The Scream franchise has always been all about the — pardon the silly pun — totally killer soundbites. The now-classic line from Ghostface — “What’s your favorite scary movie?” — launched it all in the first movie, and the great bites have just flowed from there.
Some of my other favorites include this one from Billy (Skeet Ulrich) near the end of the original movie: “Now Sid, don’t you blame the movies. Movies don’t create psychos, movies make psychos more creative!” And the exchange in the bathroom between the cheerleaders, who are talking about Sidney, slays me every time I hear it, especially this part from the bitchier of the two cheerleaders: “And it f—ed her up royally. Think about it, her mother’s death leaves her disturbed and hostile in a cruel and inhumane world. She’s delusional. ‘Where’s God,’ etc. Completely suicidal. One day she snaps. She wants to kill herself but she realizes out that teen suicide is out this year and homicide is a much healthier, therapeutic expression.” I used to recite that on a near-daily basis back when I was in high school (read: I was a total dork) and knew all of the Scream dialogue by heart. Ah hell, who am I kidding? I still know the Scream dialogue by heart.
Now, let’s talk about dialogue in context of the fourth flick, which just opened yesterday. Have you seen it yet? If so, then you can play this game. I wanna know your favorite line from the newest flick. What sound bite will we possibly still be repeating in, say, 10 years? I’ll go first: “I don’t need friends!” Emma Roberts’ Jill screams at Sidney in one of the final scenes. “I need fans!” I died over that one. Roberts says it with such conviction, and she is literally at the end of her rope at that point. I love how psychotic it (and truly, that whole scene) became.
Which line(s) made you gag in the theater? Tell me about them below, please!
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