Nearly 3 years have passed since the terrifying events at Campbell College. During this time, Sidney Prescott has officially come out of her self imposed seclusion with a new book about the infamous Woodsboro Massacre. Woodsboro: A Story Of Survival chronicles the life of a young Sidney through her own eyes. The book opens on the night her mother was brutally murdered in 1995, a murder that the teenage Sidney was an unfortunate witness to. The story covers everything from the trial of Cotton Weary, her infamous rivalry with Gale Weathers, her deep bond with the Riley family, her teenage romance with psycho killer Billy Loomis, and the killing spree she experienced exactly one year after her mother's death. Sidney has never shared her story in such vivid detail until now, keeping it all bottled up for nearly 20 years. The book was a total success, an instant best seller. Bill Finestein at Sunrise Pictures Studios purchased the film rights and shooting began last October in Michigan, without a hitch. Although, they're not calling the film a "remake" of Stab, they are referring to it as a "reboot" of the dead franchise and hoping Sidney will write more books about her other terrifying experiences so they can produce an entirely new trilogy of films. A star-studded Hollywood premiere for the film will take place this week in the town that started it all... Woodsboro.Somewhere in London...
It's a beautiful autumn in jolly old England. Leaves falling, pumpkins on doorsteps, various Halloween decorations spotted all around. There is a sudden chill in the air this early evening. A drizzle of rain falls onto a red umbrella. Under it, a beautiful, raven haired woman walks down a quiet cobblestone street on her newest pair of Christian Louboutin heels. She holds a brown paper grocery bag and umbrella handle in one hand and a red Birkin bag in the other. The woman in question is the infamous film star, Grace Valentine
. Finally arriving at her destination, she knocks on the front door of a magnificent 4-story townhouse. A beautiful, but older familiar face answers. That aging beauty is the twin sister of Grace's deceased mother, Arden Grace Winthorpe Myers (played by Olivia Hussey, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001377/
"Hurry in, darling, looks as if it's about to be dreadful out there in a minute.", the smiling woman says, pulling her niece into the house. Grace hands her aunt the grocery bag before closing up the umbrella and putting it away. Arden pulls out a canister of whipped cream from the bag. "Perfect.", she says with a smile.
"The things I do for that boy...", Grace shakes her head, smirking. Suddenly, a little boy comes running up to her in a Ghostface mask. With a quick reflex, she bends and catches the boy, taking a tumble to the floor. Grace is extremely disturbed by this, shocked even. "Why is he wearing this? Where did he get it?", she asks in an annoyed tone.
"He probably just fished it out of that box of Halloween decorations, Gracie, don't need to get all... Weird...", Arden replies.
"Mommy, I missed you!", Grace's young son Parker pulls off the mask, smiling and squeezing his mother tight. "Mommy missed you too, Park, but I don't think I was even gone for 10 minutes...", she says, squeezing him back.
He suddenly bursts into tears. "I know, but... you're leaving tonight... Aunty Arden says I won't see you for a whole week.", the boy laments, tears flowing.
"I know, but we talked about this, baby... Mumsy is gonna be working... Promoting a boring old movie in New York and California. Aunty Arden will take good care of you... and Aunty Gale and Uncle Dewey will be here in just two days with Tatum...", she explains as he gives her his full attention, "Remember, I told you that I use to go away for the whole summer to visit Aunty Arden when I was little. Me and my sister...", she catches herself before saying any more. This is one of those rare instances where she is forced to think about her own deceased twin sister.
"My dead Aunty Gloria...", he pouts, clearly not understanding the impact of the words he's just blurted out.
"Yes... uh...", she just sits there, trying to take this moment in.
"Come on Parker, darling, mummy finally got us the whipped cream for our super-sundaes!", Aunt Arden tries to lighten the mood and change the subject. She holds his hand and gently tugs at him. He stares at Grace for a second, then breaks free to give her another hug. Tears stream down her face as she shakes her head, mouthing the words, "I can't". Arden quickly grabs him and carries him off to the kitchen for ice cream.
