Scream 2 (1997)

USA, 1997
35mm, filmed in Panavision, colour, 2.35:1
Dolby, English

An American horror film directed by Wes Craven and the second in the Scream franchise.

Plot Summary

Two years after the killings in Woodsboro, Sidney and Randy are at college, Cotton Weary has become a minor celebrity, Gale Weathers has written a best-selling book based on the tragedy and it’s been adapted into a horror film, Stab. But as the film is about to be released, a new wave of killings begins…


* = uncredited

Directed by: Wes Craven
© 1997 Miramax Film Corp.
Stab Scene Director: Robert Rodriguez *
A Konrad Pictures production in association with Craven/Maddalena Films. A Dimension Films presentation. A film by Wes Craven
Executive Producer: Bob Weinstein & Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Williamson
Co-executive Producers: Cary Granat, Richard Potter, Andrew Rona
Produced by: Cathy Konrad and Marianne Maddalena
Co-producer: Daniel Lupi
Written by: Kevin Williamson
Based on characters created by Kevin Williamson
Director of Photography: Peter Deming
Edited by: Patrick Lussier
Music by: Marco Beltrami
Sound Mixer: Jim Stuebe
Costume Designer: Kathleen Detoro
Department Head Make-up: Carol Schwartz
Department Head Hair: Dugg Kirkpatrick
Special Make-up Effects by: K.N.B. EFX Group, Inc.
Special Effects by: Class A Effects, Inc.
Production Designer: Bob Ziembicki

David Arquette (Dewey Riley)
Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott)
Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Cici)
Jamie Kennedy (Randy Meeks)
Laurie Metcalf (Debbie Salt)
Elise Neal (Hallie)
Jerry O’Connell (Derek)
Timothy Olyphant (Mickey)
Jada Pinkett (Maureen)
Liev Schreiber (Cotton Weary)
Lewis Arquette (Chief Hartley)
Duane Martin (Joel)
Rebecca Gayheart (sorority sister Lois)
Portia de Rossi (sorority sister Murphy)
Omar Epps (Phil)
Paulette Patterson (usher giving out costumes)
Rasila Schroeder (screaming girl up aisle)
Heather Graham (‘Stab’ Casey)
Roger L. Jackson (“The Voice”)

Alternative Titles

Çiglik 2 – Turkish title
Frissons 2 – French Canadian title
Gritos 2 – Portuguese title
Krik 2 – Slovenian title
Krzyk 2 – Polish title
Máscara de la muerte 2, La – Venezuelan title
Pânico 2 – Brazilian title
Scream 2: Grita y vuelve a gritar – Mexican title
Sikoly 2. – Hungarian title
Skrik 2 – Norwegian title
Vrisak 2 – Croatian, Serbian title

Sequel to
Scream (1996)

Scream 3 (2000)
Scre4m (2011)

See also
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Behind the Scream (2000)
Black Christmas (1974)
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Broken Arrow (1996)
Candyman (1992)
Cassandra (1986)
Cheerleader Camp (1988)
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000)
Dèmoni (1985)
The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Faces of Death (1978)
Final Exam (1981)
Flashback – Mörderische Ferien (2000)
Flatliners (1990)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th Part VII – The New Blood (1988)
Graduation Day (1981)
Halloween (1978)
He Knows You’re Alone (1980)
House II: The Second Story (1987)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Mute Witness (1994)
New Nightmare (1994)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Prom Night (1980)
Psycho (1960)
Scary Movie (2000)
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000)
Splatter University (1984)
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Tuno negro (2001)
Twin Peaks (1990)

Includes extracts from
Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)

Extracts included in
Behind the Scream (2000)
The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven (1999)
The Faculty (1998)
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Scream 3 (2000)
TMZ on TV: 16 October 2009



