‘Scream 4’ Video Interviews, Behind-the-Scenes Footage & Plot Details

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 11th, 2014 at 9:28 am,

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The original Scream is that rare example of a horror movie that did everything right. Half-satire, half-thriller, it was both critically and financially successful—the series has made over half a billion dollars altogether—and spawned two underwhelming sequels plus a plethora of heinous knockoffs. (Urban Legend, I’m looking in your direction…)

Despite years of insisting that number three would be the last of the Screams, in the past year, director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson seemingly succumbed to massive paychecks and committed to a fourth. (Or, as those in the business refer to it, a “fourquel.”)

Now, straight from the set of Scream 4, Entertainment Tonight has video interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes footage of Ghostface chasing people around in circles, as he is wont to do.

Check out the video below:

In the video, Courteney Cox reveals some minor plot details about her character, Gale Weathers, and her character’s husband, Dewey, played by her actual husband, David Arquette. Apparently, in the new movie, Gale has given up her career in broadcast journalism to marry Dewey and write books for a living.

“[Gale has] written six Stab books and she has writer’s block, and she’s pretty bored, pretty miserable, pretty desperate, and all of a sudden some murders start happening and her life starts to look up. She likes a good murder.”

Though the video is lacking, content-wise, we do get to see cast additions Emma Roberts (Valentine’s Day) and Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) in action, as well as the obligatory scenes involving Ghostface trying and failing to stab Neve Campbell in the back.

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Every Scream movie has seen the murders of some fairly famous celebrities before the opening credits. In the original, it was Drew Barrymore, cooking popcorn in her country home. In the sequel, it was Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett Smith at the movie theater, watching the diagetic film adaptation of the events of the original Scream – otherwise known as Stab. In the third, it was Liev Schrieber, who played reoccurring character and fameball, Cotton Weary. Though they were nowhere to be found in the above video, it’s been confirmed by Dimension Films that Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) will provide the requisite pre-credit cameos this time around.

Meanwhile, as of yesterday, Scream 4 has officially wrapped. According to Wes Craven’s Twitter feed:

“It’s the end of the beginning, and the beginning of the end… That’s a wrap on @Scream4!”

Scream 4, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panetierre, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, and many more, hits theaters April of next year, the scariest month of all. April showers bring May flowers, am I right?

Source: Entertainment Tonight

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  1. i remember Epps’ death scene, to me at the time it was pretty epic lol… getting stabbed in the side of the head through a bathroom stall.

    • As if we don’t have enough to worry about in a public bathroom.

  2. In a “guilty pleasure” kind of way, I’m looking forward to this. Can’t help myself.

  3. I havent seen scream in a LONG time i dont even remember the deaths.

  4. can’t wait. lol @ the dr. foreman’s death scene. so i cant wait until the new trilogy that should be better than most horror movies out there and it is NOT in 3D(it blows). i liked the first SCREAM and the second because it was bad@##(mainly because of Tim)and the third one i liked but not that much, but it was good.

  5. with what wes craven is capable of(last house on the left, the hills have eyes, his nightmare on elm street movies, people under the stairs)its so wrong for him to focus on dreck like the scream movies.

    between the scream movies and his desire to sell remake rights to every movie he did he is lately taking the short cut route.

    • Really? You don’t enjoy the original ‘Scream’ at all?

      • the first scream was mildly amusing to watch but not nearly as good as the earlier movies.scream definitly doesnt deserve sequals.

        • the sequals are dreck.

          • Well, you’ll get no argument from me there. The original, for my money, is a classic satire.

    • sorry to inform you that he doesn’t own the rights to these movies thats why they are being remade, he was aginst nmoes from the gate. and the “dreck” is a 1/2 Billion dollar franchise, which basically rewrote horror as it is know today.

      can’t wait to see what other “Facts” you post

      • i stand corrected on the rights on scream.

        it may have drawn a lot of money and rewritten horror but it still rewrote horror in a way it would be better off not done.

        ok i may be wrong but is not wes craven selling remakes for as many films as he has the rights to?

        • and remake rights aside.craven should be working on horror films at the levil of the movies i mentioned not movies like scream.

  6. I’m quite excited for this! Quite excited…yup, yup.

  7. I can’t wait for the 4th film and hope it takes off well along with a Scream 5 & 6. I enjoyed all three Scream films but id say the first is my favorite. I enjoyed Scream 2 as good sequel and Scream 3 i thought was good cause like Randy said in his video to Sid about the past will come back to bite you in the a$$ during the trilogy talk. Im refering to Roman not only being the killer, but Sid’s brother who set the whole thing up from the very beginning by showing Billy a homemade video of his dad and Sid’s mom. After reading about this movie, im already guessing who the killer/killers could be,lol. I hope this movie does well which im sure it will. Wes Craven aint known to direct this many sequels.

  8. All my friends will be boycotting Scream 4 due to Neve Campbell’s participation in a smear of the Alberta Oilsands. Her participation only furthered the untruths about the development. BOYCOTT SCREAM 4