From musings about what was really going on between Billy and Stu to Liev Schreiber doing the most American thing by taking the part just to pay off his student debt — here’s some rad stories about the making of the first four Scream movies (and some bonus info on the fifth).

Liev Schreiber being a true American

LIEV SCHREIBER TOOK THE PART OF COTTON WEARY IN SCREAM TO PAY OFF HIS SCHOOL DEBT. Schreiber said he'd just gotten out of school and had tons of debt to pay off, so when Bob Weinstein asked him if he wanted a small part in the movie where he basically has to walk down some stairs and then get into a cop car, he took it. CRACKED.COM


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Ghostface and his phone calls

ALL OF GHOSTFACE'S PHONE CALLS WERE DONE LIVE. The voice behind the mask belongs to Roger Jackson, and he was on set doing the voice live, albeit hidden from the actors at all times so they would never see him and he would remain totally incognito. CRACKED.COM


Don't spoil the twist

74 Mike Koo A SCENE IN THE ORIGINAL SCREAM SCRIPT ALMOST GAVE AWAY THE TWIST. Writer and creator Kevin Williamson said he originally wrote a scene that Wes Craven filmed where Billy and Stu talk about all the fun they were going to have on that final and bloody night. It got cut because it was just too obvious. CRACKED.COM


Interesting cameo, no?

MATTHEW LILLARD HAS A CAMEO IN SCREAM 2. Не can be seen as a supposed extra in the background at the frat party in the sequel. Kevin Williamson said Lillard just showed up that night. CRACKED.COM


Almost another killer

IN AN EARLY VERSION OF THE SCRIPT, ADAM BRODY'S DEPUTY HOSS WAS GOING TO BE A THIRD KILLER IN SCREAM 4. It would've been the first time a cop was part of the killings in the Scream franchise. CRACKED.COM


Doing it for the kids

THE FIRST SCREAM WAS RELEASED DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO TARGET BORED TEENAGERS. The gamble worked. It took home $103 million from the domestic box office. It only cost around $15 million to make. CRACKED.COM


Deputy Dewey saves the oh wait

DEWEY ORIGINALLY DIED IN THE FIRST SCREAM. The death was filmed and everything, but they soon realized that the character was just too good an addition and had to be in the sequel. CRACKED.COM


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