What Happened: Screenwriter Kevin Williamson and horror maestro Wes Craven teamed up for Scream’s first installment, set in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California. A knife-wielding murderer sporting a Munch-ian Ghostface mask torments his mostly teenage victims in Woodsboro with phone calls and horror movie references. The serial killer’s main target is Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), a high schooler whose mother, Maureen, was brutally murdered one year before the film begins. Sidney is aided by headline-grabbing TV reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and deputy sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette).
Domestic Box Office Gross: $103,046,663
Biggest Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber