all week! Try the shrimp!

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 2:13 p.m. CST

    ***SPOILERS***Some thoughts, and some quesitons...

    by Raist159

    First off, this is full of spoilers so if you don't want to know about the film, stop reading now. Ok, I'd like to say that I really enjoyed Scream, and I thought that Scream 2 was a good film too. I enjoyed Scream 3 as well, but there were a few things that bothered me and one big thing that kept it from being a GREAT film. I found it very important that Randy appear in the film so that the rules of a trilogy can be explained. But the exchange between the main characters and his sister was really, REALLY dumb. "Can't you see the resembleance?" Well, no actually. And no one else in their right mind can either. How come the police or Sidney/Dewey/Gale never saw this video before? I mean, it's been a year or two since the murders at the college, so why is this just showing up now? I'll just let that go with continuation of a plot point. Did anyone else notice that the pictures of the young Mourene Prescott looked strangely similar to Matt Lillard? Maybe it's just me, but it seemed rather creepy. How exactly did the killer get Mourene's voice on that voice changer thing? Everyone else I can understand because they are still alive and talking. It couldn't have been taken from the films that she did because she would have sounded MUCH younger than she did at the time of her murder. Was Jenny McCarthy playing Tatum in Stab 3? Wasn't she killed in the first one? I mean, Stab was based on the occurances in Scream, Stab 2 was based on Scream 2, so wouldn't Stab 3 be based on Scream 3? But since Stab 3 is IN Scream 3, it wouldn't work that way, so, I just don't know. Thinking about that give me a time-travel-bump-into-yourself-what-happens kind of headache. Another thing, why was the murder of Sidney's mom in Stab 3? Shouldn't that have been a critical part of the first Stab? Granted, these aren't even real films, but just something I was thinking about. Gale DID check Roman's pulse when he was in the coffin, so how did she think that he was dead? Is she so stupid that she can't tell a pulse from no pulse? The biggest problem that I had was that the killer was killed. If you are going to end the horror series that changed the rules for the horror genre then why not change them even more by killing Sidney, Gale and Dewey? That would be a great ending that would be totally unexpected. You could still have the scene where the bad guy explains the whole thing, but then, HE SHOULD WIN! Just cut Sidney up and whlie doing it compare it to how her mom was killed. That would be perfect. Not only would there be no better way to end everything, but it would be great to see that no-talent hack actress named Neve dead. Agree? Disagree? Email me at Raist159@hotmail.com Raist159

  • I agree with Jason Blood's posting.... at the end of the movie, when the surviving characters were planning to watch a video, I was really hoping that Parker Posey's Jennifer was going to hobble onscreen wrapped in gauze saying " I hope it's not one on my $&%*#& movies !" I really expected her character to make it to the end, since her character made the film so funny(" My Gale Weathers wouldn't do that..." and " I'm staying where ever you are so the killer can get you ...") The ending of the movie really was LAME .... for a movie advertising that all bets were off ..... were there any surprises ? The "Big Three" survivors of the first one, made it through to the end ... None of them died, none of them was the killer ....no surprises (especially at the end !) As soon as they alluded to Maureen Prescott's "missing years", I KNEW she had a kid back then (anyone who's watched any soap opera would catch that !).... and as everyone watching this type of movie knows, when the death occurs offscreen and you see the body after the fact ... THERE'S YOUR KILLER !! Very predictable. It would've been more interesting and surprising if Sidney's half sibling had been revealed to be Parker's character(who was so flightly and neurotic) or Emily Mortimer's character (who was PLAYING Sidney and appeared to be the sweet ingenue) or Dion's character (which would've been more surprising if he was revealed as Sid's half sibling, if that was important to the wrap-up) Anyway, now that the series is over (hopefully) .... The first was the BEST and I'm wondering why they ended up killing off about 20 characters in the last two films? Didn't all of these Ghostface killers just want to kill Sidney ? It's not like all of these other characters "got in the way" somehow or were Sidney's bodyguards or something ...What was the point ? Oh yeah .... Dimension Films wanted to make some $$$, that's right ... I forgot !

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Fuck Columbine and fuck Canada in the ass

    by WickedClownzin69

    Hey, whats up everyone? This weekend has been one of the most fucking shittiest weekends ever! I tried three times to go see scream 3, (friday, saturday and sunday) and every single time they carded me! I'm 15, gonna be sixteen in may, couldn't they cut me some fucking slack? they don't even care if your some sixty year old man with wrinkly balls, they'll still card you! what the hell is up with that? I've been watching horror movies since I was like two, and now I have these old hags that work at the theater telling me I can't watch this movie, now I am forced to break the law and Download it onto my computer and watch it on my shitty screen, meanwhile my brother and his friends all saw it and mock my existence! I don't know why the fuck they are so uptight about all this crazy school shooting shit, but if the movie ratings thing doesn't calm down and go back to almost every movie being 13+, Im gonna do a columbine of my own fuck, Montreal west! blam! anyways, I'm gone, later everyone

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Scream3 website. The hell?

    by addison

    Does anyone know what's going on with the Scream3 website? First it was all this bizarre Sunrise Studios backstory and then a fake hacking. Then a logo that wouldn't load. Now it's links to the parent directory and a bunch of GIFS. What the hell is going on? The movie's already opened for pity's sake.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Reena Reynolds

    by roach

    Ok, so Randy was like the ultimate horror movie freak. And you are telling me that he never noticed that the mother of the girl he was completely obsessed with was in three of a high profile producer's early horror movies. Thats preposterous.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 6:27 p.m. CST

    No one under eighteen should be allowed to see any movies ever!!

