By Tim Stack
Updated April 17, 2011 at 07:00 PM EDT


By now, many of you have probably already seen Scream 4 and gasped through many of the surprises and scares. But now EW can reveal some other proposed twists that didn’t end up making the final cut. The script for Scream 4 went through various versions throughout the production last summer. As Wes Craven put it, “It evolved a lot.” In the finished film, Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox) are married but Craven says that they were even more domestic in an early form of the script. “They had a kid in the first couple of drafts,” says Craven. “Then we just decided that was gonna make things impossible shooting and there really wasn’t a thing for the kid to be doing. Courteney was always showing up at crime scenes with a baby. This is not gonna work!”

Even scarier than an infant in a slasher movie was one of the initial concepts for the opening sequence: Sidney (Neve Campbell) would be attacked by Ghostface and believed to be dead. “Then there was a two-year gap while she recovered,” explains Craven. “Bob [Weinstein] felt that would kind of slow the pace of the story and thought it would maybe be better to go with young characters.”

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