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    Skeet Ulrich Admitted That He Didn't Know "Scream" Was A Comedy Until They Started Shooting

    "I didn't really key into the story."

    Warning: Spoilers follow for the film Scream.

    One of the things that makes Scream the perfect horror movie is that it's essentially a comedy, too.

    Drew Barrymore screams while holding a phone to her ear

    But for Scream star Skeet Ulrich, who plays Billy Loomis in the film, it wasn't immediately obvious that such a scary movie would also be, y'know, funny.

    Skeet Ulrich climbs through the window in Scream

    The actor recently told Entertainment Weekly that, when he started shooting with co-star Matthew Lillard, he was confused by the "humorous moments" that Lillard was bringing out of the script.

    Ulrich stands next to Neve Campbell

    “I think part of it was the mindset of Billy and me getting into that mindset,” he explained. “I saw it as this very serious documentary about two killers in high school and I was researching serial killers and the psychology of them, so I didn’t really key into the humor of the story until take one of day one.”

    The cast of Scream sits by a fountain

    When it came to filming the fountain scene early on in the movie, Ulrich says "I just remember thinking, 'What are they doing?' Don't they know?...Like, 'This isn't funny. This isn't supposed to be funny.' And man, was I wrong."

    Ulrich and Lillard grab Jamie Kennedy

    That's OK, Skeet. Sometimes it takes a minute to get a good joke or two.

    Barrymore screams while looking at the Scream killer in the window

    Read the entire interview here.