    by Hairy Moles

    But Scream 3 should have been rated PG-13. I can't imagine any adult enjoying it.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Scream 3 - major Spoilers

    by Jack Burton

    First off, I'm a fan of the Scream movies. Scream 3 was a really good movie. It didn't reach my expectations but I was expecting a darker ending and a sicker motive. I mean, it's part 3, the final act as the trailers said. How the hell did the killer get around in the set and in theh house that fast? It STILL seemed like there was another killer. At the end with Dewey, Gale, and Kincaid in the living room and the door opens, I thought THAT was the ending. I watched all the credits convinced that there was something else coming, some final piece of the puzzle to DEFINITIVELY end it. It was really good, but it had problems. All the references in dialogue, story, and scenes to the first Scream was really cool. Especially the bathroom scene and the chase on the Woodsboro set. If it really is over then I suppose it was a good enough ending. However they left the door open for a continuation. After all, Roman had nothing to do with the motive in Scream 2, besides setting the whole machine going in the first. Who's to say Billy's dad isn't pissed off Sydney has killed his son and his ex-wife? Plus Sydney has her own impressive body count, at last count she was at around 4 or 5. Who's to say she won't have a total schizo episode since she was pretty wigged out in this one? Anyway, it was cool. By the way, anyone know where I can get one of those voice things? Talk about fun at parties! ;-)

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Re: Canada's rating system

    by Jason Blood

    In Canada, if a film is rated R, absolutely nobody under 18 is allowed admittance. It's like NC17 in the states. But I live in Ontario, and in every theater listed in the paper, Scream 3 is rated AA, which is exactly like PG13 and means anyone can get in, so I don't see...oh, wait. You live in Quebec. Never mind.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 7:36 p.m. CST

    AWWW I miss Stu too!!

    by spyvina

    I aim to catch this flick. But I was holding on to a shred a hope that he would be brought back. If you dig him too and wanna catch Lillard (in a good movie)Check out SLC PUNK!

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Quebecs rating system

    by WickedClownzin69

    Hey, it's me again, I just don't get it tho! Scream 1 and 2 was Pg-13 here and now 3 is 16 and the rules are being taken so seriously, usually when I sneak into 16+ the don't give a rats ass how old you are, what?! do they think that if you see all 3 and your under 16 and you live in Quebec (I am not a Quebecer, I speak english =P) that it will trigger off something in your head and you'll want to kill millions of people? I mean the rating system, all around the world is fucked! I mean teenagers have seen everything by the time they are 12, and people know this too. I saw Faces of Death with some friends when I was like 7, I only figured out it was real halfway through the movie, and I don't pride myself in it, but the rating system is crap, because us kids are gonna end up seeing it anyways, cuz when it comes out on video, you can get your parents to rent it for you, and there won't be anyone standing next to your vcr to check your ID, I mean my parents don't give a fuck if I go see this movie, my dad tried to vouch for me that I was 16, but the cashier said you needed an ID, and its really getting on my nerves, if those columbine kids woulda just shot themselves no one would have cared, Marilyn Manson would still have toured longer, and it probably wouldn't even show up on the news.. but they had to fuck with my movie watching... silly teenagers...

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Scream I is still the best one of all.

    by truemask

    (Spoilers Below-Don't read if you haven't seen the movie.)Well, after seeing this movie Scream III, I can only tell you it is like a chocolate-flavored barf. As a movie, as a film, it is the worst movie ever made. No strong characters, no legitimate conversation, bad lighting, bad cinematography, choppy editing, choppy storyline, tons of plotholes. I know, I know, I'm being picky. But, I know this is supposed to be a fun movie, so indeed, in terms of fun, this is one of the most fun movies ever made. I've been waiting my whole life for something to make good use of my being a film buff, and the tons of injokes and cameos and stuff was so awesome its not even funny. As a close to the whole series, I think Sidney should've died when she was shot. That would've been a cool ending. It was also really stupid that Randy's prophesies didn't come true. Remember that he said one of the three main characters were going to die? Well, they didn't. I love the black guy. He was just damn funny. Remember when he said "motherfucker!" when Ghostface was chasing him? Funny! As for Jenny McCarthy, no one is ever gonna know how good an actress she is if they keep staring at her boobs instead! Man, those jugs are luscious! As for Ghostface's voice, it just wasn't as scary or commanding as it has been in the past. It's a little week. Nonetheless, having one of those voice-changing things would be pretty cool. Parker Posey is awesome. Courtney Cox is getting way too skinny and what's up with her hair? Oh yeah, when the house blows up, how did the Ghostface know that the guy was gonna use a lighter to read the paper? Roman is just a weak-ass killer. In Scream I, at least Lillard and Ulrich were funny and demented and ended up killing themselves. There just wasn't any fun stuff in terms of the ending this time around. And am I alone, but that chick who played Sidney in Stab 3 had a pretty nice rack. Hmmm...What else? Well I guess that's it. More than anything else, Scream III seemed more like a parody of itself and a comedy rather than the real gripper that was Scream I. Oh yeah, unlike the openings in the past, the opening sequence in this one just really sucked. There was absolutely no scariness involved, unlike the first one. There is not a single shot of Ghostface running between two halls of something. As a matter of fact, there is not a single decent shot of ghostface. And the whole Sidney's mom being a ghost thing REALLY SUCKED. Man, I am done. There are so many things wrong with this film. The soundtrack? That sucked. It was practically nonexistent. And the worst cliche of all in horror movies? Someone from behind and then a sharp rise in the music and the person being almost scared to death? Ok, one too many in this film. You see, in the places where they used this "technique," an ordinary person would not be scared. I think the only reason they would be scared is because there a DAMN loud note in music! Just cause somebody taps you on the shoulder doesn't mean you're gonna die! Jeez!

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Another thing about movies in Quebec that suck...

    by gilmour

    As a former Quebecer I used to get pissed at the fact that if an english film doesn't have a french version ready to release on the same day, then legally, the english version can't play in Quebec. And in the early 90's they came out with some gay law about putting french stickers on all the videos. Paramount refused to do this so in Quebec we didn't get english films for like 2 years on video! Yet of course the french versions were released so no one in government cared about us english folk. Damn communist regime!

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 9:44 p.m. CST

    A Flaw in Scream 3 (Minor Spoiler)

    by RCloy70183

    I didn't know it was possible to recieve faxes when the power is out!!!! Anyone else notice that? The movie kicked ass, best on in the series, but the ending was a little weak. Craven shot 3 endings, I'd like to see the other 2.

