18. Scream 2
Release Year: 1997
Directed By: Wes Craven
Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Jamie Kennedy, Jerry O’Connell, Elise Neal, Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Roger L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Duane Martin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Omar Epps, David Warner, Rebecca Gayheart, Portia de Rossi; cameos by Luke Wilson, Heather Graham, Tori Spelling, Joshua Jackson
Release Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
As promised in new release rankings past, any new Scream franchise titles coming to Netflix will always make the cut. And this October, we’re in for a real Halloween miracle. For the first time in what feels like a long time, the entire Scream franchise will be available to stream on Netflix at the same time. That’s right, from the original classic to Scream 4, they will all be ready for a scary movie marathon. If you’re looking for even more, the Scream TV series just added new episodes.
This October, Scream 2 completes the film franchise on Netflix, and it’s perhaps the fan-favorite entry of all four movies. The film finds Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) reliving the horrors of the Ghostface killer as two college students are murdered during a preview screening of the film based on the events she and Gale (Courteney Cox) survived in the first film. Now with a copycat killer and the loose and after Sidney and her friends again, she and Gale work with fellow survivors Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and Randy (Jamie Kennedy) unmask the new Ghostface behind the killing spree.
Scream 2 hit theaters in December 1997 and became an instant box office hit in spite of plot leaks spoiling the reveal of the killers. The sequel topped the box office in its opening weekend with a gross of $32.9 million and ultimately brought in $172.3 million worldwide. Scream 2 holds an 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest score of all four Scream movies. It’s no wonder the film is often debated as the best film in the franchise. Don’t miss your chance to binge-watch the complete saga when Scream 2 begins streaming on the first of October.