The Scream 4 Fan-Script

While most attempts at fan scripts peter out after the first few scenes, someone has put in considerable mental stamina and penned a full length screenplay using some loose details on Scream 4, like character names, locations and the basic story. A fun read to pass some time while waiting for the real thing.

Read the Scre4m Fan-Script

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  1. wow. i havent read it but kudos just for writing the whole thing. i wish i could read it but my laptop doesnt have office

  2. wow. i havent read it but kudos just for writing the whole thing. i wish i could read it but my laptop doesnt have office

  3. Went straight to the end lol, the endings crap!

  4. Went straight to the end lol, the endings crap!

  5. Just read the GHOSTFACE stuff …pretty coold though

  6. Just read the GHOSTFACE stuff …pretty coold though

  7. I read almost all of it. The dialouge was partially cheesy and there wasn’t enough menacing phone calls from the killer.

  8. I read almost all of it. The dialouge was partially cheesy and there wasn’t enough menacing phone calls from the killer.

  9. It wouldnt let me open it… well it did but it was in crazy random symbols

  10. It wouldnt let me open it… well it did but it was in crazy random symbols

  11. It was ok. i would be verry disaponted if this were the actual movie. I HOPE TO GOD that the inter tittle card doesn’t read SCRE4M. The way the tittle is styled remindes me to much of the Scray Movies, and just looks kinda cheesy and comical to me. I Like Scream 4.

  12. It was ok. i would be verry disaponted if this were the actual movie. I HOPE TO GOD that the inter tittle card doesn’t read \SCRE4M\. The way the tittle is styled remindes me to much of the \Scray Movies\, and just looks kinda cheesy and comical to me. I Like \Scream 4\.

  13. ehh i didnt lyk it. the ending pretty much sucked. i hope the movie is not lyk that

  14. ehh i didnt lyk it. the ending pretty much sucked. i hope the movie is not lyk that

  15. Read it last night. Long as hell, but not too bad. I already told the author what I thought.

  16. Read it last night. Long as hell, but not too bad. I already told the author what I thought.

  17. In all honesty, it sucked. Too many plot holes, was really short, had cheesy dialogue, and the ending SUCKED. Sorry to its author, but it was awful.

  18. In all honesty, it sucked. Too many plot holes, was really short, had cheesy dialogue, and the ending SUCKED. Sorry to its author, but it was awful.

  19. i read the whole thing and the deaths were cool but i didnt like sidney dying or that jill was a killer and i hope theres more calls in the movie and a differant ending

  20. i read the whole thing and the deaths were cool but i didnt like sidney dying or that jill was a killer and i hope theres more calls in the movie and a differant ending

  21. Meh.

  22. Meh.

  23. It was pretty good for a fan script. To the non-dialogue action, it was pretty well written. The dialogue was a little cheesy, but not God-awfully cheesy.

    It definitely isn’t up to par on the Scream movies. Kevin Williamson would’ve made it more legit. This seemed incredibly fan-fic-ish. But like I said, not bad. It’s just really long. 148 pages is long for a screenplay for a movie. That’s well over the 2:45 hour limit.

    What I do like: The references to movies made in the past decade. Such as the Saw films and how tongue-in-cheek it was. And the whole reboot thing. That was an awesome motive for the killers. Except that was kind of done in Scream 3, in a way.

    What I dislike: Sidney dying, and Gale pulling a “Dewey”. If Sidney WERE to die in Scream 4, I would love it to be a bit more dramatically epic. The correct term for ‘epic’, too. Something like this: “I’ve dealt with this shit for 15 years. If it’s going to continue, then kill fucking me. You God damn Ghost-Fucks seem to aim at me, so you’ll get what you want. Just DO IT.”

    Etc, etc, etc. At least she’d die with a more heroic closing than just killing a killer and getting killed doing so. It’s the Scream trilogy we’re talking about here. We need Sidney to at least depart with confidence that gives hope upon others.

    I know I basically went a little too far with this comment, but I just wanted to share it with a legit Scream site. Still a well done script. Kudos to the screenwriter.

    Ethan

  24. It was pretty good for a fan script. To the non-dialogue action, it was pretty well written. The dialogue was a little cheesy, but not God-awfully cheesy.

    It definitely isn’t up to par on the Scream movies. Kevin Williamson would’ve made it more legit. This seemed incredibly fan-fic-ish. But like I said, not bad. It’s just really long. 148 pages is long for a screenplay for a movie. That’s well over the 2:45 hour limit.