Grace picks up the mask, staring at it for a moment, almost hypnotized by it. She snaps out of it and struggles to get back up on her feet. Just then Grant walks into the foyer from the sitting room, confused by his wife's tears. He helps her up. "Honey... Are you alright?", he asks, placing his hand on her shoulder.
"Yeah, I'm ok... I think...", Grace nods, wiping the tears from her face. She gives the mask another quick look before tossing it in the trash.Later that night...
Grace stands in the foyer of Aunt Arden's townhouse. She holds her sleepy son, squeezing him tight. This is the first time she'll ever be away from him for longer than a few hours since his birth. Arden hugs the pair as Grant takes his wife's bags to the town car. They exchange I love yous. She struggles, trying to hand her son over to her aunt. He pulls at his mother's coat, screaming. "Nooo, don't go! Mommy, don't go!!!", tears stream down his face as Arden struggles to hold him. She nods at Grace, indicating that it's time to go. She blows her screaming son a kiss and exits the house in tears. She meets Grant at the bottom of the stoop. They embrace, Grant wipes the tears from his wife's eyes. The pair are suddenly startled by the front door swinging open. It's Parker. Arden grabs a hold of him just before he's able to set one foot outside.
"I can't... I can't do this, Grant....", she shakes her head, bawling her eyes out.
He holds her closer. "You can and you will. I'll be here for a few more days to soften the blow. He'll be fine. You'll call him every day, write even... Gale and Dewey will be here with Tatum in a couple of days... don't worry...", he comforts her. "I gotta get over there and help... I love you so much! See you in a few days!", he kisses her on the lips, then the forehead before helping her into the car. As the car drives off she feels a deep guilt watching her screaming son at the door. Grant gives her a quick wave, then runs up the steps to comfort his wailing son. Grace sobs as the distance from her family grows.London Heathrow Airport: The Bar (Interior)
Grace sits at the airport bar, sipping on her martini, waiting for her red-eye flight to board. She watches as a pair of beautiful flight attendants walk past the bar, totally staring at her. She raises an eyebrow, then turns and looks down at the other end of the bar where she sees a woman that looks incredibly familiar to her. She stares for a moment until the woman catches her, then she looks down quickly. In the corner of her eye, she sees the woman get up and walk over to her. As she gets closer, the realization hits Grace like a ton of bricks. The mystery woman is Sidney Prescott. Wow, what are the odds?! Fucking unbelievable!, she thinks to herself.
"Hello there, I'm Sidney...", she smiles at Grace, extending her hand out.
Grace quickly interrupts, "I know! Oh my... The real Sidney... Wow... I'm Grace Valentine.", she is in total shock, completely starstruck shaking Sid's hand.
"I know... You're in my movie... Well, your movie... Based on my book.", she smiles, letting out a little nervous chuckle.
"Yes. Of course you know that.", Grace turns red from embarrassment.
"Gosh, you look like you've seen a ghost. It's ok...", she laughs again, this time awkwardly.
"I'm so sorry... I'm sure I'll be more relaxed after this cocktail.", she says as she downs the martini. She snaps her fingers at the bartender.
"Grace Valentine... Wow, what are you doing here? Vacation?", Sid asks.
"I live here, actually. Just going back to the states to do some promotional touring for... OUR film. I haven't done any interviews since my cameo last year in Stab...9?", she laughs nervously, "What about you? So insane seeing you here... of all people.", she asks, still amazed at this chance encounter.
"Stab 9, huh? Oh boy... That many?", Sid appears uncomfortable with the Stab talk.
"Stab... I know, right?... Well, the last two were kinda based on... MY life. Doing those two days of work in Stab 9 got 5 million for my charities.", she explains.
"I know. I was sad to hear about that... Hmmm... Charity is always good... I actually just finished the European leg of my book tour... I'm on my way to, where I assume you're heading, Woodsboro. The producers want me at the big premiere... Of course I was hesitant, naturally, but... at least I get to see my dad. That's worth it.", Sidney smiles.
