This weekend I decided to do a Scream sequel re-watch. Don’t ask me why. I think it was equal parts nostalgia and hating myself. But I ended up being surprised by just how many great (or at least decent) actors pop up throughout the quadrulogy. It’s basically every actor to ever act.
Chances are you’re familiar with the cast of the first Scream.
And the supporting cast.
And of course, the cameos.
No irony here, this is just a goddamned fantastic movie. Unlike the second one, which is most definitely the worst of the bunch. Courtney liveblogged this one just a few weeks ago, so you may remember that the casting in this was total Peak 90s. If Dawson’s Creek and Blink 182 had a baby, it would be Scream 2. We start with Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps:
Heather Graham plays meta Drew Barrymore
Some other 90s jewels in this shitshow:
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Rebecca Gayheart and Portia de Rossi as the 90est sorority sisters to ever haze
Who’s talking to Tori Spelling—
—But I’m not done with Luke Wilson’s hair. Take it in. It is 90s gold.
And let’s finish this off with a Laurie Metcalf
And a VERY bug-eyed Olyphant.
Let’s move on to Scream 3, the most meta of them all (and possibly of all movies ever). It’s arguably a step up from Scream 2, but that was a pretty low bar to clear. Here are some people you may have forgotten were in this one.
There’s a Detective McSteamy
A Parker Posey
Courtney Cox’s bangs
Emily Mortimer, what are you even doing here?
A Lance Henriksen
Jay and Silent Bob show up, just in case you weren’t sure what kind of a movie this is.
Plus Dawn Weiner’s there too.
And then Carrie Fisher, for absolutely no reason.
Moving ahead to Scream 4, this is where the franchise really takes Adventures in Stuntcasting to new level. I’m actually watching this one as I write up this list (is that meta? This franchise broke the part of my brain that can even tell), and I would have considered liveblogging it, but there would be no time to do anything but list all the cameos. That’s the entire movie. It opens with Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Shenae Grimes (Degrassi). You know, for the kids.
Then we get some KBell and APaq
Followed by Brit Robertson (from a bunch of TV shows I’ve never seen) and Coach’s Daughter
And then Alison Brie shows up because the one thing no one will ever say this movie was that it lacked for amazing cleavage.
To that end, we’ve got Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere with a TERRIBLE haircut, but a kickass blazer collection.
Don’t forget deputies Adam Brody and Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
And Deputy Marley Shelton.
Mary McDonnell is there too, and this face pretty much sums up how exhausting the whole cast is.
Let’s just finish this up, shall we? There’s a Culkin. I think it’s Rory, but at this point I can’t even be bothered to check.
And finally, Erik Knudsen, aka this guy: