25 Ghost Makeup Ideas and Tutorials That Are Perfect for Halloween
Trust me: October 31 will be here sooner than you think.
I know what you’re thinking. Ghosts? For Halloween? Groundbreaking. But hear me out: These ghost makeup tutorials are literally the furthest thing from basic. I’m talking everything from a Tim Burton's Corpse Bride look to detailed ghost-y eye art . So scroll on for the 25 best ghost makeup tutorials to level up your makeup game this Halloween.
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This Glam Ghost Makeup Tutorial
If you like to go for the glam looks on Halloween, you can’t go wrong with this ghost makeup tutorial. YouTuber Kaushal transforms herself into a “glam ghost” complete with dark purple lipstick and pearlescent highlighter , while still looking sunken and ghostly.
Recreate it with: Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in Deep Orchid
This Haunting of Bly Manor Ghost Makeup Tutorial
This ghost makeup tutorial walks you through the exact steps to becoming Viola from The Haunting of Bly Mano r . You can do the soft Elizabethan ghost look or go for a haunted baby doll makeup vibe. Spoiler: It’s creepy AF.
Recreate it with: Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black
This 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Ghost Makeup Tutorial
IMHO, Zero (aka the ghost dog) is by far the best character from The Nightmare Before Christmas , so naturally it makes an excellent Halloween costu me. This tutorial by makeup artist Brea Alysee will teach you how to recreate every part of this look, including how to contour and how to stick on that pointy little nose.
Recreate it with: Mehron Makeup Fantasy F/X Waterbased Face and Body Paint
This Pink Skull Ghost Makeup Tutorial
It's all about the hot pink in this ghost tutorial for me. If you prefer brighter colors in your Halloween looks, this one might be more your style. And even though it's fun and colorful, the purple veins and hollowed-out eyes really bring out the spookiness. Blending is key to recreating this ghost makeup, so refresh yourself of how to use all your makeup brushes the right way before you get started.
Recreate it with: Kaja Beauty Bento Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio
This Ghost Eye-Art Makeup Tutorial
What I love about this ghost makeup look is that it doesn’t require covering your whole face. This makeup artist teaches you how to create detailed ghosty Halloween eye makeup , and it honestly looks so cool.
Recreate it with: Natasha Denona Circo Loco Eyeshadow Palette
This Creepy Ghost Makeup Tutorial
Okay, now we’re getting to the creepy stuff. This Halloween makeup tutorial creates a blue-gray ghost look with sunken eyes and blood running down the face . Genius, right?
Recreate it with: Blood Living Vampire Blood
This Haunted Mansion Ghost Makeup Tutorial
This ghost bride tutorial is perfect for anyone going for a creepier vibe this Halloween . Pro tip: You'll want to use an angled eyebrow pencil to get the perfect brow shape here.
Recreate it with: Morphe 18A Blue Ya Away Artistry Palette
This Victorian Ghost Makeup Tutorial
This Victorian ghost makeup tutorial is equipped with blue veins and red eyes, a perfect recipe for looking scary as hell on Halloween. The secret to this makeup look? Try to look as washed out and pale as possible, so try going two or three shades lighter than your normal foundation. (BTW, if foundation tends to make your face shiny, look for a foundation for oily skin ).
Recreate it with: Uoma Beauty Say What Foundation
This Spider Covered Ghost Makeup Tutorial
Warning: This makeup tutorial is not for the arachnophobes out there, because it includes covering your entire face with fake spiders. But honestly, it’s a super cool and spooky ghost makeup look for Halloween with blue-ish lips to really bring out the “dead” vibe. The trick to this look is using lots of powder foundation to keep your face extra matte and dead-looking.
Recreate it with: Sephora Collection 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner
This Half Face Ghost Makeup Tutorial
ICYMI, half-face makeup is A Thing for Halloween. This ghost makeup tutorial will teach you how to ghost-up half of your face for a cool half-dead look. I love this one because on the non-ghost half of your face, you can still do a regular pretty eye makeup look.
Recreate it with: Smashbox Photo Edit Eyeshadow Trio
This Ghost Rider Makeup Tutorial
Superheroes are always a great Halloween idea, but most of them are overplayed IMO. This ghost makeup tutorial is way cool though—it'll transform you into Marvel’s Ghost Rider for a look that's legit fir e . This one's a great way to combine a ghost and skeleton makeup look for Halloween.
Recreate it with: Maydear Face Body Paint Orange
This Ghost Barbie Makeup Tutorial
If you love a good ghost story, welcome to your new favorite makeup tutorial. Listen to this makeup artist tell a ghost story as she puts together the coolest Ghost Barbie look. P.S. This makeup look requires a handful of blue eyeshadows , so make sure you have the right colors handy before you get started.
Recreate it with: Smashbox Always on Cream Deep Shadow in Ultramarine
This Ghost Bride Makeup Tutorial
You can create a ghost bride in so many different ways , but I personally think this ghost makeup tutorial might be the spookiest. The main focus is the red sunken eyes with veins around them, so you’ll need your reddest eyeshadows and blackest eyeliners .
Recreate it with: Melt Cosmetics Baby Girl Eyeshadow Palette Stack
This Disney Inspired Ghost Makeup Tutorial
I’m honestly so in love with the unique blue and purple colors in this ghost makeup look (and she might have some of the best eyebrows I've ever seen). This tutorial by makeup artist Sydney Nicole is more cute than spooky (I mean, it is Disney-inspired after all), but the end result is so pretty.
Recreate it with: Juvia’s Place The Violets Eyeshadow Palette
This Tim Burton Ghost Makeup Tutorial
Halloween is the best time to watch literally any Tim Burton movie you can find. My favorite is The Corpse Bride , which is the basis for this ghost makeup tutorial. It’s just super impressive and so realistic (like, for an animated movie). Bonus points if you get matching Tim Burton Halloween nails too.
Recreate it with: KVD Beauty Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow & Brow Pigment in Satellite Blue
This Painted Ghosts Makeup Tutorial
If you want to get even more artsy with it, this ghost makeup tutorial will teach you how to paint little ghosts on your face and finish the look with a cut-crease smokey eye. (BTW, if you need a refresher on how to do a smokey eye , we've got you covered). Consider this one glam and ghosty all in one package .
Recreate it with: NYX Professional Makeup SFX Creme Colour in White
This Simple Ghost Makeup Tutorial
Going for something cute and simple ? This ghost makeup tutorial walks you through the easy steps for creating a little ghost drawing on your cheeks to get in the spooky spirit. You'll just need some highlighter and glitter eyeshadow to nail the look.
Recreate it with: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Metal Moon
This Insidious Ghost Makeup Tutorial
This Insidious -inspired ghost makeup tutorial is simple but scary (aka it's pretty perfect for Halloween). Be sure to have your red lipstick and red eyeliner nearby.
Recreate it with: Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil Eye, Lip & Brow Pencil in 712 Either Cherry
This Face Ghost Makeup Tutorial
What I like most about this ghost makeup tutorial is that it doesn’t require any intense eyebrow blocking, and it shows you how to paint cute little ghosts coming from your mouth (side note: use a neutral lipstick to make sure your ghosts really pop). If your office is Halloween-friendly, this is a super cute one to wear to work .
Recreate it with: Bite Beauty Upswing Extreme Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
This Eye-Art Ghost Makeup Tutorial
If you don’t start thinking about your Halloween makeup until October 30 (hi, what are you doing?!), even painting ghosts on your cheeks might be too much work. But I promise this ghost makeup tutorial is surprisingly easy —all you’ll need is a little eye art and you can call it a day.
Recreate it with: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Shadow Runway Collection in 630 RO!SE
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Ghostface: All 11 Ghostface Killers From Scream Ranked
- January 18, 2022
With Scream (2022) introducing Ghostface to a new generation, we decided to look at all of the Ghostface killers, past and present.
The killers from the MTV Scream TV series were not included in this ranking, because they wear the “Brandon James” mask instead of the classic Ghostface costume. Spoilers for Scream (2022) lie ahead, so turn back now if you haven’t seen the new slasher movie.
Ghostface Ranked #1: Stu Macher ( Scream 1996)
The first R-rated movie I ever saw was Scream . I was way too young, and I was a big fan of the live-action Scooby-Doo movies. Matthew Lillard plays both Shaggy and Stu Macher, a class clown with a dark sense of humor who turns out to be the Ghostface killer. Lillard’s unhinged performance gave me nightmares for weeks as a child, and it was a long time before I could look at Scooby-Doo the same.
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As an adult, revisiting Matthew Lillard’s performance is always a delightful treat. He has some of the best lines in the entire franchise (i.e. “My parents are going to be so mad at me!”) and his terror is nearly unmatched to this day. Stu Macher is such a beloved character that many scripts featuring his return have been written, but none have stuck…so far.
Ghostface Ranked #2: Billy Loomis ( Scream 1996)
Stu Macher’s partner in crime, the second Ghostface was Billy Loomis, played by Skeet Ulrich. Billy was Sidney Prescott’s boyfriend, but he became Ghostface after murdering Sidney’s mother Maureen. He killed her as revenge for sleeping with his father, going on to start the very first Woodsboro killing spree.
The horrors of Billy Loomis and Stu Macher started the Scream franchise, inspiring many copycat killers to follow in their footsteps. Even today, the shadow of Billy Loomis hangs over the Scream franchise. The new series lead, Sam Carpenter, is actually the daughter of the deceased Billy Loomis, cementing his legacy. She is perpetually haunted by visions of her father, and gleefully tore apart her killer ex-boyfriend in the third act of Scream (2022). Could Sam become the Ghostface of Scream 6?
Ghostface Ranked #3: Roman Bridger ( Scream 3 )
Roman Bridger is one of the most unique versions of Ghostface to grace the silver screen. He was the only killer to operate on his own, as there are almost always two Ghostface killers at work. As the director of Stab 3 , an in-universe movie about the Woodsboro murders, Roman used his resources and knowledge of special effects to slaughter the souls of Scream 3 .
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His story reframed the original Scream trilogy entirely, revealing that he had orchestrated the death of Maureen Prescott and thus kick-started the entire Scream franchise. He decided to kill Maureen, and later Sidney because Maureen was his long-lost mother. He was the product of assault, and his birth-mother did not want to have a relationship with him. Roman used this as an excuse to kill, but he was eventually defeated by his half-sister Sidney.
Ghostface Ranked #4: Beth ( Scream: Resurrection )
Scream: Resurrection was a VH1 6-episode miniseries reboot of the franchise. It took place in Atlanta, GA, where a group of high-school students, the so-called “Deadfast Club”, were killed off by a new Ghostface. The series had no connection to the original franchise or the earlier TV series. In fact, the events of Resurrection all happen because of Beth. She was an emotionally unstable child with an affinity for the horror genre. As her desire to kill grew, so did her desire to fashion an amazing horror story in the real world. Inspired by the films she loved, Beth takes inspiration from the original Ghostface’s motivation, over two decades after Scream came out.
Beth was played by Giorgia Whigham, who also stars in season two of The Punisher on Netflix. Beth’s knowledge of horror cinema made her into Resurrection’s version of Randy Meeks. Almost every project in the franchise has a Randy analog, and Giorgia filled that role, and the role of Ghostface perfectly.
Ghostface Ranked #5: Jay Elliot ( Scream: Resurrection )
Jay Elliot was the half-brother of RJ Cycler’s lead character Deion Elliot. He knew secrets about Deion’s past which drove him to hatred, and eventually, murder. When he met Beth, she was looking for the perfect origin story and saw it in Jay and Deion. She seduced him into joining her as the second Ghostface.
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Scream: Resurrection is notable for being the only TV show in the franchise to feature a classic Ghostface. Jay and Beth delivered a number of amazingly gruesome and violent kills throughout the miniseries, despite the restrictions of TV compared to film. Tyga’s reveal as the killer caught me totally off-guard, making him one of my favorite Ghostfaces ever.
Ghostface Ranked #6: Jill Roberts ( Scream 4 )
Jill Roberts, played by Emma Smith is a Ghostface from Scream 4, and she may be the last truly great killer on the list. She was the cousin of Sidney Prescott, whom Jill felt her mother loved more. She grew irrationally jealous and spiteful of Sidney, eventually devising a plot to bring back Ghostface on the fifteenth anniversary of the first Woodsboro murders.
She sought to start a new bloodbath which would take the lives of everyone, including Sidney, but herself. Jill wanted to be the sole survivor, and to bask in the fame which Sidney possessed, fame she coveted with all her being. Jill was a real lunatic, and her self-absorbed, vicious character commanded almost every scene she was in.
Ghostface Ranked #7: Richie Kirsch ( Scream 2022 AKA Scream 5 )
I remember when they cast Jack Quaid for Scream 5 . At that time, something in my gut told me that Quaid’s character would be revealed as Ghostface. During the film, Dewey strongly indicates that Richie Kirsch could be the killer. But by the time the mask came off, and he was revealed, I had begun to think that Ghostface was someone else.
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As frustrating as that was, my hat is off to the writers for maintaining a shocking twist. The reason Richie is ranked so low on this list is because of his motivation. Richie was a huge fan of horror, especially the Stab movies. He hated Stab 8 so much that he began a new Woodsboro killing spree, one that could serve as inspiration for a new Stab movie. The commentary on toxic fandom worked more often than not, but he’s the third killer on this list to murder because he watched too many scary movies.
Ghostface Ranked #8: Amber Freeman ( Scream 2022 AKA Scream 5 )
Mikey Madison stars in Scream (2022) as Amber Freeman, the second Ghostface alongside Richie Kirsch. She met Richie on a Stab subreddit, where their hatred of Stab 8 lead them to plan a new series of murders in Woodsboro. She fell in love with the franchise when her parents moved them into the old house of Stu Macher, the first Ghostface killer.
Amber Freeman carved up some of the most violent kills to date alongside Richie, including the gut-wrenching death of Dewey. She was almost as good a Ghostface as Richie, but she got slightly less screentime, and therefore a slightly lower ranking.
Ghostface Ranked #9: Debbie Loomis ( Scream 2 )
Debbie Loomis was the surprise reveal of Scream 2 . She decided to follow in her deceased son’s footsteps and take on the Ghostface mantle as revenge for Sidney killing her son. She had been operating under a fake name throughout the film, making it almost impossible to guess that she was Ghostface. Her motivation was bland, her performance was mediocre, and her kills generally unmemorable.
Ghostface Ranked #10: Mickey Altieri ( Scream 2 )
Mickey Altieri was the partner of Debbie Loomis in Scream 2 , a film that I personally consider to be the weakest installment in the franchise. He decides to kill people as Ghostface because he wants the fame and attention serial killers receive when they are captured.
While the idea that he was going to give himself up as the killer is interesting, Mickey’s character was somewhat half-baked and forgettable.
Ghostface Ranked #11: Charlie Walker ( Scream 4 )
Charlie Walker is Jill’s partner in Scream 4 , a huge fan of horror and the Stab franchise. He sees himself as the remake version of Randy Meeks, and Jill as the remake version of Sidney Prescott.
He wants the story to end differently this time, with Randy & Jill ending up together as lovers. Unfortunately for Charlie, his story ends like Randy’s – bloodily, and without much fanfare.
While they may not have topped our list, Scream 2022 has presented fans with two new Ghostface killers and a wonderful new Scream story. While some left a more lasting impression than others, every Ghostface has had their own unique impact on the horror genre.
Who is your favorite Ghostface? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media !
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Ghostface was named after a vinyl Halloween mask. It was sold as a Father Death costume in real-life. The mask was inspired by the Edvard Munch painting, The Scream .
Ghostface often called their victims on the phone, taunting or threatening them before stabbing them to death with an eight-inch hunting knife. They occasionally asked their victims horror movie trivia and stalked them in a manner reminiscent of said films.
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Scream (1996 film)
High school student Casey Becker received a series of phone calls from a flirting stranger while she prepared a movie night with her boyfriend, Steven Orth . She realized her caller could see her, and that he had already beaten and tied Steve to a lawn chair outside her home. The caller forced her to answer horror movie trivia, and then gutted Steve when she answered a question wrong. Casey made a run for her life, but Ghostface caught her. He gutted her and strung her up to a large tree for her parents to find.
The next day, with the town of Woodsboro, CA reeling from the double homicide, Ghostface called Sidney Prescott at her home. Ghostface taunted her before attacking. She staved him off, but discovered her boyfriend, Billy Loomis , nearby. Billy was brought into custody, but Sidney received another call from the killer. He informed her that she "fingered the wrong man...again," implying that he was responsible for her mother's murder a year previously.
Woodsboro High school was temporarily shut down for the students' protection after Sidney was attacked by Ghostface in the school bathroom. With hardly anyone around, Principal Himbry was murdered in his office after school let out. He was later strung up to the flag pole as a diversion to get many students to leave Stu Macher 's party, where Ghostface struck again.
Sidney's best friend, Tatum Riley, was murdered in the garage. Next, Ghostface seemingly murdered Billy Loomis in the upstairs. Ghostface stalked Sidney outside, where he slashed the throat of Kenny Brown . Ghostface stabbed Dewey Riley and continued chasing Sidney outside. Eventually Sidney made her way back inside the house, where she learned Ghostface was really Billy Loomis and Stu Macher. With the help of Gale Weathers, she saved her father and killed both Billy and Stu.
