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Scream is a 1996 film about group of teens being stalked by a psychopathic killer. The film revitalized the slasher film genre by using a tongue-in-cheek approach that successfully combined straightforward scares with dialog that satirized slasher film conventions.

Directed by Wes Craven. Written by Kevin Williamson.
Don't Answer The Phone. Don't Open The Door. Don't Try To Escape. (taglines)


  • Would you settle for a PG-13 relationship?
  • I'm sorry if my traumatized life is an inconvenience to your perfect existence.
  • You sick fucks. You've seen one too many movies!
  • Not so fast, we're going to play a little game. It's called: Guess who just called the police and reported your sorry motherfucking ass!
  • You've gotta find me first you pansy-ass mama's boy!
  • (When she, Tatum, and Dewey are discussing who would play her in a movie, in fact, Tori Spelling plays her character in the fictional Stab series) With my luck I'll end up with Tori Spelling
  • (When Ghostface asks her if she likes scary movies) What's the point? They're all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting.
  • Are you alone in the house?
  • You know, if, if I was wrong about Cotton Weary, then the killer's still out there.
  • Why can't I be a Meg Ryan movie? Or even a good porno?
  • But this is life. This isn't a movie.
  • Ah, Stu, Stu, Stu... What's your motive? Billy's got one. The police are on their way. What are you going to tell them?
  • How do you - gut someone?


  • Everybody dies but us. We get to carry on and plan the sequel, 'cause Let's face it baby, these days, you gotta have a sequel.
  • (After Sidney calls the police) My Mom and Dad are goona be so mad at me!
  • I wanna see breasts. I wanna see Jamie Lee's breasts. When do we see Jamie Lee's breasts?
  • (Last words) I always had a thing for you, Sid!
  • I can't, man, you cut me too deep, I think I'm dying here man.
  • (After Gale reveals that she was still alive) She looked dead, man. Still does.
  • (Bleeding to death and Billy drops the phone on him) OW! You hit me with the phone, you DICK!!!
  • (After Billy compares Sidney's Mother to Sharon Stone) We put her out of her misery, 'cause, let's face it, Sid, your Mother was no Sharon Stone!
  • You take a knife and you slit 'em from groin to sternum.
  • (After he finds that Gale has stolen the gun) Um.... Houston... we have a problem!
  • I will totally protect you. Yo, I am so buff, I got you covered, girl.
  • (speaking into voicebox) Surprise, Sidney.
  • (After Randy tells him to never say 'be right back') I'm getting another beer. Want one? BE RIGHT BACK!!!!
  • See it's a fun game Sidney. We ask you questions and if you get one wrong, BOO-GAH, you die.
  • (After dragging out Sidney's beaten and bound and gagged Father) What's behind door number three, Sidney?


  • (After Sidney says that they've seen one too many scary movies) Now Sid, don't you blame the movies, movies don't create psychos, movies make psychos more creative!
  • What do I have to do to prove to you that I'm not a killer?
  • (After Randy says that Stu has gone completely mad) "'We all go a little mad sometimes.' Anthony Perkins - Psycho."
  • Mmmmm, cornsyrup, same stuff they used for pigs' blood in Carrie.
  • Loose the titties.
  • (After Stu tells Sidney if she gets a question wrong, she dies) If you get it right, you die.
  • (To Sidney) That woman was a slut-bag whore who flashed her shit all over town like she was Sharon Stone or something!
  • It's called subtlety, Stu. You should look it up.
  • (After he asks Sidney to play a game and she says fuck you) We already played that game, remember?
  • (To Sidney) I'm going to rip you up, bitch, just like your fucking mother!
  • (Last words to Sidney as he is about to strangle her) Say hello to your Mother!
  • (To Sidney after she says that life isn't a movie) Sure it is, Sid. It's all a movie. It's all a great big movie. Only you can pick your genre.
  • What's the matter, Sidney? You look like you've seen a ghost.
  • (When Sidney asks why they're murdering people) It's all part of the game, Sidneeeee! It's called GUESS HOW I'M GONNA DIE!
  • It works better without the safety on.
  • This is Gale Weathers, signing off.
  • You hear that Stu? I think she wants a motive. Well, I don't really belive in motives Sid, I mean did Norman Bates have a motive? Did we ever find out why Hannibal Lector liked to eat people? DON'T THINK SO. See it's a lot scarier when there's no motive.


