57 Of The Best Scream Quotes From All Six Films

Scream became a horror sensation after its release in 1996 and now we’re coming up on the 7th installment of the franchise.

“What’s your favorite scary movie?” may be the most iconic one, but there have been a ton of great Scream quotes over the years.

Scream Quotes

Known for its meta-commentary on the horror genre, Scream is a classic slasher film. It manages to be satirical and terrifying at the same time and it does it perfectly.

Here are our favorite quotes from Scream and all of its sequels.

Best Scream Quotes

1. “Do you like scary movies?” – Ghostface

2. “If I’m right about this, I could save a man’s life. Do you know what that would do for my book sales?” – Gale Weathers

3. “I’m sorry if my traumatized life is an inconvenience to you and your perfect existence.” – Sidney Prescott

4. “Not in my movie.” – Sidney Prescott

5. “Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!” – Billy Loomis.

6. “Never say “Who’s there?” Don’t you watch scary movies? It’s a death wish. You might as well come out to investigate a strange noise or something.” – Ghostface

7. “People treat me like I’m the anti-Christ of television journalism.” – Gale Weathers

8. “[What do you want?] To see what your insides look like.” – Ghostface

Scream Quotes

9. “There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a horror movie. For instance, number one, you can never have sex. Big no, no! Big no, no! Sex equals death, okay? Number two, you can never drink or do drugs. The sin factor! It’s a sin. It’s an extension of number one! And, number three, never, ever, ever under any circumstance say, ‘I’ll be right back’. Because you won’t be back.” – Randy

10. See, you push the laws and you end up [gone]. Okay, I’ll see you in the kitchen with a knife.” – Randy

11. “Please don’t kill me, Mr. Ghostface. I want to be in the sequel!” – Tatum Riley

12. “Don’t go there, Sid. You’re starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick or something. Don’t freak yourself out, okay? We’ve got a long night ahead of us.” – Tatum

Best Scream 2 Quotes

13. [from the trailer] “The way I see it, someone’s out to make a sequel. You know, cash in on all the movie murder hoopla. So, it’s our job to observe the rules of the sequel. Number one: the body count is always bigger. Number two: the death scenes are always much more elaborate. Carnage candy. And number three: never, ever, under any circumstances, assume the killer is dead.” – Randy

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14. “That is so Moral Majority. You can’t blame real-life violence on entertainment.” – Cici

15. “Hey, you’d better check your conscience at the door sweetie. I’m not here to be loved.” – Gale

16. “I don’t know about homicide, but you’ve definitely got me for raising my voice in a public library.” – Cotton

17. “Bitch, hang up the phone and star-69 his ass!” – Maureen Evans

18. “No matter how hard you try you’ll never be the hero and you’ll never ever get the girl.” – Ghostface

19. “Jeeze Gale, you’ve got more lives than a cat.” – Cotton

Scream 2 Quotes

20. “Stupid people go back! Smart people run! We’re smart people, so we should just get the fuck outta here!” – Hallie

21. “How do you know that my dimwitted inexperience isn’t merely a subtle form of manipulation, used to lower people’s expectations, thereby enhancing my ability to effectively maneuver within any given situation?” – Dewey

22. Dewey: “Typically, serial killers are white males.”

Randy: “That’s why it’s perfect! It’s sort of against the rules but not really. Mrs. Voorhees was a terrific serial killer, and there’s always room for Candyman’s daughter. She’s sweet, she’s deadly, she’s bad for your teeth.”

23. “It’s a perfect example of life imitating art imitating life.” – Mickey

24. “[To Sidney] This is weird isn’t it, to think this fuss is all because of you. I mean, not directly, but in some six degrees of Kevin Bacon-way.” – Sorority sister

Scream 2 Quotes

Best Scream 3 Quotes

25. “Psychos can’t kill what they can’t find.” – Sidney

26. “Hey Detective, what’s your favorite scary movie?” – Sidney “My life.” – Mark

27. “Well, all I know about trilogies is that in the third one, all bets are off.” – Mark

28. “Woah, woah, just wait one damn minute! There’s a psycho killer on the loose and you wanna go traipsing around this gigantic mansion? Have you ever actually seen the Stab movies? Every time this dude enters a room he ends up a god damn shishkabob!” – Tyson

29. “This is great! Ten more murders and we can publish a calendar.” – Detective Wallace

Best Scream 4 Quotes

30. “You forgot the first rule of remakes, Jill. Don’t fuck with the original!” – Sidney

