Randy’s Dead, Baby, Randy’s Dead

As if we needed to tell you that. But it’s a little less ridiculous than the void-generated Cotton Rumors to think that Randy Meeks could return in Scream 4. This is the non-truth that fans wish were true – heck, including us.

Randy was such a beloved character that bit the dust halfway through the trilogy. So we could kinda sorta maybe suspend disbelief to accept him back in the form of another message from the grave, as in Scream 3.

Let’s talk in a fictional context for a moment: We never saw the whole videotape. Randy veered off into trilogy rules in that event that exposition was hitting the heroes. So surely he would have also included rules for “just another sequel” to account for that possibility.

Okay, we admit it. It’s a stretch. But remember, The Meekster did also record his Rules For Other Genres – a point not currently canon, as it hit the cutting room floor. It could still come back into play if utilized correctly. It’s just too good material to bury in a deleted scenes supplement, which is why it didn’t turn up in the previous special editions.

But as for new scenes? No, sir. Randy isn’t coming back in flesh nor analogue. Jamie Kennedy has reaffirmed this to the Miami Herald, which offered up the quote today:

“I was talking to [screenwriter] Kevin Williamson the other day, and he told me, `You’re still dead.’ So as much as people say I’m coming back, I think I’m dead.”

Source: Miami Herald

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28 Responses to “ Randy’s Dead, Baby, Randy’s Dead ”


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  1. That’s a great picture! Where’d you get it?? Is it available in higher resolution?

  2. That’s a great picture! Where’d you get it?? Is it available in higher resolution?

  3. anyone remember when Neve once said that if she “needed money in ten years”, she would do another Scream? I read that in some magazine in 2000. Can’t really remember. And how she got 5Million to do Scream 3, but didn’t have as much screen time as the other actors. I liked Scream 3, but I think the lack of Sidney, (the reason why Scream 3 exists) really left me kind of blah about it. so seeing Randy in the short time he was in Scream 3 really helped. And it seemed that to make up for his absence they created the “funny” characters in Scream 3… however, Jennifer Jolie was great! But Randy is such an important character that I think they should have at least some kind of homage to him in Scream 4.

  4. anyone remember when Neve once said that if she “needed money in ten years”, she would do another Scream? I read that in some magazine in 2000. Can’t really remember. And how she got 5Million to do Scream 3, but didn’t have as much screen time as the other actors. I liked Scream 3, but I think the lack of Sidney, (the reason why Scream 3 exists) really left me kind of blah about it. so seeing Randy in the short time he was in Scream 3 really helped. And it seemed that to make up for his absence they created the “funny” characters in Scream 3… however, Jennifer Jolie was great! But Randy is such an important character that I think they should have at least some kind of homage to him in Scream 4.

  5. Doesn’t Randy say that if it feels the same, the same sequel rules apply? Also, that unused footage could work out really well for them. Cut to the opening of that, have Kennedy do a few new lines regarding a remake or later sequel while they cut to others in the room, then cut back for pauses or similar words. It could actually work and not be entirely unrealistic due to Kennedy’s age. This would be especially good if Sidney dies or is moving or something so someone has a real reason to find a copy of it. And it would also be fun seeing people try to find a VCR.

  6. Doesn’t Randy say that if it feels the same, the same sequel rules apply? Also, that unused footage could work out really well for them. Cut to the opening of that, have Kennedy do a few new lines regarding a remake or later sequel while they cut to others in the room, then cut back for pauses or similar words. It could actually work and not be entirely unrealistic due to Kennedy’s age. This would be especially good if Sidney dies or is moving or something so someone has a real reason to find a copy of it. And it would also be fun seeing people try to find a VCR.

  7. I dont realy care! I just want scream 4 news! Randys dead, why would they bring him back.

  8. I dont realy care! I just want scream 4 news! Randys dead, why would they bring him back.

  9. I think it is great that they are encorporating Randy, somhow? someway into the film! To be honest the more similarities and references this film has to the original two at least, the better! That is of course the reason why we are all so excited about this film, as we loved the first ones so much! And i know its a new decade, new rules and all that jazz but without the original cast, references, Woodsboro e.t.c im afraid to say that Scream 4 would have ended up as inferior as The Final Destination’s last outing or even I’ll alway’s know what you did last summer! So Kevin writing and Wes directing and freah hot faces to add to the mix this movie is not just going to be good, “Its going to be a scream baby!”

    Oh and just for the record for all you babies out there, and by babies i mean the kids who are posting comments on here that were not even born or in nappies when the original movies were released , and have only seen them on d.v.d after the Millenium and did not catch the original cinema releases, please do us all a favour and save your ridiculous theories for recess!! Most of you cant even spell properly never mind anything else!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I think it is great that they are encorporating Randy, somhow? someway into the film! To be honest the more similarities and references this film has to the original two at least, the better! That is of course the reason why we are all so excited about this film, as we loved the first ones so much! And i know its a new decade, new rules and all that jazz but without the original cast, references, Woodsboro e.t.c im afraid to say that Scream 4 would have ended up as inferior as The Final Destination’s last outing or even I’ll alway’s know what you did last summer! So Kevin writing and Wes directing and freah hot faces to add to the mix this movie is not just going to be good, “Its going to be a scream baby!”