  • Cinefantastique vol.29 no.9 (January 1998) pp.8-9 – illustrated article (Scream 2 by Lawrence French)
  • Empire no.108 (June 1998) pp.38-39; 148 – illustrated review (New films by Kim Newman); soundtrack review (Music soundtracks etc.)
  • Empire no.112 (October 1998) p.151 – illustrated soundtrack review (Music soundtracks etc.)
  • Empire no.114 (December 1998) p.139 – illustrated video review (Videos to rent by Bob Mccabe)
  • Empire no.116 (February 1999) pp.91-95 – illustrated article (Geddit? With a vengeance by Darren Bignell and Kim Newman)
  • Empire no.131 (May 2000) pp.82-85, 91-92 – illustrated interview with Wes Craven and Mary Harron (Psycho killers by Adam Smith)
  • Entertainment Weekly no.524 (4 February 2000) pp.20-22, 24, 26-27 – illustrated article (Gore 2000 by David Hochman)
  • Fangoria no.169 (January 1998) pp.20-25,82 – illustrated article (Super secret: Scream 2 by Marc Shapiro)
  • Fangoria no.170 (March 1998) pp.38-44, 82 – illustrated interview with cast members (The silence of the cast by Marc Shapiro)
  • Fangoria no.171 (April 1998) pp.24-28; 28 – illustrated article (Wes Craven screams again by Ian Spelling); illustrated article (Campbell’s coup by Ian Spelling)
  • Fangoria no.215 (August 2002) pp.34-37 – illustrated article (Bugging out by Anne Moore)
  • Film Review December 1997 p.6 – illustrated review (The big picture: Scream 2 by Jason Caro)
  • Film Review June 1998 pp.14-15 – illustrated review (by Ian Calcutt)
  • Film Review May 1998 pp.32-37 – illustrated interview with Courtney Cox and Neve Campbell (Carry on screaming by Terry Richards)
  • Film Review Special no.42: Psycho p.94 – illustrated DVD review (Scream 2 by Mike Fillis)
  • Journal of Film and Video vol.57 no.3 (Autumn 2005) pp.44-61 – illustrated article (The Scream trilogy, “hyperpostmodernism,” and the late-nineties teen slasher film by Valerie Wee)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.348 no.11 (8 July 1997) p.20 – credits
  • Journal of Popular Film & Television vol.26 no.3 (Autumn 1998) pp.98-107 – illustrated article (Samplers and copycats by Todd F. Tietchen
  • Journal of Popular Film & Television vol.34 no.2 (Summer 2006) pp.50-61 – illustrated article (Resurrecting and updating the teen slasher: The case of Scream by Valerie Wee)
  • Legend no.31 2000) pp.41-45 – illustrated article (Scream 2 by Pete Murfet) – illustrated soundtrack review
  • Metro no.150 2006) pp.140-147 – illustrated article (The ‘Scream’ reflex: Meta-horror and popular culture by Davinia Thornley)
  • Music from the Movies no.21 (Autumn 1998) p.16 – soundtrack review (Film music review by Ian Lee Armer)
  • Neon December 1998 p.110 – illustrated review (Videos by Rob Leggatt)
  • Positif no.479 (January 2001) pp.93-95 – illustrated article (“Cela” qui revient toujours: sur la trilogie Scream by Roger Dadoun)
  • Post Script vol.19 no.2 (Winter/Spring 2000) pp.73-87 – illustrated article (Kevin Wililamson and the rise of the neo-stalker by Steven Jay Schneider)
  • Premiere vol.11 no.1 (September 1997) p.59 – article (Premiere’s ultimate Fall preview)
  • Premiere vol.11 no.4 (December 1997) pp.112, 113 – illustrated article (Screamers by Sean M. Smith)
  • Screen International no.1139 (19 December 1997) p.24 – credits, review (Reviews by Pamela Cuthbert)
  • Screen International no.1156 (1 May 1998) p.1 – article (Craven scares up new Scream at Dimension by Nik Jamgocyan)
  • Sight & Sound vol.8 no.5 (May 1998) pp.55-56 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (Reviews by Kim Newman)
  • Total Film no.16 (May 1998) pp.82-83 – illustrated credits, review (Scream 2 by Cam Winstanley)
  • Transcript vol.3 no.3 (1999) pp.73-83 – illustrated interview with Wes Craven (Wes Craven by Terry Gross)
  • TV Guide vol.46 no.10 (7 March 1998) pp.24-29 – illustrated article (His so-called life by Ted Johnson)
  • Variety 8 December 1997 p.111 – credits, review (Film reviews by Leonard Klady)


  • A Capital 8 May 1998 – review (by Rui Brazuna)
  • Correio da Manhã 8 May 1998 – review (by Vitoriano Rosa)
  • Diário de Notícias 8 May 1998 – review (by Nuno Henrique Luz)
  • Diário de Notícias, DNmais 26 September 1998 – review (by João Antunes)
  • Svenska Dagbladet 24 June 1998 – review (Ännu mer knivvåld att gäspa åt by Jan Söderqvist)


  • Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.190; 226 – review; credits
  • Horror Films of the 1990s by John Kenneth Muir pp.516-519