ByAmy Martin, writer at
Amy Martin

1. To keep Drew Barrymore looking scared and crying, director Wes Craven kept telling her real life stories about animal cruelty.

2. The special effects artists used about 50 gallons of blood. The blood was made out of maple syrup and red food dye.

3. The use of caller ID increased more than threefold after the release of Scream 1!

4. Scream was originally titled Scary Movie, hence the spoof film 'Scary Movie'

5. The Scream killer was loosely based on a Florida serial killer, the “Gainesville Ripper.”

6. Courteney Cox and David Arquette met and fell in love on the set of this movie. They eventually married in real life.

7. Roger Jackson was the voice of the killer in all 3 Scream movies. Roger Jackson’s other most famous role is Mojo Jojo in The Powerpuff Girls.

8. Courtney Cox took the role because she wanted to play a “bitch” character and remove her “nice” Friends image.

9. Scream is the 13th highest grossing horror film of all time.

10. As the film neared completion, the Weinstein brothers had the films title changed from Scary Movie to Scream after being inspired by the Michael Jackson song 'Scream' that Harvey Weinstein had been listening to on the radio.

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