  • Feb. 6, 2000, 10:31 p.m. CST

    "...and I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for you m

    by Eli Cross

    Weak. This was one weak film. What can I say about a film where JENNY MCCARTHY gives the best performance? Courtney needs to eat a few Powerbars. Arquette proves that he couldn't act wet if he were underwater. Parker Posey? Oh, Lord...was it her intention to give a performance which looked as if she was constantly searching for a cue card? She's twitchy and uninspired. God knows why she's an indie darling. Neve? Well, she's Neve. Criticizing her's like criticizing rice for being white. Her modes are Terror and Soul Searching Lip Quivers. The best thing in the movie (saying VERY little) was Patrick Warburton as the bodyguard. If he'd stepped in and took over for "Dewdrop", this movie would have smoked! (Oh, yeah; Dr. X...I have a B.A. in Film and your comment about the reflection from the flashlight only being, blah blah blah, is pseudo-intellectual balloon juice. Go see a movie for the movie. While I'm watching a film, I don't give a cat's butt over what aspect ratio is utilized or what lenses a director uses. If it works, it works.) And, yeah, what the hell was up with the fax machine? Ran on auxilary nickel cadmium batteries or something? Feh. I liked the first film a bunch which is why I bear such disappointment for this thing. These movies have become the cinematic equivilent of "Love Boat" where they prop up Hollywood's hot new faces and proceed to whack them. The only thing the ending lacked was Dewey suddenly screaming "ROOBY ROOBY ROO!" Eli out. Peace.

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 12:46 a.m. CST

    who cares about music

    by DiceDano

    Only Harry would worry about something stupid like Dewey music. Who the fuck cares about Dewey music, nobody even remembers what the fuck it sounds like except Harry.

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 2:30 a.m. CST

    All bets are off,,,,WTF!!!!!

    by Malifer

    The big thing with the story was because it was the third in a trilogy anyone could die. And the three Sid, Gail, and Dewey live. WHY?!

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 2:40 a.m. CST

    truemask is right

    by Malifer

    When he says motherfucker that's the funniest shit in the movie.

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 1:10 p.m. CST

    If youve already seen the movie, read this please!! No spoilers

    by drumher264

    OKay, Im a big SCREAM FREAK~ I understood the first two just fine. BUt the third one sord of confused me. I mean like, the END of it. Maybe I'll just have to see it again I dunno~ BUt like, if you understood the end, and who the killer was and why he/she did it and how and all that.. like just re explain to me the killer's story! and by the way, what the heck was that place they were at during the last scenes?? email me at drumher264@hotmail.com and if you dont feel like explaining it over an email, then just send me a short message and I'll give you my screen name so you can tell me there!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Quasi Spoiler Warning

    by Ted Terrific

    The problem with S3 is similar to S2 - there weren't enough real clues as to who did it before we got to the end. Nevertheless this was pretty good. And the cameo of Jay and Silent Bob was great.

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Re: The actress who played Sidney's breasts...

    by Jason Blood

    They weren't really. They were those bra insert jelly pack things like Jodi Lyn O'Keefe used in She's All That. The actress (Emily Mortimer) talked about them in Entertainment Weekly. Also...maybe the power wasn't out in the masion. Maybe he just cut the lights somehow.

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 7:50 p.m. CST

    THE TRUE KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!! MWA HAHAHA!!!!

    by x2thez

    As everyone knows the true killer in Scream 3 is none other than the notorious abominable snowman.....bigfoot....Yette even. But we know him as: THE SASQUATCH!!!!! He is played by Sean Connery and jumps out at the end, murdering everyone on the cast. Sorry if I spoiled anyone's experience.......

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 8:30 p.m. CST

    "...and I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for you m

    by Eli Cross

    What can you say about a movie where Jenny McCarthy gives the best performance? Yeesh. Courtney, eat some Powerbars, girl. Arquette proves he couldn't act wet if he were underwater. Parker Posey? Was she supposed to look like she was searching for cue cards? THIS is an indie goddess? Search me. I thought she was twitchy. The best part of the movie was Patrick Warburton as the bodyguard. If he's taken over for "Dewdrop", the movie would have smoked. (Oh, yeah, Dr. X...I have a B.A. in Film and your flashlight/Panavision comment was pseudo-intellectual balloon juice. When you see a film, just see a film, already.) The only thing the ending lacked was Dewey suddenly screaming, "ROOBY ROOBY ROO!" These movies have become the cinematic equivalent of "Love Boat" with the "hot" new faces getting systematically whacked. I liked the first Scream quite a bit. This one? Just murder.

  • Feb. 7, 2000, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Oops...my bad.

    by Eli Cross

    Sorry for the repost, kids. My system told me it hadn't gone through. I'll shut up now.

  • Feb. 8, 2000, 5:41 p.m. CST

    DEWEYS THEME MUSIC and HARRYS BLUNDER

    by DannyT

    Hey Harry- I agree with you; I am a big fan of Dewey's theme music. However, his theme music actually wasn't HIS to begin with. In fact it was stolen from the BROKEN ARROW soundtrack- conducted by Hans Zimmer. Go check it out yourself its true. Its no biggie- but i think possibly the moderation of his theme subtley echoing in the background is the result of a suit or at least them beeing yelled at for ripping off. Anyways, DannyT

  • Feb. 8, 2000, 7:30 p.m. CST

    3 alternate endings filmed?

    by Aurienne

    I heard there were 3 alternate endings filmed for Scream3. Why don't they randomly release all 3 as equally valid? or barring that, does anyone know what the others were? Thanks!

  • Feb. 8, 2000, 11:37 p.m. CST

    alternate endings

    by EyesWideShut

    I bet one of the alternate endings had the killer being the girl who plays Sydney in Stab 3. Or had Roman and Kincaid as the killers. After all, how does Ghostface get Sydney's #? Anyway, I bet those were it. I loved the way the movie began on the Hollywood sign. Very fitting that this is the last one when you see that shot.

  • Feb. 9, 2000, 12:34 p.m. CST

    IM GLAD ITS OVER!!! OR IS IT??!!

    by prajadhipok

    I sure hope this is the last one, because while the movie was actually entertaining, im getting sick and tired of these not-so-good-twist endings... please mr. craven, we don't want to see any more of this. Oh and Ms. McCarthy... you are one hot foxy chick!

