Scream 2

To repeat the phenomenal success of their collaboration on 1996's hit thriller Scream, horror maven Wes Craven and screenwriter Kevin Williamson did a fair amount of recycling (same movie, slightly different situations), but this sequel comes surprisingly close to matching its popular predecessor. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, and Liev Schreiber reprise their roles from Scream, and this time they're caught in a new cycle of murders near a college campus, just as the slasher movie Stab (based on the events from Scream) is about to make its local premiere. That's the setup for another frantic guessing game involving a number of possible suspects, and the mystery is fatally complicated by the reappearance of the eerily masked killer from the first film. Who's under the mask? Craven and Williamson set up a roller-coaster series of wild plot twists and deadly encounters, and the snappy dialogue once again caters to those in the know about fright flicks, sequels, and all the movie rules that do (and sometimes don't) apply to the escalating body count. Featuring several scenes that will have you biting your nails and gripping your seat, this movie's an exception to the rule--a sequel that beats the odds to satisfy its target audience. Everyone else--you've been warned! --Jeff Shannon

Genre: Horror, Mystery
Production: Miramax Films
  5 wins & 11 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
R
Year:
1997
120
Website
1,101 Views

Gale Weathers:
Hello, Sidney.

[Sidney turns to Gale with Joel who began to record their interview]

Gale Weathers:
How are you?

Sidney Prescott:
Hi... What do you want, Gale?

Gale Weathers:
Well, I was hoping I might get just a few words with you.

[Cotton appears]

Sidney Prescott:
Cotton.

Cotton Weary:
Hi, Sidney.

[Gale starts her report, while Joel is recording]

Gale Weathers:
[reporting] "Here we are at Windsor College, where Sidney Prescott has just been reunited with Cotton Weary for the first time, since she wrongly accused him of murdering her mother."---

Sidney Prescott:
[interrupts her interview] What the hell are you doing?

Gale Weathers:
We want to know how you feel? [continues her interview] Tell us everything that's happened, looking back on the last two years?

[Gale aims her microphone to Cotton, who began to talk to Sidney]

Cotton Weary:
Uh Sidney, I'd just like to say that I forgive and forget. And just like you, I'd like to get back on with my own life.

Gale Weathers:
[reporting] Do you have any comments?

Sidney Prescott:
You... bitch!--- [lunging at Gale]

Gale Weathers:
Ah-ah.

Derek Feldman:
[stops Sidney and calms her down] Whoa, Hey, hey, hey hey, Deep breaths, Lot of deep breaths.

[Sidney began to leave]

Gale Weathers:
Oh Sidney, share with us, please!--- [Sidney turns around and slaps Gale in the face]

Sidney Prescott:
[lunges at Gale] I'll share with you!

[Derek manage to grab Sidney away from Gale]

Derek Feldman:
Okay, okay, okay.

[Hallie walks to Joel]

Hallie McDaniel:
[to Joel] Did you get that on film?

Joel:
[mocks Hallie while recording] "Yes, I got that on film"!

Cici's Friend:
[on phone] I love those guys. Are they stlll together? I haven't seen It in, like three weeks.

Cici Cooper:
No, they broke up again.

Cici's Friend:
[on phone] Really?

Cici Cooper:
Mm-hmm. Sarah found out that Bailey slept with Gwen. She dumped him, like, two episodes ago.

Cici's Friend:
[on phone] I wish she'd get her shit together.

[phone rings, tied on her phone to her friend]

Cici Cooper:
Hold on. Someone's calling. [hangs up the call to her friend; shifts to talk to someone] Omega Beta Zeta.

Phone Voice:
Hello?

Cici Cooper:
Yes?

Phone Voice:
Who is this?

Cici Cooper:
Cici. Who's this?

Phone Voice:
Who do you think?

Cici Cooper:
Ted? Where are you? Are you drinking? Hold on. [shifts to her friend's call] Ted's on the other line. He sounds drunk. I'll call you back.

Cici's Friend:
[on phone] That shit only calls you when he's drunk. Don't go over there, Cici.

Cici Cooper:
Okay, All right. I'll call you back. [shifts back to someone's call] Okay, Ted. You sound loaded. What's up?

Phone Voice:
Who's Ted?

Cici Cooper:
Oh, I'm sorry. My bad. I thought you were someone else.

Phone Voice:
That's okay. I am.

Cici Cooper:
Who are you calling for? Nobody's here.

Phone Voice:
Where is everybody?

Cici Cooper:
We're cosponsorlng the acid rain mixer at Phi Gamma Alpha tonight.

Phone Voice:
Why aren't you there?

Cici Cooper:
I'm "sober sister". I need to be here in case a drunk sister calls and needs a ride.

Phone Voice:
That's too bad.