  • Don't go there, Sid, you're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick (combination of Wes Craven and John Carpenter)
  • Billy and his penis don't deserve you, ok?
  • Cut Casper, that's a wrap!
  • Oh you wanna play psycho killer? Ok let's see . . . [mock terror] Oh please don't kill me Mr. Ghostface. I wanna be in the sequel!
  • Well, you're not going to be alone any more, right? If you pee, I pee. Is that clear?
  • (After Gale insults Sidney and she punches her) I'll send you a copy. BAM! bitch went down! I'll send you a copy. BAM! Sid! Super bitch! You are so cool!
  • (To Dewey) Janitor's your superior.


  • (After Billy reveals himself as the killer and shoots him) Oh, fuck!
  • Listen up. They found Principal Himbry dead. He was gutted and hung from the goal post on the football field.
  • (After Stu says that he wants to see Jamie Lee Curtis's breasts in Halloween) Breasts? Not until "Trading Places" in 1983. Jamie Lee was always a virgin in horror movies. She didn't show her tits 'til she went legits.
  • If you were the only suspect in a senseless bloodbath - would you be standing in the horror section?
  • Now that Billy tried to mutilate her, do you think Sid would go out with me?
  • (When Randy reveals that he's still alive, and Sidney says that she thought that he was dead) I probably should be. I never thought I'd be so happy to be a virgin.
  • There's always some stupid bullshit reason to kill your girlfriend. That's the beauty of it all! Simplicity! Besides, if it gets too complicated, you lose your target audience.
  • It's the millennium. Motives are incidental.
  • There are certain RULES that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. For instance, number one: you can never have sex.
  • See, you push the laws and you end up dead. Okay, I'll see you in the kitchen with a knife.
  • The police are always off track with this shit! If they'd watch Prom Night, they'd save time! There's a formula to it. A very simple formula!
  • This is the moment when the supposedly dead killer comes back to life, for one last scare.
  • (In Jerry Lewis's voice) Tell me something. Did you really put her liver in the mailbox? Because I heard they found her liver in the mailbox next to her spleen and her pancreas.


  • (Lighthearted, curious tone) What's your favorite scary movie? What comes to mind?
  • I told you not to hang up on me.
  • (After Casey tells him to listen to her) No, you listen to me, you little bitch! You hang up on me again and I'll gut you like a fish, you understand? Blonde.
  • (Casey says she's going to call the cops) They'd never make it in time!
  • (After being asked what he wants) To see what your insides look like.
  • IF YOU HANG UP ON ME, YOU'LL DIE JUST LIKE YOUR MOTHER! Do you wanna die, Sidney? Your mother sure didn't!


[The phone rings, Casey picks up the phone.]
Casey Becker: Hello?
Phone Voice: Hello?
Casey Becker: Yes?
Phone Voice: Who is this?
Casey Becker: Um.. Who are you trying to reach?
Phone Voice: What number is this?
Casey Becker: What number are you trying to reach?
Phone Voice: I don't know.
Casey Becker: Well? I think you have a wrong number.
Phone Voice: Do I?
Casey Becker: It happens. Take it easy. [hangs up the phone.]
[Casey goes to the kitchen, but The phone rings again; Casey picks up the phone.]
Casey Becker: Hello.
Phone Voice: I'm sorry. I guess I dialed the wrong number.
Casey Becker: So why'd you dial it again?
Phone Voice: To apologize.
Casey Becker: You're forgiven. Bye now.
Phone Voice: Wait!, wait. Don't hang up.
Casey Becker: What?
Phone Voice: I wanna talk to you for a second.
Casey Becker: They've got 900 numbers for that. See ya. [hangs up the phone. Casey goes to the kitchen.]

