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Stab 2
Stab 2 film poster
"The Murder Continues"
Directed by Jerry Rapp: continuity error — the trilogy was directed by Robert Rodriguez
Produced by Don Crosby
Bill Birch
Floyd Malone
Fred Rifkin
John Milton
Jerry Rapp
Written by Will Kennison

Based on the novel College Terror by Gale Weathers

Music by Dante Paltrow
Distributed by Sunrise Studios
Release date(s) 1999
Running time 120 Minutes
Language English
Gross revenue
Preceded by Stab
Followed by Cancelled Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro (2000 film)
Stab 3: Hollywood Horror

Stab 2 (1999 Scream-universe film release) was the second entry in the film-within-a-film series Stab, based on the novel College Terror (1998) by Gale Weathers. The film serves as a loosely based, in-universe retelling of Scream 2 (1997 film, set in 1998).

The film never showed up officialy in the saga. In Scream 3 (2000 film) there is a DVD Bonus recreating the trailer, and some posters of Stab 2 can be seen at John Milton's office and house. The characters also reference Randy's disappointing death scene, which sparked some backlash with the fans.


Sidney Prescott (Tori Spelling) is now at college trying to put her horrifying past behind her, but when history repeats itself, Sidney and her Stab friends must survive dozens of twists and turns, that never let you catch your breath. Randy Meeks meets his end in the film.

Meanwhile, Stab movie romance couple, Gale (Lori Thomas; continuity error — supposedly portrayed by Jennifer Jolie in the original trilogy) and Dewey Riley (David Schwimmer; continuity error — portrayed by an unidentified actor in Stab 2 trailer) now having been married since shortly after the end of Stab (1997 film set in 1996), must also try to find the killer before it's too late.

Known cast


Executive Producers:







  • Two different people are credited with directing Stab 2.
    • Tom Fletcher - Who is credited on the original Stab 2 poster seen in Scream 3.
    • Robert Rodriguez - Who is credited on the remade Stab 2 poster seen in Scream VI.
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  1. Or unknown (unidentified) actor according to Stab 2 trailer (from Scream 3 DVD Bonus).
  2. Or Lori Thomas (according to Stab 2 trailer from Scream 3 DVD Bonus).
  3. Or Joey Garfield (according to Stab 2 trailer from Scream 3 DVD Bonus).
  4. Or Michael Neithardt (according to Stab 2 trailer from Scream 3 DVD Bonus).