"Well, I'm glad to finally meet you... Gale and Dewey have told me so much about you, I feel like I already know you. But, still... My god... Being the world famous, Oscar winning actress that I am, I don't think I've ever been quite so... starstruck.", she laughs.
"Same here... I was a big Family Ghouls fan back in the day.", they both laugh. "I really miss the Rileys...", Sid says.
"Me too, I rarely see them since anymore. They're actually coming here while I'm over there, isn't that wild? Hey, we should sit together on the plane. We can share more. I'd love to know more about you.", Grace suggests. Sid nods, smiling as she sips her drink.London Heathrow Airport: Interior
"Holy Shit! Was that Grace Valentine or am I just seeing things again?", the tall supermodel-esque, Australian flight attendant asks her friend.
Katrina Silvercrest (played by Jacinda Barrett, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057150/
"I'm positive that was her. I wonder if she's on our flight?", the other equally gorgeous, American flight attendant asks.
Marion Crawford (played by Rachel McAdams, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1046097/
"Duh! Aren't we the only ones flying across the pond at this hour?", Katrina rolls her eyes, yawning.
"Well, she could be on that flight to Spain...", Marion scoffs. Just then her phone rings. RESTRICTED. She pauses for a moment, then answers. "I'm about to board, please unblock your number and call back in about 20..."
"Hello, Marion... Where are you jetting off to right now? Going back home for a visit?", the creepy, familiar voice asks. This sends chills down Marion's spine. She quickly hangs up and turns off her phone, feeling uneasy.
"Who was it, love?", the other girl asks.
"Just some creep trying to scare me... He was using that stupid voice from those Stab movies...", she replies.
"No fuckin' way! I'm in LOVE with the Stab series! I seriously cannot wait to see the new one! I think it's coming out soon... Which is why I'm just a tad excited about the fact that Grace Valentine may actually be on our flight! I'm totally gonna pester her the entire way." Katrina laughs.
Suddenly, a man grabs Marion's waist from behind, pulling her backwards. She screams, startling the man back. It's just her ex-boyfriend who just so happens to be the federal air marshal on their flight.
Andrew Covington (played by Milo Ventamiglia, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0893257/
"You scared the shit outta me!", she slaps his arm. "God, Mare, I didn't mean to!", he shouts, rubbing his arm.
"Beat it, Andy!", Katrina bumps him with her shoulder, trying to come between the two.
He attempts a strange Cockney-like accent, "Ok, but only if you watch..." He laughs.
Katrina scoffs, then walks ahead of them trying to catch up with another flight attendant. "Hey K, slow your roll!", she yells.
Krissy Jacobs (played by Meagan Good, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0328709/
"Did you notice at the bar back there? We might be graced with the presence of a huge movie star tonight. Grace Valentine! I wonder if she's a diva like you?", Katrina informs her co-worker, laughing.
"Umm... who the hell is that?", Krissy asks, confused.
"Are you fucking kidding me? Hello! She was in the Stab movies, she also won a bunch of Oscars... She was almost killed... Twice! In real life!", the woman explains.
"Oh... Well, I don't really watch movies... or the news. I usually have better things to do with my free time...", Krissy makes a fist, shaking her wrist.
"Nasty... Have you met Andy back there? I think you'd both get along just great!", she laughs, nudging Krissy.
Krissy shakes her head as they both turn back and notice Andrew giving them the finger. Krissy scoffs and Katrina rolls her eyes. They both pick up their pace.
"Why aren't you talking to me, huh?", Andy asks Marion.
"Did you prank call me a minute ago?", she stops walking and asks, crossing her arms.
"No, why, what's going on?", he asks with a worried look on his face.