  • Feb. 9, 2000, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Scream 3

    by maxman921

    Who the Hell IS The Killer??? I Thought I Could Depend On You Guys To Tell All Of Us Anxious Fans!!!!!!! However I Think THe Movie Wa Great. Im No Telling You Who The Killer IS Maybe You Dont KNOW!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 10, 2000, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Veidt is a true know-nothing

    by ghostface2000

    This is a reply on Veidt's complete idiot review of Scream 3 on ain't it cool news.com. First of all your remarks to this film are both desperate and completely unintelligible. I guess you obviously know NOTHING about a good horror film. Face it, dude, you don't know SHIT about good old fashioned horror. Sure, Urban Legend and IKWYDLS were crappy, but they were cheap rip offs of SCREAM. You are just one of those VERY few idiot lame brains out there who despise the Scream series because you see it as some sort of teeny-bopper film. So what if teenagers like it, most adults like it too, and obviously, YOU are the one with NO standards in horror if you think Scream 3 sucked. It was, without a doubt, the best in the series, and I speak not only for myself but for all horror fans out there, YOU SUCK! Now get back to your childish play and masturbating and get the fuck out of here. You discrase true horror fans everywhere

  • Feb. 10, 2000, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Neve

    by ghostface2000

    Oh, and I would also like to add that, regardless of anyone's opinions, Neve Campbell is a very talented and superb actress. NO ONE could have fit the role of Sydney better than her. NO ONE. Besides, if Neve is such a terrible actress, why did she land roles in such hits as 54, The Craft, Wild Things, and of course all three of the Screeam films. If she wasn't talented, why would she be the star she is now. Admit it people, you just say those things because, for some unknown and probably ridiculous reason, you don't like her. Well, why don't onee of you Neve - haters try playing her role in Scream. Face it, you wouldn't last in a Chinese porno, much less a hit such as Scream.

  • Feb. 10, 2000, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Scream 3 review

    by ghostface2000

    **** - Simply a classic third in an outstanding trilogy, that produced not a single bad film. I have spoken and my words are growing meeaningless to those who are reading. So, I will sign off now, leaving you with this unforgettable quote...."Whats YOUR favorite scary movie?"

  • Feb. 10, 2000, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Harry, harry harry, my S3 review**SPOILERS**

    by romansucks

    Harry I am a young movie buff, and have always sorta looked up to you in a way with all your privileges(seeing scripts, cameos, stars all that shit)and cool spies and site. I am also a huge scream phsyco, I have seen the first at least 700+ times and the second around 400+. The reason is I just fucking love em. So I have waited three years for this movie, over all the fake rumors and even the switching of writers, which pissed me off even though williamsonis a hack. It is his story, he knows it best. That is the MAIN reason Scream 3 lacked. Dull character development and insight. The up side was Sidney just sat around until the end though. Dewey was good, gale was actually good too. Puddy was the funniest along with posey, which aint saying much. Deon Richmond would have given it more flare if we was around longer. The movie was missing key elements, a lot of logic for one, suspense and who dun it factor for the other. Logic always has to be slightly dispelled for any type of movie like this, but not this much. Come on, the fax works with no power? And there is NO WAY you can turn off just lights, fuses control whole rooms and houses. And who wouldn't smell that fucking gas? The murders just weren't given the intensity of the first two and went to fast. The opener was like five minutes and it sucked killing off cotton. ANd that voice changer is that possible? Another thing wrong was not enough phone conversations, a major part of the whole ESSENCE of scream. Things were just plain dull. The best parts were the movie set, the fight all over the set with sid and tthe killer and near the end when the killer just starting knocking off characters in the house, still not long or shown enough. I was so hoping the killer was dempsey, at least so I could laugh. He could have been helping another killer from the past. Didn't anyone hear ROMAN put on the costume when parker yelled to him in the basement? I knew then. ANd then the end came, even if there was hope I was wrong. SInce they didn't really give you a chance to guess the killer throughout the movie, I thought it woud be someone they knew, WE knew, alas no. We are thrown a pussy ass named roman as the killer, with no phsyco tone or action and a stupid backstory. Dumbasses. Maybe this was all a joke and this summer there will be like a ttrailer saything "You ttthought you seen the end? Guess again" and they would release the REAL movie? That would be cool. It left me wondering why the door was left open? no one is rid of demons that fast. what is up with that music at the end...choir shit. It also left me wondering why couldn't the billy and stu return as the killers, better than that shit. Even though it is kinda stupid. The best ending would of been TATUM, an easily fakable death, billy and her and stu could have all been in on it, but they were gonna kill stu so her and billy could blah blah blah, then sid killed him and ruined it all. Dempsy could a helped her. SId and gale should of died in the opening and only dewey would see it was his sister all along. I hope they make one more just to kill this mediocre sequel. At least my favorites go in order, 1 2 3. Oh well, can't wait for the fountain society, HA. FD

  • Feb. 11, 2000, 9:49 a.m. CST

    spoilers and reshoots

    by MGTHEDJ

    for a fan site you guys are REALLY slow. sid dies being chased on the set(the editing is badly done to show her alive) fufilling randy's rules. and since neve did not want to do this film gets her out asap. this also explains so much of the arquette's in this film.they stop the killers who are the actress playing sid and cop(proving he can write a better script for 3rd film than the one written). also explains the voices(male and FEMALE)and cel phone call. BTW dream sequence was a homage to NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET U DOLTS. but test screening showed negative reaction to neve's death so killer became director, but even the last scene was a reshoot:neve is not walking the dog past the arquette's, but a body double and neve's line is uttered off camera, so her footage was recycled from the opening sequence. the original ending is anybody's guess. p.s. fax machine was powered by emergency back-up(don't most of u posters have those for your systems). man you are slow. watch altman's the player will you!!

