13 Things You Didn’t Know About Scream

It’s crazy to think that 90’s horror flick, Scream, is about to turn 20 this December! No matter how many times we’ve gone back to this quintessential teen horror classic during Halloween season, we were pretty shocked to find out some things we didn’t know about the movie! We chose 13 facts to share with you because, well, it was too perfect not to.

The original title was Scary Movie but was changed to Scream after listening to Michael Jackson’s song of the same name.

Melissa Joan Hart and Brittany Murphy both auditioned for the role of Sidney. Reese Witherspoon was also approached to play her.

Drew Barrymore was originally supposed to play the role of Sidney.

Ghostface was originally supposed to wear a white robe but it was changed to black after fears that it might look too much like the Klu Klux Klan.

Ghostface’s mask was found by accident while crew members were on a location scout.

Joaquin Phoenix turned down the role of Billy Loomis.

The reporter who screams “people have a right to know” at Sidney is played by Linda Blair, who starred in The Exorcist.

The special effects team used around 50 gallons of fake blood throughout production.

Neve Campbell and Matthew Lillard were dating while filming.

Rose McGowan dyed her hair blonde for the role of Tatum.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette met on the set.

The infamous mask is based on a painting by Edvard Munch called ‘The Scream.’

Scream made over $100 million dollars at the U.S. box office, easily becoming one of the most profitable horror films of all time.