Ghostface struck at a premiere showing of Stab (1998), the slasher movie based on the Woodsboro Murders . He stalked Windsor College students Phil Stevens and Maureen Evans outside the theater before murdering Phil in the restroom. He put on Phil's leather jacket and joined Maureen inside the theater, posing as her boyfriend. Ghostface stabbed Maureen to death in plain sight of the entire audience.
The next night, Ghostface called Cici Cooper at her sorority house. He taunted Cici before chasing her upstairs and throwing her off the roof to her death. This drew the attention of police and local partiers, leaving Sidney alone. Ghostface called and attacked her, but Derek Feldman interfered; Ghostface escaped after slicing his arm.
The next day, Ghostface scared Sidney at her play rehearsal before calling Randy, Dewey, and Gale in the campus center. Randy stalled the killer on the phone while Dewey and Gale tried to track him down, but Ghostface pulled Randy into Gale's news van and murdered him.
Shortly thereafter, Sidney received an instant message from Ghostface at the school library stating: "You're going to die tonight."
That night, Ghostface surprised Gale and Dewey in Windsor's film department with footage of the first three victims. The two ran, but Ghostface chased them down and stabbed Dewey viciously. Simultaneously, a second Ghostface killed Sidney's police escorts while stopped at a red light on the way to a safe house. He tried to kidnap Sidney and Hallie, who were trapped in the backseat, but he lost control of the car when Officer Richards died stopping him. Ghostface was knocked unconscious in the crash, which allowed Sidney and Hallie to escape. He came to and murdered Hallie, then chased Sidney to the theater.
Inside the theater, Ghostface revealed himself to be Mickey , and shot Derek. "Debbie Salt" brought Gale in at gunpoint, and Sidney recognized her as Billy's mother, Nancy Loomis . Sidney made use of the theater's set and she and Gale killed Mickey and Mrs. Loomis with the help of Cotton Weary.
A woman claiming to be from the Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro production called the Woodsboro Police Department looking for information on Sidney. They refused to give her any and a month later there was a mysterious break-in. This would prove to be the work of Roman Bridger with his multi-voice changer. He didn't get Sidney's file because Dewey removed it to keep her safe.
Ghostface next tried to get Sidney's whereabouts from Cotton Weary . Ghostface called Cotton and threatened to kill his girlfriend, Christine Hamilton, if he didn't talk. Cotton refused, so Ghostface attacked Christine . He used his multi-voice changer to impersonate Cotton to confuse her. When the real Cotton showed up to protect Christine, she beat him over the head with a golf club. With her back turned, Ghostface stabbed her to death. Cotton tried fighting Ghostface off, but the killer stabbed him to death as well. Ghostface left a mysterious photograph of a young Maureen Prescott at the murder site.
Sidney dreamed that her dead mother came to her from outside. Maureen turned into Ghostface as Sidney approached the window. This startled her into waking up.
Actress Sarah Darling was soon lured to the empty Stab 3 production offices for a rehearsal with Roman Bridger. Ghostface appeared and chased her through the offices until he finally knocked her through a glass window and stabbed her in the back. He left another photo of Maureen with Sarah's body.
Ghostface called Sidney at her secret home using Maureen's voice at first. He switched to the sinister baritone and threatened her life.
That night at an informal wrap party at Jennifer Jolie's house, Ghostface struck again. He called Jennifer's bodyguard, Steven Stone , as Dewey, and then stabbed him to death. When the others found Stone's body, Ghostface cut the lights. He faxed fake script pages, tricking Tom Prinze into using a lighter to read. It ignited the gas Ghostface filled in the house and blew Tom up. Ghostface attacked Gale outside, but Dewey shot him. The killer fled, but left behind a third picture of Maureen Prescott. This photo included the message: I killed her .
Sidney came to Hollywood the next day to join Dewey and Gale since her location was compromised. Ghostface attacked her on the Stab 3 set and used a body bag to remind Sidney of Maureen. Sidney fought him off and the killer escaped.
That night, Ghostface crashed Roman Bridger's birthday party at John Milton's mansion. He seemingly killed Roman, and stabbed Angelina Tyler to death. He fought the others, murdering Tyson Fox and then Jennifer Jolie before subduing Gale and Dewey. He called Sidney and told her he'd kill Dewey and Gale if she didn't come to Milton's mansion. Sidney arrived at the mansion, and the killer made her pass a metal detector over her body, then discard her gun. He confronted her with the bound John Milton and revealed he was Roman Bridger, still alive, and confessed he was her half-brother. Roman filled her in on the missing pieces of Maureen's life and murdered Milton. He and Sidney fought to the death, and Sidney prevailed with the help of Dewey and Gale and Mark Kincaid.
On the eve of the 15th anniversary of The Woodsboro Murders , Ghostface breaks into the home of Jenny Randall where she is having a sleepover with her friend Marnie Cooper . Ghostface interrupted Marnie as she was being pranked with a fake Ghostface phone call by Jenny and he killed her outside the house. Jenny came downstairs to find Marnie and finds a phone on the floor which starts ringing. When she answers it's the real Ghostface on the other line who threatens her and then throws Marnie's body through the window of the house. Ghostface chases Jenny through the house and into the garage where he crushes her back with the garage door and then stabs her to death.
The next day, Ghostface hid evidence of Jenny and Marnie's murders in the trunk of Sidney's rental car which the police find after following a trail from Jenny's house. That night whilst Jill Roberts , cousin of Sidney, and her best friend Kirby Reed are watching a movie together, Ghostface calls Jill from her ex-boyfriend's phone, which Kirby answers, and alludes to the fact that he knows Jill and Kirby are watching a movie and that he is hiding in the closet. When Kirby finds the closet empty Ghostface reminds them that he never said Jill's closet and the pair realise he is talking about the closet of neighbor Olivia Morris , a friend of Jill and Kirby's. Ghostface bursts out of Olivia's closet and guts her to death. Kirby and Jill's screams attract the attention of Sidney who runs next door and finds Olivia's dead body. Ghostface calls her on Olivia's phone and threatens that he'll be coming for her when he's ready and that he'll make her suffer until then. Ghostface then barges out of a closet behind her but Sidney fights him off and throws him down the stairs but he is able to escape before the police can catch him.
Whilst at the hospital treating Jill's wounds, Sidney fires her publicist, Rebecca Walters , who is followed into the parking garage by Ghostface. Rebecca tries to flee in her car but Ghostface had already cut wires from her engine. He chases her through the parking lot but as she tries to get back into the hospital the handle breaks off and he catches her, stabbing her in the gut and then throwing her off the roof of the parking garage into a crowd of reporters witnessing a press conference by Dewey. The next night at Charlie Walker and Robbie Mercer 's annual Stab-A-Thon , Ghostface disables cameras set up by Gale to catch the killer and when she goes back to fix them he emerges from behind and stabs her before fleeing into a crowd of other attendees dressed as Ghostface. At the Roberts house, Ghostface kills Deputy Hoss and Deputy Perkins in their police car. After discovering Jill has escaped to Kirby's house, Sidney and Kate Roberts try to go after her but Ghostface attacks and kills Kate before Sidney flees.
At an afterparty at Kirby's House , Ghostface stalks the remaining teenagers. He follows Robbie outside who is live vlogging to his audience and kills him. Sidney arrives to get Jill away but when they try to leave, Ghostface attacks them and Kirby. Ghostface chases Jill and Sidney upstairs and Sidney helps Jill hide whilst she climbs out onto the roof where Ghostface chases her and then throws her off. Sidney runs back inside and Kirby takes her down to a room in the basement to hide but Charlie finds them and begs to be let inside. Kirby, not trusting Charlie, doesn't unlock the door and Ghostface emerges behind him and ties him to a chair, similar to Steven Orth in 1996. Ghostface calls Kirby and Sidney on Charlie's phone, and whilst Sidney goes upstairs to find Jill he plays a trivia game with Kirby which she wins. When she goes outside to free Charlie he pulls out a knife he had hidden and stabs Kirby, leaving her for dead.
Sidney comes back downstairs and as she calls out for Kirby, Charlie grabs her from behind and holds a knife to her throat. She escapes his grasp and she runs to the front door into the path of Ghostface's knife. He takes off his mask to reveal Jill underneath. Jill and Charlie take Sidney into the kitchen and reveal that they played the role of Ghostface together, fooling everyone around them to think it was anyone but them. Jill's motives were to earn fame and fortune by being a final survivor of the Ghostface killing spree, obviously affected by growing up in the shadow of her famous cousin. Charlie's motives were to recreate the Stab movies and to win the heart of Jill. They planned on framing Jill's ex-boyfriend, Trevor Sheldon , as the killer but as they prepared to stab each other like Billy and Stu did 15 years ago, Jill stabs Charlie in the heart and stomach to kill him and frame him as an accomplice of Trevor's.
Jill reveals that it was her plan all along to frame Charlie and that the media would prefer a sole survivor like Sidney was after Randy died. She then stabs Sidney. Believing her to be dead, she further pursues her goals by self inflicting pain to make it appear as if she was attacked by Ghostface, but lived and defeated him. As the police arrive, Jill falls down next to Sidney's unconscious body and pretended to be unconscious too. Jill is taken to the hospital and as she imagines, she gets her 15 minutes of fame. She discovers Sidney is still alive and slips up by revealing she knows where Gale was stabbed. As Dewey realises this, he runs up to Sidney's room where Jill is attempting to finally kill her. With help from Dewey, Gale and Judy Hicks , Sidney is able to electrocute and then shoot Jill to death.
Scream (2022 film)
Ghostface calls Tara Carpenter whilst she's home alone, claiming to be a man named "Charlie" who knows her mother from "group". Tara believes this man could be her mother's boyfriend and so she goes along with the conversation, keeping her friend Amber Freeman informed the whole time. Charlie quizzes Tara about her love for horror movies and asks if she wants to play a Stab trivia game, which Tara is forced to play when the caller reveals he'll kill Amber if she doesn't. Tara plays along and mixes up a question about the original Stab movie and when she tries to run and save Amber, Ghostface appears at her door and stabs her. Ghostface breaks into the house and stabs Tara seven times and breaks her leg before being interrupted by the police.
The next day, Ghostface kills Vince Schneider outside a bar after he threatens Liv McKenzie , it is then revealed that Vince was related to Stu Macher. At the hospital, Ghostface calls Samantha Carpenter and reveals that he knows she is the daughter of Billy Loomis and will expose that secret. Ghostface then appears from behind the door and attacks Sam, who escapes. It is later predicted by Mindy Meeks-Martin that Ghostface is trying to create a requel to Stab 8 to appease the "toxic" fandom.
Yes, today! A triumph over an old and bitter enemy .
The next day, Ghostface attacks and kills Judy and Wes Hicks and then attacks Tara at the hospital where he kills Deputy Clay and eventually Dewey Riley , who attempts to kill Ghostface by shooting him in the head. Sam, Tara and Richie Kirsch are lured to Amber's house at 261 Turner Lane to get Tara's spare inhaler and Ghostface attacks Mindy and Chad Meeks-Martin leaving them both for dead. After an argument breaks out between Liv, Sam and Amber, Amber pulls a gun and kills Liv, revealing herself as a killer.
Sidney Prescott and Gale Weathers arrive to the house and immediately know Amber is lying, so Amber shoots Gale and lures them inside. Sidney and Ghostface, who is Amber underneath, get into a fight and Richie appears to come to their rescue, only to reveal himself as the second killer. A fight breaks out between the group with Sidney, Gale and Tara killing Amber by setting her alight with hand sanitizer and then shooting her through the head, and Richie getting stabbed repeatedly by Sam before she slits his throat open, bringing the new killings to an end.
University professor, Laura Crane , matches with a man on Flirtr who asks her out on a date. Whilst waiting for him, she gets a call from him and he claims he is a lost but is coming down an alley near the restaurant. As she gets closer, he begins to get panicked and says someone with a knife is following him. Laura runs down the alley and the voice on the phone changes to the Killer's voice and he taunts Laura before jumping out of the alley and killing her. Ghostface takes off his mask to reveal Jason Carvey underneath. He returns to his apartment and puts the used mask in his Ghostface shrine.
He then gets a call from his roommate Greg and they discuss their plan to finish making Richie's film, however Jason realises the voice on the other end isn't Greg but is actually Ghostface who leads him to Greg's body in the refrigerator. The real Ghostface appears behind him, and stabs him to death, leaving behind Richie's old mask.
Later that night, Sam and Tara are called down to the police station by NYPD Detective Wayne Bailey and along the way, Sam is called from Richie's old phone number. Sam answers and the killer on the other end taunts the sisters before ambushing them from an alley. The sisters evade Ghostface and run into a Bodega where Ghostface follows them in and kills two customers and then the Bodega owner using his own shotgun. He stalks the sisters through the bodega and they are able to run outside when the police arrive, but the killer escapes through the backdoor and leaves behind the mask belonging to Jill Roberts and Charlie Walker . The next morning, he kills Sam's ex-therapist Christopher Stone by breaking through his front door glass and stabbing him in the eye. He steals Sam's therapy file and leaves behind the mask belonging to Roman.
That night, he seemingly murders Quinn Bailey and her latest gentleman caller, and whilst Sam, Mindy and Anika Kayoko try to escape by climbing across a ladder between their apartment and Danny Brackett's , he flips the ladder, causing Anika to fall to her death. The next day, Wayne comes up with a plan to bait Ghostface by having Sam and Tara wander around in a park and hopefully trigger a phone call from him that they can trace. The plan is successful and they track the call down to Gale's Upper East Side penthouse. In the penthouse, Gale gets her first phone call from Ghostface who murders her new boyfriend, Brooks , whilst he is distracted. Ghostface then attacks Gale and she shoots him before getting another call from him.
As she searches the penthouse for him, she hangs up and re-dials his number, exposing his hiding spot. She fires multiple rounds through the door but Ghostface breaks through the door and stabs her multiple times and leaves her for dead when he's interrupted by Sam and Tara'a arrival. Presumably here he left behind (or wore) Mickey Altieri's mask.
That night, Tara comes up with a plan to trap and execute Ghostface and they decide to use the theatre to do this. Wayne agrees to the plan and tells them to travel in public. Along the way they get separated in the subway station, forcing Mindy and Ethan Landry to travel on a separate subway. On the subway, Mindy is backed into a secluded corner of the subway car and Ghostface emerges, disguised as a commuter and as the subway passes in and out of light, he covers her mouth and stabs her in the gut before disembarking at the next stop. Ethan notices Mindy's injuries and seeks medical attention for her.
At the theatre, Kirby is wandering around (off-screen) and is ambushed by two Ghostface killers. One of those killers then attacks Tara, Sam and Chad and when Chad tries to hold the killer back to allow Sam and Tara to escape, the second Ghostface emerges and they take turns stabbing Chad over and leaving him for dead. The two killers wipe the blood off their knives in sync and follow the sisters into the theatre where they prepare to fight. At that same time, Kirby regains consciousness and returns to the theatre hall however Sam and Tara are distrusting of her as Wayne told them that she was expelled from the FBI for mental health reasons. At that same time, Wayne arrives and shoots Kirby, revealing himself as one of the killers.
The two masked Ghostface's emerge behind him, wearing Nancy Loomis' and Stu Macher's masks and unmask themselves to reveal Ethan and Quinn, respectively. They reveal that they are all the family of Richie, Wayne being his father and Quinn and Ethan being his brother, and they all want revenge for Sam killing him, which included them fueling a rumor that Sam was the real killer. The sisters evade the three killers and after fighting throughout the theatre are able to kill Quinn and Ethan. Sam falls over the railing with Wayne and Wayne is knocked out. When he comes to, Sam calls him using the Ghostface voice and then stabs him to death using Billy Loomis' mask, robe and knife. Ethan tries one last time to kill anyone but Kirby crushes his skull using the same TV that killed Stu, bringing an end to the New York Ghostface murders.
Identities and Motives
"We all go a little mad sometimes..." -Billy Loomis
- Billy Loomis: Maureen Prescott had an affair with Hank Loomis, which prompted Hank and Billy's mother to divorce. Billy killed her out of anger. A year later, Billy and Stu started a murder spree in Woodsboro, planning on copying their favorite movies and becoming heroes when they survived. Their plan was to frame Maureen's husband, Neil Prescott, and culminate in killing Sidney. It was then revealed two movies later, that Roman mentored Billy to kill Maureen and eventually kill Sidney since Roman made it sound like Maureen was the cause of Billy's parent's divorce.
"Surprise, Sidney!" - Stu Macher
- Stu Macher: Stu was a horror movie fanatic who followed his best friend, Billy Loomis, around. Submitting to peer pressure from Billy (and possibly being in some sort of secret relationship), Stu helped murder Maureen Prescott. A year later, they committed a murder spree in their home town, planning on recreating their beloved horror movies and becoming heroes for surviving the bloodbath. Their first targets were Stu's ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend (Casey Becker and Steve Orth). They also killed Stu's current girlfriend, Tatum . They eventually went on to kill multiple people however, he came to his death when he chased Sidney and bit his hand, which gave her time to drop a TV over his head, electrocuting and killing him almost instantly.
