Sunrise Studios

Sunrise Studios is the fictinal studio in the Scream movies that produces that Stab movies. 
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"The legendary Sunrise Studios defines genres and invents trends."
-- Hollywood Informer, 1996.

Welcome to the award-winning Sunrise Studios, the world leader in cutting-edge entertainment for over thirty years. The seeds of the Studio were planted in 1959, when an aspiring producer, Don Crosby, teamed up with a young story editor, Don Gordon, to make their first film, It Walked From The Waves, for a mere $12,000. Over the next three decades, Crosby and the late Gordon (d. 1996) became known as "The Two Dons" and Sunrise Studios has grown from a fledgling independent production company into a Hollywood institution. With distribution to over 200 countries, a prolific production slate with over 35 films per year, and a library of over 500 titles, Sunrise Studios is one of the worldís most profitable film studios in cinematic history.

 As the industry vangaurd, Sunrise has never been afraid of taking risks to bring you the finest in action-adventure, science-fiction, fantasy, comady, drama, and horror.

While many fans may know Sunrise as the studio that brought the Stab series (Stab 3 coming soon!) to the screen, Sunrise Studios is much, much more. It was on Sunrise's Stage 2, the building that once housed the old Fox Studio's Writer's Building, that a young Touch Derring rescued a damsel in distress from a grotesque monster in The Creature With Seven Arms. The lovely Sharon Vaughn found a cure for her schizophrenia and love in Who Said That? on Stage 4's notorious hospital set. And who doesn't remember bombshell Mimi Patterson's famous blood-curdling scream from the roof of The First House on the Right, a set that still exists today on our back lot.

Housed in the old Fox Studios lot on Western Boulevard, Sunrise Studios has established itself as a force in the film industry with an impressive, varied body of work. Starting with the defining It Walked From the Waves, the company became the leader in edgy, counter-culture cinema. Later classics like Tailpipe, Powder Alley, Is Somebody There?, Frankenpimp, Who Said That?, Amazombies and There's Something About Carrie were all pioneer films that defined their respective genres. The company went on to look to independent American filmmakers for more, edgy new work, like talented African-American director Lionel Washington and his debut Gimme Some!.

"The Sunrise School" has evolved into an alternative filmmaking institute whose graduates are now powerful filmmakers with blockbuster credits throughout the industry. The one and only Bronson Bohrer got his first break shooting the biker-thriller Angel Abduction on for the Two Dons in 1967. Dante Paltrow, the Oscar-winning composer, worked in the Sunrise mailroom before getting a chance to score the cult hit Is Somebody There? And of course, Sunrise Studios remains the home of the dynamic horror team of splatter producer extraordinaire John Milton and scream-inducing director Fred Rifkin. Their resume of countless hit movies includes the smash Stab series.

Through the years, the maverick Sunrise Studios has changed with the times and redefined industry standards. Its upcoming slate of theatrical releases and DVD-direct films are no exception. With Stab 3 coming to theaters near you and with Stab 2: Director's cut, Stab: Back In the Back, and Stab 2: Behind the Scenes hitting DVD shelves, the future is bright for Sunrise fans.

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Sunrise Studios is the Hollywood location where several murders in Scream 3 took place, as well as the birthplace of Roman Bridger, Maureen Prescott's illegitimate son. At that time, Maureen used the stage name Rina Reynolds. The former Sunrise Studios website can be seen on the bonus content of The Scream Box set.


Films created at Sunrise Studios



  • It Walked From The Waves (1960)
  • The Creature With Seven Arms (1961)
  • Where Are You, Doc Holiday? (1961)
  • The Bombshell-ter (1963)
  • Zombie Martians From Deep Outer Space (1963)
  • Nightcrawlers (1964)
  • Cellblock of the Amazons (1965)
  • Revenge of Hell's Belles (1965)
  • Angel Abduction (1967)
  • Tailpipe (1967)
  • Powder Alley (1969)


  • Opium Den (1970)
  • The Path to Gold (1970)
  • Midnight Snacks (1971)
  • Is Somebody There? (1972)
  • Shutout! (1973)
  • The First House on the Right (1974)
  • Who Said That? (1974)
  • Amazombies (1975)
  • Creature From The San Andreas Fault (1975)
  • Frankenpimp (1975)
  • Space Psycho (1976)
  • Deathworld (1977)
  • Don't Go Downstairs (1977
  • I Peel Off Your Skin (1978)
  • Don't Go Downstairs Again (1979)


  • Never Go Downstairs (1980)
  • Leech Lake (1982)
  • Electric Eel 2: The Slithering (1983)
  • Kentucky Barnes and The Lost Map of Machupichu (1985)
  • Colombian Necktie (1986)
  • Gimme Some! (1986)
  • The Butcher, The Baker, and the Candlestick Killer (1987)
  • We're Gonna Take A Ride (1987)
  • Dr. Jugular (1988)


  • Bloodthirsty Vampires From Deep Outer Space (1991)
  • Erotic Illusions (1991)
  • Ice Scream Truck (1992)
  • Lethal Passion (1993)
  • Goin' Postal (1995)
  • Real Estate Agent of Death (1996)
  • Special Ed (1996)
  • Hacker (1997)
  • Stab (1998)
  • The Boxcutter (1998)
  • There's Something About Carrie (1998)
  • Stab 2 (1999)


  • Apocalypse 2000 (2000)
  • Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro (2000) - CANCELLED PRODUCTION
  • Mosquitoes Take Manhattan (2000)
  • Raise Da Roof (2000)
  • The Legend of Slim Carter (2000)
  • Voodoo Club (2000)
  • Stab 3: Hollywood Horror (2006)
  • Stab 4 (2007)
  • Stab 5 (2008)
  • Stab 6: Ghostface Returns (2009)


  • Stab 7: Knife of the Hunter (2010)


  • Stab (2020)



Known Employees

  • Don Gordon - Co-Founder, Former Chairman (Deceased)
  • Don Crosby - Co-Founder, Chairman 
  • Bill Birch - Current President
  • Cody Carlson - Intern of the Month
  • Steve Carter - Executive Story Editor
  • Helen Combs - Story Editor
  • Sandy Day - Director of Production
  • Anita Dreyer - Director, Creative & Media
  • Vernon Duke - Head of Security
  • Frank Fenton - Props Manager
  • Dave Greenfield - Transportation
  • Virginia Grey - Creative Executive
  • James Kern - Studio Operations
  • Ira Krane - President of Worldwide Productions
  • Roland F. Lake - CFO/Legal
  • Natasha Lee - Assistant to Bill Birch
  • Floyd Malone - Senior Vice President of Production
  • Roberta Marquez - Administration
  • Ralph McGinnis - Maintenance
  • Lynn McKay - Assistant to Don Crosby
  • John Milton - Producer (Deceased)
  • Gwen Moran - Human Resources
  • Karim Patel - Sound Stage Manager
  • Arnie Reisner - Senior Vice President of Post Production
  • Heather Rice - Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Distribution
  • Tony Slate - Woodshop
  • Martin Stevens - Commissary
  • Bianca Burnette - Head of Archives
  • Hank Loomis - Legal (Former)