"Nothing... We're about to board.", she says as she rushes on down to Gate 20. Oceanic, Flight 223: Interior
The plane is virtually empty, roughly 30 people scattered about. Most of them already asleep, even through the turbulence. Grace and Sidney sit in first class together, swapping life stories. They are the only two there. Katrina yanks Marion over as she peers through the curtain separating the first class area.
Marion recognizes Sidney Prescott and her eyes grow wide. "Oh fuck!", she shouts. The pair of women turn to the curtain, startled, just as it closes. Katrina puts her hand over Marion's mouth. "I know!", she whispers excitedly.
Marion pulls her hand away. "No, this is not a good thing, Katrina... Did I ever tell you where I was from originally?", she asks.
"California, right?", Katrina gives the other girl a confused look.
"Yes... Woodsboro, California.", Marion explains, looking worried. "I was in middle school when the original murders happened. My parents moved to Maine shortly after that. They wanted to get as far away from that cursed town as possible. My mother was really close friends with Sidney's mother, Maureen... and my older brother still actually lives there... which is beyond stupid! Why anyone would ever WANT to live there, I'll never know...", she shakes her head at the thought.
"Oh my fucking god... No way! Why didn't you ever tell me?!", Katrina hits Marion on the shoulder.
"Because that shit totally freaks me out, so I try not to bring it up... Ever. I'm scared now... Wherever Sidney Prescott goes, people die. It's a fact... Your beloved Stab movies are the proof.", she says as her eyes shift around to every little noise on the plane.
"Jesus... We're on a fuckin' airplane, people don't get murdered this high off the ground! It's virtually impossible... Plus, your boyfriend is here and he's a goddamn air marshal! I don't get why you're making such a big deal, there's nothing to worry about!", she reassures her friend.
"I guess you're right...", the girl sighs.
"Well you know what? I just hit the Stab jackpot! This is a sign, Mare! I gotta get those autographs!", Katrina squals with excitement as she rushes over to the small closet housing their personal belongings. She pulls a book out of her big purse. It's Sidney's book. She shows it to Marion, "I told you... It's an omen! A really good one! So, stop worrying about nothing!"
Suddenly a hand snatches the book away, placing it on the nearest counter. "No...", the head flight attendant says, leering at Katrina. Marion smirks.
Carol Dangerfield (played by Cassandra Peterson, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005308/
The younger woman pouts at the older woman. "I think those ladies need their peanuts.", Carol orders, staring at Katrina.
"Nobody NEEDS peanuts...", she mumbles under her breath and rolls her eyes as she pushes the cart down the aisle to Sid & Grace.
Marion lets out a big yawn, prompting her to remember she has a can of redbull in her purse. She goes over to the closet. She digs inside her purse, but has no luck finding the drink. Instead she pulls out her cell phone and turns it back on. Suddenly it begins to ring, startling her. The piercing sound travels all the way up front to Sidney and Grace. They look at each other, then back at Marion. She mouths an apology to the pair and closes the curtain just as Katrina comes by with the cart.
Marion stares at the phone screen. RESTRICTED. Again. She answers it, not speaking. "Hello, Marion... I know you're there, I can see you!", the sinister voice says, laughing.
"What do you want from me?! Leave me the hell alone!", she whispers angrily.
"I want to play a little game, Marion.", he explains.
"Piss off!" *Click* She hangs the phone up.
Katrina comes bursting through the curtain, extremely excited. She waves the open book around for her friend to see. Two Stab celebrity signatures, she is stoked. "So your story checks out...", she says. Marion gives her a confused look. "I brought your name up and she says she remembers you and your family... She's coming back here to say hello... So hold this, I've gotta drop these kids off at the pool. Watch the front for me...", she says. The still frightened Marion just nods. "Alright, I'll be right back.", Katrina hands Marion the book and smiles, then passes through the curtain into the economy class section. Marion turns the book over, reading the title: Woodsboro: A Story Of Survival. She places it on the counter, sighing.