"Surprise, Sidney!" -Mickey Altieri
- Mickey Altieri: A psychopathic film geek, Mickey wanted to create a sequel and be the star of a trial-of-the-century type media circus. Mrs. Loomis found him online on a murdering kind of website and paid for his tuition at Windsor College, where he worked himself into Sidney's close circle of friends to make it look like he wasn't the Killer when the murders first started, however, Mickey actually planned on not getting away with the murder spree, wishing to be the center of the following media circus and debate on movie-making ethics. It's possible he wanted revenge for something, as that most of the Ghostface Killer's have another motive, however it was never revealed.
" It's called a makeover. You should try it. Looking a little tired yourself there, Gale. " -Nancy Loomis
- Nancy Loomis: Billy's mother orchestrated the Windsor College murder spree out of vengeance for Billy's death. She also channeled her hatred for Maureen Prescott, who slept with her husband, onto Sidney. Mrs. Loomis found Mickey Altieri online and paid for his college tuition, giving him her motherly help and guidance. Secretly, she set Mickey up to take the fall for the entire copycat killing spree, planning on murdering him after she achieved her revenge. Even if anyone suspected there was a second killer, the persona she created of "Debbie Salt" couldn't be traced back to her. Sidney originally thought Gale was the killer, when Mickey told the second killer to reveal herself however, she used Gale as a hostage and Sidney noticed it was Billy's mother.
"Roman Bridger: director, and brother." -Roman Bridger
- Roman Bridger: A director, Roman tracked down his birth mother (Maureen Prescott), who shunned him and told him that she already had a family. Roman, the offspring of a vicious rape, was not wanted. Roman mentored Billy Loomis to kill Maureen, and was enraged by the fame gushed upon his half-sister, Sidney Prescott. He planned on framing Sidney for a murder spree and walking away as the new hero. However, he came face to face with his sister and exposed himself to her. Saying that Maureen didn't want him and she had a whole new life, with another child.
"Kirby? This is making a move ... " -Charlie Walker
- Charlie Walker: A film fanatic, he aspired to win the heart of Jill Roberts and saw them as a remake version of Randy Meeks and Sidney Prescott. Jill strung him along, and together they planned a new murder spree in Woodsboro. This would work to continue the stagnant Stab series, as well as propel Charlie and Jill into the limelight for surviving Ghostface's attacks. In the end, Jill betrayed him and stabbed him to death, stating that it would work best for her if she was the sole survivor.
"Hello, Sidney! Surprised?" -Jill Roberts
- Jill Roberts : Jill grew up in the shadow of her famous cousin Sidney Prescott. She felt like her mother loved Sidney better, which translated itself into an irrational jealousy toward Sidney's attention, and sought to take it for herself. Not wanting to work hard or get a job, Jill planned a murder spree in Woodsboro to achieve this. She partnered with her friend, Charlie Walker, who was in love with her. Jill betrayed Charlie, stabbing him to death, and set-up her ex-boyfriend, Trevor Sheldon, to look like the second Ghostface killer. She then horribly injured herself to maximize sympathy for her as the new hero. However, Dewey and Gale, find out that Jill was the real killer and not Trevor. They go to Sidney's room and find Jill trying to kill her but they got there in time to pull her off. In the final showdown, Gale is able to distract the psychotic teenager long enough to give Sidney enough time to recover from Jill's attack and be able to electrocute her. Jill recovers and picks up a shard of glass planning to stab Sidney with it, but she is shot by in the chest by Sidney who knows the killer always comes back for one last scare.
"Welcome to act three." -Amber Freeman
- Amber Freeman: Amber was a fan of the Stab movies ever since her parents bought Stu Macher's old house . After being appalled by the events of Stab 8 , she connected with other fans on a Stab subreddit, one of those fans being Richie Kirsch. The pair devised a plan to create their own "requel" to Stab and Amber revealed information about her girlfriend's sister, Samantha Carpenter, that she is the daughter of Billy Loomis, that they could use as the basis for their movie, as well as framing her as the Killer. They went along with their plan, eventually unmasking themselves and Amber is killed after being set on fire and then shot in the head.
"Oh, thank god, you're still alive... Because I really wanted to be the one to kill you." -Richie Kirsch
- Richie Kirsch: Richie was a fellow Stab fan and another one who was appalled by Stab 8. After meeting Amber Freeman on a Stab subreddit, they devised a plan to create their own "requel" and they were going to use Samantha Carpenter as their Killer and Tara Carpenter and her friends as the basis for their movie. Richie tracked down and got close to Samantha, eventually gaining her trust and starting a relationship with her. When Tara gets attacked, he returns to Woodsboro with her and after a few more murders, Richie unmasks himself and is ultimately killed by Sam after underestimating her.
"The worst part is... you teach a class about slashers and you still walked into a dark alley. Alone." -Jason Carvey
- Jason Carvey: Jason planned to instigate a own killing spree with his friend Greg to finish off Richie's movie, a killer he idolised. Acting alone, Jason donned the mask to kill his professor, Laura Crane by luring her in through a dating app. He had a hidden Ghostface shrine in their dorm room. It is likely this wasn't the first time Jason killed as he made a comparison to having blue balls over killng, it is unknown if Greg had killed anyone before this. Jason is the first Ghostface killer to be killed by another Ghostface killer in a massacre.
"Warmer, warmer, you're on fire!" - "Greg Bruckner"
- Greg Bruckner: Greg planned with Jason start a own killing spree to finish off Richie's movie. The two enrolled at Blackmore University to follow Samantha Carpenter , Tara Carpenter , Chad Meeks-Martin and Mindy Meeks-Martin . He wasn't relevant as Ghostface since he was killed by Wayne .
"Good work. Both of you." -Wayne Bailey
- Wayne Bailey: Wayne was a police detective and the father of Richie Kirsch. He indulged Richie's love of the Stab movies and helped him build a shrine in an abandoned theatre in New York City . After discovering the truth behind Richie's murder in Gale's new book, Wayne sought revenge against Samantha Carpenter for killing him and joined forces with his son and daughter to carry out his plan. He was killed after being stabbed over forty times and once in the eye by Sam.
"Ta-ra! Mindy was right. It was easy to juke the 'roommate lottery. All I had to do to meet you is room with a conceited, condescending Alpha, literally named Chad!'" -Ethan Landry
- Ethan Landry: Ethan was the brother of Richie Kirsch and son of Wayne Bailey. After discovering the truth of Richie's murder, Ethan sought revenge against Samanatha Carpenter for killing him and agreed to his father's plan. Ethan enroled at Blackmore University and manipulated the housing arrangements to be roommates with Chad to get close to him and the rest of the Woodsboro survivors. He met his death after having his skull crushed by Kirby Reed with the same TV that killed Stu.
"Hey roomies. You didn't see that one coming, did you?" -Quinn Bailey
- Quinn Bailey: Quinn was the sister of Richie Kirsch and daughter of Wayne Bailey. After discovering the truth of Richie's murder, Quinn sought revenge against Samanatha Carpenter for killing him and agreed to her father's plan. Quinn enroled at Blackmore University and answered a roommate listing by Sam and Tara in order to get close to them and the rest of the Woodsboro survivors. She met her death after being shot in the head by Sam.
"No, you listen you little bitch! Hang up on me and I'll gut you like a fish, understand? Can you handle that...Blondie?" — To Casey Becker in Scream (1996)
"You should never say 'who’s there?' Don’t you watch scary movies? It’s a death wish. You might as well come out to investigate a strange noise or something'' — Still to Casey Becker
"What's your favorite scary movie?"
"I guess you've fingered the wrong guy... AGAIN!" — To Sidney Prescott for accusing Billy Loomis
"SURPRISE, SIDNEY!" - To Sidney after the reveal in Scream (1996)
"You wish it was Ted! Don't forget to set the alarm!! " — To Cici Cooper in Scream 2 .
"Have you ever felt a knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath?" — To Randy Meeks shortly before his death.
"It was a simple game, Cotton. You should have told me where Sidney was. Now, YOU LOSE!" — Scream 3 .
"...And it's called, Sarah gets skewered like a fuckin' PIG!" — To Sarah Darling in Scream 3 .
"Think of me as your director, you’re in my movie, you've got a fun part so don't blow it". — To Jenny Randall in Scream 4.
"This isn't a comedy, it's a horror film. People live, people die and you'd better start running." Scream 4
"...Same one Marnie's in, only her part got cut WAY back, but you... you're the DUMB BLONDE WITH THE BIG TITS! We'll have some fun with you before you die" Scream 4
"I'm gonna slit your eyelids in half so you don't blink when I stab you in the face" — To Sidney Prescott in Scream 4
"NONE OF THE ABOVE!" — To Kirby missing a trivia question Scream 4 .
"YOU HANG UP ON ME I'LL CUT THROUGH YOUR NECK TILL I FEEL BONE!" — To Sherrie in Stab 6 within Stab 7
,,Would you like to play a game, Tara?'' — To Tara Carpenter in Scream (2022)
,,Really? You can’t save your own sister? All you have to do is say, “Kill Richie”! Or say, “Kill Tara'', and I’ll make sure to hit all the organs I missed last time!'' — To Sam Carpenter in Scream (2022)
"Now I see something red" — Jason Carvey to Laura Crane in Scream VI
"Who gives a fuck about movies?" — Wayne Bailey to Jason Carvey in Scream VI
"Maybe you did hit me. Maybe I'm wounded. Or maybe I'm wearing a bulletproof ve st" — Quinn Bailey to Gale Weathers in Scream VI
Behind the Mask
There is much debate and speculation about which killer is Ghostface during the series. Some instances are obvious while others can be argued endlessly. It is believed Kevin Williamson revealed who he intended to wear the costume in comments made through the years concerning the first Scream. If any can be verified please link to source.
The Different Ghostface Masks used in all 4 Scream movies.
Maureen Prescott's murder: Billy and Stu committed the murder, as referenced in their dialogue. But it is unknown whether or not they wore the Ghostface costume. In the Stab 3 flashback set, Maureen's body is seen with a phone, suggesting she may have been called by them first (she may also have been attempting to call for help)
Casey's phone calls: Billy. From Casey's kill (stabbed one handed), one can work backwards to tell it was Billy on the phone with Casey from the front entrance of the house as Ghostface was able to hear her ask "who's there?" after playing mind games on her by ringing the doorbell (then chastising her for it)
Casey and Steve's murders: Stu killed Steve, Billy Killed Casey. Going from the above, Stu would be placed at the patio entrance with Steve. He then breaks in through the back and runs to the front to open the door for Billy. The Ghostface that killed Casey stabbed her with one hand. This is Billy's M.O. whilst Stu's is to use two hands on the knife for his killing blows. Working backwards from this, one could tell Billy switched off with Stu (who found her first) after Casey knocked Stu off with the phone
Sidney's first phone call: Billy. He is seen with a phone and appears at the bedroom window too soon after Sidney locks herself in her bedroom
Sidney's house attack: Stu. For Billy to be Ghostface here he would have to have run downstairs, go outside to run around the perimeter of the house, ditch the Ghostface costume and climb into Sidney's second story window in a matter of seconds
Call at the Riley house: Stu. He called to 'prove' Billy was innocent since he was locked up at the time
Sidney's bathroom attack: It was a prankster, because Ghostface didn't have a knife.
Principal Himbry's murder: Billy. His whereabouts were unknown at the time while Stu was seen with Sidney and Tatum outside the school. Though he left somewhere unknown, he was most likely setting up the party still. Even with this, we see Ghostface playing mind games with Himbry, which is also Billy's M.O. of the two (as he did so with Casey before then Tatum and Sidney after)
Stalking Sidney and Tatum: It was most likely Billy, or possibly another prankster; either of the killers making these moves would be risky. If it was one of the killers, it would most likely be Billy since the mind games were more his M.O.
Tatum's murder: Billy. Stu was still hosting the party and may have been noticed excusing himself to the garage right after sending Tatum there for more beer. Billy also plays more mind games with the faux-acting and 'wanting to play psycho killer'.
Billy's 'murder': Stu, as Billy is playing victim.
Sidney's chase: Stu still, after 'killing' Billy.
Randy's near murder: Stu. Billy would most likely still be upstairs and we can also see Ghostface holding the knife with two hands, which is Stu's M.O.
Kenny's murder: Stu still, after nearly killing Randy.
Dewey's and Sidney's attack: Billy. As Stu would still be outside somewhere (probably checking on Gale at this point), Billy would hear Dewey poking around and assume the Ghostface role to stop him.
Sidney's car attack: Billy. He chases Sidney to the car and then plays his mind games on her upon revealing that he has the keys to it after she tried to start it up.
Randy's shooting: Billy, we witness this.
Neil Prescott's abduction: Both, as he was their target to frame for the murders. After leaving Casey's, they likely both went to Sidney's (though we only see Billy) to get Neil since he's seen in the same outfit during the closing act.
Gale's attack: Billy
Billy's closet attack: Sidney
Stu's murder: Sidney
Randy and Sidney's attacks: Billy
Billy's murder: Sidney
Phil's and Maureen's murders: Nancy kills Phil and gives Mickey his jacket to trick Maureen into thinking he's her boyfriend. She touches him and isn't suspicious, pointing at Mickey being Ghostface here. His body is similar enough to Phil's to fool her, while Nancy would be obvious. Nancy likely kills Phil as you can hear a women's voice can be heard in the other stall. The most likely scenario is that - to save time Nancy probably hid Phil's body while Mickey put on Phil's clothing.
Sidney's prank call: Cory Gillis
CiCi's phone calls: Mickey. He would be the one to most likely know both that CiCi is at their sorority house as well as her situation with her boyfriend, Ted. He was also at the mixer across the street, meaning he most likely isn't the Ghostface we see sneak into the house without a phone in hand whilst the killer is on the phone with CiCi and her sorority sister
CiCi's murder: Mrs. Loomis. As Mickey was at the mixer and most likely on the phone with CiCi, this places Mrs. Loomis as the Ghostface that sneaks in and eventually kills CiCi.
Sidney's phone call: Mrs. Loomis. She hurriedly rushed off after CiCi's murder (she had a 'deadline') to coordinate the attack on Sidney as the news of CiCi's murder would reach the mixer which was right across the street.
Sidney's Greek house attack: Nancy, because she told Gale she had a deadline after the scene where Cici was murdered. Nancy also wanted revenge on Sidney and Gale for killing her son, Billy. The killer was eager to attack Sidney during the attack, making the killer being Nancy.
Derek's injury: Nancy, still.
Sidney's theater scare: Mickey. There's much better chance of him having knowledge of the play and it's rehearsal schedule as well as even the movements in it to blend in. Also, him swapping with Derek probably gave him greater freedom since he would not have to reappear as himself to pick her up
Randy's (Gale's) phone call: Mrs. Loomis. She hid in Gale's van and called Gale's phone at a time when Gale was seen using it. She also seems to have almost as great an interest in Gale as she does Sidney for her role in Billy's death. Randy just-so-happened to pick it up before Gale could
Randy's murder: Mrs. Loomis. She admits to this during the closing act.
Sidney's IM: Mickey. He would have access to the campus computers as well as the library.
Gale and Dewey's attack: Both. Mickey was the one in the projector room and would know how to operate it and then left to catch up to Sidney and Hallie. This would place Mrs. Loomis as the Ghostface that pops up behind Gale and takes over the attack. Also, with the physical strength that Mickey's Ghostface displays during the movie, it makes more sense that Mrs. Loomis' Ghostface was unable to get into the room Gale barricaded herself in (either by pushing past the shelf Gale used or by breaking the glass pane to the room)
Andrews', Richards', and Hallie's murders: Mickey. Having left the projector room, Mickey goes for Sidney and Hallie before they're out of reach and is able to physically overpower the second detective using the great physical strength we see him use throughout the film. Also, he has a nasty gash on his forehead once he removed his mask later on which he most likely gained from the car crash
Derek's murder: Mickey
Mickey's shooting: Nancy.
Gale's shooting: Mickey
Nancy's murder: Cotton (possibly Sidney, just in case)
Mickey's murder: Sidney and Gale
All Phone Calls: Roman is revealed to be sole killer.
All Attacks: Roman is revealed to be sole killer.
All Murders: Roman is revealed to be sole killer.
Roman's Death : Dewey
Marnie's murder : Both killers were present . Charlie was the one, who killed Marnie, because his M.O was stabbing his victim multiple times as Jill stabbed once.
Jenny's phone call : After Charlie killed Marnie, Jill took the body and when Charlie started talking on the phone with Jenny, both of them threw Marnie’s body through the window.
Jenny's and Marnie's murders: Jill chased Jenny and killed her by crushing her back with a garage door and then stabbing her while Charlie went to the garage door from outside the house and filmed Jenny's murder. The reason for Jill killing Jenny was because she was the girl Trevor cheated on Jill with. Jill also wanted everything to do with the first kills since they were meant as a signal to everyone that Ghostface is back. However, it is heavily speculated that Charlie is Jenny's killer, as he tells Sidney after revealing himself that he has great footage of her murder, though that doesn't exactly mean that he had to her killer, he could just follow Jill chasing Jenny, and record the kill.
