Where are all of the 'Scream' movies streaming?

Before Ghostface takes on the Big Apple, catch up with a 'Scream' movies streaming marathon. Here's what to watch the whole horror franchise

Where are the 'Scream' movies streaming? Pictured: Neve Campbell, star of the 'Scream' film franchise
(Image credit: Dimension Films/Courtesy Everett Collection)

That new sequel trailer's got us thinking one thing: where are all of the Scream movies streaming? 

Yes, seeing as how we love spooky stuff no matter the time of year (if our recent obsessions with all things M3GAN and Wednesday are any proof), it's no surprise that we're excited about the upcoming Scream VI, which sees Ghostface trading in the franchise's usual setting of Woodsboro, California, for New York, New York. 

But before we can see what Ghostface & co. get up to in the City That Never Sleeps, we think it's high time to revisit one of our favorite scariest movie series. Here's all the streaming info you need to watch the first five Scream movies at home. 

Where are all of the 'Scream' movies streaming?

The majority of the Scream movies can be streamed on Paramount Plus, which means you're going to need a subscription plan if you want to watch them.

Regular Paramount Plus plans include the ad-supported Essentials plan ($4.99 per month, or $4.17 per month with annual billing), and the commercial-free Premium Plan ($9.99 monthly, or $8.33 per month with annual billing).

However, you're going to need the Paramount Plus with Showtime bundle to access the original Scream trilogy on the platform, priced at $11.99 per month with the Essentials plan or $14.99 per month with the Premium subscription. 

1. 'Scream' (1996)

Stream: Paramount Plus
Rent/buy:
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube

The original Scream introduced us to the core trio of the series—Neve Campbell as Sidney Prescott, Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers, and David Arquette as Dewey Riley—their Ghostface-stalked world of Woodsboro, and the franchise's signature tongue-in-cheek take on classic slasher tropes. 

2. 'Scream 2' (1997)

Stream: Paramount Plus
Rent/buy: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube

The sequel sees Sidney Prescott move from Woodsboro to attend the fictional Windsor College in Ohio but despite the much-welcome distance from her crime-addled hometown, those pesky knife-wielding wackos show up yet again to ruin her semester. And as we've now come to expect from a Scream movie, the cast is jam-packed with '90s icons from Sarah Michelle Gellar to Jada Pinkett Smith. 

3. 'Scream 3' (2000)

Stream: Paramount Plus
Rent/buy: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube

Come for the self-referential jokes, stay for Gail Weathers' truly unhinged baby bangs. In the last of the original trilogy series, Sidney, Dewey and Gail get entangled in the film production of Stab 3—yes, a very meta Woodsboro Murders-inspired horror franchise. As usual, we've got major Prescott family drama and period-perfect cameos from the likes of Parker Posey and Jenny McCarthy. 

4. 'Scream 4' (2011)

Stream: Netflix
Rent/buy:
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube

Reviving the franchise more than a decade after Scream 3, the fourth film finds us and Sidney Prescott back in Woodsboro on the fifteenth anniversary of Billy and Stu's killing spree, with a whole host of new high schoolers (Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin, to name a few) as potential victims and murder suspects. 

5. Scream (2022)

Stream: Paramount Plus
Rent/buy: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube

The most recent addition to the Scream universe may be a relaunch of the franchise, but don't worry: Campbell, Cox and Arquette are all back to reprise their roles as Woodboro's legacy survivors, joining fresh faces like In the Heights' Melissa Barrera, Wednesday's Jenna Ortega and The Boys' Jack Quaid, who portray a new group of youngins being targeted by good ol' Ghostface.  

Watch the 'Scream 6' trailer:

Mark your calendars! The sixth entry into the Scream series will hit theaters on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 


More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York


When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.