[Casey prepares to cook the popcorn. The phone rings the third time.]
Casey Becker: Ugh. [picks up the phone.] Hello?
Phone Voice: Why don't you want to talk to me?
Casey Becker: Who is this?
Phone Voice: You tell me your name, I'll tell you mine.
Casey Becker: I don't think so. [Casey checks out the popcorn.]
Phone Voice: What's that noise?
Casey Becker: Popcorn.
Phone Voice: You're making popcorn?
Casey Becker: Uh-huh.
Phone Voice: I only eat popcorn at the movies.
Casey Becker: Well, I'm getting ready to watch a video.
Phone Voice: Really? What?
Casey Becker: Oh, just some scary movie.
Phone Voice: Do you like scary movies?
Casey Becker: Uh-huh.
Phone Voice: What's your favourite scary movie?
Casey Becker: Uh, I don't know.
Phone Voice: You have to have a favorite. What comes to mind?
Casey Becker: Um, "Halloween". [pulls the knife out.] You know, the one with the guy in the white mask who walks around and stalks baby-sitters. [puts back the knife.]
Phone Voice: Yeah.
Casey Becker: What's yours?
Phone Voice: Guess.
Casey Becker: Um, "Nightmare on Elm Street". [picks up the DVD's.]
Phone Voice: Is that the one where the guy had knives for fingers?
Casey Becker: Yeah, Freddy Krueger.
Phone Voice: Freddy, that's right. I liked that movie. It was scary. [Casey locks the door.]
Casey Becker: Yeah, the first one was, but the rest sucked. [went to the living room.]
Phone Voice: So, you got a boyfriend?
Casey Becker: Why? You wanna ask me out on a date?
Phone Voice: Maybe. Do you have a boyfriend?
Casey Becker: No.
Phone Voice: You never told me your name.
Casey Becker: Why do you want to know my name?
'Phone Voice: Cause I want to know who I'm looking at. [Casey's eyes widen.]
Casey Becker: What did you say?
Phone Voice: I want to know who I'm talking to.
Casey Becker: That's not what you said.
Phone Voice: What do you think I said? [Casey checks outside.] What? Hello?
Casey Becker: Look, I gotta go.
Phone Voice: Wait! I thought we were gonna go out.
Casey Becker: Uh, nah, I don't think so. [Casey locks the door.]
Phone Voice: Don't hang up on me!
[Casey hangs up the phone.]

[The phone rings the fourth time.]
Casey Becker: Shit. [picks up the phone and answers.] Yes?
Phone Voice: [in a threatening tone.] I told you not to hang up on me.
Casey Becker: What do you want?
Phone Voice: To talk.
Casey Becker: Well... Dial someone else, okay? [hangs up the phone.]

[As Casey picks up the cooked popcorn, The phone rings the fifth time; Casey, annoyed picks up the phone.]
Casey Becker: Listen, asshole!
Phone Voice: No, you listen, you little bitch! You hang up on me again, I'll gut you like a fish, understand?! [chuckles.] Yeah.
Casey Becker: Is this some kind of joke?
Phone Voice: More of a game really. Can you handle that... Blondie?
[Casey rushes to lock two doors, she looks out at the front door.]
Phone Voice: Can you see me?
Casey Becker: Listen. I am two seconds away from calling the police.
Phone Voice: They'd never make it in time. We're out in the middle of nowhere.
Casey Becker: What do you want?
Phone Voice: To see what your insides look like. [Casey begins to cry and hangs up the phone.]

