With MTV’s new “Scream” series airing its third episode tonight, we thought it might be fun to look back at all the carnage that has come out of Wes Craven’s franchise.
Below we have listed all 39 deaths(!) in the four films that make up the franchise (I know, it kills me too that it’s not an even 40).
Check out our previous “Every Kill” articles here!
Scream (7 Kills)
1. Steve Orth
Poor Steve got the most brutal death in the franchise (well, until Olivia in Scream 4, that is). Anything involving intestines spilling out is a pretty terrible way to go. It’s a pity we’ll never get the NC-17 cut of the film released showing extra intestines.
2. Casey Becker
The death that made Scream famous. As many of you know, Drew Barrymore was actually offered the role of Sidney, but she chose to play Casey instead, thinking that it would be a bigger surprise for the audience. Boy, was she right. I’ve always had a lot of respect for her after finding that out, since it shows that she actually cares about the people watching her movies.
3. Principal Himbry
The only reason Principal Himbry was killed was because the studio thought there was too much of a gap between kills, so they had screenwriter Kevin Williamson add this in for good measure. It’s not the most creative kill, but the eye shot is pretty cool!
4. Tatum Riley
Tatum’s death is arguably the best death in the entire Scream franchise. Sure, it’s not believable that a garage door could support a person’s weight (I’ve stopped a garage door just by grabbing on to it and pulling it down), but it’s clever nonetheless. Also, if you pause it at just the right moment, Rose McGowan’s head bust looks like Michael Jackson’s head when it’s mid-squish.
5. Kenny Jones
Poor Kenny. He tried so hard to be a good cameraman. Even in death, he still couldn’t do anything right because he just wouldn’t get off of Gale’s fucking windshield!
6. Stu Macher
While the “in your dreams” bit is kind of dumb, Stu had a deserved end at the hands of a television. It did not look very pleasant.
7. Billy Loomis
Billy’s death is one of the weaker ones in the franchise, if only because it’s not very original (though the stabbing by umbrella is fairly clever). Also, he could have survived if he would have just played dead and not jump-scared Sidney, Randy and Gale.