Scream 2 (1997)

Welcome to The Scream Cast: A Slasher Podcast. On this week’s hiatus podcast  I (Dan) introduce my co-host Olga to Scream 2 (the 1997 film) for the first time! We go through all the characters and discuss the film’s themes. The music for this podcast includes “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Please send any feedback to us on twitter @ScreamPod. Thanks for listening! PlayPodcast

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Daniel

Hey there, 26 year old TV junkie, podcaster, and aspiring screenwriter here. I graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Film Studies and I love watching TV almost as much as I love criticizing it. My favorite shows include Buffy, The 100, Doctor Who, LOST, Jessica Jones, Breaking Bad, and so many more. Podcasting has been a passion of mine for over 7 years and I've covered a wide variety of (what I'd consider) guilty pleasure TV. This includes everything from Glee to MTV's Scream, to Girl Meets World. I love diving deep into a show, dissecting its storytelling, and commenting on the social and representational messages it provides. Currently, I reside in the Greater Boston area where I do freelance video editing for numerous companies. I've made several short films and I'm currently converting my basement into a mini studio so that I can build a YouTube channel. In my free time I design amateur video games using the Unity Game Engine and go to comedy shows with my wonderful girlfriend.

5 thoughts on “Scream 2 (1997)”

  1. Hey! Just found out about the podcast, and have been listening to (mainly) the movie episodes. I’m about halfway through this one right now, and you’re talking about the leaked script. Did anyone ever give you information on that yet? I was one of the internet savages back then that had a copy before they made the changes. If you need any more info, you can email me.

    Also, from the Leslie Vernon episode: I had a chance to have my questions answered by the screenwriters. One of the things that the internet got wrong was the identity of the mentor. Everyone seemed to think it was Leatherface, but it was actually supposed to be the killer from the original Black Christmas (loved that episode, too)

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    1. We never got info on the leaked script. I’d love any insight you might have! The Black Christmas / Leslie Vernon connection is very cool. Glad you’re listening! When this season of scream ends we’ll be sure to record more movie episodes 🙂

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      1. I’ll try and give you all I can remember about the script.

        Originally Randy was Gale’s cameraman. Joel was one of Sydney’s friends, and he is killed off screen

        You mentioned 4 killers: Hallie, Derek, Mrs. Loomis, and Cotton. While it ended that way, it was originally Hallie & Derek (they were secret lovers) being controlled by Mrs. Loomis (much in the same way she was controlling bug-eyed Olyphant in the final version). Cotton Weary was not part of anything until the very end. After everyone is dead, Cotton sees all the carnage and uses it as a chance to get back at Sydney. They stab each other to death, and the movie ends with Sydney’s eyes closing while she bleeds out.

        Mickey, who was actually Hallie’s boyfriend, gives her his Greek letters. The frat brothers tie him to a tree as punishment. He is killed by two Ghostface killers at the same time when he sobers up and tries to get free during the chase that leads to the college’s arts building.

        Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character was originally Sydney’s roommate, and was only in the beginning. Her character? Helen Shivers from I Know What You Did Last Summer.

        Nobody survives. Randy, Dewey, and Gale all die. Randy in the van, Dewey in the audio lab, and Gale after getting shot off the stage. Joel dies off camera. Mickey is stabbed to death tied to a tree. The police die the same way. Mrs. Loomis kills both Derek and Hallie in the finale by shooting them in the head (their motive was to show Hollywood that people were getting sick of happy endings). Cotton Weary stabs the shit out of Mrs Loomis (she was trying to frame him for all the murders) then decides that he has the perfect alibi (Derek was recording Mrs Loomis’ confession and plans to kill Sydney and blame Cotton), then he and Sydney stab each other to death.

        I think that was it. There’s probably more, but it’s literally been 16 years since I had a working computer with the script on it, and a few more since I actually read it.

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      2. Thanks so much for the info! I’ll do my best to remember to read this on the scream 4 podcast (which will probably come right after scream s2 ends)

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      3. Speaking of…..

        Scream 4 (parts of it, at least) was shot in and around Michigan. I’m about a 10 minute drive from the locations they used for the town square and the Woodsboro PD. I wasn’t the hugest fan of the movie (it did grow on me over the years), but that beautiful establishing shot of downtown Plymouth ALWAYS gets a smile from me.

        Ok. I think that’s it.

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