Scream 4 Woodsboro High Viral Website Goes Online (Hoax)

Updated: The Woodsboro High website is fan-made. A disclaimer has now been added to their footer and the store/merchandise items being sold removed. It appears Dimension came down on them like a ton of bricks.

Following a similar low-tech viral siteplan for Apollo 18, Dimension Films have created a new Scream 4 website centered around the fictional Woodsboro. Scream-Trilogy received the following email:

ATTENTION WOODSBORO HIGH STUDENTS:

It has come to our attention that some students from the senior class have
“hacked” our new Woodsboro High School website. This new website is part
of our on-going “Image Amelioration Plan” designed to improve the campus
profile, attract new teachers and administrators, and create a stronger
campus community.

We are directing the IT Department to identify those responsible and
remove the insensitive materials from the “Panther Pride!” section of the
website. The “Stab Wear” is NOT approved by the administration and will be
taken down soon. Additionally, the Student Club web pages with offensive
material will be removed. Presidents of each club must re-submit their
information to the IT Department.

Finally, despite persistent rumors around campus, the tragic events during
the 1996-97 school year were real and had serious consequences for our
campus community. The administration remains steadfastly committed to
improving our image but we cannot succeed without the help of the student
body. As Vice Principal, I ask each student to behave like a mature, young
adult and work to improve our standing. The “Zero Tolerance” policy for
violations of the Campus Code of Conduct remains in effect.

Vice Principal of Discipline
Woodsboro High School
http://www.woodsborohighschool.com

The site is littered with easter eggs, such as a hidden Gale Weathers feed in the A/V Room, Woodsboro and Windsor’s location/proximity finally confirmed in a map, and more, including the final fate of Principle Himbry revealed!

Let’s hear below which other ones you can spot.

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58 Responses to “ Scream 4 Woodsboro High Viral Website Goes Online (Hoax) ”


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  1. VERY COOL AND ORIGINAL

  2. FINALLY some marketing for SCRE4M! But are we sure it’s official?

    Either way, it’s going to create buzz, and that’s a good thing.

  3. where do I enroll? haha

  4. The number to call the guidance office is extension “4-15-11″

    There is a picture of the Scream painting that the mask is based upon in the art club section.

    The astronomy club’s leader is Mr. Whipp, probably a reference to Joseph Whipp from the first movie.

    Mr. Jackson is the leader of the AV club, and Rodger Jackson is the voice of Ghostface in the movies.

    When you click the girl in the drama club picture, Ghostface pops up and she becomes all bloody.

  5. I like the humor they’re putting into it:

    “—————————————————————–
    The Blood Bank of the Redwoods blood drive at WHS on September 14th was a success! The first drive of this new school year surpassed the goal of 75 donors with 85 students participating! We hope that more students are willing to give their blood on April 15, 2011.”

  6. Himbry hanging from the goalpost! lol

  7. There is a secret message about the killer.

  8. LOL, check out the stabathon merchandising.

  9. In the yearbook club / section, if you click on the photographs of the students they become ghostface(s).

  10. Mrs. Metcalf is the leader of the yearbook club. Laurie Metcalf played Mrs. Loomis ^_^

  11. Where D?

  12. I think it’s the best fan-creation ever.

  13. The video games – Stab Hero, Stab 7 on Wii, Ghost Recon – Woodsboro High School and Kill Zone 4 both with pictures of Ghost Face. In the picture below the girl performing Guys and Dolls (as well as her picture which someone mentioned above) Ghost Face appears along with lots of blood splatters and a bloody handprint.

  14. Oh and if you hover over the year book they all turn into Ghost Face!

  15. On the math club’s page

  16. Also in the counseling section they have “Memoriam” with the names of Casey Becker, William Loomis (Bily), Stuart Macher, Randy Meeks, Steven Orth, Tatum Riley, Cotton Weary and Principal Himbry. It’s weird they have Billy and Stu because they were the original killers and also Cotton because he was not even a student.

