Stab 3: Hollywood Horror (2001)

The Story of Stab 3: Hollywood Horror

Out of (minor) respect for the victims, Sunrise Studios took a couple of years off before greenlighting a new take on Stab 3, which of course was based on Gale Weathers’ most recent tome. Having initially sat out the third film, franchise vet Robert Rodriguez ended up returning once more.

Official Stab posters seen at the official Scream VI Experience event in Los Angeles (themselves created for Scream VI) indicate that a fictional musician named Dante Paltrow wrote the score for Stab and Stab 2 before actual flesh-and-blood Earth composer Marco Beltrami stepped in to contribute music to Stab 3. That would make Beltrami the only individual we’re aware of who has worked on both the actual Scream franchise and its fictional movie-within-a-movie counterpart.

We don’t get a look at this version of Stab 3, but a poster that’s visible during Scream 4 indicates that it had a HUGE supporting cast, also including Rutger Hauer, Elizabeth Banks, Balthazar Getty, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, and Will Smith.

Meanwhile, we have to guess that there is some pretty intense interest in seeing any footage Roman Bridger shot of the first version of Stab 3, before he murdered his producer and his entire cast and then was killed himself. Did Sunrise ever consider doing a “tasteful” release of this in some form?

Sidney Prescott, traumatized by the brutal murders of her almost all of her closest friends, has left her hometown of Woodsboro and is working as a crisis intervention counselor, via the phone from the safe seclusion of her home in an unknown area of Northern California.

Meanwhile, "Stab," the movie based on the novel "The Woodsboro Murders" by Gale Weathers, is spawning a series of successful horror films, and as Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro is being filmed in Los Angeles, a lunatic has gotten his hands on a copy of the script, and is murdering the characters in the same order that they die in the movie. But predicting who will die next is not as simple as it might seem, since the producers have circulated three different screenplays, with 3 different endings.

The third installment also brings back fan-favorite Dewey Riley, who is working for Sunrise Studio's production of Stab 3, a special cameo from long lost friend Randy and a woman who gives Gale Weathers a run for her money, Jennifer Jolie. This film is based on "actual" events.

Fun Facts

FUN FACT #1 No actual information about this film is known, except that it would have followed similar events to Scream 3.

FUN FACT #2 This film was based on the Gale Weathers' book "Hollywood Horror: The True Story of Stab 3."

Cast and Crew


Tori Spelling  as  Sidney Prescott
Elizabeth Banks  as  Gale Weathers
David Schwimmer  as  Dewey Riley
Craig Bierko  as  Cotton Weary
Christopher Speed  as  Randy Meeks
Rutger Hauer  as  Unknown
Balthazar Getty  as  Unknown
Charlize Theron  as  Unknown
Jennifer Aniston  as  Unknown
Will Smith  as  Unknown
Roger Jackson  as  Ghost Face


Directed By
Robert Rodriquez

Written By
Will Kennison

Music By
Marco Beltrami

Produced By
Don Crosby
Bill Birch
Floyd Malone
Fred Rifkin