  • Feb. 12, 2000, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Re: Ghostface 2000

    by Veidt

    A little thin-skinned about the wretched Scream 3, aren't we? No true horror fan would give the time of day to this movie, period. Yes, the original Scream was great but its sequels and the rip-offs that followed it were abysmal. As for my taste in horror films, I guess I'm simply guilty of having a knowledge of the genre that extends beyond 1996. Instead of worshipping at the altar of what's currently in vogue, I'll prefer to judge a film on its own merits. In the case of Scream 3, those would be "little to none". The revelation of the killer's identity in Scream 3 is just as bad, if not even worse, than that of Scream 2. It's ludicrious to say that this person was so beserk over being rejected by Sidney's mother that they'd go to such lengths to exact revenge. It has no plausibility whatsoever. And the recorded message from Randy? Why wasn't this tape viewed earlier (as the sister has obviously had it for some time) and how ridiculous is it that his sister just happens to be on the studio lot just as Sidney and co. are walking by (And as someone else noted on this TB, why would movie geek Randy not be aware of Sid's mother's horror film history?). And the scene where the killer is sending faxes of the revised script into the house? How did the killer anticipate that some stupid sap would continue to stand there reading the pages, much less that they would use a lighter and set off the gas? And what Star Trek universe did the killer get his magic voice-changing device from? This is something that would stretch credulity in a James Bond movie for Christ's sake. The Scream films have established themselves as being more or less in the real world of our time. So why have the entire plot hinge on the killer having a device that only be described as a corny sci-fi gizmo? Scream 3 is a true example of the laziest, most "who-gives-a-rat's-ass" screenwriting that Hollywood has to offer. It's success is based on the idea that no one will care how stupid it is. Some of us still set the bar a little higher when it comes to horror films and movies in general. Craven's made many classic horror films in the past - Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Serpent and the Rainbow, the original Scream - but this latest Scream is far below his best work. Anyone who knows horror films will tell you as much.

  • Feb. 12, 2000, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Better than the original!?!

    by Zombiezilla

    Ya know, I liked the original movie. I even bought it on DVD (though I got screwed since I bought it right away, then they released the uncut). I am a horror fanatic. I didn't go to see the second one in the theaters due to getting sick of the new wave of teen horrors. I am embarassed to say that I did see "Urban Legend" and "Halloween H20" in the theater. But this time, the wife and kid went out of town, so I decided to take it in on a Thursday night. There was almost nobody in there. Contrary to popular belief, Horror films are best viewed alone. NOT with a loud crowd cheering on the kills. Horror can be a VERY serious genre if given the chance to be. But this mindless drivel is the type of film that keeps it from being so and eggs on the party mentality that moves into these movies. The logic of who the killer was is beyond ridiculous. In this movie the Sydney actress (the one playing her in the Stab 3 movie) is busted carrying the mask off the set. She wanted a souvenier she says. But in the very first movie we are told that you can buy the mask "everywhere". Sorry, I watched the first one again last night just to make sure I still did like it and that I hadn't gotten old as of late. The thing that worked in the first film was the fact that our killers where main characters. In the second and third they are nothing more than bit players. In the first when the killers were about to reveal themselves there was mass confusion as to what was going on. In this thing it was the "It is I, the killer" type of revealing with the long explanation. I don't blame people for liking this film, it is better than Armaggedon. But please do not say this is better than the original. I have seen quite a few reviews stating that. Also, PARKER POSEY SUCKS!!!! I can't remember the last time I have seen such an annoying person on film! Oh, wait, Tori Spelling.

  • Feb. 14, 2000, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Do You Really Think it's Over?

    by spud the perogie

    Just an interesting thought on the series. The point of these films have been a somewhat humerous dissection of the traditional Hollywood Horror Movie (found in scream), it then continues on to the rules and tendancies of a sequel (Scream 2) and with this latest installment the trilogy (you guessed it, Scream 3). Now we all seem to think that Mr.Craven is ending is little project with the third. However for this to be a true study at least 3 more films need to be made. Allow me ot explain and break down. Scream 4-- by the time we get to this point all the originality is gone. Along with most of the cast and crew save maybe a minor character who is now pushed into the spotlight. he is here because unlike his co-stars who have gone on to bigger and better things, this is the biggest thing he will ever do and will hold on to it for all its worth. The plot of this film is unimportant and doesn't neccesarily have to be good. This movie is made by studio execs hoping to cash in again on a franchise that has worked in the past, so they put together a b rate movie slap on the 'Scream' logo and see what happens -- direct to video. Scream 5 -- okay, okay so that last scream movie wasn't so good, but you know it did make a few bucks given that it was made so cheap considering there was no real talent on the project and the effects were done by the director's (who by the way's previous credits connsist of jiffy pop commerials and a corporate video on sexual harrassment in the workplace) 15 year old nephew on his home computer. "So now", the execs say, "what do we do with this" Something original and artistic they all say, we want to take the franchise into a whole new direction. And presto 3 weeks later at a video store near you 'Scream 5: The Beginning' This installment goes back to the original murder - Sydney's mom. This tells the story on how things first got started down this dark path of death in this nice little town and attempts to tie everything together far too convieniently and coincidentally. It fails. It's one saving grace that allows it to well at the video store and be declared a classic by 15 yr old boys is that it stars Jennifer Tilley as Mrs. Prescott and sports many gratuitous nude scenes. And Finally THE LAST SCREAM. the sixth version sees the return of Wes Craven and all the stars from the original. The story is not bad in comparison to the last couple, but nowhere near the originals. It completly leaves the Scream mytrhos and tries to be something new entirely, like "it was all a dream and noe the dream is out in the real world" type thing. It plays as more of a reunion for diehard fans of the series who want to see Neve Campbell running from that haunting face again(which by the way is now more twisted and evil than ever). And thus ends the saga that was original and inovtive then went sharply downhill and pathetic only to be saved and restored to greatness again in the final round, closing the saga forever. Or does it.... Rumors will circulate around the internet for years to come about a Scream/I Know What You did Last Summer crossover movie. In which the Scream Killer and Ben Willis (who by the way finally died in the third movie only to come back as a zombie Killer for the final 8 sequels) return from Hell to wreak Havok in Manhattan!!!