    What I do like: The references to movies made in the past decade. Such as the Saw films and how tongue-in-cheek it was. And the whole reboot thing. That was an awesome motive for the killers. Except that was kind of done in Scream 3, in a way.

    What I dislike: Sidney dying, and Gale pulling a “Dewey”. If Sidney WERE to die in Scream 4, I would love it to be a bit more dramatically epic. The correct term for ‘epic’, too. Something like this: “I’ve dealt with this shit for 15 years. If it’s going to continue, then kill fucking me. You God damn Ghost-Fucks seem to aim at me, so you’ll get what you want. Just DO IT.”

    Etc, etc, etc. At least she’d die with a more heroic closing than just killing a killer and getting killed doing so. It’s the Scream trilogy we’re talking about here. We need Sidney to at least depart with confidence that gives hope upon others.

    I know I basically went a little too far with this comment, but I just wanted to share it with a legit Scream site. Still a well done script. Kudos to the screenwriter.

    Ethan

  25. Read it and thought it was way better than anything I could come up with! Congrats to who wrote it! Great effort!

  26. Read it and thought it was way better than anything I could come up with! Congrats to who wrote it! Great effort!

  27. Goood effort!
    though their was some dialogue issues and it did seem fan fic-ish.
    still the death scenes were great!
    the Olivia chase and the Marnie chase were superb i thought!
    ending wasnt too bad but i didnt care very much for everyone actually being alive mysteriously.

  28. Goood effort!
    though their was some dialogue issues and it did seem fan fic-ish.
    still the death scenes were great!
    the Olivia chase and the Marnie chase were superb i thought!
    ending wasnt too bad but i didnt care very much for everyone actually being alive mysteriously.

  29. I wrote this script, and it was just for fun, the plot holes don’t really matter do they, it’s not like I’m trying to sell this off as the real scritp haha. :)

    Thanks to everyone who liked it and I’m really honored to have it posted on this site, thanks!

  30. I wrote this script, and it was just for fun, the plot holes don’t really matter do they, it’s not like I’m trying to sell this off as the real scritp haha. :)

    Thanks to everyone who liked it and I’m really honored to have it posted on this site, thanks!

  31. Wow. I really liked it. Some of it was cheesy, but compared to Scream 3 it was an improvement. The ending really fell apart for me and I felt like the Sid thing was just for shock value and not really planned out. Also not a fan of the killer.

    Overall, I really thought this was pretty good for a fan-script. Way to go to the writer!

  32. Wow. I really liked it. Some of it was cheesy, but compared to Scream 3 it was an improvement. The ending really fell apart for me and I felt like the Sid thing was just for shock value and not really planned out. Also not a fan of the killer.

    Overall, I really thought this was pretty good for a fan-script. Way to go to the writer!

  33. I might consider doing a 5 and 6 just to see how things go, but I’m not too sure. We’ll see. It was a really fun experience. Outlining was the hardest part, when I started writing it just started flowing in naturally for some reason. I was having so much fun, I found myself staying up late writing for it.

    Glad I can actually get some sleep now though! lol

  34. I might consider doing a 5 and 6 just to see how things go, but I’m not too sure. We’ll see. It was a really fun experience. Outlining was the hardest part, when I started writing it just started flowing in naturally for some reason. I was having so much fun, I found myself staying up late writing for it.

    Glad I can actually get some sleep now though! lol

  35. I actually hated it. Detective Hoss and Rebecca? Are you kidding. Weak. Let’s hope the writers are more talented than this.

  36. I actually hated it. Detective Hoss and Rebecca? Are you kidding. Weak. Let’s hope the writers are more talented than this.

  37. I have to admit I liked parts, loved parts, and absolutely hated parts. Olivia’s death was cool. I liked Judy’s “death” and I think it was cool how you had a decent motive for the killers (Minus Rebecca’s)

    I noticed a lot of the dialogue and some scenes came from the old Scream’s, which kind’ve annoyed me even if they were in remembrance of the old films.

    It was WAY to obvious that Rebecca was a killer. Jill was kind’ve expected because of her behavior towards Sidney.

    I liked that Kirby, Charlie, Judy and Marnie are the new survivors. I actually liked Marnie. and I did feel bad for Olivia when she was murdered.

