Scream Doco Interviews Silent Screamwriter

One sadly little known factoid about the Scream trilogy is that Kevin Williamson and Ehren Kruger weren’t the only writers to construct the scripts – there was a third culprit, if you will: Laeta Kalogridis. Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective will remedy the oversight, as they have recently interviewed the screenwriter who contributed uncredited revisions or “script doctoring” to Scream 3 before moving onto a steady career which included the recent thriller Shutter Island.

This development for the doco comes on top of recent intel that Ehren Kruger will take us through various iterations of Scream 3‘s constantly evolving script. When all is said and done, screamers will have a deeper appreciation of the trilogy-closer.

Still Screaming will be released on DVD in April.

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  1. Interesting. I wonder if she was one of the rumored writers to have also polished Kevin’s Scream 4 script? Someone mentioned a while back how there was more than one writer re-writing parts of Scream 4, so maybe it was her.

  2. so there’s someone else to blame for the scream 3 fiasco

  3. Shutter Island was good… :)

  4. Wow very interesting! I was trying to figure out who she was. Thanks for the info.

  5. Kevin Williamson is the only one to blame for Scream 3. His ego got too big, and he found himself too busy.

  6. I can’t even watch the Vampire Diaries without being upset with Kevin Williamson! >:(

  7. I used to blame the lameness of Scream 3 solely on the writing, but I have started to realise that it was lacking just as much in the direction. Dewy and especially Gale’s performances should have been pulled right back to be more in tune with the natural feel of their characters in the first two films. There should have been far more suspense in the murders (Christine, Sarah, Tyson, Angelina, Steven) and things like the knife being thrown at Dewey should not have happened…and certainly not in the goofy manner it was executed in.

    All I’m saying is that with or without Kevin, the writing is not the only thing that will determine if these films are good or not. The writing was weak in Scream 3, but I think it’s easy to forget that just because Wes wasn’t missing from the equation,doesn’t mean he was on form. These are some very new thoughts for me, and I think they are positive…as it means that we could definitely still get two more great chapters without having to sacrifice quality.

  8. regardless of kevin’s absence from S3, there’s no excuse for weak writing.

  9. I agree with Momo. While the writing was certainly not as good as in the first two, despite some great ideas, the direction wasn’t as good either. Just because the script is a bit more goofy, doesn’t mean you have to make the acting as goofy. The acting from Arquette was also a bit off for his character, not because of bad acting, but because he was playing the role in a odd way that felt a bit forced. The only scenes I really liked him in, were the police station scenes, and some of the scenes on the Stab set, but he was a bit off in everything else. Cox was just overdoing it a bit as well, and felt a bit less like Gale than before. Luckily Scream 4 seems like the original!

  10. I think maybe the overbearing comedy in Scream 3 made Courtney feel a little too at home in her Friends role. She was playing Monica in a horror movie rather than Gale Weathers.
    And Parker Posey, whilst I liked her, also goofed up on the comedy.

  11. Scream 3 has some of the most ridiculously writing ever!
    I mean, there was a character named “Jennifer JOLIE” nuff said!

    and dont even get me started on the whole throwing of the knife hitting dewey on the forehead and him ending up unconscious… laaaame!!!!!!!!

  12. *ridiculous writing is what I meant to say ;)

  13. totally agree, specially in Cox playing Monica and not Gale.

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