The masked slasher known as Ghostface has been portrayed by many psychos. How do the various killers -- seven of them in the span of four films -- stack up against one another in the inventiveness of their kills? Here's all 31, ranked from worst to best.
31. Marnie Cooper (Scream 4)
30. Deputy Ross Hoss & Deputy Anthony Perkins (Scream 4)
29. Steven Stone (Scream 3)
28. Kate Roberts (Scream 4)
27. John Milton (Scream 3)
26. Christine Hamilton (Scream 3)
25. Angelina Tyler (Scream 3)
24. Hallie McDaniel (Scream 2)
23. Tyson Fox (Scream 3)
22. Robbie Mercer (Scream 4)
21. Sarah Darling (Scream 3)
20. Officer Richard Andrews & Officer Andrew Richards (Scream 2)
19. Principal Arthur Himbry (Scream)
18. Rebecca Walters (Scream 4)
17. Phil Stevens (Scream 2)
16. Jenny Randall (Scream 4)
When will girls in Woodsboro learn to stay away from garage doors? This death is an homage to a death that ranks higher up on this list, but seeing Coach Taylor's daughter crawling to her death is a harsh sight indeed.
15. Trevor Sheldon (Scream 4)
Most of the deaths in Scream 4 are homages to the original film, due to the "back to Woodsboro" theme of the movie. Trevor's role in the film harkens back to when Sidney's dad was a suspect in the original killings, only to show up bound and gagged in the closet so that Billy and Stu could frame him for murder. Billy and Stu didn't get away with it, but Jill actually succeeded in murdering Trevor for her batshit scheme.
Oh yeah, Jill also SHOOTS HIS BALLS OFF. So there's that.
14. CiCi Cooper (Scream 2)
13. Derek Feldman (Scream 2)
12. Charlie Walker (Scream 4)
Charlie and Jill are the killers in Scream 4. But as Jill told Lady Freeze when she pulled her plug, this is a one woman show. Scream 4 had us thinking this would be the ultimate homage to the original film, but nope, Jill wasn't about that co-conspirator life.
Charlie is the only person to don the Ghostface mask who wasn't killed by Sidney and her cohorts.
11. Steven Orth (Scream)
10. Kenny Jones (Scream)
9. Cotton Weary (Scream 3)
Cotton Weary is a major character in the first three films, so his death naturally replaced the "celebrity gets offed in the opening" modus operandi of the previous films. While Cotton's girlfriend's death is lackluster, Ghostface stalks her while pretending to be Cotton. When Cotton shows up at the apartment to save Christine, she attacks him, thinking he's there to kill her. And then Ghostface, having created chaos in Cotton's final moments, finally strikes.