How To Watch The Scream Movies Streaming

Ghostface in Scream
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More than a quarter-century after Wes Craven first took audiences to the quiet town of Woodsboro, California, in the landmark slasher film Scream, the popular horror franchise went back to where it all began with a new killer wearing the iconic Ghostface mask. And now that the fifth installment of the franchise is out, you probably want to know where you can watch all the Scream movies streaming.

Below is everything you need to know in order to watch five of the best horror movies of the past few decades, whether you stream them or decide to rent or buy them on Amazon Prime. Let's get this game started...

Scream (1996)

Wes Craven’s original Scream movie follows Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (David Arquette), and Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) as they try to track down and stop the vicious and mysterious killer known simply as Ghostface before he can claim even more victims in Woodsboro, a small California town that has become the center of a sensationalized media frenzy.

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Scream 2 (1997)

Just when Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers, and Dewey Riley thought their nightmare was over and they could move on with their lives, a copycat killer arrives on the scene and makes their presence known by claiming victims at a preview of Stab, a movie based on the events of the first film. With a new setting, a new killer, and even higher stakes, the heroes of Woodsboro appear to have met their match in Scream 2.

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Scream 3 (2000)

During the filming of the slasher film Stab 3, the terrifying masked killer returns and turns his attention to the cast, who are picked off one at a time in the order in which they die in the movie. In order to stop the new slasher from killing everyone on set, Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers (and her bangs), and Dewey Riley are forced to play their devious game and stop them once and for all in Scream 3.

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Scream 4 (2011)

Years after departing Woodsboro, Sidney Prescott returns as part of a tour for her new book about overcoming the trauma caused by Ghostface. But, in doing so, Sidney brings about the return of the mysterious killer who begins attacking those closest to her, including some new additions to the franchise, in Scream 4.

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Scream (2022)

A quarter-century after the first Ghostface wreaked havoc on the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new incarnation of the masked killer makes his presence known and begins attacking a new crop of targets. Little does he know, but original survivors Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers, and Dewey Riley are on his trail and ready to stop the terror once and for all.

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Now that you know how to watch the legendary franchise and encounter all the various incarnations of the Ghostface killer, you should give them all a watch and then compare your list with how we have the Scream movies ranked. And, after that, take a look at our detailed breakdown of all the horror movies coming out in 2022 and beyond.

Philip Sledge
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Philip grew up in Louisiana (not New Orleans) before moving to St. Louis after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. When he's not writing about movies or television, Philip can be found being chased by his three kids, telling his dogs to stop yelling at the mailman, or yelling about professional wrestling to his wife. If the stars properly align, he will talk about For Love Of The Game being the best baseball movie of all time.