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See the best characters from the ‘Scream’ franchise over those 26 years

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With the release of the newest film in the Scream franchise, it’s always good to remember those who marked the Ghostface assassin’s saga. Characters from the Scream franchise became symbols for the next generations of horror moviessuspense, gore, slasher and even comedy.

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How about remembering the characters that most conquered the public, causing fear, surprises and unexpected laughter? See the list we prepared below!

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1) Gale Weathers

Gale Weathers played by Courteney Cox.Source: IMDb

Courteney Cox, our beloved Monica from Friends, lives an ever-evolving arc as Gale Weathers, the journalist on Scream. Gale starts as Sidney’s enemy and ends up becoming the final girl’s partner in the fight against those who dress up as Ghostface.

2) Sidney Prescott

Sidney Prescott played by Neve Campbell.Sidney Prescott played by Neve Campbell.Source: IMDb

Sidney Prescott, the girl haunted by a dark past and who became one of the most iconic final girls in the horror genre by starring in the franchise. The calls to scare her were mainly about her mother’s death – which moved the protagonist a lot.

3) Casey Becker

Casey Becker is played by actress Drew Barrymore.Casey Becker is played by actress Drew Barrymore.Source: IMDb

Drew Barrymore and her scenes as young Casey Becker in Panic 1 (1996) are the most remembered until today by lovers of the saga. After all, the “innocent” girl had her life terrorized by Ghostface for a long time.

4) Billy Loomis

Billy Loomis played by Skeet Ulrich.Billy Loomis played by Skeet Ulrich.Source: IMDb

Billy Loomis donned the Ghostface clothes and made his name in the franchise. Sidney Prescott’s boyfriend tries to manipulate everyone around him, but is no match for the young ladies in the cast, Gale and Sidney.

5) Dewey Riley

David Arquette brought the character of Dewey Riley to life.David Arquette brought the character of Dewey Riley to life.Source: IMDb

Dewey Riley starts out as a bewildered police assistant and evolves during his participation in the Scream saga in his quest to prevent more deaths caused by Ghostface.

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6) Randy Meeks

Randy Meeks played by Jamie Kennedy.Randy Meeks played by Jamie Kennedy.Source: IMDb

Randy Meeks is Sidney Prescott’s friend with exaggerated mannerisms and a deep knowledge of horror films. The character participated in the first and second film of the saga and was still remembered in Scream 3 (2000).

7) Kirby Reed

Hayden Panettiere debuted in the franchise as Kirby Reed.Hayden Panettiere debuted in the franchise as Kirby Reed.Source: IMDb

Hayden Panettiere impressed fans in the fourth horror film in the saga and promises to do the same with her return in Scream VI like Kirby Reed. Director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin has already warned that the character’s return will change the connection of the previous films. Ready?

8) Jill Roberts

Jill Roberts is the role played by Emma Roberts.Jill Roberts is the role played by Emma Roberts.Source: IMDb

The envy that Jill Roberts had for her cousin, Sidney, made her become one of the scariest serial killers in the Scream franchise. What a performance by Emma Roberts! The antagonist delivered everything and a little more when it comes to spilling blood.

9) Debbie Salt

Debbie Salt is Laurie Metcalf's character.Debbie Salt is Laurie Metcalf’s character.Source: IMDb

Debbie Salt’s revelation had horror movie audiences stunned in theaters. Laurie Metcalf’s performance was impeccable, showing how the character was as troubled as her son.

10) Tatum Riley

Rose McGowan participated in the Scream franchise as Tatum Riley.Rose McGowan participated in the Scream franchise as Tatum Riley.Source: IMDb

Tatum Riley, better known as Sidney Prescott’s best friend on Panic 1, was part of Woodsboro High School’s popular group. Her sarcastic and fearless opinions made her one of the most remembered characters in the franchise.

11) Cotton Weary (Liev Schreiber)

Liev Schreiber played Cotton Weary.Liev Schreiber played Cotton Weary.Source: IMDb

Cotton Weary was the first suspect of being the masked serial killer, being accused of murdering Sidney’s mother. The character appeared in Panic 1 (1996), Scream 2 (1997) and Scream 3 (2000).

12) Ghostface

Ghostface, the great villain of the successful franchise.Ghostface, the great villain of the successful franchise.Source: IMDb

We couldn’t leave out the face that scares every Scream cast, right? Despite being lived by different characters in each film of the franchise, Ghostface is voiced by actor and voice actor Roger L. Jackson and his look never changes: black clothes and the classic mask inspired by the painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch.

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