  17. Numbers equals letters

  18. I don’t get it. What’s on the math page?

  19. Drama Club- “The Importance of being Earnest” click on the photograph the crew member becomes Ghostface holding a knife while the set is covered in blood.

  20. Poor Woodsborrow, they just can’t catch a break.

  21. There’s a pic of Mr. Himbry hanging in the Photography club photos.

    Stab/Scream themed games in the video game club.

    Mrs. Metcaf is the leader of the yearbook, reference to Laurie who plays Mrs. Loomis.

    The day for the school blood drive is 4-15-11

    The football field is named in Principal Himbry’s honor.

    The track picture focuses on the 4 lane, Scream 4.

    There’s a memorium list of victims from Woodsborro in the counseling links.

  22. 1# so far ive found this shot of gale on the av video club.

    2# not a link just really weird, how theyve photoshopped peoples faces on the councelling and sport pages.

    3# On the map you get ghostface appear on the front of hikers & other funny things.

    4# Alot of the student clubs have cool little references like Anime club & the painting the scream in the Art club, ghostface is hidden on the Astronomy page :), Drama club has a production of stab 7 and one pic gets bloody! French club reads in french…do you speak french, do you like horror movies?. pretty sure theres something on maths club page but i cant work it out???.

    5#Photography club with principal from goal post is awesome. Videogamers club with all the scream related games like STAB HERO.
    Yearbook club turns into a bunch of ghostfaces and the teachers called Mrs.Metcalf/Laurie metcalf(Mrs.Loomis).

    6#Announcements reads- “We hope that more students are willing to give their blood on April 15, 2011″.

    Thats all ive found so far, how about that “where’s sydney?” merchandise though.

  23. The numbers spell out on the math page: the killer is still alive…

  24. Audio Video Club- Gale appears on the computer screen in a scene that’s taken from the trailer when she’s placing the cameras at the Stab-athon.

  25. French Club- It appears in French (Parlez-vous francais?) then you click on it and it appears (Aimez-vous les films d’horreur?) which I assume is Ghostface’s famous line “Do you like scary movies?”.

  26. Just got the math one. Wonder what it means..

  27. Photography Club- There’s a picture of Principal Himbry dead and hanged on the football field!

  28. Under ‘Important Links’, click on the Panther Pride link. You can buy ‘Where’s Sidney’ and ‘Stab-A-Thon’ shirts.

  29. Videogamers Club- Fake Stab video games (Stab 7 video game) and (Kill Zone) with Ghostface on the cover.

  30. I think the math page (and all the pages) are just supposed to be stupid students screwing around — the front page of the website says that it was “hacked” by some senior class students. Kind of a meta-meta situation, I take it. Remember, the students of the high school are supposed to be obsessed with Ghostface, right?

  31. does anyone recognize the characters on the anime page…could be another message

  32. There is a secret note from someone on the MATH CLUB page. It reads…”THE KILLER IS STILL ALIVE.”
    The numbers correspond to the letter placement in the alphabet. A=1 and Z=26.

  33. Yes! I’m so glad Williamson put so much emphasis on the highschool for this film. That’s one thing i loved but wish we had more of in the first film. Empty hallways and creepy highschools are great! What a blast!

  34. I emailed, the email adress (mainoffice@woodsborohighschool.com) on the contact WHS page and got emailed back…

    Thank You For Your Email

    Thank you for contacting the Woodsboro High School administration. The office is currently closed for Spring Break. We will respond to important matters as soon as possible, but you are encouraged to call the Main Office for general inquiries.

    If you’re inquiring about enrolling your child for the 2011-12 school year, please stop by the Main Office for enrollment forms.

    Go Panthers!

  35. I e-mailed the school’s office and got this message:

    Thank you for contacting the Woodsboro High School administration. The office is currently closed for Spring Break. We will respond to important matters as soon as possible, but you are encouraged to call the Main Office for general inquiries.

