“Scream 2” screenwriter Kevin Williamson, who originated the franchise, expressed regret at writing off Jamie Kennedy’s character Randy, who succumbed to Ghostface in the sequel. Cinephile Randy made a posthumous video appearance in “Scream 3” with sister Martha (Heather Matarazzo) assisting Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey (David Arquette), and Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) to track down the new serial killer in Los Angeles.
For the 25th anniversary of “Scream 2,” Williamson opened up about the sequel writing process and why he chose Randy to kick the bucket.
“I thought if you kill someone really important to the audience in the middle, it just ups the stakes,” Williamson told Entertainment Weekly. “Everything’s off the table. I knew we weren’t going to kill Sidney, I knew we weren’t going to kill Gale or Dewey.