If this killer does come back and he’s for real, there are a few things that you gotta remember. Is this simply another sequel? Well if it is, same rules apply. But-here’s the critical thing-if you find yourself dealing with an unexpected back story and a preponderance of exposition, then the sequel rules DO NOT apply. Because you are not dealing with a sequel, you are dealing with the concluding chapter of a trilogy. 

Scream 3 (2000) dir. Wes Craven


There was, sort of an encroaching craziness on how it was put into motion by the studio. […] The third one, Columbine happened just before we were to start working on it, and understandably, the Weinsteins called us up and said, “we’re not sure we should do this,” you know. And there was this horrible controversy all over again of how horror films make kids do these things. Two years later, they find out these kids had horrible parents and all these other things, but people immediately point to horror films. Wes Craven via Fangoria’s Screamography