In 1996, Scream stalked (and slashed) its way into cinemas. The post-modern horror film, about a masked killer bumping off teenagers, was a huge hit with audiences and led to a series of movies.
But how many Scream movies are there?
The Scream movies in order
To date, there are six Scream movies. The Scream movies include:
- Scream (1996)
- Scream 2 (1997)
- Scream 3 (2000)
- Scream 4 (2011)
- Scream (2022)
- Scream 6 (2023)
Are all of the Scream movies part of the same series?
All six Scream movies are part of the same series. The events depicted in the films appear in chronological order.
Who are the cast of the Scream films?
Due to the nature of the Scream movies (i.e. characters get killed off throughout the series), the cast varies from picture to picture. However, the core cast include Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Roger Jackson.
Notable actors in the Scream series include Live Schreiber, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy, Heather Graham, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Roberts, Scott Foley, Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid and Mikey Madison.
Is the Scream series the work of the same director?
The first four Scream films are the work of director Wes Craven. Scream (2022) is the work of directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
What is the best Scream film?
Scream (1996) is considered to be the strongest film in the collection, while Scream 3 is regarded as the weakest entry.
According to IMDb the Scream films are ranked as follows:
- Scream (1996) – 7.2/10
- Scream (2022) – 6.4/10
- Scream 2 (1997) – 6.2/10
- Scream 4 (2011) – 6.1/10
- Scream 3 (2000) – 5.6/10
- Scream 6 (2023) – Not yet rated
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