- 1 hr 56 min
Released in 2000 Scream 3 is the third film in the Scream franchise. It is the third highest grossing slasher-film in North America, which is why this movie is rated R for violence and language. That said Scream 3 like its predecessors is a satire of the slasher genre, and as such it mixes comedy with violence. Unlike the earlier films Scream 3 focuses more on humor rather than violence. Directed by Wes Craven, written by Ehren Kruger, and seeing the return of stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox Arquette Scream 3 acts as the end of the series - or did until the reboot in 2011. The story behind Scream 3 is as such: It has been three years since the events of Scream 2, and the various characters have been scattered to the wind. Sidney Prescott (Campbell) has entered a state of extreme paranoia leading her to cut ties with everyone outside of her family. Unfortunately when killings begin again on the set of "Stab 3" Sidney is forced to re-enter the limelight. For whatever reason the killer isn't interested in just murdering, he or she wants information as to where Sidney is - apparently this time the killer has a grudge just for her. As can be seen from the plot this movie is of both the horror and the mystery genre(s). The mystery of who the killer is and why they are after Sidney Prescott endures for the greater part of the movie. That says a lot considering the running time of 117 minutes this film has. Of course, the running allows time for the closing of threads. It also makes room for several cameos, such as Carrie Fisher better known as Princess Leia from Star Wars, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), as well as Priscilla Pointer AKA "Carrie".