    If you’re inquiring about enrolling your child for the 2011-12 school year, please stop by the Main Office for enrollment forms.

    Go Panthers!

  36. =[. So one help me?
    I can’t find the message in the Math page.

  37. OMG WINSOR IS SOOOOOOO CLOSE 2 WOODSBOROW I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FARTHER IF UR LOOKING FOR THE MAP ITS IN “ABOUT WHS”

  38. ha the football field is himbry field lol

  39. OMG THE WHERES SIDNEY SHIRT JUST MADE MY LIFE! WEARING MINE EVERYDAY TIL APRIL 15TH

  40. Yeah…they updated the main website and added KW in the Crew section! That just makes me feel better. Hope everything between him and the weinsteins works itself out in time for the S5 script.

  41. Gotta have a Where’s Sidney shirt.

  42. There is a REAL town of Windsor in California, but I don’t think that’s where “Windsor College” is supposed to be located.

  43. If You Zoom Into The 2nd Picture In The Astronomy Club You Can See Ghost Face In The Audience On The Left

  44. On the adventure page, the bird’s head becomes a Ghostface mask.

  45. Also, on the Anime club page, the katakana characters translate to the word ‘Slasher’. I’m not sure what the kanji character is.

  46. Sorry for the THIRD comment, but on the Glee club page, the notes spell out ‘BAD DECADE’. I have an idea as to what that implies, but it might be too spoilerish.

  47. In the French club section, the teacher is called Mrs Crisouvent, wich means in French ‘Scream all the time’

  48. I feel that picture of the principal is photoshopped with those ambulances. even the police people and the man hanging haha.

  49. Cool idea…but after looking at it i figured it was fake. Shirts looked like those cafe press deals. It actually was a great idea and execution on the creators part though. Nice job!

  50. So what if it’s fake or fan made these fans have done a great job doing what dimension should be, If your making a new decade scream film it should have a huge viral campaign like the dark knight did it just matches how the new decade rolls! More viral please! And i want a “Wheres Sidney?” shirt!

  51. Even if we now know this is a fan made website, those guys made a really good job!! I was so happy last night to navigate through that site… It gives a lot to a film when those kind of publicities are used for a film, it gives another dimension and more empathize for the characters… Anyway just saying!! The very first official TV spot and the WHS made my days!! Anyone wants a ride into my Flying DoLorean right to April 15th?? :-)

  52. FYI – Windsor College was in Ohio. That was the first thing I found where I said “fan made” to myself.

  53. I wonder how much money they got off their Panther and Stab wears before Dimension Films finally caught them…?

  54. A lot of work went into this site. Dimension should cut these guys a deal and take a cut instead of having the merchandising removed an a disclaimer slapped up. It’s not like they’re losing money on account of their little fan project so why not get in on it and make money instead?

  55. @MT “FYI – Windsor College was in Ohio. That was the first thing I found where I said “fan made” to myself.”

    Good call! I agree with you.

    However, to be fair, the map shows the town of Windsor, not Windsor College. There could be a town called Windsor in California, maybe?

    You’re right though. CA is NOT where the Windsor College is located at.

    I remember in the opening scene of Scream 2, a girl in the theater (at the concession stand) was talking about how the kids from the Stab movie are murdered in California, implying that they are not in the same state where Scream 2 took place.

  56. Darn, the site is now COMPLETELY offline. What a shame :(

  57. Flubs like Windsor actually enhance the officiality of these things. If it were too perfect, that would set off alarm bells. For those that remember the Scream 3 viral site, that was official and littered with mistakes and discontinuity.

  58. @wicked-scribe “For those that remember the Scream 3 viral site, that was official and littered with mistakes and discontinuity.”

    I have never seen that one. I was not internet savvy back then. (Exactly what Wes said Scream 4 would comment about! That is such the truth!!) What was the site about?

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