"...SCREAM 3 is a crafty and well-crafted wrap-up..."
USA Today - 05/01/2000
"...The Hollywood setting allows for a pleasant succession of in-references and gags..."
New York Times - 02/04/2000
"...The film is funny and brisk....Parker Posey in particular glows as Jennifer..."
Wes Craven's final installment of his highly-successful SCREAM trilogy concludes with a fun, fast, and furious romp that cuts through B-movie cliches as readily as it does the warm flesh of its hip young cast. Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and friends Gale Weathers and Dwight "Dewey" Riley (Courteney Cox and David Arquette) once again find themselves face to face with a masked psychopath, who's making deadly edits to the cast of STAB 3, the schlocky slasher film based upon Sidney's own "real-life" horrors. Fueled by Ehren Kruger's (ARLINGTON ROAD) snappy script, the third chapter packs a punch with a plenty of turn-on-a-dime plot twists and a high laugh-to-shriek ratio.
Desperate to escape the demons of her past, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) discretely cocoons herself in a remote, high-security ranch house in the woods of Northern California, where she works as a phone counselor for a crisis hotline. She's content to remain in quiet seclusion, but finds herself once again facing mortal danger when the masked killer Ghostface (named for the Munch-inspired costume) begins cutting into the cast of STAB 3--the schlocky series of slasher films based upon the Woodsboro and Windsor College murders. One by one STAB 3's stars meet grisly deaths at the hands of the psychopath, who--armed with a cell phone, a copy of the film's screenplay, and an arsenal of B-movie cliches--gleefully hunts down and eviscerates his victims. The killer's modus operandi adheres to the "rules" of engagement codified by the great film trilogies STAR WARS and THE GODFATHER, which dictate that in the third chapter, anything goes. Now Sidney must return to "Woodsboro"--recreated as the set of STAB 3--and team-up with cut-throat reporter Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox), small-town deputy Dwight "Dewey" Riley (David Arquette), Hollywood detective Marc Kincaid (Patrick Dempsey), and the remaining cast of STAB 3 in order to stop the killer before he makes his final cut.
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