Olivia and Jill's phone calls: Charlie, because Jill cannot call herself.
Sidney's car boot: Most evidence points towards Charlie. As Jill was with Kirby and Olivia since she left her house, the same day Sidney and Rebecca arrived at Woodsboro, while Charlie's whereabouts are not established until the beginning of school. It is more likely that Charlie planted the blood, Out of the Darkness novels and Ghostface merchandise in Sidney's car boot while no-one was around because Jill would probably still be with Kirby and Olivia at the time.
Jill and Kirby's call: Charlie, because Jill cannot call herself #2.
Olivia's murder: Logically, Charlie kills her while Jill is next door with Kirby. Charlie also states during the climax of the film that he has great footage of his Olivia kill. Kirby's caller from Trevor's phone is also obviously Charlie as Jill is with Kirby when she receives the phone call, and maybe also to distract Olivia from the sound of Charlie talking inside her closet. Jill's prank call to Olivia before Kirby's call was probably a signal to Charlie to begin his phone call to Kirby. However, an error occurs, in that the police were in the car when Olivia arrived home, but some time after went after a "suspicious figure." Charlie would have to have been in the closet before Olivia got home. The only solution here is that the "suspicious figure," was not Ghostface, but rather a random, unknown person or a figment of the officers imagination.
Sidney's first phone call: Jill was on her way to Olivia's house. If she had called, someone would have heard and noticed her. Besides, Charlie might have hid in a good place to call Sidney.
Jill and Sidney's attack: Jill is playing victim, while Charlie is attacking in the costume.
Rebecca's murder: This one is debatable. Some would think that this was Jill because Charlie is seen with Robbie at the press conference when Rebecca is thrown onto the newsvan from several stories above. Jill was probably also the one who made the calls to Rebecca as Charlie was probably with Robbie at that time. Jill is also the one who sabotaged Rebecca's car so she couldn't start it because Ghostface is seen with cords in his hand when she jumps onto the bonnett of Rebecca's car. In order for Jill to be the sole survivor, she had to kill Sidney and people close to her. However, Rebecca's more likely killer is Charlie, as Jill was treated and watched at the hospital, making it virtually impossible for her to sneak out, while Charlie eluding Robbie would be easier. Also, Jill didn't have a Ghostface costume with her at the hospital, while Charlie had his with him after Olivia's death. Also Olivia died in the same night as Rebecca.
Gale's attack: Charlie attacked Gale while Jill watched on her computer from home. Jill had no way to get to the Stab-a-thon and back without being noticed by somebody. Gale sees a webcam in the haystack and it moves to focus on her. This is Jill operating it from home and how knows she and Gale have the matching "shoulder wounds" she mentioned to Dewey at the end of the film. Some fans believe that Jill is the one who actually attacked Gale, but Charlie may have just told Jill about it.
Hoss and Perkins' murders: Both Ghostfaces were involved as Jill stabbed them to death after she left the house, (Hoss in the back and Perkins on his forehead) while Charlie drove the car two blocks away and then stabbed the corpses of Hoss and Perkins several more times just to make sure that they're dead. During the climax of the film, Charlie hands Jill a gun stating "the cops would've wanted you to have this, for your protection", which he probably gathered from the police car after driving the car two blocks away. During the climax, when Charlie is mentioning all of the footage he has of his kills, he does not mention Hoss or Perkins, which further implies that Jill was the Ghostface that attacked and stabbed Hoss and Perkins the first time.
Call at the Roberts house: Jill is the one who made the call because the caller told Sidney to put on the TV so she could see the report about Gale's attack. Charlie was in the car on the way to Jill's house after attacking Gale and he had no idea that the attack was already on the news. After arriving in front of Jill's house, Charlie also informed her about Gale's attack. Shortly after that, Jill called Sidney.
Kate's murder: Both Ghostfaces are present as one is at the backdoor and one is at the front door, but the Ghostface responsible for Kate's death was Jill, as Charlie states during the climax of the film that he scared Sidney and Kate from the backdoor of the house, and Kate was stabbed at the front of the house. Jill also states that" I mean for fucks sake my own mother had to die". Jill wanted to be the sole survivor so she wanted to kill people close to Sidney.
Trevor's abduction: Jill subdued Trevor somehow (more than likely by seducing him) and tied him up. It's unknown when he was brought downstairs as neither killers really had the time for that.
Robbie's murder: Killed outside Kirby's house by Charlie. Charlie admits later that he has great footage of his Robbie kill. Jill is also seen without costume in this scene.
Sidney and Jill's attack: Charlie is the killer here as Jill is seen.
Sidney's roof attack : Still Charlie because Sidney told Jill to hide under the bed while she was covering her escape out to the balcony.
Charlie's attack: Jill is the killer here as Charlie is seen.
Kirby's phone call : Jill is the caller here as Charlie is seen.
Kirby's attack: Jill calls her while Charlie is tied up. After Charlie is freed by Kirby, he stabs her revealing he is one of the killers.
Sidney's attack in Kirby's foyer: Charlie grabs her and holds a knife at her throat but she gets away, only to be stabbed by "Ghostface" who then takes off the mask and it's revealed that the killer is Jill.
Trevor's murder: Jill shoots him in the groin and forehead while he is tied up on the floor with duct tape.
Charlie's murder: Jill betrays him and stabs him in the heart and stomach.
Sidney's stabbing: Jill is doing it without costume.
Jill's beating : She is doing it herself, to look like a victim.
Sidney, Dewey and Hicks' hospital attacks: Jill is doing it without costume.
Jill's murder: As Jill is about to shoot Gale, Sidney comes from behind her and electrocutes her head with defibrillator paddles. Still alive, Jill tries stabbing Sidney with a glass shard but Sidney knows killers always come back to life for "one last scare" and shoots Jill in the heart.
Tara's phone calls: This was both Amber Freeman and Richie Kirsch . Richie made the phone calls and recorded the video of Amber with a view of his knife to scare Tara.
Tara's attack: This was Amber with Richie on the phone. Amber also seemingly confirms this later in the hospital attacks when she says that she'll hit all the organs she missed last time.
Vince's murder: This is ambiguous, but Amber is probaly the one who killed Vince. Amber was already at the bar with the rest of the teenagers and she could easily eluded her friends, while Richie was at the hospital with Sam and Tara. Even Richie's single stab MO doesn’t matter here, because Richie would rather not leave the hospital and then return there only to kill Vince, because Sam would have noticed him not being present and be suspicious over him.
Sam's phone call: Amber did the phone call. If Richie called her, she would have heard him.
Sam's hospital attack: Richie attacked Sam as Amber was at the Sheriff's Department having been questioned by Sheriff Hicks around the time Sam was attacked.
Judy's phone call: Quote: ''Ever seen movie Psycho?'' reveals Amber, because in the later scene of the movie Amber imitates the noises from the shower stabbing sequence in Psycho.
Judy's murder: Both killers were there. Amber killed Judy, because Ghostface used Amber's M.O (stabbing multiple times). and then went to the hospital.
Wes' murder: After Amber went to the hospital, Richie stayed behind to finish off Wes because he was stronger than Amber and he had the better chance to overpower him.
Clay's murder: In the hospital, all the work was likely done by Amber, while Richie was playing victim.
Richie, Tara and Dewey's attack: It was Amber, because Richie was still playing victim.
Dewey's murder: Obviously Amber, because Richie was with Sam and Tara in the elevator.
Chad's attack: This was Amber as Richie was driving to 261 Turner Lane with Tara and Samantha and arrived just as Ghostface finished his attack on Chad.
Mindy's attack: This was Richie, as Amber was upstairs with Tara getting her inhaler and Richie had excused himself to the Basement where he likely changed into the Ghostface costume and then came back upstairs to attack her.
Liv's murder: Amber is doing it without her costume.
Gale's shooting: Amber is doing it without her costume.
Sidney's phone call: You can hear Richie's voice, when he says ''Wait!''.
Sidney's attack: Sidney is talking to Richie, when attack was occurred.
Sam's stabbing: Richie is doing it without his costume.
Amber's attack: Tara, we witness this.
Richie's murder: Samantha killed Richie by stabbing him countless times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head.
Amber's murder: Sidney, Gale and Tara all took part in Amber's murder. Sidney doused Amber in hand sanitizer as Gale shot Amber forcing her onto the stove and setting her alight due to the hand sanitizer they threw over her. Tara then shot Amber through the head as she came running out of the kitchen.
Laura's phone call: Ghostface, who calls Laura, is the same Ghostface who later kills her, for evidence see below.
Laura's murder: This was Jason Carvey , as he unmasks himself after killing her.
Greg's murder: It is not known exactly when Greg was killed. It's possible he was killed before Laura was killed. It is also unknown since when Ethan was at the Frat Party, and since Paul came to Quinn's apartment. Despite the fact that we do not know the exact time of Greg's death and the whereabouts of the Kirsch families at that time, it is most likely Wayne who killed Greg, because it is hard to imagine Ethan or Quinn dismembering Greg's body in such a brutal way. Wayne mentions to Sam in the final act: " We had to kill those two wannabe film students". Just as Wayne is Jason's killer (see evidence below), the fact that Wayne says "We had to kill" instead of "I had to kill" suggests either Quinn or Ethan may have been involved in Greg's death. However, as previously mentioned, it was Wayne who was most able to dismember Greg and had the best conditions to do so.
Jason's phone call: This call is falsely attributed to the same Ghostface, who killed Jason. Wayne waited in Jason's apartment until he found Greg's body in the refrigerator, and if he had called, Jason would have heard him, meaning that if Wayne killed Jason, Quinn would have been the one to call Jason. Ghostface calls Jason from Greg's phone, this would imply that it must have been the same Ghostface who actually killed him (we already know it's Wayne), however the fact that Wayne was hiding in Jason's apartment and if he was calling, he would have been heard by Jason, this fact excludes Wayne from being the caller in this scene. It is not known exactly how much time passed between Jason's murder and Sam's return to her apartment where Quinn was present, and it is also unknown when Paul came to Quinn. Ghostface in this scene is also watching Jason through the cameras, and Quinn would be in a better position to do that than Wayne. To see how Quinn might have gotten Greg's phone, check: Sam's stolen ID .
Jason's murder: The murder happened sometime after 9:00 p.m., and as Quinn was in her apartment (and also probably the caller in this scene) and Ethan Landry was at the frat party with Chad, Ghostface, who kills Jason is Wayne. With this murder, the Richie Kirsch's and Amber Freeman's masks were left.
Sam's stolen ID: Quinn was Sam's roommate. When Sam left to Dr. Stone, Quinn most likely stole Sam's ID and delivered it to Jason's apartment, where Wayne killed Greg. That's when Wayne was able to give Greg's phone to Quinn, who then went back to her apartment and called Jason while Wayne waited for Jason.
Sam's first phone call: First, we need to establish one fact: Ghostface who calls and then attacks is not the same Ghostface . Ghostface who attacks Tara from behind doesn't have a phone on him, and even if he had somewhere to hide it, it's a similar situation to Jason's call: Sam and Tara would hear Ghostface calling. This brings us two scenarios, that also immediately give us a clue as to who was responsible for the Bodega murders, see them below:
Sam and Tara's attack/Bodega Murders: Two people are mostly suspected of being Ghostface in the Bodega: Wayne and Ethan. However, he also can't exclude Quinn for being the Ghostface in the Bodega, below will explain why. The argument that tells us it's Wayne is that Ethan and Quinn were in the apartment at the time of the attack and had no way to sneak out. On top of that, Ghostface in the Bodega showed great shotgun skills, which would suit Wayne since he was a cop. Assuming Wayne was the Ghostface at the Bodega, the caller to Sam was probably Quinn. It is possible that after Sam and Tara left for the police station, Mindy, Anika, Chad and Ethan also left the apartment. This would leave Quinn alone in her apartment again, allowing her to call Sam without anyone else being suspicious. As absurd as it may seem at first glance, Wayne was most likely not the Ghostface at the Bodega, but just a Ghostface, who calls Sam, here's why: Wayne was at the crime scene in Jason and Greg's apartment. Wayne first calls Sam (at 9:57-9:58 p.m.) from there and lures her to come down the station, and after Sam and Tara escaped from the Bodega, Wayne was already present at the police station. For Wayne, it would be problematic to move from place to place so quickly, as well as to hide the costume. Later in the movie, when Kirby and Wayne are tracking the timeline of Ghostface, on the Ghostface's timeline board it is shown that the Bodega attack occured on 10:03 p.m., meaning that: Wayne would have to leave Jason and Greg's apartment in less than 5 minutes (in addition, put on the costume somewhere unnoticed) and later after the attack get faster to the police station before Sam and Tara, and in addition hide the costume somewhere. Wayne, however, wouldn't have much trouble being the caller in this scene. Ghostface in this conversation also takes credit for killing Greg and Jason, and we know it was Wayne, and also, what Ghostface says to Sam on the phone, is very similar to what Wayne says to her in the final act, about Sam "being punished" . That leaves us with either Ethan or Quinn as the prime suspects to be the Ghostface in Bodega. If we assume that Mindy, Anika, Chad and Ethan left the apartment along with Sam and Tara, then Quinn was left alone in her apartment again. This would allow her to sneak out undetected in a Ghostface costume and attack Sam and Tara, since Ethan would be with Chad then. However, if we assume that only Sam and Tara left the apartment, Ethan was the Ghostface in this scene. Somehow Quinn would have to distract the rest of the group to allow Ethan to slip away, or Ethan might just be lying to his friends about going back to his apartment. It also should be noticed, that when Ghostface is pushed onto the bikes by Sam and Tara, he grunts in a voice similar to Ethan's, and a moment later he says "Shit!", which also sounds like Ethan. What remains unclear is how Ethan (or possibly Quinn) would have learned to use a shotgun. However, it can be inferred that Wayne taught his kids using a shotgun. In summary, we have two possible scenarios: Quinn being the caller, and Wayne being the attacker , or Wayne being the caller, and Ethan or Quinn being the attacker . With this murder, Ghostface leaves behind Jill Roberts' and Charlie Walker's masks.
Dr. Christopher Stone's murder: This murder happened sometime around 8 am. Every Ghostface actually had the ability to kill Dr. Stone. Despite that, the most evidence points to Wayne, because it was him, who Sam told and gave details about Stone, such as where he lived. At the police station, where Wayne informs Kirby about Dr. Stone's death, Wayne strongly emphasized the cause of Stone's death as if he was proud of it. With this murder, Ghostface leaves behind Roman Bridger's mask.
The Apartment Attack: This attack includes Paul's death, Quinn's fake death, Mindy and Sam's attack, and finally Anika's murder. It obviously couldn't be Quinn because she was seen faking her death. Quinn is also seen talking to her father on the phone before the attack, which would also exclude Wayne from being Ghostface here. Wayne, after revealing himself, also tells Sam and Tara how he faked Quinn's death and that "he had to be sure he was first on the scene so he could switch Quinn's body out with a fresh one". This tells us that Wayne came to the apartment after the attack, and was unlikely to be responsible for it. It's possible that during the attack, Wayne killed an unknown teenage girl and dragged her corpse to the apartment so everyone would think it was Quinn. Thus, the only possible Ghostface in this scene is Ethan. This can be deduced from the way he slices Mindy's arm (just like he did twice with Sam during the revelations), and stabs, then rips open Anika's stomach. Wayne had a different way of stabbing his victims, like he did with Jason. Even though Ethan had an alibi that he was in Econ Class the whole time with hundred other people, it is probably false, as it is likely that he left class earlier than the other students, and since "he was in a study hall with a hundred other people", nobody really would notice him being absent.
Sam's second phone call: This was Quinn, who was hiding in Gale's penthouse to lure them there, as Wayne was in the park with Sam and Tara and Ethan was in the police van with Kirby, Chad and Mindy.
Gale's first phone call : This was probably Wayne. Since Quinn is responsible for Brooks' death happening at the same time as Gale's call, Gale would overhear Quinn attacking Brooks.
Brooks' murder, Gale's second phone call and attack: This was Quinn as she both admitted to being responsible and was already in the apartment making a phone call to lure them in. Wayne and Ethan were also both at the park with Sam, Tara and Kirby.
Mindy's attack: This was Quinn as she admitted to attacking Mindy, Ethan was also on the subway in plain sight and Wayne was at the police station.
Kirby's attack: This was both Quinn and Ethan as Kirby confirmed that "they" both attacked her and Quinn and Ethan were the two masked Ghostface's in the theatre.
Tara and Chad's Attack: Quinn stabbed Tara in the back and chased the group before being beaten up by Chad. When Chad was about to finish Quinn, Ethan stabbed him from behind, saving his sister, and then Quinn and Ethan attacked Chad together and stabbed him wearing Nancy Loomis and Stu Macher's masks.
Kirby's shooting: Wayne, in his reveal.
Quinn's murder: This was Sam who shot her through the head.
Wayne's murder: This was Sam who stabbed him to death using Billy's robe, mask and knife various times on his chest and arms, despite wearing a vest, with the fatal stab being to his eye.
