‘Scream’: Then and now
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 (6:16 p.m.)
The original Scream in 1996 was very much of its time, with a story that relied on current technology and copious pop-culture references. How have things changed 15 years later, as Scream 4 hits theaters?
Then: Victims ask “Who is this?” when they get menacing phone calls from the killer. Now: Everyone has caller ID.
Then: Movie-obsessed nerd Randy (Jamie Kennedy) works in a video store. Now: Randy would stream Netflix and spout his opinions on YouTube.
Then: Sid (Neve Campbell) jokes that Tori Spelling will end up playing her in the movie version of her life. Now: Spelling’s too old; luckily there are plenty of equally terrible actresses on the new version of 90210.
Then: The killer uses a novelty voice-changer to disguise his identity. Now: There’s an app for that.