Sidney is accompanied in each film by news reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and town Deputy Sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette). , Hallie McDaniel is a student at Windsor College and the best friend of Sidney Prescott. After Ghostface is killed, he and Sidney enter into a romantic relationship. The Scream series has received several awards, including a Saturn Award for Best Actress and an MTV Movie Award for Best Performance for Neve Campbell and a Saturn Award for Best Horror Film for Scream. While alone in her sorority house, Cici is attacked by Ghostface. After a series of murders begin in the town, Tatum attempts to protect Sidney from the ensuing media attention, since the killings occurred on the anniversary of the brutal murder of Sidney's mother.
While there he receives a phone call from someone claiming to be Dewey, who is later revealed to be Ghostface using a voice synthesizer to imitate Dewey's voice.
Tatum’s suburban existence was something McGowan had only seen in the movies. It was also used as an ornament in the bedroom of the character Dawson in Dawson's Creek, a show created by Scream writer, Williamson. Stu hosts a party at his house to celebrate.
 Following the Columbine High School massacre, which took place shortly before production began, this plot was abandoned and the script was rewritten without Stu to avoid presenting violence and murder in a high school setting. Calling the mask a "hyperbolic rendering" of Edvard Munch's The Scream, Rockoff wrote that the face is "twisted in an exaggerated, almost mocking grin, as if reflecting the look of terror and surprise on his victims' faces. , In Scream 2, Billy's mother seeks revenge on Sidney for Billy's death. “I did every single piece of it because [the camera was] gonna be on my ass and my face, and the stunt woman’s body is not the body they’ve seen in these outfits. He was identified by Sidney, who found her mother's body after seeing someone she believed to be Cotton leaving her home. "Stab", a film based on the Woodsboro murders, has just been released, and a copycat murder spree begins during its premiere. Billy cites his motivation as abandonment by his mother (Laurie Metcalf), brought about by his father's affair with Maureen, while Stu cites "peer pressure". During the film, the fictional town of Woodsboro is again attacked by a murderer, who particularly targets Sidney Prescott, Maureen's daughter. She is murdered before the events of the Scream films. When Rose McGowan read the script for Scream, she knew the kind of role she was auditioning for.
, Rebecca Walters is Sidney Prescott's assistant and publicist, who helps arrange Sidney's visit to Woodsboro to promote her book. Like her co-stars Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, her appearance is credited by Craven for raising the profile of the film and helping to attract a larger female audience. In the opening of Scream 3, she is stalked by the current Ghostface, who uses a voice synthesizer to sound like Cotton, convincing her that Cotton is behind the mask. “I wasn’t powerful enough to warrant seeing the dailies, so I never knew.  Although critical of the film itself, Variety singled out Campbell and Ulrich for praise as "charismatic", liking Cox's playing against type as the ambitious reporter Gale and saying the film had a "strong ensemble cast". He later saves Sidney when she is about to be murdered by Mrs. Loomis, one of the Ghostface killers in Scream 2. " So well received was Posey's character that she received an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance nomination in 2000 for the role, although she lost to Adam Sandler for Big Daddy (1999).
“That was not my life whatsoever, but I knew that life, and I watched that life growing up, and when I came to America, people were kind of like that,” she says. In Scream 2 Gale and Dewey initiate a relationship, which leads to a marriage proposal at the end of Scream 3. , Kevin Patrick Walls and Justin Whalin were final contenders for the role of Billy Loomis before it was won by Skeet Ulrich.  In Scream 2, while attending college, she again becomes the target of a masked killer, this time her boyfriend's friend Mickey and the mother of Billy Loomis, seeking revenge for the death of her son. Tatum’s death scene is one of the most iconic demises in the Scream franchise. Before the events of Scream, she leaves her home after learning of her husband's affair with Sidney's mother Maureen, abandoning Billy and providing his motivation for his killing spree in Scream. She is later revealed to be alive and witnesses the confession of Billy Loomis and Stu Macher to their role in the killings. From her murder and the preceding murders of Phil Stevens and Maureen Evans, Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley deduce that the new killer is choosing targets with names similar to those of the victims of the original Ghostface killers, Billy Loomis and Stu Macher. The site's critical consensus reads, "Lacking truly compelling characters or scenarios, Scream is formed to trade too heavily on nostalgia for its big-screen predecessors in the franchise. Before her death, Tatum believes her boyfriend is pranking her, and McGowan got to deliver some cracking lines including, “Cute, what movie is this from? " In 1997, the Scream role won Campbell the Saturn Award for Best Actress and an MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance nomination.