Sidney opens the curtains, startling the girl a bit. "Marion Crawford? Wow... I haven't seen you since... Well, it's been a long time. You look great.", she smiles, giving Marion a hug.
"Yes... It's been a long time, definitely.", the girl is obviously nervous, barely hugging back.
Sid takes notice. "So... are the restrooms this way?", she asks to get herself out of the awkward reunion.
"Yes, uh... all the way... in the back.", Marion stammers. Sid smiles and enters into the economy class section.
Marion's phone suddenly rings again, just as Carol comes back into the flight attendant station. "Hey, No...", she says, shaking her head at Marion. The girl hits the ignore button and slips the phone in her apron pocket. "Where's Katrina?", she asks.
Carol makes a sour face. "I'm always stuck doing everything around here...", she mumbles, frustrated as she slips though the first class curtain. Marion just shrugs and continues setting up the cart.
As she pushes the cart down the aisle in the economy class section Marion notices that Andrew isn't in his seat. The first thought to cross her mind is that the rumors are true... He IS cheating on her with Katrina. I bet they're mile high clubbing it right now, she thinks to herself. She shakes her head as she slowly approaches the restroom area. A passenger grabs at her suddenly, startling her. "I'm so sorry, sir... Uh, what can I get for you?", she smiles, still keeping her eyes on the restroom doors.
"Just a water bottle will suffice, thank you.", the handsome, young British man replies, smiling.
She hands him the bottle and smiles, then continues on her way to the restroom end of the plane. She sees that a couple of them are occupied. She suddenly becomes enraged. Just before she is about to pound furiously on the doors, her phone rings again. She quickly answers. "What the fuck do you want!?"
"Play a game with me or the Aussie dies!", he shouts. Marion is mortified as she can hear Katrina in the background being tortured. "Come down to the cargo hold, we're waiting..." *Click* Tears stream down Marion's face as she slowly makes her way into the bowels of the plane, all the way to the opposite end, right below the first class section. Thoughts of Casey Becker enter her mind, terrifying her even more. A sudden jolt of turbulence sends her tumbling down. She gets up quickly. She hears moaning coming from behind her. She is hesitant to turn around, but when she finally does she shrieks. Ghostface holds a knife to the duct taped Katrina, who is completely stripped down to her underwear. Marion reaches out to her, her eyes red and puffy from crying. "Are you ready to play, Marion?", he asks.
"Please, just let her go...", she breaks down.
"I will if you answer correctly... First question... Name the Stab killers that started it all!"
"No... I can't!"
"Come on... You're from Woodsboro, you should know this!"
"Fine!", he yells as he holds the knife up to Katrina's throat, pressing down.
"BILLY!!!... Billy Loomis... and, uh.... STU! Stu Macher!", Marion screams, confident in her answer.
"WRONG!", Ghostface screeches. Katrina shakes her head.
"NO! I was right! They were the killers! I grew up with them!", she screams in frustration.
"You missed one, so you lose! But, I'll let your Stab-freak friend here fill you in...", he says as he rips the duct tape from Katrina's mouth.
"ROMAN BRIDGER!!! He was the killer in Stab 3 and the mastermind behind it all! Sidney's half-brother she never knew! Please don't kill me, I got it right!", Katrina pleads for her life.
"Too late!", Ghostface says as he covers her mouth with his free hand and stabs her in the chest with the other. Marion screams in horror. Ghostface releases the dying Katrina, then moves behind a stack of crates and pulls out a bound and gagged Andrew, also stripped down to his underwear. Marion's eyes grow wide.
"Now for Round 2!"
"No... Andy!!! Please!", she begs.
"And if you're wondering why they're under-dressed, I found them like that...", the killer snickers.
Marion shakes her head, looking at Andy with hurt in her eyes. Andrew looks back at her with sorrow in his.
"You can give up this round... I can just do you a favor and kill him... It's your call..."
