16 Details From The ‘Scream’ Franchise That You Might Have Missed

The Scream franchise is so popular for a reason. The movies are well-written, scary, and highly entertaining. If you need an excuse to rewatch, here are some fun details that you might have missed during your first viewing. Spoilers ahead!

Jennifer Reveals The Plot Twist In Scream 3

In Scream 3 (2000), Parker Posey’s character Jennifer reveals the twist at the end of the movie by revealing the twist of the in-universe “Stab 3.”

Jay And Silent Bob Make A Cameo

Jay and Silent Bob make a cameo in Scream 3 (2000), which alludes to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) when they end up on the set of a Scream movie.

Sidney Shows Hesitance At The Mailbox

Sidney checks her mailbox when she comes home from school in Scream (1996). This is because her classmates were recently talking about a murderer putting body parts in the victim’s mailboxes.

Jenny Breaks The Fourth Wall

Jenny McCarthy is only in two scenes in Scream 3 (2000). This is referenced when her character complains that she’s only in two scenes in the fake movie “Stab 3.”

The Chekov’s Gun Principal Is Used

Chekov’s gun states that if a gun appears in a scene, it must be fired. This is true in Scream (1996) because the only gun that appears belongs to Deputy “Dewey” Riley in act one. He eventually uses it to shoot the killer in act three.

There’s An Insult In The Credits

In Scream (1996), the credits feature a note stating: “No thanks whatsoever to the Santa Rosa city school district governing board.” Wes Craven originally had a verbal agreement to film at their high school, but they backed out of the agreement.

Wes Craven Appears Dressed As Freddy

A janitor appears in Scream (1996) wearing a similar outfit to Freddy Krueger. This is the director, Wes Craven, playing a character named Fred.

You Can See Casey’s Boyfriend In The Background

In Scream (1996), the outline of Casey’s boyfriend is visible in the background while she’s speaking with the killer over the phone.

A Killer Leaves Behind A Lipstick Kiss

In Scream 2 (1997), the female killer leaves a kiss on Randy’s hand in the van where he is murdered.

An Old Necklace Reappears

In Scream 3 (2000) Sidney is wearing a necklace. This is the same piece of jewelry given to her by her boyfriend in Scream 2 (1997).

The Killer Is Foreshadowed

In Scream (1996), Principal Himbry yells at students for wearing a Ghostface mask. This foreshadows the identity of the killer.

The Killer Has Bruised Knuckles

In Scream 2 (1997) one of the killers has bruised knuckles. This occurs after the murders in the movie theater.

Another Hit Show Was Referenced

In Scream (1996) Henry Winkler’s character opens a closet with a leather Fonzie jacket hanging inside. This is a reference to his famous role in Happy Days (1974).

Randy Ignores His Own Advice

In Scream (1996), Randy watches Halloween (1978) and yells advice at Jamie Lee Curtis’s character. Randy’s actor is also named Jamie.

The Phones Provide A Timeline

In Scream 4 (2011), the characters have up-to-date phones. However, when the movie “Stab 6” is being shown, Trudy has a Sidekick 2. This suggests the movie within the movie was made around 2008.

Tori Spelling’s Appearance Was Hinted At Early

In the original Scream (1996), Sidney mentions Tori Spelling would play her if her life was a movie. In Scream 2 (1997) Tori Spelling is indeed the actress playing her in a movie about her life.