Someone's Taken Their Love Of Scary Movies One Step Too Far!
( Horror / Mystery / Thriller )

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US Runtime: 111 min

Premiere Date:
Dec 20, 1996   [USA]
Director: Wes Craven
Producers: Stuart M. Besser   [Co-Executive Producer]
Dixie J. Capp   [Co-Producer]
Cathy Konrad   [Producer]
Marianne Maddalena   [Executive Producer]
Nicholas Mastandrea   [Associate Producer]
Bob Weinstein   [Executive Producer]
Harvey Weinstein   [Executive Producer]
Cary Woods   [Producer]
Cinematography: Mark Irwin
Production Companys: Dimension Films
Woods Entertainment


Neve Campbell
Sidney Prescott
Skeet Ulrich
William Loomis
Courteney Cox
Gale Weathers
David Arquette
Deputy Dwight 'Dewey' Riley
Rose McGowan
Tatum Riley
Matthew Lillard
Stuart Macher
W. Earl Brown
Kenneth Jones
Drew Barrymore
Casey Becker
Joseph Whipp
Sheriff Burke
Lawrence Hecht
Neil Prescott
Liev Schreiber
Cotton Weary
David Booth
Mr. Becker
Kevin Patrick Walls
Steven Orth
Carla Hatley
Mrs. Becker
Lois Saunders
Mrs. Tate
Lisa Beach
TV Reporter #1
Tony Kilbert
TV Reporter #2
C.W. Morgan
Hank Loomis
Frances Lee McCain
Mrs. Riley
Troy Bishop
Expelled Teen #1
Ryan Kennedy
Expelled Teen #2
Leonora Scelfo
Cheerleader in Bathroom
Nancy Anne Ridder
Girl in Bathroom
Lisa Canning
Reporter with Mask
Bonnie Wood
Young Girl in Video Store
Aurora Draper
Party Teen #1
Kenny Kwong
Party Teen #2
Justin Sullivan
Teen on Couch
Kurtis Bedford
Bored Teen
Lynn McRee
Maureen Roberts-Prescott Photo (uncredited)
Henry Winkler
Principal Arthur Himbry (uncredited)
Wes Craven
Fred the Janitor (uncredited)
Linda Blair
Reporter (uncredited)
Lucille Bliss
Checkout Lady (scenes deleted)

Miscellaneous Companies:

Alexander, Halloran, Nau & Rose
legal services
Buena Vista Sound
re-recording facilities
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment Inc.
camera dollies
Clay Digital Sound
sound editing
Compass International Pictures
Halloween footage courtesy of
Consolidated Film Industries
titles and opticals
Dennis Reiff and Associates
Film Finances Inc.
special thanks
Funworld Division of Easter Unlimited, Inc.
Ghost Mask courtesy of
Great Northern Brokerage Corporation
Hayes & Van Horn Casting
local extras casting
Frankenstein footage courtesy of
RD Negative Cutting, Inc.
negative cutting
The City of Healdsburg
special thanks
The Santa Rosa City School Governing Board
no thanks whatsoever
The Santa Rosa Doubletree Hotel
special thanks
The Sonoma Community Center
special thanks
The Sonoma County Film Commission
special thanks
Tomkats Catering

Tech Info:

Moviecam Compact Cameras / Clairmont Anamorphics
Cinematographic Process:
Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm / 70 mm
Film Length:
3115 m


  • Tatum: Billy and his penis don't deserve you.
  • Billy: Now, now, Syd. Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative.
  • Tatum: Stupidity Leak!
  • Randy: Listen up. They found Mr. Himbry dead. He was gutted and hung from the goal post on the football field.
    Drunk Teen: Well what are we waiting for? Lets go over there before they pry him down!
  • Gale: Jesus, get the camera, hurry!
    Kenny: My name's not Jesus.


  • The beginning of the movie is much like When a Stranger Calls
  • When Sidney comes out of the closet and stabs Billy with an umbrella, the stunt man was supposed to hit a pad on Skeet Ulrichs' chest. The first hit got the pad but the second one slipped and hit him in the chest (you can see it in his reaction too). Wes kept it in because of its authenticity.
  • Many references to horror films/characters.
  • The film was originally to be shot at a high school in Santa Rosa, CA, but after the school board read the script they objected to the violent nature and production was moved to Healdsburg, CA.
  • Matthew Lillard add-libbed the line "Ah... Houston, we have a problem" when he discovered that the gun was gone.

Credits Fun:

  • No thanks whatsoever to the Santa Rosa City School District Governing Board.
  • Just before the end credits start to roll, there is a quick flash of Ghostface, it happens so quick, it causes the viewer to doubt they actually saw it.

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