Scream 3: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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Scream 3 is the weakest of all of the Scream movies, but there are some very interesting behind the scenes facts and stories about the film. Here are 10 things you didn’t know.

When Scream came out in 1996, it quickly became one of the most popular horror movies of all time. Utilizing perfect timing, the film came right when American audiences were starting to grow tired of the horror genre.

Wes Craven’s method of using a new slasher movie to poke fun at the genre’s tired tropes and cliches worked beautifully. By laughing at horror through a new horror film, Craven was able to reinvent the rules of the slasher movie, and suddenly things weren’t quite as predictable.

Naturally, a sequel would follow with Scream 2, and though it wasn’t quite as amazing as that first film, it did well enough to warrant another sequel in the series. And thus, Scream 3 was born. Intending to conclude the franchise as a trilogy, Scream 3 wound up being so bad that Craven was essentially forced to do Scream 4 years later as the REAL ending to the franchise.

Scream 3 missed the mark, but obviously, that was never Craven’s intention. Trying to figure out what went wrong, I did some research on the making of the film and learned a few things I didn’t know. I’ll share 10 of ’em with you now…

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