20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Scream

‘Scream’ is without a doubt one of the biggest scary movies of all time. The film, which was released in 1996, helped spark a new interest in slasher movies for a new and younger generation. ‘Scream’ was such a successful horror movie that it spawned three sequels and now has its own TV show, ‘Scream: The TV Series’ that airs on MTV. If you’re a fan of ‘Scream’ there are probably some interesting facts about the film that you may not know about. Here are 20 interesting facts about the slasher film, ‘Scream’.

​Based on True Events

The film was partially based on the real life murders of students in Gainesville, Florida in the 1990’s. The killer, Danny Harold Rolling was nicknamed ‘The Gainesville Ripper.

​Original Title Wasn’t ‘Scream’

The title for the horror movie wasn’t always ‘Scream’. It was originally called ‘Scary Movie’. The Weinstein brothers, who were the head of the movie’s production company, Miramax decided to change it to ‘Scream’ after listening to Michael Jackson’s song of the same name.

​Wes Craven Makes a Cameo

Director Wes Craven makes a cameo in the film as a janitor. He was dressed up in Freddy Krueger attire.

​Producers Hated The Mask

Producer Bob Weinstein hated the mask and thought it was idiotic. After watching Drew Barrymore’s death scene, he changed his mind and kept the now iconic mask throughout the film.