Frequently Asked Questions
Why can't you use Ghost Face in your movies right now?
Lots of people are still asking about this, so we will clarify again. We were the ONLY fan films on the internet that had permission from Fun World (the company that makes the Ghost Face mask) to use Ghost Face in our films. We did not have a contract with them, we had an agreement with them that we could use the mask as long as we don't use it to make a profit. Our original agreement with Fun World was for us to create Stab 4-7 and everything in between. Although we did not complete a version of Stab 7, a decade has passed since our agreement with FunWorld was created and now they have a new contract with SpyGlass which restricts them from giving us and any one else permission to use the Ghost Face mask in fan films. We have not had any sort of contact with SpyGlass, only with Fun World. Fun World asked ask not to move forward with the reboot of Stab using the Ghost Face mask to prevent issues with their contract with SpyGlass. There are TONS of other Scream fan films on the internet that use the Ghost Face mask without permission, some that have just as many views as we do. However, like our previous films, they remain on the internet because they were created before the new contract with SpyGlass. If you are planning on creating your own Scream fan film, you need to contact @RJTorbert on Twitter and ask for permission to use the mask, which will not be granted because of their contract with SpyGlass. So the simple answer here is, no one, not even low budget, non profit fan films, can use Ghost Face without permission from Fun World, which will not be granted due to their contract with SpyGlass. Hence us using a new mask for our next movie. Ghost Face is the intellectual property of Fun World, so they have the right to do with it as they please. We have had a wonderful working relationship with Fun World over the years, so we know this is nothing malicious. They simply can't give any one permission to use the mask right now. If you use the mask without permission, you run the risks of having your videos removed and lawsuits.
When are you making another Stab movie?
We are planning on doing a reboot of Stab. The coronavirus is preventing production from starting but production will begin when we have been cleared to do so. The script is already done.
Where can I buy your Ghostface costume/robe?
@screamrobes on instagram! They make the absolute BEST replica robes and they even offer a special StabMovies.com version!
What type of fabric do you use for your costume?
Truth is... we don't remember. We hunted the internet for fabric and bought the first thing we could find. A little advice though, if you want this fabric, search for black fabric with silver "lurex." That should help a little. Or buy a costume from @screamrobes on instagram!
What kind of knife do you film with? Where can I buy a replica Buck 120?
Stab 4 and Stab 5 were filmed using a *real* Buck Knife 119. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND FILMING WITH A REAL KNIFE EVER! Stab 6 and the rest our Stab films feature replica Buck Knife 120's donated to us by Pop's Props, who no longer creates these replicas. Stab 7 features the same replica knives and a dulled down, real Buck 120. If you're trying to find a replica Buck 120... use google!
What type of camera do you film with?
Stab 4 was filmed on a FLIP Mino and Stab 5 was filmed on a Sony Bloggie and the last version of the FLIP camera. Stab 6 and the Trifecta of Terror were filmed on a Veho Kuzo. Stab 7, the more recent short films and current productions are filmed on a Sony NEX-F3.
What editing program do you use?
Stab 4 and Stab 5 were edited with Sony Vegas 9. Stab 6 and the Trifecta of Terror were edited with Final Cut Pro X. Stab 7: KOTH and Stab 7 were edited in Sony Vegas 12 and 13. And all of our newer films are edited with VEGAS PRO 16 and now we've upgraded to VEGAS POST (which is basically VEGAS 17).
Where can I watch your movies?
You can watch all of our movies right here on our website and on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/stabmovies
Why can't we watch the first 3 Stab movies?
When we decided to start making our Stab movies, Scream 4 had not yet been released. Only rumors that in Scream 4's script we would learn that they are now up to Stab 7. Joshua Patrick Dudley decided to start making the Stab movies with Stab 4 because we had already seen the first Stab in SCREAM 2 and though we never saw the second or third Stab film, it was established in Scream 3 that Stab 3's production had been shut down. We skipped making the new Stab 3 "Hollywood Horror" simply because we didn't want to re-make Scream 3. So production began on Stab 4: Fresh Blood and continued.
Will you make Stab 1, 2 and 3?
Negative. At one point, we had launched The Stab Project, where our fans could complete the first three Stab films. Unfortunately, many teams didn't complete their scenes and the project was never completed. However, now that we are rebooting the series we are making the first Stab, but it does not follow the Sidney Prescott storyline.
Why are there Scream movies inside your Stab movies?
We're trying to create original, Stab/Scream-themed fan films that everyone can enjoy. One of our favorite aspects of these movies is that they play on the levels of reality. In Stab 4, the Stab movies were real movies, but in Stab 5, the Stab movies weren't real, the Scream movies were.... doesn't make much sense for a Stab movie... but we like to think we've created a whole new Stab universe where the Scream movies are like the Stab movies... based on "real" events.... does that make sense? Also, I often wonder if the Stab movies are called "Stab" inside the Stab movies, or if they are called something else. So us calling it "Scream" could also be the title of the Stab movie in the Stab movie. Confusing, huh?
Why doesn't your Stab 5 have time travel?
When we decided to start making our Stab movies, Scream 4 had not yet been released. It wasn't revealed until Scream 4 that Stab 5 contained time travel. Also, it's super cheesy, even for us, and not practical or affordable for us to do. Though we did love our unused idea of seeing different Ghost Face masks through the ages!
Can I buy your movies on DVD?
No. We make our movies for free online viewing! We spend our own money to make these movies for you to enjoy for free and we hope you do!
Can I be in your movies?
Maybe! We only cast actors over the age of 18 who can afford their travel expenses. Auditions are held about a year before production begins on each film and we normally churn out one film a year! Audition info can be found on the main page of this site when available.
Can I write your next movie?
Nope. Joshua will continue writing our films.
Who makes these movies?
Our films are made by two friends named Joshua Patrick Dudley and Rachel Alexandria Arnold. Joshua writes and creates everything and Rachel is right by his side to help make it all go smoothly. Joshua and Rachel work closely together on almost every aspect of making the films... and they do it all for your enjoyment!
Where do you film your movies?
We film mostly in Manchester, NH and Bedford, NH, U.S.A. But we have also shot in Hollywood, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsfield, MA, Hooksett, NH and Newmarket, NH.
Who makes your promotional poster art and website?
Joshua Patrick Dudley.
Can I use your videos or images for my productions?
No. Joshua Patrick Dudley worked very hard creating all of our media specifically for StabMovies.com and we do not allow others to use our media. Please do not use our media or steal our videos, images, logos or graphics for your own use.
Can you give me advice about filming my own Fan-Film?
Be prepared for the worst! Filming is a crazy process, nothing ever goes right the first time and if it does, something else will go wrong later! Make sure you have a solid script and actors who are committed to the project, who will actually show up when it's time to film! Plan out your shots and lighting before you get to the set! And take your time with the death scenes, they can be tricky... but a lot of fun to film! Good luck with your own films!
Will you read the script I wrote?
As much as we would love to hear all of your ideas, we simply don't have time to read other's scripts! We have movies to make! However, we do encourage you all to write! Writing is a great, fun experience!
How can I contact a Stab cast member?
Many of our stars have Twitter accounts or Facebook pages that we encourage you to "follow" and "like" to interact with our actors and actresses!