Ethan's murder: This was both Tara, who stabbed Ethan on the inside of his mouth, and Kirby who crushed his skull with the same TV that killed Stu.
- Mortal Enemy
- Girlfriend ( Billy Loomis )
- Friend ( Mickey Altieri and Stu Macher )
- Half-sister ( Roman Bridger )
- Cousin ( Jill Roberts )
- Frequent Target
- Girlfriend ( Richie Kirsch )
- Roomate ( Quinn Bailey )
- Friend ( Ethan Landry )
- Police ( Wayne Bailey )
- Daughter ( Billy Loomis )
- Granddaughter ( Nancy Loomis )
- Friend ( Amber Freeman and Ethan Landry )
- Acquaintance ( Richie Kirsch )
- Friend ( Jill Roberts and Charlie Walker )
- Acquaintance ( Ethan Landry and Quinn Bailey )
- Suspects ( Jason Carvey and Greg Bruckner )
- Friend ( Amber Freeman and Quinn Bailey )
- Roomate ( Ethan Landry )
- Nephew ( Randy Meeks , victim of Nancy)
- Acquaintance ( Richie Kirsch and Ethan Landry )
- Niece ( Randy Meeks , victim of Nancy)
- Son ( Nancy Loomis )
- Accomplice ( Stu Macher )
- Protege ( Roman Bridger )
- Father ( Samantha Carpenter )
- Accomplice ( Billy Loomis )
- Girlfriend ( Stu Macher )
- Friend ( Billy Loomis )
- Mother ( Billy Loomis )
- Accomplice ( Mickey Altieri )
- Grandmother ( Samantha Carpenter )
- Accomplice ( Nancy Loomis )
- Mentor ( Billy Loomis )
- Half-brother ( Sidney Prescott )
- Accomplice ( Charlie Walker )
- Accomplice ( Jill Roberts )
- Accomplice ( Richie Kirsch )
- Son ( Wayne Bailey )
- Brother ( Quinn Bailey ) ( Ethan Landry )
- Accomplice ( Amber Freeman )
- Boyfriend ( Samantha Carpenter )
- Father ( Richie Kirsch ) ( Ethan Landry ) ( Quinn Bailey )
- Accomplice ( Ethan Landry )
- Accomplice ( Quinn Bailey )
- Brother ( Richie Kirsch ) ( Quinn Bailey )
- Accomplice ( Wayne Bailey )
- Daughter ( Wayne Bailey )
- Sister ( Richie Kirsch ) ( Ethan Landry )
Parodies in other media
The comedy parody films Scary Movie and Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth depict killers based on the Ghostface character.
In the climax of Scary Movie , the killer was revealed to be both Bobby Prinze and Ray Wilkins. However, it turns out they were copycat killers of a serial killer that already existed. The real killer was Doofy Gilmore, a policeman who had been faking mental retardation.
In Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth , the killer's mask is not originally that of Ghostface, but begins as a hockey mask which resembles the one worn by Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series . After being set on fire when the killer tried to smoke a cigarette, it melted to resemble Ghostface. In this film, unlike the "Scream" version of Ghostface, he constantly fails to kill anyone important; the various kills are accidental, or people in the background with almost no part in the plot. In the climax of the film, the killer turns out to be Doughy's long lost twin cousin. He is accidentally shot by Hagatha, who was using a gun as a mirror to touch up her make-up. He later attempts to escape, after waking up in a mockery of the usual horror shock endings, only to be shot many times by Doughy and beaten up by a mob of cops who mistake him for being black. He still survives, and as revealed in a where-are-they-now segment, he apparently settled down. At the end of the film, it turns out that another person has taken up the guise of Ghostface, and apparently has better skills, attacking his victims with ninja-like tactics.
In an episode of Celebrity Deathmatch , Ghostface calls fighters saying that he will kill a scream queen every round, he ends up murdering Drew Barrymore (Scream) , Jamie Lee Curtis ( Halloween ) , and Jennifer Love Hewitt ( I Know What You Did Last Summer ) . Later a cell phone that belongs to him is planted on a platypus and Neve Campbell and Sarah Michelle Gellar manage to defeat it, believing it to be the killer. At the end of the show he makes a phone call to Nick Diamond.
Roger L. Jackson reprises his role of Ghostface in the Robot Chicken episode "That Hurts Me" as one of the movie killer contestants in a show that parodies Big Brother . He portrays the token black character so often seen in reality shows. He launches a prank war on Pinhead , purposefully shrinks Freddy Krueger's sweater in the wash, and when given a free cell phone call, he calls Drew Barrymore to threaten her and complain that the Charlie' s Angels sequel sucked. When both he and Michael Myers were set to be eliminated, Ghostface gave a heartfelt speech about how he'd cherished his time on the show and wouldn't hold any grudges over being eliminated, which saved him from elimination, as opposed to Michael, who simply stabbed Freddy repeatedly as a response, which didn't even make Freddy bleed, but instead merely annoyed him.
Ghostface has also made a cameo in Tripping the Rift , as the judge in the episode when Chode sells his soul to the devil and finds a way to sue him.
In the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back , Shannen Doherty and Wes Craven provide cameos as themselves making the (at that time) non-existent Scream 4 , but Doherty objects when Ghostface turns out to be played by the orangutan, Suzann.
In the anime Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei , Mr. Despair attempts to dream of his own death scene. The screen switches to a familiar shower scene from Psycho as Mr. Despair is taking a shower. Suddenly he is attacked by Bruce Lee , Darth Vader , Ghostface, and other familiar faces before dying the exact same way in Psycho .
In his book Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film , Adam Rockoff opined that Ghostface's mask was a "striking, surreal and downright terrifying presence". Calling the mask a "hyperbolic rendering" of Edvard Munch's The Scream , Rockoff wrote that the 'face' is "twisted in an exaggerated, almost mocking grin, as if reflecting the look of terror and surprise on his victims' faces."
Scream Ghostface costume. A popular choice for Halloween
Tony Magistrale also discussed the similarities between Ghostface's mask and The Scream in his book Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern and Postmodern Horror Film , stating that the painting "an apt representation of the degree of alienation from other people inspires the killers' murderous agenda". The mask of Ghostface is widely renowned for it's major appearance on Halloween night. It has been the most common costume on Halloween since the launch of it. There are many variations such as a mask where it can produce fake blood. Also, in the 2010 Halloween, there were new costumes of Ghostface. One that was a scarecrow, and the other, having the regular robe, but with a zombie mask.
Weapons and Equipment
Buck 120 Hunting Knife: The iconic weapon of the Ghostface killer. Usually used to stab victims, slit their throats or gut them.
Gun: Usually used when Ghostface finally reveals his/her identity to their last victim.
Father Death costume /Ghost mask: Used to hide his/her identity. The iconic wardrobe of the killer of the Scream franchise.
Bullet-proof vest: Used by Roman Bridger to protect himself from gunshots to the chest.
Voice-changer: An electronic device used to mask the killer's real voice and change it to a deep, grunting voice.
Video Camera: Used by the 'Remake' killers, to record a video of them murdering their victims in order to obey the rule of which the Killer should film the murders.
Abilities and Attributes
Unlike supernatural killers, such as Michael Myers or Freddy Krueger, Ghostface is human, but has several skills of a deadly killer. Ghostface is skilled in spying and stealth, allowing him or her to hide in unexpected places. Also, he or she exhibits extreme durability against physical harm and has high levels of physical strength. As seen in Scream 2 he was able to kill Officer Andrews and Officer Richards, who were considered two of Chief Hartley's best men. In the 4th and 5th entries, they are able to kill multiple deputies and eventually Sheriff Judy Hicks. Also, in the 5th film Dewey Riley finally meets his demise after surviving multiple near fatal attacks throughout the series. In the 6th film, Kirby Reed is revealed to be an FBI Agent and towards the end of the movie nearly dies after being shot by Wayne Bailey after he reveals himself and children to be the killers. In Scream 3 he was able to kill both Cotton Weary and Jennifer Jolie's bodyguard, Steven Stone despite their size.
They are also shown to be great at Evasion. In the first Scream, after killing Casey Becker and Steve Orth, they are able to escape before Casey's Parents find her body. In Scream 2 at the start of the movie they are able to kill both Maureen Evans and Phil Stevens at a screening of Stab and able to leave without been seen, due to most of the patrons wearing Ghostface costumes throughout the theater. Later on they are able to Kill Randy Meeks on campus with hundreds of students nearby during broad daylight and able to escape without being seen. In Scream 4 after Killing Olivia Morris, they are able to evade Sidney Prescott, who attempted to try and help Olivia before finding her dead body. In the 6th film, They are able to Kill Dr. Christopher Stone and break into his home during the day and are able to leave without being seen. Later in the movie they wound Mindy Meeks-Martin while on the subway with dozens of passengers onboard and able to leave without being seen.
Ghostface seems to display a heightened sense of awareness. He or she is often able to know where his victims are located before a physical attack, where they are hiding, and/or to be where they will attempt to escape. As seen in Scream 2 , he was able to tell if, when, and where his victim would place his head against a bathroom stall dividing wall (enabling Ghostface to stab the target in the head from the next stall over).
Ghostface is strong enough to lift up a person and to stun his victims with punches. He can endure several damages like having a beer bottle thrown on his face and surviving some stab or bullet wounds. Ghostface is very skillful in wielding his knife and has enough strength to puncture through doors with his knife. Ghostface kills his victims by stabbing them on vital points or slitting their throats.
He is also fast enough to catch most of his victims. Wayne Bailey was shown to be quick enough to dodge a shotgun blast from the Bodega Clerk that he eventually steals the weapon from and kills.
The first two Ghostface killers (Billy and Stu) would often gut their victims and hang their corpses.
Throughout the series Ghostface is shown to be great at manipulation. At the start of the first movie they are able to trick Casey Becker into playing a game of trivia in order to save her boyfriend Steve Orth, however when she gets a trick question wrong they kill him and eventually her soon after. Then towards the End of the movie Billy Loomis tricks his girlfriend Sidney Prescott into thinking the Killer (Stu Macher) attacked him, before revealing himself to indeed be one of the killers. In Scream 2 when Mickey Altieri reveals himself as the killer, he tricks Sidney into thinking her boyfriend and his friend, Derek Feldman was his partner in the killings, which makes Sidney hesitant to help Derek despite his pleas. Mickey then kills Derek and mocks Sidney for not trusting him. In scream 3 Roman Bridger had a voice changer that could copy other voices, confusing his victims. At the start of Scream 3 he calls Cotton Weary and pretends to be a female flirting with him before using the Ghostface voice and taunting him by saying he broke into his home and is going to Kill Christine Hamilton. He then attacks Christine and uses Cotton's voice and tells her he is just playing around. By the time the real Cotton gets to his home, Christine is convinced he is her attacker and ignores his warnings about Ghostface and attacks him with a golf club, Ghostface then Shows up and kills her. Cotton tried to fight back, but was too weak, due to his injury from the golf club and Roman kills him. He was able convince Sarah Darling to come meet him at the studio, which she gets locked inside in all alone and Roman Taunts her as Ghostface before killing her. Later at John Milton's Mansion, Roman fakes his death with a fake dummy of himself and goes on to kill the rest of the Stab Cast and eventually revealed himself as the killer and kills Milton too. In Scream 4, Ghostface (Charlie Walker) calls Kirby Reed and Jill Roberts and tells Kirby to check the closet, she goes to check and finds it empty, which he taunts them and says he wasn't talking about Jill house and reveals himself to be hiding at Olivia Morris' house and kills her. At the start of the 5th film Ghostface calls Tara Carpenter and tricks her into a game of trivia after threating to kill her best friend, Amber Freeman (Not knowing she is one of the killers alongside her sister's boyfriend Richie Kirsch). Towards the end at Amber's house, they are able to steal Liv McKenzie's phone to Lure her boyfriend Chad Meeks-Martin and attack him. When Chad doesn't return, his sister Mindy suspects Liv of being the killer, before being attacked herself. Liv then returns to the house with blood on her hands claiming to find Chad's wounded body, before being killed by Amber Freeman, who reveals herself to be the killer alongside Richie Kirsch. In the 6th film Quinn Bailey (With the help of her father Wayne) is able to fake her death before reveling herself to be one of the killers alongside her family. Wayne Bailey is able to trick The Carpenter Sisters and their friends towards the end by saying Kirby Reed was exiled from the FBI due to her mental health, which allows Wayne and his children to trap them all at the theater before they reveal themselves to be the killers.
Wore a bulletproof vest under his Father Death costume, which allowed him to survive gunshots to the chest. The bulletproof vest would then turn out to be an essential tool later used as protection for other killers, such as Amber Freeman, Wayne Bailey, and Quinn Bailey.
While all the Ghostface Killers are shown to use handguns after unmasking themselves, Wayne Bailey is the first to kill with a shotgun while still masked after successfully disarming the Bodega clerk. Bailey was likely the most skilled Ghostface in firearms due to his law enforcment background.
Ghostface is sometimes a little bit of a klutz; Ghostface gets hit by doors and other objects like a refrigerator door while fighting with Tatum, and sometimes fall down to the floor while chasing Sidney. This ability likely renders from the fact that their mask gives them minimal eyesight while in pursuit, thus making their viewpoint slump in the way of other surroundings below or around them.
Six of the Ghostface killers (Billy, Mickey, Roman, Jill, Amber and Ethan) have been able to survive potentially fatal wounds and spring back up for one last scare (although they were killed immediately after). The other six Ghostface killers and accomplices were killed beforehand and thus never committed their onlast scare moment (Stu, Nancy, Charlie, Richie, Quinn, and Wayne), with Charlie being the only killed by his accomplice.
Despite actually being different people, Ghostface has a habit of menacingly wiping the blood off his knife with one gloved hand and has a thorough knowledge of horror film genre, including conventions and trivia.
Behind the Scenes
- Wes Craven had the characters in Scream mention the Ghostface costume is called "Father Death" as a red herring, alluding to Neil, Sidney's father.
- In Scream, Stu was meant to mention having to pee before Sidney is attacked in the high school bathroom, but it was believed to be too strong a clue that he was the killer.
- In the original Scream 2 script, there are three killers: Mrs. Loomis, Derek Feldman , and Hallie McDaniel (the sixth film derived from said script with differences in each film, although similarly applying with there being an older killer guiding young ones, although in the sixth film they're a family trio; also in the sixth with there being 2 male killers and 1 female, as opposed to the original trio of killers in the original script from the second film being 1 male and 2 female killers).
- In the original Scream 3 script, Angelina Tyler is a second killer. She reveals herself to be a former classmate of Sidney's and now in a relationship with Roman.
- Eight men have been Ghostface (excluding Jason), while only four have been women: Mrs. Loomis, Jill Roberts, Amber Freeman, and Quinn Bailey.
- The only person to wear the Ghostface costume and use the voice changer who wasn't a murderer was Sidney. During a brief moment in Scream , she does this to turn the tables on Billy and Stu. It can be argued that she is a murderer since she kills several of the killers later in the franchise, though she was only doing it in self defense. She is succeeded by Samantha Carpenter, arguably, due to her father being Billy Loomis, and having the lust, psychologically, for murdering like her father, albeit in self defense. Sam during the sixth film, like Sidney in the first, dons her old father's costume and knife, ironically, to murder Wayne Bailey and calls him beforehand by also using the voice changer.
- Out of the six Ghostface killing sprees in the films, only two of them have occurred, in-universe , in real world locations and cities; the first being Hollywood/Los Angeles, California in Scream 3 on February 1-4, 2000, and New York City, New York in Scream VI on October 29-31, 2023.
- The only instances in the franchise of people wearing the Ghostface costume and not being killers is both two unnamed male students in the first Scream (which was hinting to the ultimate reveal of two male killers, subliminal) , and the movie audience during the opening of Scream 2, during a sneak peek of the first Stab (which in turn is a meta reference to Scream; and the 1996 Woodsboro Murders, whose source material was derived off the book Gale Weathers wrote about the events, making it a film within a film), as well as New Yorkers throughout the city (excluding Jason Carvey) wearing it as a Halloween costume during the New York Murders during Halloween week, 2023, in Scream VI .
- The 3 victims of the copycat murders from Scream 2 are:
- Phil Stevens (representing Steven Orth)
- Maureen Evans (representing Maureen Prescott)
- Casey 'Cici' Cooper (representing Casey Becker)
- The copycat murders of Scream 2 are a dangling plot point. Mickey and Mrs. Loomis begin murdering victims based on their names matching those of the original Woodsboro Murders, but stop at 3. While the investigators discover the pattern, nothing comes of this, or is mentioned in the final confrontation. This is fleshed out slightly more in earlier drafts of the script, but still not resolved. Whether the two killers planned this as a red herring or altered course as they went along remains to be seen. From a story perspective, this fits in with the two killers having very different motives.
- The murders in Scream 3 follow a similar path to Scream 2. Roman killed the cast in the order their characters died in the Stab 3 script, until veering off course and killing without a pattern, just as Mickey and Mrs. Loomis started as copycat killers until Randy's murder. In both cases, characters tried deducing who would be the next victim based on the pattern right when the killer stopped using the pattern.
