All 4 Scream films are now streaming on Netflix, but not for long


Attention Scream lovers! All four installments in the Scream franchise are now available for streaming on Netflix, just in time for Halloween. But for how long?

Streaming giant Netflix has announced Scream 1-4 are available for instant viewing on their platform for a limited time only. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, each movie franchise will be streamable on Netflix, for potentially the first time ever. If you add in the three seasons of Scream: The TV Series that are up on Netflix, there couldn’t be a better time to be a Scream fan.

This opportunity won’t last forever, sadly, as Netflix announced this is a limited-time offer. Viewers have till Oct. 7 to stream the Scream series to their heart’s delight before the latest flick in the franchise, Scream 4, leaves the platform.

With a little under a week to stream, horror fans best get to planning their movie marathon before it’s too late. Interested in skipping the first three before jumping right to the fourth? Below is a quick refresher on what happens in the original trilogy, Scream 1-3.

Sidney Prescott lurking around with a knife.
Neve Campbell in Scream 4 (2011), directed by Wes Craven. Courtesy of Dimension Films. /

Scream (1996)

Horror mastermind Wes Craven introduced Scream to the world in Dec. of 1996. The movie was a smash hit worldwide, grossing $173 million on a budget of around $14 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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In the franchise opener, we get to know Cindy Prescott (portrayed by Neve Campbell) a high school senior who is being stalked by a deranged killer in a generic Halloween costume. Many of her friends are targeted along the way, and it’s up to her, Gale Weathers (a local news reporter played by Courtney Cox), and Dewey Riley (the town’s deputy played by David Arquette) to stop the murderous rampage.

Scream 2 (1997)

Due to the surprise success of the first installment, a sequel to Scream was rushed to production the following year. This time, we find Sidney in college, trying to escape her bloody past, but unfortunately, some things just won’t stay dead. Scream 2 follows Sidney and co as they attempt to get to the bottom of whoever is targeting them, and others, as they hack and slash their way through the quiet college town copycat-style.

Scream 3 (2000)

In the last film of the original trilogy, Sidney tries to live a normal life, isolated from society, but someone refuses to let her exist in peace. The events of her life have been turned into a hit movie series, and one by one, the cast members are turning up dead. Sidney, alongside Gale and Dewey, travel to Hollywood to finally put an end to all the terror.

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