This story references a spoiler to April Fool’s Day, so if you havent seen that ’80s slasher film, then turn away.
Out promoting his latest series, The Following, Kevin Williamson talked to Entertainment Tonight about a scrapped idea for Scream 3. I have to do a bit of self promotion to set the story up, but in the documentary Still Screaming (the Scream trilogy retrospective I did a bit ago), the cast and crew reveal the various openings Scream 3 tinkered with – a sequel which even considered sticking with a story that took place in Woodsboro.
Inside, Williamson (who declined to be in the documentary, I should note) elaborates on that Woodsboro idea.
He told Entertainment Tonight:
So, basically, Scream 3 was going to adopt April Fool’s Day‘s “no one is really dead” gag. I’m sure that would have pissed audiences off (as April Fool’s Day did). Naturally, Williamson carried the fame-seeking theme into Scream 4.