    Oh and just for the record for all you babies out there, and by babies i mean the kids who are posting comments on here that were not even born or in nappies when the original movies were released , and have only seen them on d.v.d after the Millenium and did not catch the original cinema releases, please do us all a favour and save your ridiculous theories for recess!! Most of you cant even spell properly never mind anything else!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Randy was a great character, but he is DEAD, and shouldn’t return!!! All I want to see of him is maybe a picture of him somewhere or a mention of him.

  12. Randy was a great character, but he is DEAD, and shouldn’t return!!! All I want to see of him is maybe a picture of him somewhere or a mention of him.

  13. I liked Randy, but he is dead and gone. I have mentioned before that I would not mind in one of the newer Scream movies (4, 5 or 6) having the originals back in some aspect. Either in a dream/nightmare of someones or just looking familiar to the remaining characters. Like a deja vu experience to some extent. That would be awesome!

  14. I liked Randy, but he is dead and gone. I have mentioned before that I would not mind in one of the newer Scream movies (4, 5 or 6) having the originals back in some aspect. Either in a dream/nightmare of someones or just looking familiar to the remaining characters. Like a deja vu experience to some extent. That would be awesome!

  15. I love this part:
    “I was talking to [screenwriter] Kevin Williamson the other day[…]” You know what it means… Well, if “the other day” was last week or month, and not last year XD

  16. I love this part:
    “I was talking to [screenwriter] Kevin Williamson the other day[…]” You know what it means… Well, if “the other day” was last week or month, and not last year XD

  17. I know what you mean @Mr.Floppy :

    Jamie is talking to Kevin the other day?. Sounds like Kevin is still involved. I know there has been a lot of talk about the Zap2It rumors and whatnot, but if Kevin is still around the project, why hasn’t he said anything?. Why hasn’t he addressed the rumors?. Why hasn’t he talked about the movie since it started?. He would tweet about the movie and about writing the script. Then nothing. Not a single word. It would be nice for someone to finally say something official!.

  18. I know what you mean @Mr.Floppy :

    Jamie is talking to Kevin the other day?. Sounds like Kevin is still involved. I know there has been a lot of talk about the Zap2It rumors and whatnot, but if Kevin is still around the project, why hasn’t he said anything?. Why hasn’t he addressed the rumors?. Why hasn’t he talked about the movie since it started?. He would tweet about the movie and about writing the script. Then nothing. Not a single word. It would be nice for someone to finally say something official!.

  19. Well, here is a complete outsider’s opinion about what’s up w/ the script. Kevin, Ehren and the production are waiting on the Writer’s Guild to decide who will get the writing credit. The re-writing is probably not as much as we think but it could be enough for Ehren to lobby that he should be given credit on the movie. How stupid would Kevin look if he tweeted for months about the project and then the first poster comes out w/o his name on it as “Written by…” So, he’s laying low and staying out of it until everything is worked out w/ the Writer’s Guild.

  20. Well, here is a complete outsider’s opinion about what’s up w/ the script. Kevin, Ehren and the production are waiting on the Writer’s Guild to decide who will get the writing credit. The re-writing is probably not as much as we think but it could be enough for Ehren to lobby that he should be given credit on the movie. How stupid would Kevin look if he tweeted for months about the project and then the first poster comes out w/o his name on it as “Written by…” So, he’s laying low and staying out of it until everything is worked out w/ the Writer’s Guild.

  21. YES DO IT. I love Randy. Bring that unfinished tape lol

  22. YES DO IT. I love Randy. Bring that unfinished tape lol

  23. Nooo video tape. It barely worked in the third one.

  24. Nooo video tape. It barely worked in the third one.

  25. @waiting

    That makes a lot of sense too. I hadn’t thought about that.

    I’m sure we will get a mention of Randy in Scream 4, or a picture, or both.

  26. @waiting

    That makes a lot of sense too. I hadn’t thought about that.

    I’m sure we will get a mention of Randy in Scream 4, or a picture, or both.

  27. love the scream films,looking forward to number 4,x.
    i know its a bit far fetched but randy,having all the knowledge of horror films and what happens in horror films,surely would know how to fake his death!!!!i know this isnt possible but wouldnt it be good if he turned out to be the killer in screm 4!!dont forget in 1 and 2 there were 2 killers and in 3 only 1 so he could be the other from scream 3!!!!!! i know soooo far fetched but made me smile!!!!!!

  28. love the scream films,looking forward to number 4,x.
    i know its a bit far fetched but randy,having all the knowledge of horror films and what happens in horror films,surely would know how to fake his death!!!!i know this isnt possible but wouldnt it be good if he turned out to be the killer in screm 4!!dont forget in 1 and 2 there were 2 killers and in 3 only 1 so he could be the other from scream 3!!!!!! i know soooo far fetched but made me smile!!!!!!

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