- The Scream 3 characters may indeed have been killed in accordance with the Stab 3 script if you allow for the exceptions of non-cast members (Christine Hamilton, Steven Stone, and John Milton). Cotton Weary was set to cameo as himself in the opening death scene and he was the first actor to die. Sarah Darling's Candy was the second to die. It's known that Ricky was written to die and since the fictionalized Gale Weathers was set to be the killer, she would have died last. Tyson Fox dies between Sarah and Jennifer Jolie, who was the last killed. It's unknown if Sidney and Dewey's characters were set to be killed, but since Tori Spelling and David Schwimmer didn't return, it's likely the producers wanted to kill the characters off, making it possible that they died in the order Tom Prinze and Angelina Tyler were murdered.
- One of the killers "Came back to life for one last scare" in each film:
- Billy Loomis (shot in the head by Sidney) - Scream (1996)
- Mickey Altieri (shot in the chest by Sidney and Gale) - Scream 2
- Roman Bridger (shot in the head by Dewey) - Scream 3
- Jill Roberts (shot in the heart by Sidney) - Scream 4
- Amber Freeman (shot in the head by Tara) - Scream (2022)
- Ethan Landry (head crushed by television pushed by Kirby) - Scream VI
It would have been possible that Nancy could have returned for one last scare, but she was shot in the head by Sidney, after she and Gale killed Mickey.
- Ghostface killed a pair of victims in the opening of each film, except Scream (2022):
- Steven Orth & Casey Becker (Scream)
- Phil Stevens & Maureen Evans (Scream 2)
- Christine & Cotton Weary (Scream 3)
- Marnie Cooper & Jenny Randall (Scream 4)
- Jason Carvey & Greg Bruckner (Scream VI)
- With the exception of Scream 2, in every cycle of murders there is one victim who Ghostface doesn't stab or kill with his knife:
- Tatum Riley (garage door) - Scream (1996)
- Officer Richards (metal pole) - Scream 2
- Derek Feldman (shot) - Scream 2
- Tom Prinze (blown up) - Scream 3
- Trevor Sheldon (shot) - Scream 4
- Liv McKenzie (shot) - Scream (2022)
- Bodega Clerk (shot) - Scream VI
- Like Cici Cooper in Scream 2 and Tyson Fox in Scream 3 before her, Anika was stabbed prior to falling to her death by Ghostface.
- However, unlike the others, Anika wasn't thrown off or pushed, but rather due to escaping via a ladder and trying to crawl to another building while suspended on a high level and a horizontal makeshift ladder, was thwarted in her attempt to escape by Ghostface, due to the other side from where they escaped being not overseen.
- Roman, Ethan and Quinn are the only killers who die in their Father Death costumes.
- Roman Bridger was the only Ghostface who had no accomplice.
- Each of the Ghostface killers had the opportunity to kill off the 3 main characters:
- Billy nearly stabs Sidney (Gale shoots him before he does that). The scene before that, Stu and Billy were about to kill Sidney if it weren't for Gale distracting them. (Scream)
- Ghostface also stabbed Dewey in the back but he survived. (Scream)
- Ghostface brutally stabs Dewey, but he survives once again. (Scream 2)
- Mickey reflexively shoots Gale, but she survived. Before that, Mrs. Loomis had her at gunpoint and could have killed her instantly. (Scream 2)
- Sidney intensely escapes a police car through a knocked-out Ghostface at the driver's seat. Mrs. Loomis has Sidney on a knife-point (Cotton Weary ends up saving Sidney by shooting Mrs. Loomis) (Scream 2)
- Gale falls into a basement along with Ghostface who was knocked-out temporarily. (Scream 3)
- Ghostface throws his knife at Dewey into his head, but the handle hits him instead and knocks him out. (Scream 3)
- Ghostface ties Gale and Dewey together to hold them as hostage to lure Sidney when he could've just killed them. (Scream 3)
- Roman strangles Sidney to death but stops when Dewey turns down the electricity of the house, he also shot her with a gun (but she wore a bullet-proof vest) and could've shot her in the head. (Scream 3)
- Ghostface had the chance to stab Gale at a vital point but hesitated when Dewey fires his gun. Jill also held Gale at a gun-point and was going to shoot her. (Scream 4)
- Jill threatens to blow Dewey's head off with his gun. (Scream 4)
- Jill could've stabbed Sidney even more in Kirby's house, but she was probably in a hurry as she was aware that the police were coming. (Scream 4)
- Jill Roberts being the killer is ironic. Her character is based on Sidney Prescott and the fact that she is a Ghostface killer is a reference to the fact that some fans often speculate that Sidney Prescott would eventually become the Ghostface killer due to witnessing the deaths of the people close to her.
- It is revealed that Jill Roberts and Charlie Walker are the killers in Scream 4 , they planned this to "remake" the franchise:
- Jenny Randall and Marnie Cooper represent Casey Becker and Steve Orth (killed first simultaneously after one receives a call from Ghostface. A deleted scene shows that they were hung and tied to a chair like Casey and Steve)
- Kate Roberts represents her sister, Maureen Prescott. Both are the mothers of the 'protagonist'
- Trevor Sheldon represents Neil Prescott. Both were kidnapped, bound and gagged, and would-be framed for the murder spree.
- Jill and Charlie's plan to make their innocence in the killing spree more solid by stabbing each other, is just like Billy and Stu's plan in the first movie.
- Jill stabbing Charlie to death on purpose, is a reference to Scream 2 when Mrs. Loomis betrays her accomplice Mickey.
- It is arguable that the Remake Jill and Charlie also tried to 'remake' the Windsor Collage Murders since a few of their victims deaths are parallel to the Windsor College victims:
- Ghostface slashes Jill's arm to make Sidney think that Ghostface is trying to kill her, this is similar to Ghostface slashing Derek's arm leading Sidney to doubt whether he is an accomplice of Ghostface.
- Rebecca was thrown from a several stories building, similar to Cici's death who was thrown off a two-story building from the balcony.
- Officer Hoss and Perkins' Deaths are parallel to Officer Richards and Andrews' deaths.
- Robbie's Death was reminiscent of Randy's brutal murder.
- Kirby's Attack was reminiscent of Hallie's murder, as both were attacked by surprise by Ghostface. (note that the Ghostface that attacked them were the men they were implied to have a relationship with.)
- Sidney killed both murderers by herself in Scream. In Scream 2, Cotton shot Mrs. Loomis to free Sidney. Mrs. Loomis was shot again by Sidney, making her the third killer killed by Sidney. Mickey was shot by both Sidney and Gale. In Scream 3, Sidney mortally wounded Roman, but in the end, Dewey is the one who killed him. Charlie was killed by Jill, and Sidney also killed the last of the "remake killers", her cousin, Jill.
- Both female killers, Jill Roberts and Mrs. Loomis, betrayed their accomplices in the end.
- The remake killers Jill Roberts and Charlie Walker have similarities to the previous 5 killers:
- They are a duo similar to Billy and Stu as well as Mrs. Loomis and Mickey.
- Charlie is betrayed by his accomplice just like Mickey.
- Both tried to attack and failed to kill Sidney.
- Both planned to frame someone else.
- Both attempted to stab each other to make it seem they were attacked by the Killer.
- Jill craves for fame of being the survivor of the new Ghostface killing spree just like Roman Bridger.
- Although Amber revealed herself as the killer after killing Liv she wears the costume later and unmasks herself after attacking Sidney .
- Wannabe Ghostface Jason Carvey unmasked himself after murdering Laura Crane .
- Billy Loomis , Stu Macher , Mrs. Loomis , Charlie Walker , Richie Kirsch and Wayne Bailey are the only ghostfaces who don't reveal themselves by unmasking.
- Each of the Ghostface killers, except Mickey, Richie, or Ethan gets themselves hit by a glass object:
- Billy Loomis: beer bottle thrown into the face. (whilst attacking Tatum Riley)
- Stu Macher: vase smashed into his head, Television screen smashes into his face. (getting killed by Sidney Prescott)
- Nancy Loomis: a prop jar is smashed to her head. (after Sidney distracted her)
- Roman Bridger: a beer bottle is smashed into his face. (whilst having a physical fight with Sidney)
- Charlie Walker: a glass picture frame is smashed into his shoulder. (whilst trying to attack Sidney)
- Jill Roberts: runs into a glass picture frame and jumps onto a glass coffee table. (Self Inflicted)
- Amber Freeman: thrown and smashed with glass hand sanitizer bottle on her head and face, causing her to become spread with the flammable substance before set on fire (whilst having a physical fight with Sidney and Gale, bottle thrown by Sidney).
- Quinn Bailey: thrown down onto a glass table. (whilst attacking Gale Weathers)
- Wayne Bailey: falls onto a glass display case. (after charging at Sam and falling over a ledge with her)
- In Scream 4 it is proven that Marnie Cooper is the Steven Orth in the film as she is first to die, while Jenny Randall as the Casey Becker as she has a vast knowledge of horror movies and is taunted before dying as the fourth installment is following the remake movies this century.
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Who Is Ghostface in 'Scream' ? A Guide to All the Killers in the Franchise
Here's a look back at every identity that has been revealed behind the infamous black-and-white, rubber mask since the first Scream premiered in 1996
Everyone's familiar with the infamous Ghostface mask, but who's behind it is the constant question at the heart of the Scream franchise.
Since the widely-successful slasher film debuted in 1996, the five installments that followed kept its classic whodunnit format. In Scream 's case — that is — a plot that chronicles a murder mystery surrounding a disguised killer who causes havoc in the California town of Woodsboro.
While the murderer identities behind the mask are different in each film, there are a few factors that always remain the same. Notably, Ghostface's black-hooded-cloak ensemble paired with its synonymous rubber white mask with blacked-out facial features.
In addition to Ghostface's ghoulish garb, the creepy voice also remains a constant. Voice actor Roger L. Jackson has been the man behind the murdering monster in every film within the Scream franchise, despite the revolving actors physically playing the character on screen.
The horror franchise released its fifth installment in 2022, marking the first movie in the Scream series to be directed by someone other than Wes Craven , who died in 2015. Filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett were tasked with reinventing the franchise.
Most recently, the duo have teamed up once again to bring Ghostface to Manhattan for Scream VI — who "isn't like any other Ghostface," according to a new trailer released on Jan. 19. Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera are reprising their roles in the upcoming film, while Scream staple Courteney Cox also makes her return.
Here's a look back at every Ghostface killer revealed to date.
Warning: This post contains spoilers for the entire 'Scream' franchise, including the sixth installment .
Scream 1 (1996)
1996's Scream , notoriously known as one of the bloodiest films of all time, features two killers: Billy Loomis played by Skeet Ulrich and Stu Macher played by Matthew Lillard . Billy is regarded as the original Ghostface, followed by Stu who is revealed as the second.
Billy is the main antagonist of the first Scream film. A horror film fanatic, he recruits his teenage best friend Stu to assist him on his killing spree in the small fictional town of Woodsboro, California. Despite Billy's admittance that it's "scarier when there is no motive" to kill, his intent ultimately becomes clear.
The reason? Billy reveals that he wants to get revenge on Maureen Prescott for causing his parents to separate. Maureen is the mother of Sidney Prescott (played by Lynn McRee) and had an affair with Billy's father, Henry "Hank," resulting in his mother Nancy Loomis to leave their family.
Maureen is the first Ghostface kill of the Scream franchise and the only murder to take place off screen. While both Billy and Stu were involved in this death, it remains a mystery as to who's responsible for the six other murders in the first film of the franchise.
Scream 2 (1997)
Two killers are revealed as Ghostface in Scream 2 : Mickey Altieri played by Timothy Olyphant and Nancy Loomis played by Laurie Metcalf . The franchise's second installment is the first time Mrs. Loomis makes an appearance, despite being mentioned in the original Scream .
Mickey, a film student and Sidney's best friend at Windsor College, is the first killer revealed in Scream 2 . Unlike the rest of the murderers in the Scream franchise, Mickey is the only killer who turns himself in with the intent of getting caught and gaining infamy.
He was recruited by Nancy (also known as "Debbie Salt") who is coping with grief after leaving her family and learning of her son Billy's involvement in the Woodsboro Murders in 1996, which ultimately resulted in his death.
In a copycat Ghostface killing spree, Nancy and Mickey target two of the Woodsboro survivors (Billy's former girlfriend Sidney and author Gale Weathers) and torment them in Ohio. Her intent was to seek revenge for the death of her son, in addition to frame Mickey as the sole murderer.
Scream 3 (2000)
Scream 3 is the only film in the franchise where only one identity is revealed as Ghostface: Roman Bridger played by Scott Foley . Roman is the main antagonist of the third installment and the fifth Ghostface murderer unmasked overall.
Roman is a music video director, tasked with the gig of helming Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro . The fictional film is the concluding film in the trilogy and is based on the true events of the 1996 Woodsboro and 1998 Windsor College Murders that went down in the Scream franchise's first two installments.
It is revealed that Roman is Sidney's older half-brother, first born of Maureen Prescott. Not only is he her secret maternal sibling, but he is her arch-nemesis. Jealous of her successes, he seeks revenge against her.
Additionally, it is revealed that Roman was the architect behind the aforementioned killing sprees. He wanted to avenge those who wronged him, like his mother who rejected him and her secret affair with Hank.
Thus, he is indirectly responsible for the previous Ghostface murders, despite only appearing in Scream 3 . Also, Roman holds the record for the most kills in the franchise to date.
Scream 4 (2011)
Scream 4 saw the return of two identities under the infamous Ghostface mask: Charlie Walker played by Rory Culkin and Jill Roberts played by Emma Roberts . With respective underlying intents, Charlie and Jill teamed up to cause havoc on the town of Woodsboro.
A film student and horror movie buff, Charlie was unknowngly a pawn in Jill's concocted plan. He was also her secret girlfriend, a relationship that started after she was cheated on by her ex-boyfriend Trevor Sheldon.
As for Jill, her jealousy of Sidney's fame as the survivor of the 1996 Woodsboro Murders and her successes that followed were among her leading causes to kill. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Woodsboro Murders, she teamed up with Charlie to recreate the harrowing happenings in a real-life film.
Jill and Charlie would play the millennial counterparts to Sidney and Randy Meeks in the killing spree that Billy and Stu started. Their plan was to kill and frame her ex-boyfriend, Trevor, for the murders. But Jill secretly intended on framing Charlie as an accomplice, and she would come out on top as the sole survivor.
Meanwhile, Jill's goal of gaining fame ultimately turned into infamy in the end with seven kills to her name. As for Charlie, his kill game was weak from the start, ultimately leading to his demise far sooner than Jill's.
Scream 5 (2022)
In typical Scream fashion, the film's fifth installment also saw two killers behind the Ghostface mask: Amber Freeman played by Mikey Madison and Richie Kirsch played by Jack Quaid .
Amber was a super fan of the Stab films, though she didn't care for its sequels, particularly the eighth installment. She took her opinions to subreddit where she met Richie. They decided to recreate Stab 8 themselves, calling it a "requel" (a reboot sequel).
Their intent is to kill sisters Sam and Tara Carpenter, using them as basis of the film. Sam is the long-lost daughter of Billy, who Richie attempts to cozy up as part of his plan before ultimately turning on her in the end. Meanwhile, Amber gets Tara to become her best friend.
Amber's most notable claim to fame is slashing the long-lasting Dewey Riley, who she murders in self defense. As for Richie, he falls victim to Sam, nearly 25 years after the original massacre.
Scream 6 (2023)
There's no denying that the horror franchise follows a trend of having more than one killer behind the Ghostface mask (with the exception of Scream 3 ) — and Scream 6 is no different. In fact, the latest installment is even more ruthless than its predecessors.
Why? Because not two, but three murderers are revealed! The unmasked identities include Wayne Bailey, Quinn Bailey and Ethan Landry.
Wayne is a detective who is investigating the Ghostface murders in New York City, an essential part of the sixth installment's plot which picks up where Scream 5 left off. It follows Tara, Mindy and Chad as they head to N.Y.C. to attend the fictional Blackmore University with Sam tagging along to protect her younger sister. In New York, the gang adds three new members to their crew: Tara's roommate Quinn, Mindy's girlfriend Anika and Chad's roommate Ethan.
The group spends most of the film trying to track down the new Ghostface killer, who seems to be even more ruthless than some of their predecessors. Several characters are killed off before the final showdown, which sees Sam, Tara, Chad, Mindy, Ethan, Kirby and Wayne head to Ghostface's lair (an empty movie theater, to be exact) where they plan to corner and kill him. Before they even get there, not everyone makes it: Mindy is attacked on the train ride over after she and Ethan got separated from the group.
Once they arrive at the lair, Sam receives a call from Wayne, who claims that Kirby is the killer — but before they get the chance to escape, Sam, Tara and Chad are jumped by two Ghostfaces. Sam and Tara try to make a run for it, but Kirby and Wayne appear with guns in hand. Wayne shoots Kirby, revealing himself to be the first of three Ghostfaces, with Quinn and Ethan exposing themselves to be the other two.
Oh, and to further blow viewers' minds, Quinn and Ethan reveal themselves to be Wayne's children. It turns out Quinn, who was seemingly killed by Ghostface during an earlier scene, had faked her death with the help of her father, while Ethan had schemed his way into being Chad's roommate to get close to the Carpenter sisters. The trio's motivation? To get revenge on Sam for killing their son and brother, Richie Kirsch, in the previous film after he orchestrated his own series of Ghostface slayings.
