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    Neve Campbell Improvised This Iconic Line, Plus 18 Other Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The New "Scream"

    Guess which cast member got scared by Ghostface as a little kid...

    WARNING: There are mild spoilers for the new Scream in this post.

    If you love movie trivia as much as I do, read on for some behind-the-scenes fun facts about the new Scream.

    1. Roger L. Jackson returned to provide the voice of Ghostface, and as with all the previous films, he was actually on the phone with the characters he called.

    2. Scream was released on January 14, 2022 — 25 years and 25 days after the original movie hit theaters on December 20, 1996.

    Billy Loomis in Scream

    3. Wes, played by Dylan Minnette, was named after Wes Craven, who directed the first four films and passed away in 2015.

    Wes in Scream 5

    4. Neve Campbell came up with the idea to say, "I'm Sidney fucking Prescott — of course I have a gun" when Dewey calls her.

    5. Melissa Barrera, who plays Sam, (understandably) got emotional while filming with Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox.

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    During an appearance on Good Morning America, Campbell said: "Yeah, it was a really sweet moment... She had her first scene with Courteney and I, and we started the scene, and they said cut, and she had tears in her eyes! She started crying. And I was like, 'What are you — are you OK?' And she was just so excited to work with Courteney and I."

    Meanwhile, Barrera told Entertainment Tonight: "It was just a moment where I realized that I was standing in front of two actresses that I admire and I’ve looked up to for so long."

    6. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jack Quaid revealed that David Arquette — a certified Bob Ross instructor — taught the cast how to paint like Bob Ross during filming.

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    They still can’t quite decide whose came out best.

    7. Melissa Barrera was cast without an audition.

    8. Mason Gooding is a bit of a Hermione Granger.

    Chad in Scream 5

    9. Meanwhile, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, who plays Chad's twin sister, Mindy, had never seen any of the Scream movies before being cast in the new one.

    Mindy in Scream 5

    10. At least one of those times was on Halloween night of 2020, with the rest of the cast.

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    During her appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Jenna Ortega, who plays Tara, revealed that everyone got together that night, watched the original Scream on a projector, and had some popcorn (hopefully Jiffy Pop!).

    11. This is the first Scream movie not to be distributed by Dimension Films.

    12. Samara Weaving, who worked with Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin on Ready or Not, was almost cast in the film.

    Samara Weaving in Ready or Not

    13. Jenna Ortega is only the second actor in the entire Scream movie franchise to actually be a teenager while playing a teenager.

    Jenna Ortega in Scream 5

    14. Just like on the set of Stab 3 in Scream 3, the cast of the new Scream got multiple versions of the script to avoid leaks.

    15. Rian Johnson was approached about making a cameo.

    Photo of Rian Johnson at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards

    16. Jack Quaid was scared by Ghostface as a kid.

    17. The original vision for a fifth Scream movie was very different.

    Jill in Scream 4

    18. The movie isn't meant to set up future installments...

    19. ...But that doesn't mean we won't see more Scream movies.