[The doorbell rings twice]
Casey Becker: Aah! Who's there?! Who's there? I'm calling the police!
[the phone rings. Casey jumps with horror and picks it up]
Phone Voice: You should never say "Who's there?". Don't you watch scary movies? It's a death wish! You might as well just come out here to investigate a strange noise or something.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Look, you've had your fun now, so I think you better just leave or else...
Phone Voice: Or else what?
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Or else my boyfriend will be here any minute, and he'll be pissed when he finds out.
Phone Voice: I thought you didn't have a boyfriend.
Casey Becker: I lied! I do have a boyfriend and he'll be here any second, so your ass better be gone.
Phone Voice: [sarcastically] Sure.
Casey Becker: I swear! [angrily] He's big and he plays football, and he'll kick the shit out of you!
Phone Voice: [mock terror] I'm getting scared! Shakin' in my boots.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] So you better just leave...
Phone Voice: His name wouldn't be... Steve, would it?
[Casey's eyes widen in shock]
Casey Becker: How do you know his name?
Phone Voice: Turn on the patio lights...again.
[Casey, scared, starts turning on the patio lights. She looks outside and sees Steve, tied in a chair and his mouth taped.]
Casey Becker: Oh, God! [she unlocks and opens the door.]
Phone Voice: I wouldn't do that if I were you! [Casey closes and locks the door, in fear.]
Casey Becker: [crying] Where are you? Where are you?
Phone Voice: Guess.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Please don't hurt him.
Phone Voice: That all depends on you.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Why are you doing this?
Phone Voice: I wanna play a game.
Casey Becker: [crying] No.
Phone Voice: Then he dies right now!
Casey Becker: [screaming and crying] NO!! No!
Phone Voice: Which is it? [serious tone] Which is it?
Casey Becker: [crying] Well... what kind of a game?
Phone Voice: Turn off the light. You'll see what kind of game. Just do it! [Casey walks to the light switch.]
Steve Orth: [muffled] No, Casey! No! No! [Casey switch off the lights.] NO! CASEY!!!
Phone Voice: Here's how we play. I ask a question. If you get it right, Steve lives.
[Casey unplugs the television.]
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Please don't do this.
Phone Voice: Come on, it'll be fun.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Please.
Phone Voice: It's an easy category.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Please.---
Phone Voice: Movie trivia. I'll even give you a warm-up question.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Don't do this. I can't.---
Phone Voice: Name the killer in "Halloween."
Casey Becker: [sobbing] No.
Phone Voice: Come on, it's your favorite scary movie, remember? He had a white mask. He stalked the baby-sitters.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] I don't know.
Phone Voice: Come on. Yes, you do.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] No, please.
Phone Voice: What's his name?
Casey Becker: [sobbing] I-I can't think.
Phone Voice: Steve's counting on you.
Casey Becker: [stop sobbing] Michael-- Michael Meyers.
Phone Voice: Yes! Very good! Now for the real question.
Casey Becker: No!
Phone Voice: But you're doing so well. We can't stop now.
Casey Becker: Please stop! Leave us alone!
Phone Voice: Then answer the question. Same category.
Casey Becker: Oh, please stop.
Phone Voice: Name the killer in "Friday the 13th".
Casey Becker: Jason! Jason! Jason!
Phone Voice: I'm sorry. That's the wrong answer!
Casey Becker: No, it's not! No, it's not. It was Jason.
Phone Voice: Afraid not. No way.
Casey Becker: Listen, it was Jason! I saw that movie 20 goddamn times!
Phone Voice: Then you should know Jason's mother, Mrs Voorhees, was the original killer! Jason didn't show up until the sequel. I'm afraid that was a wrong answer.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] You tricked me.
Phone Voice: Lucky for you, there's a bonus round. But poor Steve, I'm afraid, he's out!

[After Steve dies after Casey gets a question wrong, the voice on the phone laughs evilly]
Phone Voice: Hey, we're not finished yet. Final question. Are you ready?
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Please, please, leave me alone.
Phone Voice: Answer the question and I will. What door am I at?
Casey Becker: What?
Phone Voice: There are two main doors to your house. The front door and the patio doors. If you answer correctly, you live. Very simple.
Casey Becker: [sobbing] Don't do this. I can't, I won't.
Phone Voice: Your call.
[The window smashes]

[Sidney's phone rings. Sidney answers the phone]
Sidney Prescott: Tatum, just get in the car...
Phone Voice: Hello, Sidney.
Sidney Prescott: Uh, hi. Who is this?
Phone Voice: You tell me.
Sidney Prescott: Well, I have no idea.
Phone Voice: Scary night, isn't it? With the murders and all, it's like right out of a horror movie or something.
Sidney Prescott: [chuckles] Randy, you gave yourself away. Are you calling from work? 'Cause Tatum's on her way over.
Phone Voice: Do you like scary movies, Sidney?
Sidney Prescott: I like that thing you're doing with your voice, Randy. It's sexy.
Phone Voice: What's your favorite scary movie?
Sidney Prescott: Oh, come on. You know I don't watch that shit.
Phone Voice: Why not? Too scared?
Sidney Prescott: No, no. It's just, what's the point? They're all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act, who's always running up the stairs when she should be going out the front door. It's insulting.
Phone Voice: Are you alone in the house?
Sidney Prescott: Randy, that's so unoriginal. I'm disappointed in you.
Phone Voice: Maybe that's because I'm not Randy.
Sidney Prescott: [eyes widen] So, who are you?
Phone Voice: The question isn't "Who am I?". The question is, "Where am I?"
Sidney Prescott: S-S-So, where are you?
Phone Voice: Your front porch.
Sidney Prescott: Why would you be calling from my front porch?
Phone Voice: That's the original part.
[Sidney checks the front porch, but there seems to be no one there]
Sidney Prescott: Oh, yeah? Well, I call your bluff. [Goes outside the house and looks around, but sees no one] So where are you?
Phone Voice: Right here.
[Sidney looks around, but still sees no one]
Sidney Prescott: Can you see me right now?
Phone Voice: Uh-huh.
Sidney Prescott: Uh-huh, okay. [Picks her nose] What am I doing? Huh? What am I doing? Hello? [laughs] Nice try, Randy. Tell Tatum to hurry up, okay? Bye now.
Phone Voice: If you hang up on me, you'll die just like your mother! [Sidney's eyes widen] Do you wanna die, Sidney? Your mother sure didn't.
Sidney Prescott: Fuck you, you cretin!

