By Jen P
The cast list was ridiculous for all four movies. There’s no way I can list them all, but I’ll try! Here I go:
Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Liev Schreiber, Drew Barrymore, Jada Pinkett Smith, Omar Epps, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Timothy Olyphant, Jerry O’Connell, Heather Graham, Joshua Jackson, Portia de Rossi, Rebecca Gayheart, Luke Wilson, Tori Spelling, Patrick Dempsey, Jenny McCarthy, Parker Posey, Scott Foley, Emily Mortimer, Carrie Fisher, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Lance Henriksen, Heather Matarazzo, Patrick Warburton, Deon Richmond, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Lucy Hale, Rory Culkin, Kristen Bell, Nico Tortorella, Anna Paquin, Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Britt Robertson, Mary McDonnell, Aimee Teegarden, Shenae Grimes, Anthony Anderson, Erik Knudsen, Gordon Michaels, and Nancy O’Dell… and those are just the ones I recognize!
I already listed most of the cameo actors in the cast list, but I wanted to point out that some of these huge actors and actresses were literally in the movies for moments before they were offed. Drew Barrymore only makes it through the first 5 or 10 minutes of Scream 1 before she gets gutted and hung from a tree. Ouch. Not to mention, you can catch Wes Craven himself in the background of each movie. In Scream as a Janitor, Scream 2 as a doctor, Scream 3 as a tourist, and in Scream 4 (in a deleted scene) as a Coroner. Also Matthew Lillard shows up a couple of times in the background after the first film. Aww, we missed you, Shaggy.
“Red Right Hand” by the Bad Seeds helps set the scene for the creepy fun you’ll have watching Scream. Also, check out the rest of the soundtrack if you’d like a flashback to what the 90’s were all about and a pretty badass revamp of “School’s Out”. And the soundtracks for the sequels keep getting better! I’m talkin Master P, Sugar Ray, Dave Matthews Band, Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, Everclear, Creed, Slipknot, Orgy, Incubus, Staind, Fuel, and more.
4. Hot Bodies
I mean, Jerry O’Connell with a shirt off… Yeah. Just ignore the fact that he was about to get murdered.
The franchise makes fun of itself constantly. From the movie within the movie, “Stab”, to Jamie Kennedy’s career-making horror geek role in Scream 1, Wes Craven had the recipe for the perfect blend of comedy and horror.
(SPOILERS) How badly did you think the killer in Scream 2 was the boyfriend? Sorry… WRONG! There were so many twists, we came to expect them, but they still left us guessing. The baddie reveal always managed to stay a surprise until the end. Nice job, Wes.
7. Karmic Retribution
If you’re a terrible person, you’re either the killer or you’re going to die, and possibly both. Even nice people bite it though, so you’re probably not safe either way.
8. Iconic Costume
Seriously, if I see someone wearing that ghost-face getup, I’m running the other way. Momma ain’t got time to get stabbed.
9. Grand Gory Finales
That ghost-faced motherfucker, whoever he/she is, just won’t die!!! Hasn’t anyone ever heard of the double tap? Seriously. Empty your clip in that mofo, just make sure you have a backup round in case they’re not the only one.
10. Sequels Galore
And unlike most sequels, these are actually pretty damn good. I love this franchise! Speaking of sequels, be sure to check out the debut of Scream (the series) on MTV tonight. If they keep true to the originals, it’ll be awesome. Check out the trailer:
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