Cici Cooper:
"Drink with your brain." That's our motto. Who are you calling for?

Phone Voice:
What if I said you?

Cici Cooper:
What if I said goodbye?

Phone Voice:
Why would you want to do that?

Cici Cooper:
Why do you always answer a question with a question?

Phone Voice:
I'm inquisitive.

Cici Cooper:
Yeah, and I'm impatient. Look, do you want to leave a message for someone?

Phone Voice:
Do you want to die tonight, Cici?

[Cici's eyes widen in shock]

[Gale smokes a cigarette, stops, turns to Dewey and Randy]

Gale Weathers:
Sorry. All right, Let's just assume the killer is repeating Woodsboro...

[Gale's phone rings; she answers it]

Gale Weathers:
Yes?

Gale's Agent:
[on the phone] I have Bob calling.

Gale Weathers:
I'll have to call you back. [hangs up phone]

Randy Meeks:
That doesn't explain Sidney's attack. Sidney wasn't killed in Woodsboro. Wasn't for a lack of trying. The killer is trying to finish what was started.

Gale Weathers:
Well Sid's under protection, right?

Randy Meeks:
Yeah.

[Gale's phone rings again; she answers it]

Gale Weathers:
What?

Gale's Agent:
[on the phone] Bob really needs to talk to you.

Gale Weathers:
Tell Bob I'll call him back. [hangs up phone]

Deputy Dewey Riley:
When'd she start smoking?

Randy Meeks:
Ever since those nude pictures on the internet.

Gale Weathers:
It was just my head. It was Jennifer Aniston's body. Anyway, you're forgetting something. In Woodsboro, there were more victims before the homestretch.; Tatum, my cameraman, Himbry...---

Joel:
Time out! I don't need to be hearing about no dead cameramen, all right? Now I'm warning you guys. I am a verb away from vacating these premises. I'm gonna get me some coffee, donuts, Prozac, see If I can find some crack, Special KX, "not Malcolm and I'll be back when you guys start talking about something a little more Saved By The Bellish, all right?

[Joel leaves]

Deputy Dewey Riley:
He seems a little shaky.

Gale Weathers:
Don't worry about him. If the killer is following a pattern, maybe we can figure out who's next.

Deputy Dewey Riley:
I wouldn't follow a killer's pattern. We were all involved In Woodsboro. Could be any one of us.

Gale Weathers:
So what do you wanna do, bonehead? Sit here, wait and see who drops next?

Deputy Dewey Riley:
Well, I don't know... [Gale's phone rings again] "Phonehead"!

[Gale's phone kept ringing; Randy gets her phone and answers it]

Randy Meeks:
Gale's not here!---

Phone Voice:
I'm not interrupting anything, am I? You three look deep in thought. Have you ever felt a knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath? [the voice laughs evilly]

Randy Meeks:
It's him.

Deputy Dewey Riley:
Who?

Randy Meeks:
The killer. He can see us.

Deputy Dewey Riley:
Just keep him on the phone.

Randy Meeks:
What do you want me to say?

Deputy Dewey Riley:
I-I don't know. Just keep him talking. Come on, Gale.

Randy Meeks:
Uh... Hi. -

Gale Weathers:
What are we doing?

Deputy Dewey Riley:
Look for somebody with a cell phone.

Randy Meeks:
So, uh... what's your favorite scary movie?

Phone Voice:
You'll never find me.

Randy Meeks:
What do you care? Let'em have their fun. So, uh... what's up?

Phone Voice:
What's your favorite scary movie?

Randy Meeks:
Showgirls. Absolutely frightening. What's yours? Wait. Let me guess. The House on Soroity Row? The Dorm that dripped blood? Splatter university? Graduation day? Final exam? Am I close?

Phone Voice:
Closer than you think. [A random person bumps into Randy] Too slow, geek. Do you want to die?

Randy Meeks:
Is that the best you can do? Because Billy and Stu were much more original.

Phone Voice:
Why are you even here, Randy? You'll never be the leading man.

Randy Meeks:
FUCK! YOU!

Phone Voice:
No matter how hard you try, you'll never be the hero and you'll never, ever get the girl.

[Randy attacks a man on a phone next to a van, believing he's the killer, but he's not]

Randy Meeks:
Sorry.

Phone Voice:
Wrong guy, dead boy.

Randy Meeks:
Oh, yeah? Well, let's re-direct the moment, Mr. I'm So Original. Huh? Where's your motivation? Huh? Why copycat two high school loser ass dickheads? Stu was a pussy ass wet rag. And Billy Loomis? Billy Loomis, what the fuck? Jesus! What a rat looking homo repressed momma's boy! Why not set your goals higher, huh? You wanna be one of the big boys? Huh? Manson, Bundie, O.J, Son of...

[Ghostface attacks Randy and kills him]

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