Gale Weathers: Isn't there a back way out of this building?
Kenny: Yeah. Down that alley, I think. [He and Gale tried to look for Sidney.]
[Dewey, Sidney and Tatum exit the police station.]
Deputy Dewey Riley: You guys just stay here. I'm gonna get the car. Don't move. Don't make a sound.
[Dewey goes to the police car, fast.; Tatum comforts Sidney.]
Gale Weathers: There she is. [She and Kenny appear to Sidney and Tatum.] Sidney! Hi. That was some night. What happened? Are you all right?---
Tatum Riley: [backs away the microphone.] She's not answering any questions, all right? Just leave us alone.---
Sidney Prescott: No. No. Tatum. It's okay. [starts to smile.] She's just doin' her job, right, Gale?
Gale Weathers: Yes, that's right.
Sidney Prescott: So, how's the book?
Gale Weathers: Well, it'll be out later this year.
Sidney Prescott: Oh, I'll look for it. [she turns around to get in the car.]
Gale Weathers: I'll send you a copy!
[Sidney turns around and punches Gale in the face, falling backwards before Kenny catches her.; Dewey exits the car and sees this.]
Kenny: Jeez. Nice shot.
Gale Weathers: Bitch!
[Dewey takes Sidney to his car, with Tatum following.]
Kenny: No, I mean, camera shot.
Deputy Dewey Riley: [to Sidney] Where'd you learn to punch like that?

Sidney Prescott: Hello?
Phone Voice: Hello, Sidney.
[Sidney's eyes widen]
Sidney Prescott: No!
Phone Voice: Poor Billy-boyfriend. An innocent guy doesn't stand a chance with you.
Sidney Prescott: Leave me alone!
Phone Voice: Looks like you fingered the wrong guy... again.
Sidney Prescott: Who are you?
Phone Voice: Don't worry. You'll find out soon enough. I promise.

Tatum Riley: God, I loved it. “I'll send you a copy”, Bam! Bitch went down. “I'll send you a copy”, Bam! Sid, super-bitch! You are so cool.
[Dewey enters Tatum's room, with a bag of ice.]
Deputy Dewey Riley: Thought you might want some ice for that right hook.
[Dewey throws the ice, as Sidney catches it.]
Sidney Prescott: Thanks.
Deputy Dewey Riley: I'll be right next door. Try to get some sleep.
Tatum Riley: Yeah, yeah.
[Dewey leaves.]

Stu Macher: When do we see breasts? I wanna see Jamie Lee's breasts. When do we see Jamie Lee's breasts?!
Randy Meeks: Breasts? Not until "Trading Places" in '83. Jamie Lee was always a virgin in horror movies. She never showed her tits 'til she went legits.

Randy Meeks: [looking at Billy's body] Careful. This is the moment when the supposedly dead killer comes back to life, for one last scare.
[Billy starts to rise, but Sidney shoots him in the head, dead.]
Sidney Prescott: Not in my movie.


  • Don't Answer The Door, Don't Leave The House, Don't Answer The Phone, But Most Of All, Don't SCREAM.
  • Don't Answer The Phone. Don't Open The Door. Don't Try To Escape.
  • From The First Name In Suspense Comes The Last Word In Fear.
  • Make Your Last Breath Count.
  • Now someone is victim and someone is a suspect.
  • Someone has taken their love of scary movies one step too far. Solving this mystery is going to be murder.


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