    I hated Sidney’s death. It was too fast paced and it didn’t do justice to her character. I also thought Perkin’s death was a little too similar to Bree and Officer Bracke’s death’s in the Friday the 13th remake. There were also several name mix-ups. Examples being the teacher went from Mr to Mrs and you called the car Trevor’s instead of Robbie’s in the scene where Marnie and Gale find it;

    All in all I’ll give this script an 8/10. It kept me interested and it was a pretty damn good read if you ask me. Keep up the fantastic work!

  38. I have to admit I liked parts, loved parts, and absolutely hated parts. Olivia’s death was cool. I liked Judy’s “death” and I think it was cool how you had a decent motive for the killers (Minus Rebecca’s)

    I noticed a lot of the dialogue and some scenes came from the old Scream’s, which kind’ve annoyed me even if they were in remembrance of the old films.

    It was WAY to obvious that Rebecca was a killer. Jill was kind’ve expected because of her behavior towards Sidney.

    I liked that Kirby, Charlie, Judy and Marnie are the new survivors. I actually liked Marnie. and I did feel bad for Olivia when she was murdered.

    I hated Sidney’s death. It was too fast paced and it didn’t do justice to her character. I also thought Perkin’s death was a little too similar to Bree and Officer Bracke’s death’s in the Friday the 13th remake. There were also several name mix-ups. Examples being the teacher went from Mr to Mrs and you called the car Trevor’s instead of Robbie’s in the scene where Marnie and Gale find it;

    All in all I’ll give this script an 8/10. It kept me interested and it was a pretty damn good read if you ask me. Keep up the fantastic work!

  39. It was kind of rushed, so sorry for the grammar mistakes and the name mix-up’s.

    I’m sorry some of you hated it. It was just a script I wrote when I was bored, and I didn’t think it’d get spread around as much as it has haha. But at least it’s good to be getting some feedback, so thanks!

  40. It was kind of rushed, so sorry for the grammar mistakes and the name mix-up’s.

    I’m sorry some of you hated it. It was just a script I wrote when I was bored, and I didn’t think it’d get spread around as much as it has haha. But at least it’s good to be getting some feedback, so thanks!

  41. Sidney and jill (jill wouldnt be the killer) would not wave knives around untill they both fall to the floor dead lol that just sounds stupid

  42. Sidney and jill (jill wouldnt be the killer) would not wave knives around untill they both fall to the floor dead lol that just sounds stupid

  43. Lol now I feel bad :( I didnt hate it lol it was just that some of it was really bad! I love the action bits, just not the end and the cheesy dialogue :)

  44. Lol now I feel bad :( I didnt hate it lol it was just that some of it was really bad! I love the action bits, just not the end and the cheesy dialogue :)

  45. I love page 20 :) the convo between sid gale and dewey

  46. I love page 20 :) the convo between sid gale and dewey

  47. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible either. I must say though that it was significantly better than the draft Michael Kennedy handed in. That was pure garbage!

  48. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t terrible either. I must say though that it was significantly better than the draft Michael Kennedy handed in. That was pure garbage!

  49. I liked it Johno~
    good job!
    and to all the people that ” Hated It”
    gosh! its a FAN MADE script lol!
    it was made for fun ^^
    and it kept me really entertained! now I want to see the original film even more! haha

  50. I liked it Johno~
    good job!
    and to all the people that ” Hated It”
    gosh! its a FAN MADE script lol!
    it was made for fun ^^
    and it kept me really entertained! now I want to see the original film even more! haha

  51. Thanks Ozzie! I’m glad you understand. Now, if I submitted this to a studio and it was moving forward with such errors and cheesy dialogue, THEN i could see people being upset bahaha :P

    But yeah, thanks everyone for taking the time to read it, whether you loved it or hated it, I still appreciate every read! :D

  52. Thanks Ozzie! I’m glad you understand. Now, if I submitted this to a studio and it was moving forward with such errors and cheesy dialogue, THEN i could see people being upset bahaha :P

    But yeah, thanks everyone for taking the time to read it, whether you loved it or hated it, I still appreciate every read! :D

  53. I found it very good, i wish kirbie had more scenes but still very good

  54. I found it very good, i wish kirbie had more scenes but still very good

  55. Can I just say something to the so-called haters? I think – as a writer – the last thing Johno wants to hear is “I hate it” without a lot of explanation as to why you hated it. Most of the negative comments on here don’t really go into detail or give constructive feedback for Johno (some do – most don’t). I just don’t think its very helpful.

