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US Runtime: 111 min

Premiere Date:
Dec 20, 1996   [USA]
Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Kevin Williamson   [written by]
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]
Music by Marco Beltrami
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
Jamie Kennedy
Randy Meeks
W. Earl Brown
Kenneth Jones
Drew Barrymore
Casey Becker
Joseph Whipp
Sheriff Burke
Lawrence Hecht
Neil Prescott
Roger Jackson
GhostFace Phone Voice
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
Linda Blair
Reporter (uncredited)
Henry Winkler
Principal Arthur Himbry (uncredited)
Lynn McRee
Maureen Roberts-Prescott Photo (uncredited)
Lucille Bliss
Checkout Lady (scenes deleted)
Wes Craven
Fred the Janitor (uncredited)

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:

$15,000,000 (USA)
Moviecam Compact Cameras / Clairmont Anamorphics
Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm / 70 mm
Film Length:
3115 m


  • Gale: Jesus, get the camera, hurry!
    Kenny: My name's not Jesus.
  • Gale: If I'm right about this, I could save a man's life. Do you know what that would do for my book sales?
  • Tatum: Stupidity Leak!
  • Tatum: You're not going to pee alone any more. If you pee, I pee. Is that clear?
  • Tatum: Billy and his penis don't deserve you.


  • The mask is based on the painting "Scream" by Edvard Munch.
  • Sidney's friend said she can picture Meg Ryan playing her if they ever did a movie about her. Sidney said, "My luck they would Cast Tori Spelling to play me." Tori Spelling was cast to play her in Stab shown in Scream 2.
  • 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.
  • The cheerleader in the washroom scene was played by Skeet Ulrich's girlfriend.
  • 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.

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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