Scream 2's Pop Culture Targets
Scream 2? Guess what—it’s a scream. As in, we laughed. And following in its predecessor’s bite-the-hand-that-feeds-it fashion, screenwriter Kevin Williamson’s best yuks are directed at Hollywood. Below, a look at who and what emerges unscathed—and who gets hacked to bits.
WINNER: ‘TERMINATOR 2’ ”You’ve got a hard-on for [James] Cameron,” enthuses sorority sister Cici (Sarah Michelle Gellar) to Mickey (Timothy Olyphant).
LOSER: ‘SHOWGIRLS’ ”Absolutely frightening,” proclaims movie geek Randy (Jamie Kennedy).
WINNER: LINDA HAMILTON ”You got a Linda Hamilton thing going!” says the killer as Sidney (Neve Campbell) fights back.
LOSER: SANDRA BULLOCK Maureen (Jada Pinkett) and Phil (Omar Epps) pick Stab (Scream 2‘s film within the film) over a Bullock flick
‘STAR WARS’ SEQUELS
WINNER: ‘THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK’ ”It was a better story,” says film student Mickey.
LOSER: ‘RETURN OF THE JEDI’ The Ewoks ”blew,” Mickey says.
WINNER: ‘PARTY OF FIVE’ Cici is PO5 obsessed: ”Sarah found out that Bailey slept with Gwen….”
LOSER: JENNIFER ANISTON Regarding nude shots of herself on the Internet, Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) cracks: ”It was just my head. It was Jennifer Aniston’s body.”
LOSER: O.J. One Screamer‘s last words
STATUS UNCLEAR: EW One Stab moviegoer (we’re not telling who) brags, ”I read my Entertainment Weekly—I know my sh — .” Minutes later, she’s dead. (Cancel that subscription.)