Top 33 Scream Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Scream facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Scream film message.

I was watching Scream (1996) and noticed this little detail in the credits. Apparently Wes Craven received a verbal agreement to film at Santa Rosa High School, but later they backed out of their agreement.

Principal Himbry was played by Henry Winkler, who also played The Fonz from the hit TV show, Happy Days. Principal Squiggman in the parody, Scary Movie (2000), who was played by David L. Lander also played Squiggy, who was a parody of The Fonz on Laverne and Shirley.
Principal Himbry was played by Henry Winkler, who also played The Fonz from the hit TV show, Happy Days. Principal Squiggman in the parody, Scary Movie (2000), who was played by David L. Lander also played Squiggy, who was a parody of The Fonz on Laverne and Shirley.

Scream Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Director Wes Craven has a cameo as a janitor called "Fred" who dresses like Freddy Kreuger.

  2. For her iconic role in Scream (1996) Drew Barrymore told Wes Craven her "secrets" so he could easily make her cry on set.

  3. Gale Weathers mentions that the film based on her book, Stab, would break box office records...in reality Scream 2 broke the December box office opening weekend record by over 30% in 1997 and held the record for 3 years too.

  4. The character of Randy, played by Jamie Kennedy, says, "Watch out, Jamie," and "Jamie, look behind you," while referring to the killer being behind Jamie Lee Curtis's character in Halloween, though he was in the same situation with the killer right behind him.

Scream Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • - a film filled with small Easter eggs and meta-details - this one always stood out for me: The janitor in the school is called Fred and is clad in the iconic clothes also worn by director Wes Craven's other famous slasher-antagonist Freddy Krueger.

Scream Hidden Details

1 - One of the killers has bruised knuckles after the murders in the movie theatre
One of the killers has bruised knuckles after the murders in the movie theatre
1 - So most characters, as usual, have the latest iPhones. But in the opening scene's movie-within-a-movie-within-a-movie, Stab 6, Trudy has a Sidekick 2. That means Stab 6 probably came out in 2008.
So most characters, as usual, have the latest iPhones. But in the opening scene's movie-within-a-movie-within-a-movie, Stab 6, Trudy has a Sidekick 2. That means Stab 6 probably came out in 2008.
1 - The janitors name is Fred.... Dressed as Freddy Kruger.
The janitors name is Fred.... Dressed as Freddy Kruger.
1 - The identity of the killer in Scream (1996) is foreshadowed in the scene where Principal Himbry scolds a pair of students for wearing the Ghostface mask.
The identity of the killer in Scream (1996) is foreshadowed in the scene where Principal Himbry scolds a pair of students for wearing the Ghostface mask.
1 - Sidney is wearing the fraternity necklace she got from her boyfriend in Scream 2
Sidney is wearing the fraternity necklace she got from her boyfriend in Scream 2

Killer's questions at beginning

Sidney Prescott mentions she would unfortunately get Tori Spelling casted as her if her life was a movie. In Scream 2, Tori Spelling is playing her character in the movie about Sidney's life.

Sidney Prescott is wearing a Greek letter necklace which was given to her by her boyfriend who was killed in Scream 2.

1 - After Kenny gets his throat slit in front of Sydney, he points to the back of the van leading her to her escape.
After Kenny gets his throat slit in front of Sydney, he points to the back of the van leading her to her escape.
1 - : When Stu says, "I'll be right back. . . " (explanation in comments)
: When Stu says, "I'll be right back. . . " (explanation in comments)
1 - Early in Scream (1996) when Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich are making out on the bed, you can faintly hear remake of the song "Don't fear the reaper". This foreshadows the reveal at the end of the film.
Early in Scream (1996) when Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich are making out on the bed, you can faintly hear remake of the song "Don't fear the reaper". This foreshadows the reveal at the end of the film.
1 - When Tatum was killed by the garage door the cat door was on the left side but in Scream 3 the door is on the right
When Tatum was killed by the garage door the cat door was on the left side but in Scream 3 the door is on the right
1 - While watching Halloween Randy played by Jamie Kennedy is yelling "behind you Jamie!" at the TV when the killer is standing behind him.
While watching Halloween Randy played by Jamie Kennedy is yelling "behind you Jamie!" at the TV when the killer is standing behind him.

The character Stuart (Matthew Lillard) leaves the group discussing what not to do in a horror situation violating Rule #3 by saying he will be right back. He does this knowing he will not die to this trope because he is one of the killers.

When Jill finds out Sidney is alive & thus could ruin her plan/story her heart rate on the monitor is heard increasing

Sid monolouges about scary movies saying "Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting." She later does this same thing when running from Ghostface.

They cover up a famous goof (a visible camera man) by putting a black square over him

1 - A janitor appears briefly in a scene where the principal refers to him as Fred.
A janitor appears briefly in a scene where the principal refers to him as Fred.

Scream 2, there's evidence midway through of a character is going to be framed later on

When Ghostface is attacking Sydney on the stage, it is implied at the end that she is just seeing things. If you watch closely, you can see the real Ghostface escaping behind another dancer.

The song "Don't fear the reaper" plays when Billy and Sidney are together in the beginning.

1 - When Sidney tells her boyfriend Billy she knows he's not the killer because she received a call from Ghostface while Billy was in jail, he briefly looks over at his friend Stu down the hall. This is foreshadowing to the fact that both Billy and Stu are working together as Ghostface.
When Sidney tells her boyfriend Billy she knows he's not the killer because she received a call from Ghostface while Billy was in jail, he briefly looks over at his friend Stu down the hall. This is foreshadowing to the fact that both Billy and Stu are working together as Ghostface.
1 - Scream (1996) During the final chase scene, there's a subtle hint at who the killer is.
Scream (1996) During the final chase scene, there's a subtle hint at who the killer is.
1 - Billy glances down the hall while telling Sydney he couldn't have made the phone calls, hinting that it was someone she just ran passed.
Billy glances down the hall while telling Sydney he couldn't have made the phone calls, hinting that it was someone she just ran passed.
1 - Courtney Cox's character says that leaked nude photos of her are her head but with Jennifer Aniston's body, an obvious reference to her "Friends" costar
Courtney Cox's character says that leaked nude photos of her are her head but with Jennifer Aniston's body, an obvious reference to her "Friends" costar
Scream poster
Scream poster

Scream Plot

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Scream. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Horror, Mystery
Director Wes Craven
Stars Drew Barrymore, Roger Jackson, Kevin Patrick Walls, David Booth
IMDB score 7.2