  56. Can I just say something to the so-called haters? I think – as a writer – the last thing Johno wants to hear is “I hate it” without a lot of explanation as to why you hated it. Most of the negative comments on here don’t really go into detail or give constructive feedback for Johno (some do – most don’t). I just don’t think its very helpful.

  57. I hated the whole thing. Not that I need to explain myself. But the opening scene, the killers, EVERYTHING. Hated it,

  58. I hated the whole thing. Not that I need to explain myself. But the opening scene, the killers, EVERYTHING. Hated it,

  59. aye i liked johno, the ending wasnt horrible as lot of people are whining about. But yeah i thought it really was good, i was intrested THROUGHOUT. So yeah thanks for sure for the read! Keep it up! (of course scripts are PERFERCT the first time, thats why there are rewrites!)

  60. aye i liked johno, the ending wasnt horrible as lot of people are whining about. But yeah i thought it really was good, i was intrested THROUGHOUT. So yeah thanks for sure for the read! Keep it up! (of course scripts are PERFERCT the first time, thats why there are rewrites!)

  61. i ment are’nt btw lol

  62. i ment are’nt btw lol

  63. Johno…..You did a great job! I really enjoyed the script. I can’t believe you just whipped this up in your free time. I’m a writer, too, but it would take me forever to put something like this together. A second and third pass through would make this even better than it is.

    Congrats, and don’t pay attention to the haters!

  64. Johno…..You did a great job! I really enjoyed the script. I can’t believe you just whipped this up in your free time. I’m a writer, too, but it would take me forever to put something like this together. A second and third pass through would make this even better than it is.

    Congrats, and don’t pay attention to the haters!

  65. I really liked it but sidney shouldnt die. I bet the killers in scream 4 are stu’s siblings or parents.

  66. I really liked it but sidney shouldnt die. I bet the killers in scream 4 are stu’s siblings or parents.

  67. Jst finished reading wanna say it was brilliant.. Had me guessing who the killer was the entire way though actually thought Gale was dead Well done JOHNO you are a brilliant writer, But the only thing i did not like was the ending, i know it was a fitting ending for the series but personally i did not like it YOU DID A MARVELLOUS JOB

  68. The thing that upset me the most was all the underling which a real script wouldnt have as much.

  69. Thats becasue it is fake and amutrsh. But hey, A for effort.

  70. Hey actually got one of Marnie’s lines right. well done man

  71. Personally, I enjoyed the script. I am writing a novel and found your script to be enjoyable for an amateur.
    Good: The deaths (most of them) were really cool and original. The character development; you made me care about whether most of the characters died or not. I also liked Jill and Hoss’ motive – which is coincidentally in the REAL scream 4- and found it to be a pretty cool concept.
    Bad: when I say bad, I don’t mean horrible, I just mean you could work on this more. The dialogue, some of the dialogue I like, and some of it I didn’t. Some of it came out as cheesy and “weird”. I also didn’t not find the opening sequence that enjoyable and believe it wad too long. Also, your script was a pretty long and sometimes boring. I read ALL Of it and also dI’d not like sidney’s death. Now I am a horror fanatic I LOVE horror movies and the protagonists, so I don’t like if they’re killed off; but I don’t like it more if they’re not given a sense of justice, if you were going to kill of Sidney, I think you should have done something to express resolution (a voice over, a clip of her saying something, etc.) I don’t know how to explain this. Also, you should have added more killer calls because that is what ghostface is known for, his calls.

    Overall, this is a 8.9/10 for me because as much as some of it wasn’t the best what was good was done really well. Oh and I almost forgot… The ending. The ending was interesting, besides sid’s death, I liked it. I enjoyed the mirror house confrontation concept though some of it needed to be redone. I liked the script and found it enjoyable and for those “haters”- you try making a script to compare to a great franchise, and instead of bashing HIS give constructive criticism. Johnho (I don’t know how to spell it), please reply if you have any questions/comments

    Good Job!

  72. It was really good,Jill is a great villain.

  73. i’m a little late on reading this. its cool to see you wrote this before the movie came out and of course since ive seen the movie a million times there are some similarities. its weird that some of the lines in the fan script were said in the actual movie. oh and the fact that ‘jill’ is the killer. its almost like you knew the outcome. i loved it :)

  74. I cried…

  75. Please,can you write a script to Scream 7?As a continuation to the Scream 6 script?It would’ve been the most awesomest thing ever!Very-very-very pregnant Gale:)Please,i would love to read it.

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