  • Feb. 14, 2000, 4:15 p.m. CST

    scream 3 baby

    by MCAWOL

    this movie ruled i liked it so much i stuck my thumb up my ass and the guy sitting next to me and said i give this one 2 thumbs up way up if you get what i'm saying then i fucking took a dump on the guy in front of me it was great the dump was too

  • Feb. 15, 2000, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Scream 2 Bashing

    by Mad Yaks

    Although i don't think that Scream 2 deserved the ritual humiliation given to it by Harry, i do agree that the last half an hour was the biggest load of shite ever!!! I look forward to seeing Scream 3 in the hope that they haven't just dragged out the tired old routine again.

  • Feb. 15, 2000, 6:54 p.m. CST

    The Ghostface Blood Swipe?

    by The E

    **SPOILERS** First off, SCREAM 2 was GREAT (sans Randy's death)! The best one in my opinion. It had the most suspense, and the best death sequences. C'mon how can you not like the end, that's everyone's complaint. The whole mom thing was hilarious! You would have never guessed it and it was homage to Friday13. If you took the ending seriously, yes it sucked, but Scream was never meant to be taken seriously. As far as Scream 3, I thought it was on par with the first sans the ending. WHAT I LIKED: It was paced nicely, fast with breaks. The death scenes were great. Very funny. WHAT I DISLIKED: I can't believe they stopped Ghostface from doing his trademark move...The Blood Swipe. In his other incarnations he/she many times swiped the knife to clean it after killing victum(s), what happened in 3? I was waiting all movie to see that, DAMN. No alive Randy. The ending, no main characters dead, break the rules! New characters are that great, except the fake Gail, she was funny. PS Fax machine power: Ghostface only turned off the breakers for the lights, not all the power in the house.

  • Feb. 17, 2000, 12:21 a.m. CST

    TITAN AE

    by Chibi Hentai

    OK, since I'm so FREAKING far down on the list perhaps listing that as the subject will get me some attention. I went to see Scream 3 last friday, and the thing that leapt out at me most (besides Silent Bob and Jay) was the trailer for Titan AE. Now, we all remember from last summer (at least you guys saw Phantom Peni- I mean, Menace) the "three films coming soon from 20th Fox," right? well, so far both Anna and the King and Fight Club have come out, but of Titan AE nobody's heard anything. So Now they finally come out with a REAL trailer, and Damn if it isn't an animated feature! I had no idea. And not a PEEP out of you guys from AICN! So who's got the assignment, and when will the first story come out?

  • Feb. 21, 2000, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Neve is beautiful and very sexy!!!!

    by cow

    Harry. Youre so wrong about Neve. Shes gorgeous and really sexy!! And I think shes a good actress. Far better than Meryl Streep and Jodie Foster.Im serious about that. I really hate Meryl and Jodie. I think Neve does a better job than Heather Lagencamp did in the Elstreet movies. She does have charisma and she was cool in Scream 2 when she kicked ass in the end. You might think that I just like her because shes sexy, but she wasnt sexy in the first Sream. But I still think she did a great job in that one. Michael

  • Feb. 21, 2000, 5:40 p.m. CST

    SCREAM 3 review

    by boy,interrupted

    Harry, Come on, man. I agreed with most of what you had to say about "Scream 3." I am a huge fan of the entire trilogy (the 2nd "Scream" was actually my favorite). But hating Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox Arquette? They are two of the reasons that this trilogy has succeeded the way it has. Neve Campbell was FAR FROM BORING. She showed some real acting chops. Although I think the visions of the dead mother were a bit hokey, the scene after her big chase on the set of "Stab 3" was wonderful. Trembling and virtually helpless in Dewey's arms, she conveyed a true feeling of fear and desperation. As far as Courteney Cox Arquette is concerned, she IS Gail Weathers. Tart, tacky and ready for the bloodshed. I love these two actresses is just about everything they do (with the exception of "54" for Campbell and "Cocoon: The Return" for Cox).

  • Feb. 22, 2000, 6:43 p.m. CST

    do I suck

    by CANDY IN STAB3

    It is me jenny,I play shara and is candy in stab3.i get killed 3rd,mybe i was such a dam bitch and bad actress.But I am 100 times better then all of the rest of the female acters.I am like so dumb I try to get a knife ,hello it is a movie set they are fake. OH it is realy smart to hid in a costum,which you can see my dam feet.try to run to the door,but my dam big brests make me slow.Finaly i egt stabed and get stuck to the door. the directer called hello from then i knew he was the killer! see me in no movies soon!

  • Feb. 26, 2000, 1:11 a.m. CST

    The real disappointment of Scream 3

    by TheGradStudent

    Finally got around to seeing "Scream 3" tonight...here's my beef with the film, informed by a whole boatload of postmodern theory (I'm suprised that nobody's brought this up yet): "Scream" was a reflexive horror flick - a movie which was conscious of (and which made explicit) the very conventions of its genre. Forget Sidney, forget any of the characters in and of themselves - what made all of the interesting characters unique was the way that they violated various horror cliches. Each characterization flowed from the self-referentiality of the film. "Scream 2" took this self-referentiality to the next level, adding a film-within-the-film to its own self-knowledge of the conventions of the horror sequel. While many found the movie lacking in comparison to the first, I'd argue that it was actually MORE brilliant than the first one, playing not just on the conventions of sequels, but adding a second diegetic layer in the form of "Stab" (I know, it's a highfalutin' term - basically, "diegesis" means that there is a second story embedded within the first one). This diegetic layering one-upped the postmodern-ness of the first one, so that the film didn't just comment on itself, but also referred back to the first "Scream." The real problem with "Scream 3" is that it didn't take this progression to its logical conclusion. Setting the film-within-the-film at the same temporal point (i.e. making them both the third part of a trilogy) was a huge mistake. What I'd been hoping for since I saw the credits roll on "Scream 2" was that "Scream 3" would one-up its predecessor, and add yet ANOTHER diegetic layer. What I expected was a "Scream 3" that would integrate a film-within-the-film ("Stab 2") into its plot, depicting the murders on Sid's college campus. Naturally, "Stab 2" would have its own film-within-a-film, let's call it "Slice" (a parody of "Stab" the same way "Stab" was a parody of "Scream"). So, we'd have a film-within-a-film-within-a-film ("Slice" inside "Stab 2" inside "Scream 3"), and everyone's heads would hurt. The particularly cool thing about this would be that if the events of "Scream 3" took place in Sid's hometown, then both "Scream 3" and "Slice" (the first and third diegetic layers) would have the same locale, and would be able to play off each other (thus better fulfilling the rule that the third film in a trilogy refers back to the events of the first one). Everyone's head spinning now? In a nutshell, "Scream 3" had the potential to screw with the narrative structure of film in a way that "Scream" only hinted at. Needless to say, I was sorely disappointed. I'd like to think that this is the direction in which Williamson was planning to go, but I guess we'll never know. Sigh.

