Scream is a classic slasher horror film. It is known for its witty dialogue and meta-commentary on the horror genre. While many horror movies embody the tropes of the genre, Scream took it to the next level by having an intricate layer of satire placed over the film.
Today, we want to go over our favorite Scream quotes. If we missed any of your favorites, let us know on social media. Enjoy!
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The Best Scream Quotes
“People treat me like I’m the anti-christ of television journalism.” – Gale Weathers
“Oh, God Kenny. I’m sorry but get off my fucking windshield.” – Gale Weathers
“Look, Kenny, I know you’re about fifty pounds overweight, but when I say hurry, please interpret that as move your fat tub of lard ass now!” – Gale Weathers
“Guess I remembered the safety that time, bastard.” – Gale Weathers
“If I’m right about this, I could save a man’s life…do you know what that would do for my book sales?” – Gale Weathers
“I always had a thing for ya, Sid!” – Stu Macher
Stu Macher has obviously seen the classic Al Pacino film Serpico.
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“I will totally protect you. Yo, I am so buff I got you covered, girl.” – Stu Macher
Stu Macher: Did you really call the police?
Sidney Prescott: You bet your sorry ass I did.
Stu Macher: My mom and dad are going to be so mad at me.
Billy Loomis: Find her, you dipshit, get up!
Stu Macher: I can’t, Billy, you already cut me too deep. I think I’m dying here, man!
Billy Loomis: We did your mom a favor, Sid. That woman was a slutbag whore who flashed her shit all over town like she was Sharon Stone or something.
Stu Macher: We put her out of her misery because let’s face it, Sidney, your mother was no Sharon Stone.
Sidney Prescott: What’s your motive? Billy’s got one. The police are on their way. What are you going to tell them?
Stu: Peer pressure. I’m far too sensitive.
Stu Macher: Oww! You fucking hit me with the phone, dick!
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“What do I have to do to prove to you that I’m not a killer?” – Billy Loomis
Stu Macher: You take a knife and you slit them from groin to sternum.
Billy Loomis: Hey, it’s called tact, you fuck rag.
“Now, Sid, don’t you blame the movies. Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative.” – Billy Loomis
“We all go a little mad sometimes.” – Billy Loomis
We got to see Billy Loomis channel is inner Anthony Perkins in this scene.
“Corn syrup. Same stuff they used for pig’s blood in ‘Carrie'” – Billy Loomis
If there is one thing that Scream is good for, it is the references to other horror movie franchises. Billy and Stu are two killers that base a lot of their style on classic horror films. This adaption of Stephen King’s novel is no exception.
Sidney Prescott: Fuck you!
Billy Loomis: We’ve already played that game, remember? You lost.
“It’s so sad. her mom and dad found her hanging from a tree limb, her insides on the outside.” – Tatum Riley
Dewey Riley: He’s my superior!
Tatum Riley: The janitor is your superior.
This is one of the silly meta jokes that we have come to love about the Scream series. In the first Scream film, the school’s janitor is played by Wes Craven. This means that, in real life, the janitor is in fact Dewey’s (David Arquette) superior.
“Don’t go there, Sid. You’re starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick or something. Don’t freak yourself out, okay? We’ve got a long night ahead of us.” – Tatum Riley
I really related to Tatum here. I have a horrible time remembering the names of directors, actors, and production companies. This quote is a nice little nod to the creator of Scream, Wes Craven, and the classic horror director John Carpenter.
“Stupidity leak!” – Tatum Riley
Gale Weathers: Can you tell me anything?
Tatum Riley: Yea, you’re a real pain in the ass!
“Who am I? The beer wench?” – Tatum Riley
“Billy and his penis don’t deserve you.” – Tatum Riley
“Bam, bitch went down! ‘I’ll send you a copy’ Bam! Sid, superbitch!” – Tatum Riley
“Please don’t kill me, Mr. Ghostface. I want to be in the sequel!” – Tatum Riley
“Tell me something. Did you really put her liver in the mailbox Because I heard they found her liver in the mailbox next to her spleen and her pancreas.” – Randy Meeks
Stu Macher: As if.
Randy Meeks: Oh, really, Alicia?
Here we have a teen slasher movie making a reference to the classic teen comedy Clueless. We love to see it!
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Stu Macher: I want to see breasts. I want to see Jamie Lee’s breasts. When do we see Jamie Lee’s breasts?
Randy Meeks: Breasts? Not until ‘Trading Places’ in 1983. Jamie Lee was always a virgin in horror movies. She didn’t show her tits til she went legits.
“If you were the only suspect in a senseless bloodbath, would you be standing in the horror section?” – Randy Meeks
“Now that Billy tried to mutilate her, do you think Sid would go out with me?” – Randy Meeks
“It’s the millennium. Motives are incidental.” – Randy Meeks
“This is the moment when the supposedly dead killer comes back to life, for one last scare.” – Randy Meeks
Sidney Prescott: Oh, my god, Randy I thought you were dead.
Randy: I probably should be. I never thought I’d be so happy to be a virgin.
‘There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. For instance, number one, you can never have sex. Big no, no! Big no, no! Sex equals death, okay? Number two, you can never drink or do drugs. The sin factor! It’s a sin. It’s an extension of number one! And, number three, never, ever, ever under any circumstance say, ‘I’ll be right back’. Because you won’t be back.” – Randy Meeks
Ghostface: Do you like scary movies?
Sidney Prescott: What’s the point? They’re all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can’t act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It’s insulting.
What Are Your Favorite Scream Quotes?
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