31. “My friends? What world are you living in? I don’t need friends. I need fans. Don’t you get it? This has never been about killing you? It’s about becoming you. I mean, for fuck’s sake, my own mother had to die, no great loss there, so I could stay true to the original. That’s sick, right? Well, sick is the new sane. You had your 15 minutes, now I want mine! I mean, what am I supposed to do? Go to college? Grad school? Work? Look around. We all live in public now, we’re all on the Internet. How do you think people become famous anymore? You don’t have to achieve anything. You just gotta have fucked up shit happen to you. So you have to die, Sid. Those are the rules. New movie, new franchise. There’s only room for one lead, and let’s face it, your ingenue days, they’re over.” – Jill Roberts

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32. “One generation’s tragedy is the next one’s joke.” – Sheriff Dewey

33. “This isn’t a comedy, it’s a horror film. People live, people die and you’d better start running.” – Ghostface

34. “I never said I was in your closet.” – Ghostface

Scream 4 Quotes

35. “You just won’t die, will you? Who are you? Michael fucking Myers?” – Jill

36. “I hear you like horror movies, Kirby. But do you like them as much as him? Forget watching Stab, instead, you get to live it.” –Ghostface

37. “Oh, poor Sidney. You think this is all about you? You think you’re still the star?” – Ghostface

38. “Why is Sidney Prescott staying with you? I mean, that’s like being on Top Chef with Jeffrey Dahmer.” – Trevor Sheldon

39. “There’s something really scary about a guy with a knife who just… snaps.” – Chloe

40. “Welcome home, Sidney. You’re a survivor, aren’t you, Sidney? What good is it to be a survivor when everyone close to you is dead? You can’t save them. All you can do… is watch.” – Ghostface

41. “[To Sidney] It was the killer’s voice, from Stab. Or, I mean, you know, from your life.” – Kirby

42. “A bunch of articulate teens sit around and deconstruct horror movies until Ghostface kills them one by one. It’s been done to death. The whole self-aware postmodern meta shit. Stick a fork in 1996, already.” – Rachel

Best Scream (2022) Quotes

43. “You got stabbed a billion times, got dumped by your famous wife, and crawled into a bottle. I think it’s safe to say you’re on the suspect list.” – Wes Hicks “Well, maybe you’re the killer. Because that cut deep.” – Dewey

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44. “Because nobody takes the true fans seriously, not really. They just laugh at us, and why? Because we love something? We’re just a fucking joke to them! How can fandom be toxic? It’s about love! You don’t fucking understand, these movies are important to people.” – Richie Kirsch

43. “I still prefer The Babadook.” – Tara Carpenter

44. “I’m Sidney fucking Prescott, of course, I have a gun.” – Sidney

Scream 5 Quotes

45. “See, you can’t just reboot a franchise from scratch anymore. The fans won’t stand for it. Black Christmas, Child’s Play, Flatliners, that shit doesn’t work. But you can’t just do a straight sequel, either. You need to build something new. But not too new or the Internet goes bug-fucking-nuts. It has to be part of an ongoing storyline, even if that story should never have been going on in the first place. New main characters, yes, but supported by, and related to, legacy characters. Not quite a reboot, not quite a sequel, like the new Halloween, Saw, Terminator, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, fuck, even Star Wars. It always, always goes back to the original!” – Mindy Meeks-Martin

46. “Every time I get attacked, they give me better drugs.” – Tara

47. “That was a test, and you failed. You never go off on your own when there’s a masked killer around.” – Mindy

48. “Every decade or so, some idiot gets the bright idea to put on the mask, kill his friends, and get famous too.” – Sam Carpenter

49. “Are you telling me that I’m caught in the middle of fan fucking fiction?” – Sam Carpenter

Best Scream IV (2023) Quotes

50. “I take a special interest in Ghostface attacks.” – Kirby Reed

51. ” There are certain rules to a franchise.” – Mindy Meeks-Martin

52. “You know, you’re like the tenth guy to try this, right? It never works out for the dips**t in the mask.” – Gale Weathers

53. “Strange that you and I have never spoken on the phone. This is long overdue.” – Ghostface

54. “I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life afraid of monsters. I wanted the monsters to be afraid of me.” – Kirby Reed

55. “Who gives a f**k about the movies.” – Ghostface

56. “What’s your favorite scary movie? … I’m asking because you’re in one now. You’re in my movie.” – Sam Carpenter

57. “I got it wrong again. F**k this franchise!” – Mindy Meeks-Martin

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