  • Feb. 27, 2000, 3:13 p.m. CST

    IM SICK OF THESE STUPIS MOVIES!!THEY ARE'NT EVEN SCARY!!THE ONLY

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 27, 2000, 3:30 p.m. CST

    AND ALOT OF YOU THINK THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT SUCKED,BUT IN FACT

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 28, 2000, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Scream 3? Ehh . . .

    by Playhouse

    I finally saw it last night an I'll have to say was it was okay. Which is a disappointment. It should have been great. With all the set-up this movie should have paid off. I felt it ended the series but not very spectacularly. Perhaps the most noticeable element was that Kevin Willaimson's pen was missing from this. Granted, the themes and the overall "plot" of the movie were his, outlined by him in the very beginning. But the script itself, as written by Ehren Krueger, was extremely lacking. It didn't have the bite that the first two had. Each character to me seemed like a caricature of themselves. The next was the all too familiar plot. If this is what Williamson had planned from the get-go, I feel a tad gypped. Things were too neatly packaged as well. The whole scene with Randy (HELLO!?!?! They just HAPPEN to run into his sister and she has this tape. WHAT!?!?!?!) was a stretch. Don't get me wrong. It was funny and I'm glad Jamie Kennedy was in the movie for even just that. He was the best part of the first two and you actually felt for him when he was killed in the second one as opposed to the countless others who were slaughtered. I really enjoyed the cameos by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith as Jay and Silent Bob. And I was actually impressed by Neve Campbell's acting job in this film (and that's saying a lot). All I gotta say is what the hell happened to Courtney Cox Arquette?

  • Feb. 28, 2000, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Better than Scream 2...

    by IMPOSTER

    and that's all I needed. I'll skip all the psycho-babble and just say, "I liked it!"

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Why this movie is such a big FREAKIN' pooch-screw!

    by The Crazy FoX

    OK, get this. I'm British and we tend to get our movies three months after you guys. I was therefore more than a little happy to go see this film on the day of release while visiting my (now ex) girlfriend in Texas. I was APPALLED! I did not like Scream 2, but I thaught that they might try and redress the balance with a witty threequal that KNEW how risky and usually SHITE threequals are. The film plods along with the customery killing off of the annoyingly shallow TV stars and Jenny Macarthy (Oh, I liked the irony there, I have to agree with Harry). But we have seen it all before, and Cravens original masterful handling of the genre is lost in cack-handed slash-happy mundanity. The crowning TURD in the water closet was the denouement, when you find out who the killer is. Now I always thaught that Scream 2 could have redeemed itself by having interesting killers, as opposed to LULU, and her little friend, but Scream 3's killer is quite the most pointless time-waster of the lot. My girlfriend was upset, because he was cute, but long-gone are the venomous gnashings of Ulrichs wonderful Billy loomis, or the deranged rant of the gem that is Mathew Lillard. EVERYBODY I was with loved it apart from me. It is important to note that some of these guys did not like American Beauty (My absolute favourite film after The MatriX). With a killer that could have carried it off, this may have been worth the wait. Posey is a mealstrom of jittery entertainment, and would have been SO MUCH BETTER as Sidneys vengeful half-sister instead. Shades of Gayhearts terrifying perm in Urban Legend would be long forgotten. Craven, please do not make a fourth, you have lost the plot, and BAD idea not holding onto Williamson. Dawsons Creeks gain is your loss.

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I'M BAAAACK!! AND A LOT OF YOU SAID FLAT OUT RETARDED THINGS ABO

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 9:33 a.m. CST

    AND DON'T GET ME WRONG,I DID'NT THINK THE WITCH PROJECT WAS AUCT

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 9:39 a.m. CST

    AND THAT ALONE MACKS THE BLAIR WITCH BETTER,IN THAT IT IS A CLAS

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 9:44 a.m. CST

    CRAPPY 10 CENT UN-SCARY HORROR FLICKS,THAT IT BOTH RIPED OFF AND

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 9:58 a.m. CST

    AND WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE X-MEN MOVIE TOPIC PAGES,THEY W

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 10:04 a.m. CST

    AND ALONG WITH THE OTHER SCREAM CLONUS OUT THERE(URBAN LEGENDS,e

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 10:10 a.m. CST

    U WHO AGREE WITH ME.I WANT YOU CHANT ALONG,THAT EVEN THOUGH WE S

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • Feb. 29, 2000, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Blair Witch?

    by Playhouse

    The movie blew. Officially the most over-hyped movie in history. Yes, the concept was original, but it wore out in the first ten minutes. After that I was more scared I was gonna puke at the jitteriness of the movie than I was of the film itself.

  • March 1, 2000, 10:06 a.m. CST

    EXACTLY MY POINT.THAT'S WHY THE BLAIR WITCH WILL BE REMEMBERD A

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • March 1, 2000, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Yay MTV!

    by The Fatherland

    There is no such thing as a good horror movie after 1985. These stupid MTV-soundtrack laden mall horror movies are crap, nobody over 16 with blue hair and shrapnel piercings all over their face can appreciate them. Where is the CULT aspect in these films? Horror movies were never meant to be multiplex fare anyway! But, Wes Craven just had to sell out, and now all these posers are embracing the world of horror. Oh well, at least the have no clue what TRUE horror is! Do yourselves a favor and go rent LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and THE HILLS HAVE EYES, Craven's first/only good movies. Don't say I didn't warn you...