The family of killers marked the first time the Scream franchise unveiled a trifecta of Ghostface identities — but like the murderers who came before them, none of the three made it out of the film alive.
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‘Scream’: All 14 Ghostface Reveals Ranked From Worst to Best
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Scream is unlike any other slasher. Where the likes of Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street have the same killer who just won’t die, in Scream , Ghostface’s identity changes from film to film, while each film tends to have at least two Ghostface reveals.
In many ways, he’s more invincible than Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger! And now that Scream VI (2023) has already unmasked the latest Ghostface killer, it’s time to rank all the Ghostface reveals in the Scream film series.
We think the quality of a Ghostface reveal is a combination of the surprise of the reveal itself, as well as the way in which they’re unmasked to both the characters and the audience. So, here are all 14 Ghostface reveals, ranked from worst to best!
WARNING: There are HUGE spoilers ahead for Scream VI from the get-go!
14. Greg Bruckner
There’s not much to say about the character of Greg Bruckner, seeing as we never actually meet him! Partner to Jason Carvey (Tony Revolori), who’s revealed as a Ghostface in the first few minutes of Scream VI , the only time we see Greg is in pieces in the refrigerator! One of the most bizarre Ghostface reveals for sure, but no points for one that doesn’t really count.
13. Ethan Landry (one of five Ghostface reveals in Scream VI )
Ethan Landry (Jack Champion) is one of the three main Ghostface killers in Scream VI . Not only does Ethan share the exact same motive as his two accomplices, his “Looney Tune” persona, which emerges as soon as the mask is off, means he’s the most cliché of the three.
Perhaps the worst thing about this unmasking, though, is the fact that film buff Mindy Meeks (Jasmin Savoy Brown) repeatedly tells her friends she thinks Ethan is one of the killers, so much, in fact, that it becomes increasingly obvious that he is.
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12. Wayne Bailey
Father to Ethan Landry and the deceased Ritchie Kirsch (Jack Quaid), one of the killers in Scream (2022), detective Wayne Bailey (Dermot Mulroney) makes up another third of the Ghostface trio in Scream VI . Unfortunately, his reveal is about as surprising as Ethan’s.
Perhaps it’s because Mulroney’s acting just seems off up until that point, particularly when he’s supposed to be grieving over his dead daughter. As for the reveal itself, Bailey takes the whole “ I would’ve gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you pesky kids ” thing a little too far.
11. Quinn Bailey
Of course, it turns out that Bailey’s daughter wasn’t dead the whole time in Scream VI ! We haven’t seen that before (here’s looking at you Scream and Scream 3 ). Although, for that reason, this is at least more surprising than the other two Ghostface reveals.
But while this reveal is a huge copout given the fact we were led to believe she’d been killed earlier in the film, Quinn Bailey (Liana Liberato) isn’t quite as wacky as her father and brother. With that said, she’s utterly insane, nonetheless.
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10. Roman Bridger (the loneliest of Ghostface reveals)
Scream 3 (2000) certainly has its haters, which is largely because it becomes too fourth-wall in its meta commentary and humor for its own good. In short, it just feels too silly at times, although, to give credit where its due, it does wrap up the first three films perfectly.
As for its Ghostface reveal, the fact that Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) didn’t even know her half-brother Roman Bridger (Scott Foley) beforehand takes away any shock the audience feels on behalf of the character. Also, his fake-out death was a cheap parlor trick.
9. Amber Freeman
In ranking Ghostface reveals, it’s all too easy to get confused with which killer is better than the next, but this is based purely on the surprise of the reveal itself, and we consider Amber Freeman (Mikey Madison) in Scream (2022) to be a pretty solid Ghostface reveal.
Deep down, we all knew Amber was one of the killers — there was just something slightly off about her the whole time — but the way she’s “unmasked” is unforgettable, as she executes Woodsboro teen Liv McKenzie (Sonia Ammar) while in non-Ghostface attire.
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8. Charlie Walker
Charlie Walker (Rory Culkin) might not be one of the most memorable killers — after all, alongside main Ghostface killer Emma Roberts (Jill Roberts) in Scream 4 (2011), Charlie serves as something of a sidekick, like many others in the Scream film series .
However, when we finally learn that he’s part of the deadly duo, it comes as a bit of a shock. After being (supposedly) tied to a chair by Ghostface, Kirby Reed (Hayden Panettiere) comes to his rescue, only for Charlie to stab her in the stomach, leaving her for dead!
7. Ritchie Kirsch
Ritchie Kirsch is yet another killer who isn’t all that memorable, even if his motive (toxic fandom) is one of the best in the entire series . But his Ghostface reveal in Scream (2022) is very memorable, which sees him turn out to be the mastermind, alongside “sidekick”-killer Amber Freeman.
The film spends a lot of time trying to convince us that, like Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich), Ritchie is another “boyfriend/killer”, to the point that it couldn’t possibly be him. But when he stabs Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera) in the gut, well, like Sam, we didn’t see it coming.
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6. Billy Loomis
The original Scream (1996) plays with the idea that Billy Loomis is the killer so much, that you’re left almost knowing it isn’t him. And this is cemented when he gets fake-killed by Ghostface in front of Sidney (which was pretty convincing at the time, at least).
Later on, a bloodied Billy comes tumbling down the stairs in front of Sidney, where he suddenly shoots Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy). In hindsight, though, it’s pretty obvious Billy was the killer — there’s even a song in the film that contains a huge clue !
5. Stu Macher
Despite being something of a sidekick-killer himself, Stu Macher (Matthew Lillard) has become one of the most beloved characters in the entire Scream franchise, so much so that many fans expected him to come back from the dead in Scream VI — which unfortunately isn’t the case.
Nevertheless, Stu has one of the best Ghostface reveals. After Sidney learns Billy is a killer, Stu appears, pulls out a voice changer — which, up until this point, we didn’t even know was a thing — and says, “Surprise, Sidney!”, revealing himself as the second Ghostface, something we also didn’t expect.
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4. Mickey Altieri
Much like Billy Loomis, in hindsight, it’s plain to see that “the creepy Tarantino film student” Mickey Altieri (Timothy Olyphant) in Scream 2 (1998) was a killer. That crazy hair, creepy smile, and the almost sly way he speaks to Sidney during the hospital scene.
But, at the time, of course, we had no idea, and when he unmasks himself in front of Sidney, we can’t say we weren’t surprised. Mickey remains one of the best Ghostface killers to date, not only because he has the “look”, but also because of his desire to get caught!
3. Jason Carvey (one of the most unique Ghostface reveals)
Jason Carvey is the most unique entry on this list, and the most unique Ghostface in the entire franchise, for that matter. Why? Well, because he reveals himself before the Scream VI title card even appears on the screen, just a few minutes into the film!
Jason also breaks the record for being the most short-lived killer, as he’s taken out minutes later by the film’s “main” Ghostface. It’s tempting to put him even higher, but the fact that we had never met his character before does take away from the reveal.
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2. Debbie Loomis
Many fans probably don’t consider Debbie Loomis (Laurie Metcalf), vengeful mother of Billy Loomis, to have one of the best Ghostface reveals, which is understandable given the fact she’s not in Scream 2 all that much, save for a few scenes with Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox).
Not only that, but we’d never even met Billy’s mother before — at least not without knowing it at the time. What’s particularly great about her reveal, though, is that for a brief moment we actually think it’s Gale, who Mickey has seemingly introduced as the second killer! But it quickly turns out that Debbie is hiding behind Gale with a gun to her back. Genius .
1. Jill Roberts
Though far from the strongest film in the series (we happen to think it’s the weakest), Scream 4 does have one of the most surprising Ghostface reveals in Jill Roberts, who, up until removing the mask in front of Sidney, is played as the series’ new “final girl”.
What also works in the character’s favor up until the reveal is the fact that Emma Roberts is only 5′ 2″, so it’s hard to imagine that she’d be able to pass as Ghostface. But when she beats herself to a pulp during the third act, she certainly proves she has what it takes!
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Check out the official Scream VI trailer below:
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As per Wikipedia , here’s the official synopsis for Scream VI :
The film continues with the survivors of the latest Ghostface killings, sisters Samantha and Tara Carpenter and twins Chad and Mindy Meeks, leaving Woodsboro behind and starting a new chapter of their lives in New York City only to again be plagued by a streak of murders by a new Ghostface killer.
Scream VI stars Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter), Melissa Barrera (Sam Carpenter), Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy Meeks), Mason Gooding (Chad Meeks), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers), Hayden Panettiere (Kirby Reed), Roger L Jackson (the voice of Ghostface), Dermot Mulroney (Wayne Bailey), Henry Czerny (Christopher Stone), Tony Revolori (Jason Carvey), Jack Champion (Ethan Landry), Devyn Nekoda (Anika Kayoko), Liana Liberato (Quinn Bailey), Josh Segarra (Danny Brackett), Samara Weaving (Laura Crane) and Skeet Ulrich (Billy Loomis).
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Frasier reboot review: kelsey grammer’s return feels familiar despite changes.
While the Frasier reboot is inferior to its predecessor, it's as good as it can be for a show that doesn't have elements that made the original great.
- The Frasier reboot brings back the nostalgia and showcases the greatness of the original show, with Kelsey Grammer reprising his role as Frasier Crane.
- The reboot addresses narrative issues by having Frasier return to Boston and focus on mending his relationship with his grown-up son, Freddy, providing a new storytelling goal.
- While the Frasier reboot has some flaws and pacing issues, it successfully balances familiar elements with new storytelling, offering potential for improvement in future episodes.
The Frasier reboot leans on nostalgia, highlighting just how great the original show was. Kelsey Grammer has officially returned as Frasier Crane in the Paramount+ revival of the most Emmy decorated comedy series. In the Frasier reboot, Frasier finds himself back in Boston, his old haunt in Cheers . Doing so solves a couple of narrative issues for the endeavor. It explains the absence of Niles Crane and Daphne Moon, as both are still based in Seattle; it gives the show a concrete storytelling goal for the character, which is to mend his fractured relationship with his grown-up son, Freddy; and despite Frasier's history with Boston, he no longer hangs out with the people at Cheers. This paves the way for the reboot to introduce a new ensemble led by legendary British comedy actor, Nicholas Lyndhurst as Frasier's old Oxford buddy.
Premiering with two episodes, the Frasier reboot expectedly established the premise of the new show while offering updates about what has happened in the Frasier Crane universe . Apparently, Frasier spent the last two decades in Chicago, where he became a successful TV host. He had to return to Seattle for the funeral of his beloved father, Martin Crane, which Freddy missed. Both outings were directed by legendary director James Burrows, who helmed the original series pilot and then several more. Grammer is still phenomenal as Frasier Crane; it's as if he never left — except for his wardrobe. Unless there's a justified reason for Frasier to wear orthopedic shoes with a more relaxed blazer and jeans combo, it's a massive miss. For someone who wore tailored three-piece suits in both Cheers and Frasier , one would think that his aesthetic would only get better over the years, but that isn't the case. Meanwhile, Lyndhurst is also a wonderful addition as Alan. While he is the unofficial replacement for Niles, he is different enough to create an entirely new dynamic.
Admittedly, there was nervous anticipation for Jack Cutmore-Scott's Freddy since his relationship with Frasier will be the emotional backbone of the revival (similar to Frasier and Martin's in the original show). Cutmore-Scott's version of the role barely resembles his predecessor, but it doesn't really have any bearing on the storytelling. Instead, this iteration is more reminiscent of Martin, and Cutmore-Scott plays it effectively, resulting in a less dramatic but still engaging relationship with Grammer's Frasier. Aside from that, the Frasier reboot also gives Freddy his own personal arc involving Eve, the partner of his late fellow firefighter, creating a connection that has never been done in the franchise before.
Since both Grammer and Burrows are involved in laying the groundwork for the more diverse Frasier reboot, it clearly understands what made its parent series succeed. The new show's humor is layered, marrying sophisticated with slapstick comedy, which the original sitcom was known for. However, there are issues in execution. The opening sequence is rough, with the antics of Keith Anders' David, Niles and Daphne's son, falling flat. He eventually redeems himself in episode 2's tag, where he brings out his handkerchief to ever so lightly polish Frasier's piano — a signature trait of his father. Of the five episodes of the Frasier reboot that have been made available for review, the endeavor shines the brightest when it doesn't shy away from more dramatic elements. Frasier's conversation with Freddy at the end of episode 1 about the death of Martin (which is handled beautifully) and their falling out is a standout sequence. There are no jokes and laughter for an extended period of time, which is bold for a comedy show, but was the norm in the original series. This is repeated in the final shot of episode 4 as the father and son sit down for a meal. It's a fairly simple set-up, but it speaks to the heart of the narrative.
Although the success of the original series paves the way for its return, it also creates its biggest challenge as it sets the bar high for its successor. It is arguably unfair to do a strict one-to-one comparison between the first five episodes of the original and the revival. The 1994 Frasier was a well-oiled machine from the get-go despite being a massive risk for NBC. However, because it was so different from Cheers , it was easier to get on board with Frasier's new life in Seattle. The reboot, however, still has some kinks that need working out. Unsurprisingly, its strongest episodes are its first two because they focus on the most fleshed-out part of its narrative: Frasier's family. Sadly, his post-celebrity Harvard life isn't engaging enough. Unlike his KACL gig, which highlights his genuine interest in helping others, his new job doesn't serve his goal of making a significant impact in honing the minds of his contemporaries. He is dumbed down by being forced to resort to his old TV ways by his new boss, Olivia, and is not given the opportunity to use his unique gift of being able to connect with people. The original series subjects Frasier to well-deserved humiliating experiences to humble him, creating both comedic and teachable moments. His Harvard storyline, however, feels like he is being taken advantage of for no reason at all.
There are countless callbacks and Easter eggs in the Frasier reboot — something that fans of the original show will be delighted by. The majority of them are done tastefully, organically added to scenes, so they don't distract from the current storytelling. A great example of this is Frasier's quip about underperforming dinners, which is a running gag during his days in Seattle. Despite fully knowing the majority of its initial audience will be people who have seen the original, the Frasier reboot doesn't fall into the trap of relying way too much on the success of its predecessor. There is no recreation of any single character, although some of them have hallmarks of previous beloved players such as Eve having Roz's wit and playfulness, Alan with Niles' penchant for poking fun at Frasier, and Freddy with Martin's sensibility. Freddy and Frasier's living arrangement clearly borrows from the first series, but the circumstances surrounding it are different, as well as the specifics of their contentious relationship. This allows the revival to do something comfortingly familiar while also carving a different path for its characters.
While the Frasier reboot is inferior to its predecessor, it's as good as it can be for a show that doesn't have elements that made the original great. The series recognizes what made the Seattle series great and borrows elements from it, but it also offers something new to the audience. It has some pacing issues and some jokes fall flat, but its core story is thoughtfully planned. There are pockets of brilliance in the Frasier reboot's first five episodes, and depending on what the back half of the season does, it has the potential to get better in the future. At the very least, it deserves a chance.
The first two episodes of the Frasier reboot are now available to stream on Paramount+, with new episodes released every Thursday.
Ghostface's 10 Best Quotes In Scream, Ranked
Ghostface stands out from other killers by their creative and terrifying verbal taunts delivered throughout the Scream franchise.
2022's Scream , the fifth movie in the slasher franchise, features the return of the costumed killer Ghostface. While some new victims are introduced to Ghostface's wrath, a few series favorites appear and are forced to survive yet another massacre. With 2023 marking the release of Scream 6, fans will likely be jumping back to get terrified by Ghostface's antics once again.
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Part of the lasting success of the Scream franchise comes from Ghostface's creativity across the series. This is primarily based on their dark ability to cause terror through something as simple as a phone call. Several great quotes from Ghostface terrified audiences and left a lasting impact on fans over the years.
10 "What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?"
One of Ghostface's earliest lines is also one of the franchise's most memorable, and it has been delivered a few different ways over the series. It's an honest question asked among friends, but Ghostface manages to use it to lower defenses slightly before terrifying their victims and attacking.
The above line references the original title before it was changed to Scream, "Scary Movie." It also serves as a nice take on a slasher occurring in the modern era of horror movies. " What's your favorite scary movie?" been spoofed and homaged several times to cement it as one of the most memorable lines in pop culture.
9 "Hello Sidney, It's An Honor"
The original Scream featured one of the creepiest lines ever delivered in the franchise as Ghostface greets his victim by name with a simple, "Hello, Sidney." The terror caused by this one line was felt by the audience, though it was given a fitting update in 2022's Scream .
When series lead Sidney Prescott finds herself on the phone again with Ghostface, the killer references the original line while also showcasing the fandom that has been built around the movie universe. It's a perfect update to the unforgettable taunt and sets the tone perfectly for Scream 's return.
8 "You Wish It Was Ted. Don't Forget To Set The Alarm!"
1992's Scream 2 explored the rules of a horror movie sequel while bringing fans the same Ghostface they loved. One of the best kills in Scream 2 called back to the original movie. A run through obstacle-laden houses saw Ghostface target a solo sorority girl, who was watching over the campus house for the evening.
