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Do You Like Scary Movies? Here’s 15 Facts About ‘Scream’ You Might Not Know

Drew Barrymore plays one of the most memorable roles in Scream, in the frightening opening sequence. But, did you know Barrymore was originally set to play the Neve Campbell role? A scheduling conflict forced her to back out, leaving only enough room for that classic prologue. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at the modern slasher classic, Scream!

Though now commonly known as Ghostface, the killer in the script was only ever referred to as “Masked Killer”. The mask was developed for Halloween in 1991 by Fun World as was originally given the name “The Peanut-Eyed Ghost”. A Scream producer found it in a house while scouting for location and secured the rights to use it in the film from the costume company.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star WarsThe Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to get reacquainted with the rules of horror movies with Scream!

Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know what movies we should cover next.

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