  • March 3, 2000, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Scream 3 was great!!!!

    by CaptainBitchway

    I don't care what you guys think, Scream 3 was a blast. I saw it on opening night with a theatre full of screaming, yelling, cheering Scream fans and it was the most fun I've had at a movie in a long time. If you didn't like it, you're taking the whole damn thing to seriously. Geez, Scream was always about making fun of itself and the whole horror genre. It's good, harmless, cheesy fun. If you're expecting some kind of cinematic masterpiece, you ain't getting it. If you want over the top death scenes, fast paced plotting, impossible to predict plot twists, parodies upon parodies upon parodies, then Scream delivers the goods. I can't wait for the DVD Scream collection to come out!

  • March 6, 2000, 11:25 a.m. CST

    GLAD YOU AGREE WITH ME "PLAYHOUSE".YOU SAID IT BEST,(PLAYHOUSE Q

    by jenny1@cajun.net

  • March 15, 2000, 2:12 p.m. CST

    whats this movie about???

    by smartas21

    Who the hell wants to kill whatever her names is againnnn!!!!!!And WHY the hell they make another one how many psychos gonna go after this poor girlllllllll. I mean come on does'nt it get sick and tiring to see the same shit over and over again...Its like Friday the 13th all over again. Only Scream movie worth watching was part ONE but why milk it so much!!! Thats all I got to sayyyyy....

  • March 16, 2000, 4:04 p.m. CST

    What the Hell?!?!?!? (***Spoils Ending***)

    by Mizark

    Ok I saw the Movie and it was good but poorly kept me guessing. 1st off Why do they kill all of the little actors and leave the Stars alive. Neve Cambell should have been shot and the eye! What the Hell! And The moron Killer is the worst actor ever (you'll read why). The man is a good actor (on Film) but if you make 3 different copies of the script and have higher security than CLinton then don't have him do an interview. In the interview he said "The whole Script had maroon lines down it to make it impossible to copy, and he didn't even know the who the killer was. WHen youre in the last scene i kinda figured he knew who was the killer (HIMSELF!) especially if you read the script I have anticpated this since Scream 2 (the only one that wasn't ruined for me, and I dont care what you say "You Killed my son and now I kill you" was awesome, and with great acting) so if Mr. FOley would of kept his mouth shut this wouldve been way better.

  • May 21, 2000, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Scream 3 rules

    by Slasherfan2

    Scream 3 is the best film I have ever seen in my life.

  • May 24, 2000, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Scream III

    by Ptm368

    Frankly, all of the Scream movies stunk like yesterday's sewage.. They were NOT scary, NOT funny, and not interesting in the least.. I don't get the fascination..

  • May 25, 2000, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Don't like Neve & Courtney, Harry?

    by Andymation

    Well, Harry, you say that Cortney Cox is a bad actress. That's wrong! She's not an actress.. She is a smoking hot superbabe, a real treat for the eyes. And by the way, she's not to bad in "Friends", huh, Harry? Can't you see why Courtney, Neve and Jenny star in this movie?It's not 'cause Dimension Films wants Oscar statues.It's 'cause they know that young foxes sells. Your despice against Neve Campbell is not as understandable as the pne against Courtney, though. I've actually seen her act brilliantly once. It was in that newest version of "The Canterville Ghost".

  • May 6, 2001, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Scream 3... and Courteney's hair!

    by courteneycoxfan

    Personally, I thought that 'Scream 3' wasn't as good as the two previous installments, but it was still a really good movie! Just a couple of things I want to say though... 1) Get rid of David Arquette! Every time he appears on screen with his face crumpled into that sort of... leer, it makes my intestine want to leap through my throat and strangle my brain just so that I don't have to look at it any more. Deep breath. Okay. 2) Courteney's hair didn't look too good, did it? She's an incredibly beautiful woman, and I'm not sure what the hair and makeup people were playing at, never mind though. For some reason, in 'Scream 3', the only really really good on-screen chemistry was between Courteney Cox and Parker Posey. Parker was just great in this, so funny, and the relationship between the fake Gale and the real one was the best part of the movie.

  • June 19, 2001, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Chicken Shit

    by t141b

    This movie is a heap of worthless chickenshit. It is boring, cliched, and overdone. There is nothing good about it at all. There is no mystery about the killer's identity, which is what made Scream 1 and 2 marginally good. I swear to God, after I saw this movie, I could hear society collapsing around me.

  • April 10, 2003, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Scream 3 rocked!

    by Pellis-Man

    With no. 3 they have continued the horror/comedy balance which is a really good idea - the first was scray with a streak of comedy, the second was still kinda scary but much funnier, and this one is hilarious with only a sprinkling of scares because its only natural that a killer is less scary after it has been diluted through several sequels (as said by mickey in the alternate film class scene for S2). The whole courteny cox/parker posey thing was hilarious but it was a bit of a shame that gale seems a little more pathetic in this one (although thumbs up 4 keeping her bitchy as ever!) I also liked the cool cameos and it was such a cool idea to recreate the sid chase through the set of her house - it's ideas like that that make scream 3 fresh and way better than the shite we've been getting recently from slashers! Another scene that rocked me was the whole "the killer will give mercy to..." fiasco which was hilarious and thrilling, plus the opening which has been unfairly called the worst of the three,it may not be as unique as the first two but i liked the way it tied in cotton's character and set off the chain of events (loved the 100% cotton gag btw) that followed and was also something that we haven't seen before. Also appreciated the very cool kife slashing into title card effect - nice! Scream 3 just gets better each time i watch it and i think many people have been too harsh on it just for commendably trying a new direction! I also totally agree that the ending to scream 2 completely sucked but instead of whining why duz no one here wake up and realise that THE INTERNET KILLED SCREAM 2. The origional ending (where hallie and derek teamed up with mrs loomis to be triple killers and hallie's death was faked. However all three died leaving cotton and sidalone on the stage. Cotton flips and kills sid who stabs him in defence with the final shot just of their two dead bodies lying on the stage - how fucking cool would that have been?!?) was sooo much better but because some dick put half of it on the net they had to re write it, and so the new ending was born and thats what we are now stuck with! Damn that pisses me off so every complaining bout S2's crappy ending balme it on whoever leaked that script!