So, those of you who did go to see Scre4m this weekend instead of Rio, do we have a treat for you! You'll recall that back in January, Scre4m went back into production to do some reshoots, particularly for the flick's iconic opening sequence. We now have a better sense of what originally was supposed to happen, what was cut from the first draft and what was kept the same.
Want to know more? You should - we've even got some nifty visuals to help explain what happens. This is definitely SPOILERY for anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet, so if you don't want to know or haven't see Scre4m yet, we recommend holding off on this until later.
Alright, so here's how the opening ORIGINALLY played out.
The movie starts just as it does now, with two fake-out death scenes from two Stab movies. However, when the movie finally gets to "reality" in Woodsboro, the sequence of events takes a turn. The girls Jenny and Marnie, played by Aimee Teegarden and Brittany Robinson, have their little chit-chat about the anniversary of the real murders being that week and Marnie leaves the room, obviously freaked out by their conversation. She heads to the kitchen to get some snacks and turns back to see Ghostface standing behind an unaware Jenny in the living room. Convinced she is being punked, she turns away from her friend to get something, which is when Ghostface slashes Jenny to bits. Marnie hears Jenny's cries of agony, but thinks its all part of the prank, so she ignores it.
When she returns to the living room, she finds Jenny in bloody pieces and Ghostface ready for round two. She runs for it (as they always do), but alas, she doesn't make it far. Ghostface catches her from behind right before she makes it to the door and stabs her. She falls to the floor and looks up as Ghostface positions himself for the kill. Her final words are: “But you’re not real…”
Cue Scre4m title card! Dun, dun, DUN!!!!
Good stuff, huh? There's also a scene that was cut from the film because of the reshoots of Sheriff Dewey and his team going to Jenny's house to find Marnie's body hung from the ceiling fan and Jenny's mangled corpse bound to a chair, a la the original opening scene killings in the first Scream.
Now that you've heard the story, see some of the stills! No doubt they'll probably put this alternate opening on the DVD when it comes out, but that could be awhile, so enjoy these bits and pieces until then!
For those of U who have seen the film…thoughts???