She looks at Andrew again, the man she gave her heart to. The man who's been sleeping with her best friend. She takes a moment to think of all of the times that he's cheated on her in the last 5 years of their relationship. Then she thinks of all of the good times. He's not a bad guy, just wrong. "What do you want?...", she asks, making up her mind.
"Love wins... How... sentimental. Here's the next question... Who is Sidney Prescott's book dedicated to?...", he asks.
"What?! That's not fair... How am I suppose to know..."
He cuts her off, "You have one minute to figure it out. You can go anywhere you need to, but you can't leave the plane!", he laughs at his own sick joke, "ONE minute! You tell anyone anything, he dies, understand?! Now GO!", he yells.
She races back to the cabin, then down the aisle to the other end of the plane, to the flight attendant station separating first and economy class. When she gets there, she frantically searches around for the book. Suddenly Krissy comes out from behind the first class curtain with the open book in her hand. "Have you read this? It's all very interesting...", she asks Marion. The frantic girl snatches the book away from her confused co-worker and flips though the front pages and spots it: "Dedicated to my mother, Maureen. My light and my darkness." She hands the book back to Krissy and rushes away. The confused girl scoffs, then watches as Marion disappears behind the curtains. "What the...? Ugh, freak...", she says, raising an eyebrow.
Marion races through the mechanical, baggage filled underbelly of the plane, finally reaching the impatient Ghostface and terrified Andy. "Her mother... Maureen Prescott!!!", she screams out.
Ghostface then looks at the imaginary watch on his wrist. "Sorry, you're out of time!", he lets out an evil laugh before stabbing Andy in the torso, repeatedly. Blood spurts out onto Marion. She screams and turns around quickly to run away. Halfway down the corridor Ghostface tackles her down. She begs for her life as he straddles her and stabs her in the shoulder, missing her heart.
She screams in pain. "But, I got it right! Please!!!", she pleads.
"Didn't your mother ever tell you never to trust a psycho with a knife?!", he angrily replies, choking her, crushing her throat. She makes a tight fist and slams him in the head, then pushes the dazed killer off. She gets up, rubbing her throat with one hand and cupping her bleeding shoulder with the other. She trips right at the steps, winded and in extreme pain, unable to scream. She crawls up the steps, she sees through the partially opened door, Krissy dancing around with headphones on and her eyes closed. She tries desperately to scream, but her throat is so smashed that she can barely breathe, let alone scream. Ghostface slowly creeps up behind her... and in a flash, he stabs her in the back. She coughs up blood as she tries to scream again, in vain. He pulls her back down into the depths of the plane just before Krissy opens her eyes. She notices the cargo hold door is open, so she slams it shut, not thinking anything of it. A hand falls on her shoulder and she's startled. It's Carol. "No...", she says as she yanks Krissy's headphones out of her ears. "This isn't a discotheque!", she wags her finger at the girl. "We're landing in ten, make the announcement.", she says shooing her away. Carol suddenly hears a faint noise that almost sounds like a scream come from the cargo hold. She shrugs it off as some random airplane sound, then makes her way back down the aisle, pushing her beverage cart and putting on a fake smile. "Please fasten your seat belts, we will begin our descent in just 10 minutes.", Krissy informs the passengers over the PA.Later on...
Krissy and Carol usher the last few people out of the plane, smiling and waving. As the last person exits, Carol's face instantly sours. "What the... Where the hell are those little bitches, huh?!", the furious flight attendant screams, looking at Krissy for an answer. The clueless girl just shrugs her shoulders and begins opening all of the overhead compartments. Carol rolls her eyes then joins her, opening the compartments angrily. They finally get to the last one when Carol notices what looks like blood dripping out of the bottom. Her eyes grow wide as she turns to Krissy. The clueless girl reaches for the latch, but is intercepted by Carol grabbing her wrist. "No...", she says with fear in her eyes. Krissy scoffs, then yanks herself free. She pulls the latch, releasing the compartment door. The two women scream in horror as Katrina's severed head falls out, landing at their feet. Her blood soaked hair draped over their brand new shoes.