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Ghostface's calls usually start non-threatening, which led Cici to assume it was her boyfriend Ted calling. Ghostface's reminder to check the alarm was a giveaway to fans that they were already in the house, escalating the tension even further.
7 "I Never Said I Was In YOUR Closet"
The fourth film in the franchise was released in 2011 as Scre4m. It featured a return to Woodsboro where the original Ghostface massacre had first occurred. Sidney Prescott's appearance kicked off a new round of killings, and Ghostface was especially creative in both their murders and phone conversations.
Ghostface called Sidney's young cousin Jill while she was talking on the other line with her friend. When Ghostface's taunts made Jill think that they were in her closet, the masked killer attacked her friend. As a result, both Jill and Sidney could watch. The above line was soon followed up with, " Welcome home, Sidney. Preview of coming events. "
6 "It's Always Hard Being Friends With You, Sidney. When You're Friends With Sidney, You Die!"
Ghostface moved to Hollywood in 2000's Scream 3, which largely took place on the set of the in-production movie Stab 3. Stab 3 was a continuation of the in-movie film series based on the Ghostface murders. Sidney was targeted again, as Ghostface refocused his killings on Sidney and her mother, Maureen Prescott.
Ghostface taunted Sidney about all of the friends she lost over the franchise, hoping to get under her skin. However, Sidney used it to launch her own attack and show why she's still a survivor.
5 "You Hang Up On Me Again, I'll Gut You Like A Fish!"
What seemed like a simple wrong number call in the opening of Scream quickly turned serious with Ghostface's terrifying line. The above quote is a threat coupled with a very visual image that serves to intensify the fear for both the victim and the viewer.
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Ghostface's first victim, Casey, quickly realized that the mysterious caller was a real threat. This line showed the killer's creative brutality, which became Ghostface's trademark over the series. This quote also highlighted Roger L. Jackson's talent, who voiced Ghostface across the entirety of the franchise.
4 "...If You Want To Be In The Hospital, I'd Be Happy To Put You There In The F#@%!ng Morgue!"
Ghostface was especially scary because they could stalk their victims by phone. Ghostface could intensify the phone conversation by revealing key details and letting the victim know they were close.
Sidney's recently-fired publicist Rebecca attempted to lie about her location when talking to Ghostface. However, Ghostface quickly proved they knew where she was and what they planned to do to her. In a scary moment, Ghostface delivered the terrifying line, " You know Rebecca, it didn't sound to me like you're in the hospital. Sounds like you're in a parking garage. A dark and deserted parking garage."
3 "I'm Going To Slit Your Eyelids In Half So You Don't Blink When I Stab You In The Face"
The Ghostface who threatened both the adult survivors and a new group of teens had a few of the recognizable qualities from their predecessors. An advanced knowledge of horror movies and brutality were brought to new levels with this quote.
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Scre4m audiences were brought back to the "gut you like a fish" quote from the original Scream , but the 2011 movie took it a step further. The above line showed fans and the potential survivors that this new Ghostface meant business. It's also one of the darkest quotes in the series.
2 "You Should Never Say 'Who's There?' Don't You Watch Scary Movies? It's A Death Wish"
As things escalated with Casey during Ghostface's first kill in the original Scream, they taunted her over the phone while also ringing the doorbell. The call revealed that they were close enough to hear her every word.
The above quote highlights Ghostface's understanding of horror movies and the similar trends that appear throughout horror franchises. The killer mimics the audience's occasional frustration with horror characters' stupid decisions by saying, " You might as well just come out here to investigate a strange noise or something. "
1 "Not This Movie, Sidney"
The ongoing battle between Sidney Prescott and Ghostface reached another level in Scream . In the 2022 movie, the hardened Sidney stood up to a new Ghostface, who attempted to instill fear in her.
Sidney highlights her knowledge of both horror movie rules and the killer's usual style by telling Ghostface she's already seen this movie and survived. However, Ghostface is quick to let her know that she has never seen this film, setting her and viewers up for the unexpected.
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The Best Movies on Paramount+ Right Now (October 2023)
Paramount+ offers its subscribers a plethora of quality content for just $4.99 a month. Its predecessors (ahem, Netflix) set high standards, but Paramount+ shines its own spotlight from the top of its star-studded mountain. From classic films to banger TV shows like 1883 and Star Trek: Discovery , there’s no shortage of entertainment to explore. Here, we give you our top list of the best movies on Paramount+.
For more recommendations, check out our list of the best movies on Netflix , Hulu , HBO , and Disney+ or the best shows on Paramount+ .
Editor's note: This article was updated October 2023 to include Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.
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The Lost City (2022)
Run Time: 1 hr 52 min | Genre: Action-Adventure Comedy | Director: Aaron & Adam Nee
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliffe
Loretta Sage ( Sandra Bullock ), an author of romantic adventure novels, finds herself in deep trouble when billionaire Abigail Fairfax ( Daniel Radcliffe ) kidnaps her with the hopes of finding one of the treasures in her books. Coming to her rescue are none other than her bumbling cover model, Alan Caprison ( Channing Tatum ), and a hired hunter, Jack Trainer ( Brad Pitt ).
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Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (2023)
Run Time : 1 hr 24 min | Genre : Horror | Director : Lindsey Anderson Beer
Cast : Samantha Mathis, David Duchovny, Henry Thomas
A prequel to the 2019 film of the same name based on the Stephen King novel, this film once again follows the rising of the corpses of a local cemetery, only this time 50 years prior to the original. With a great cast including the likes of Samantha Mathis , David Duchovny , Henry Thomas , and Jackson White , who plays the lead Jud Crandall, Pet Sematary: Bloodlines , like its predecessor, relishes the chance to creep under the audience’s skin and achieve what its genre suggests. Chilling and brooding, the film acts as the beginning of the possible expansion of the Pet Sematary universe. - Jake Hodges
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)
Run Time : 2 hr 7 min | Genre : Action, Sci-Fi | Director : Steven Caple Jr.
Cast : Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Ron Perlman
The live-action Transformers franchise gives fans a new installment that brings in characters from the beloved 90s spin-off cartoon Beast Wars . Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a standalone prequel directed by Steven Caple Jr. ( Creed II ) that continues the story of the Autobots that takes place between Bumblebee and the original Transformers film that kicked off the franchise’s fifteen-year run. It’s an action-packed, star-studded affair that’s arguably the biggest and most ambitious story so far, pitting Optimus and his crew against the world-eater Unicron. It even features familiar voices from top actors like Peter Dinklage ( Destiny ), Ron Perlman ( Pacific Rim ), and Michelle Yeoh ( Star Trek: Discovery ).
Zoey 102 (2023)
Run Time : 1 hr 41 min | Director : Nancy Hower
Cast : Jamie Lynn Spears, Sean Flynn, Erin Sanders
Directed by Nancy Hower , Zoey 102 is an adorably charming follow-up film that serves as a sequel to the hit Nickelodeon teen series Zoey 101 . Beautifully reuniting many original cast members, Zoey 102 stars Jamie Lynn Spears reprising the titular role, as well as returning stars Sean Flynn , Christopher Massey , and Erin Sanders , among others. While the original program generally focused on Zoey and her friends’ high school shenanigans at boarding school, Zoey 102 has evolved with the actors, centering on Zoey’s adult situations surrounding weddings, careers, and romantic relationships. – Yael Tygiel
Mission Impossible 6: Fallout (2018)
Run Time : 2 hr 27 min | Genre : Action, Thriller | Director : Christopher McQuarrie
Cast : Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson
Director Christopher McQuarrie ( Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ) continues his run on the Mission: Impossible franchise with the sixth installment in the series. Mission: Impossible – Fallout continues the story of Ethan Hunt ( Tom Cruise ) and his rag-tag crew three years after they took down their toughest foe to date, Solomon Lane ( Sean Harris ), as they deal with the aftermath of the power vacuum they created. This film has all the amazing action set-pieces and wild stunts that audiences expect from the series, but now that the stories are more serialized, the stakes are even higher, and the characters are able to grow and change as they deal with the impossible odds they are constantly forced to face. This is one of the best installments in the franchise, and it sets the stage for the end of the series. – Tauri Miller
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
Run Time : 2 hr 14 min | Genre : Fantasy, Adventure | Director : Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley
Cast : Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis
After decades of studios trying to adapt the popular tabletop roleplaying game into a film and failing time and again, nerdy dice rollers are finally rewarded with a critical hit. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is an epic and hilarious translation of the experience of playing a ragtag group of adventurers who stumble their way through saving the world. The film is led by Chris Pine ( Star Trek Beyond ) as a cunning bard, Michelle Rodriguez ( Fast X ) as a no-nonsense barbarian, Justice Smith ( Pokémon: Detective Pikachu ) as an insecure sorcerer, and Sophia Lillis ( It ) as a rebellious half-demon druid, bringing them all together to rescue a young girl and stop a kingdom from being consumed by darkness. The adventure is great for long-time fans and general audiences alike and is a great introduction to the world of D&D.
Book Club (2018)
Run Time : 1 hr 44 min | Genre : Romance Comedy | Director : Bill Holderman
Cast : Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen
Book Club is a delightfully entertaining romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton , Jane Fonda , Candice Bergen , and Mary Steenburgen as a group of women in their golden years who are inspired to spice up their lives after reading the Fifty Shades series. Book Club also features hilarious performances from Andy Garcia , Craig T. Nelson , and Don Johnson as love interests who intertwine with the women as they see new loves and rekindle old flames. Serving as the directorial debut for Bill Holderman , who co-wrote the script with Erin Simms , Book Club charmingly explores sexuality, sensuality, and the joys of love. – Yael Tygiel
Scream VI (2023)
Run Time : 2 hrs 2 min | Genre : Horror | Director : Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast : Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Courteney Cox, Jasmin Savoy Brown
The sixth chapter of the Scream movie franchise, Scream VI follows survivors Sam ( Melissa Barrera ) and Tara Carpenter ( Jenna Ortega ) to New York City in hopes of a fresh start. Set a year after the events of the fifth installment, Scream VI continues the tradition of Ghostface killings, reuniting Woodsboro citizens like Gale Weathers ( Courteney Cox ) and the Meeks-Martin twins ( Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding ). Brimming with slasher excitement and dripping with gore, Scream VI is a playful addition to the series that retains tension and opens the door to future adventures. – Yael Tygiel
80 For Brady (2023)
Run Time : 1 hr 38 min | Genre : Comedy | Director : Kyle Marvin
Cast : Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field
Inspired by a true story, 80 For Brady is a charming comedy about four friends determined to see football legend Tom Brady at the 2017 Super Bowl. Starring four of the greatest comedians of a generation — frequent collaborators Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda , along with Oscar winners Rita Moreno and Sally Field — 80 For Brady is a wild and hilarious adventure for audiences of all ages. With dozens of athletic cameos, as well as a slew of unexpected faces like chef Guy Fieri and modern icon Billy Porter , 80 For Brady leans into the ridiculousness without detracting a single moment from its moving message. – Yael Tygiel
Run Time : 3 hr 9 min | Genre : Drama | Director : Damien Chazelle
Cast : Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart
Babylon is a tale of old Hollywood decadence during the transitional period between silent and sound film. Writer/director Damien Chazelle ( La La Land) isn’t shy about his love for Hollywood when it was fresh and new, and that comes through with every scene he directs. Babylon feels like the perfect mix of his previous two Academy Award-winning films, a bright period comedy like La La Land and a dark exploration of obsession and mortality like Whiplash . While the film is an ensemble piece, Diego Calva ( The Inmate ) and Margot Robbie ( Birds of Prey ) steal the show, chewing up every frame they’re in and drawing the eye of the audience with their big performances. – Tauri Miller
Run Time : 1 hr 54 min | Genre : Horror | Director : Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast : Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox,
This soft reboot or “requel” of the Scream franchise takes us back to Woodsboro 25 years after the original Ghostface murders, where a deadly copycat is terrorizing a new generation of teens. Despite bringing back original cast members Neve Campbell , Courteney Cox , and David Arquette , the story focuses on Sam Carpenter ( Melissa Barrera ) and her sister Tara ( Jenna Ortega ), who seem to be at the center of the murders. They gather a group of Tara’s friends, including the twin niece and nephew of Randy Meeks, to try to crack the mystery of who has picked up the knife to become the new Ghostface. Scream keeps the satirical roots of the original franchise films while updating the tropes and expectations for a modern audience, creating a slasher that new and original fans alike can enjoy. – Tauri Miller
Teen Wolf: The Movie (2023)
Run Time : 2 hrs 20 min | Director : Russell Mulcahy
Cast : Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Holland Roden, Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes
Reuniting the cast of Jeff Davis ’ beloved Teen Wolf series, Teen Wolf: The Movie sees Tyler Posey ’s Scott McCall gathering his allies in Beacon Hills to defeat a terrifying new evil that has emerged. Featuring familiar creatures like Banshees and Hellhounds, as well as the beloved faces of Tyler Hoechlin ( Superman and Lois ) and Colton Haynes , Teen Wolf: The Movie is an action-packed adventure. With shapeshifters of the night by his side, these friends fight against a new and deadly evil, making McCall the Alpha he seeks to be. – Yael Tygiel
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Run Time : 1 hr 34 min | Genre : Comedy | Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell
Before Adam McKay became an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, he made arguably one of the funniest films of the 2000s with his directorial debut, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy . At this point, Anchorman has been quoted to death, and yes, this is a shaggy film that often feels like a bunch of sketches connected by a loose narrative. And yet, Anchorman remains hilarious, despite how much it has inundated our culture, largely thanks to the fantastic cast news team cast that includes Will Ferrell , Christina Applegate , Paul Rudd , Steve Carell , and David Koechner . This team together is absolutely brilliant, a collection of odd weirdos that might take their pants off during a news broadcast, or bring a grenade to your standard news team back-alley brawl. Anchorman is still absurdly strange and laugh-out-loud funny, no matter how many times you've seen these scenes or heard these lines. — Ross Bonaime
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Run Time : 2 hrs 10 min | Director : Joseph Kosinski
Cast : Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro
Returning to the skies after thirty years, Tom Cruise stars in Top Gun: Maverick , a sequel to the hit 1986 film Top Gun. Directed by Joseph Kosinski , Top Gun: Maverick sees Capt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell (Cruise) confronting his past, haunted while attempting to lead the new graduates in their elite training. Like the original film, Top Gun: Maverick is bursting with young talent, including Miles Teller ( Fantastic Four ), Monica Barbaro ( UnReal ), Jay Ellis , and Glen Powell . With the same adrenaline, excitement, breathtaking sky-bound stunts, and just a taste of cheesy romance, Top Gun: Maverick is an ideal follow-up that both builds on the original and pays direct homage. – Yael Tygiel
Run Time : 1 hr 55 min | Genre : Psychological Horror | Director : Parker Finn
Cast : Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert
One of the strongest and most surprising horror movies of 2022, Smile stars Sosie Bacon as an overworked psychiatrist named Rose Cotter. After she witnesses a strange and disturbing incident involving one of her patients and a maniacal smile, she starts experiencing horrifying unexplained occurrences. To overcome this chilling new reality, Rose must confront her past. A critical and commercial success, Smile is an excellent addition to the genre. – Taylor Gates
Top Gun (1986)
Run Time: 1 hr 50 min | Genre: Action | Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis
Lieutenant Pete Mitchell ( Tom Cruise ), callsign Maverick, attends TOPGUN and garners attention for his skill in flying. Complicating matters are his feelings for instructor Charlotte Blackwood ( Kelly McGillis ) and his competitive rivalry with fellow pilot Lieutenant Tom Kazansky ( Val Kilmer ).
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Run Time: 2 hr 30 min | Genre: Black Comedy Biopic | Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
Here lies the true story of stockbroker and felon Jordan Belfort ( Leonardo DiCaprio ), whose memoir provided key material for the film. The film portrays Belfort’s cutthroat rise to wealth followed by his fraud-filled fall from glory. DiCaprio won a Golden Globe for his leading role.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Run Time: 2 hr 24 min | Genre: Action Thriller | Director: Michael Bay
Cast: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, Max Martini
13 Hours features the true story of six CIA contractors who volunteered to rescue a U.S. Ambassador when no one else would. The gritty war drama turns the lens to 2012 Libya in the wake of political upheaval and the six men who braved the bloody streets of Benghazi to save a fellow countryman.
A Quiet Place (2018)
Run Time: 1 hr 30 min | Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Horror | Director: John Krasinski
Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds
Lee ( John Krasinski ) and Evelyn Abbott ( Emily Blunt ) struggle to survive and keep their children safe as they live in a world of silence. Aliens, who hunt and massacre by their sense of sound, prowl what’s left of Earth.
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Run Time: 2 hr 12 min | Genre: Science Fiction | Director: J. J. Abrams
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
A young Captain Kirk ( Chris Pine ) risks the U.S.S. Enterprise and its entire crew to save the Federation from a formidable, dangerous threat named Khan ( Benedict Cumberbatch ). J. J. Abrams directs this film of the Star Trek franchise where Kirk faces the ultimate challenge as a leader, protector, and fighter.