Scream Movies In Order [What Order Do The Scream Movies Go In]

Scream is an American Horror media franchise that tells the story of a psychopath killer who wears a ghost face mask and calls his every victim before killing them. Here is the list of all Scream movies in order of release

  1. Scream (1996)
  2. Scream 2 (1997)
  3. Scream 3 (2000)
  4. Scream 4 (2011)
  5. Scream 5 (2022) – Announced

About Scream Movie Series

Based upon a real-life of Gainesville Ripper’s story, the first installment of the Scream series was released in 1996. the movie had a perfect blend of humor and horror because of which the movie become a critical and commercial hit. The popularity of the ghost killer in the first film made the way for three more sequels and a Television series.

Scream Movies In Order: What order do I watch scream in?

Psychopath who once killed Sidney’s mother is now again hunting people of Woodsboro and he is here to kill Sidney

How Many Scream Movies Are There?

There are currently four scream movies that star Neve Campbell in the role of Sidney and tells the story of various incidents in which a psychopath killer returns to Woodsboro and tries to kill Sidney.

Are Scream Movies Connected?

All the Scream movies are based on the same storyline and tell the story from the first incident of killing in Woodboro. Hence every scream movie is connected and picks the story from the end of the previous film.

Do you have to watch scream in order?

It’s perfectly fine to watch Scream movies as standalone but all the Scream movies follow the same storyline and if you want to understand the story this is extremely important to watch scream movies in order. Besides the series involves jumps and previous plot references which will make no sense if you haven’t watched the previous films.

What order do I watch scream in?

The order of Scream movies is very simple and straightforward, the series doesn’t have any prequel films. The best order to watch Scream movies is to watch them in order of release. Here is the list of all Scream movies in order of release

Scream (1996)

  • Director: Wes Craven 
  • Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich
  • Written By: Kevin Williamson, Wes Craven
  • Runtime: 111 minutes

Scream 2 (1997)

  • Director: Wes Craven 
  • Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Written By: Kevin Williamson, Wes Craven
  • Runtime: 120 minutes

Scream 3 (2000)

  • Director: Wes Craven 
  • Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber
  • Written By: Ehren Kruger, Wes Craven, Laeta Kalogridis
  • Runtime: 116 minutes

Scream 4 (2011)

  • Director: Wes Craven 
  • Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale
  • Written By: Kevin Williamson
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
Scream (1996) first movie on the list of all Scream movies in order of release

Scream (1996)

Casey gets a call from a psychopath killer who asks questions Casey about Horror films further, the psychopath kills Casey and her boyfriends very brutally. In Casey’s School, Sidney learns about the incident and starts to remember her Mom as she was also killed the same way.

At night when Sidney is alone at home, The psychopath killer with a ghost face mask calls Sidney and starts to question Horror films. When the killer attacks Sidney she manages to lock herself in a room. After the incident, Billy(Sidney’s boyfriend) comes home back but Sidney thinks that Billy is the killer and calls the police to arrest him.

Scream 2 (1997) second movie on the list of all Scream movies in order of release

Scream 2 (1997)

The movie sets after two years of the incident in the previous film, Everybody is calling and pranking Sidney and she is very disturbed. Phil and Maureen go to watch the film named Stab which is made based on the psychopath incident and gets killed in the cinema hall.

After the incident everyone starts to question Sidney and disturbed by all this, Sidney decides to go to a party where everyone is present except Cici. At night, Cici gets a call from a psychopath killer who starts to ask her some unusual questions. Further, the killer kills Cici and again tries to attack Sidney.

Scream 3 (2000) third movie on the list of all Scream movies in order of release

Scream 3 (2000)

After the incident in the previous film, Cotten has become a star and hosts a successful show named “100% Cotten”. At night Cotten gets a call who asks him about Sidney or else he will kill his girlfriend. further, Cotten’s girlfriend, Kristen, and Cotten get killed. Once again the psychopath killer has come back and again Sidney is the target.

Sidney lives currently in a small town of California with a new Identity and works in women crisis counseling service. Sidney when learns about Cotten’s death again starts to feel disturbed as she might again be attacked.

Scream 4 (2011) first movie on the list of all Scream movies in order of release

Scream 4 (2011)

Jenny and Marnie are watching trailer of new film “Stab 7” to scare her friend, Jenny calls Marnie and talks in the same way the ghost face talks but after a while both of them gets killed. After many years of the Woodsboro incident, some is trying to repeat it.

Dewey, the sheriff of the town starts to investigate on the double murder case, upon tracking Jenny’s phone, Dewey reaches to a car’s trunk where he find Sidney’s new book with blood on it. After 10 years of the incident, Sidney has come back to Woodsboro for signing of her new book.

Scream 5 (2022) – Is there gonna be a Scream 5?

The fifth installment in this series has been announced by the creators and is expected to be released in the year 2022, the production of the Movie is in the process.

List of all Scream Movies and Television series in Order of release

In addition to four feature films and one set for release in 2022, scream franchise also produced a Television series that has three seasons and explore the story of scream further. If you want to add Scream Television series in your watch list the, here is the list of complete scream franchise in order to watch

  • Scream (1996)
  • Scream 2 (1997)
  • Scream 3 (2000)
  • Scream 4 (2011)
  • Scream (TV series with three-season)
  • Scream 5 (2022) – Set to release in 2022

Which one is the best Scream movie?

Scream franchise is one of the popular horror franchises known for the horrific and comedy scenes in the films. There are four blockbuster scream movies but out of all scream films, which one is best? Here in this section of the article, I have ranked all Scream movies from worst to best based on audience ratings on IMDb.

Scream MoviesRatings on IMDb
Scream 3 (2000)5.6/10
Scream 4 (2011)6.1/10
Scream 2 (1997)6.2/10
Scream (1996)7.2/10

Other Popular Horror Franchises To Binge Watch


With the fifth Installment under production, the Scream movie series is known to be one of the most influential horror movie series Ever made and tells the story of a Psychopath killer.

If you are looking for some horror franchise that will make you a perfect binge-watch then the scream series is the best option. Here is this article we have the list of all scream movies in order of release aka, the order which you need to follow.

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