Scream film Scream is the first film in the Scream series. One year prior to the events of the film, Maureen Prescott is brutally raped and murdered, apparently by Cotton Weary. During the film, the fictional town of Woodsboro is again attacked by a murderer, who particularly targets Sidney Prescott, Maureen's daughter.
Deputy Sheriff Dewey Riley investigates the murders, while news reporter Gale Weathers follows the story. The killer is revealed as both Billy and Stu, who admit to having killed Maureen and framed Cotton for the act. Sidney then kills them both. Portrayed by Skeet Ulrich Appeared in: Scream Billy Loomis is a Woodsboro teenager, the boyfriend of Sidney Prescott and an avid fan of horror films.
Following a series of murders, Billy becomes a suspect when he is found at Sidney's house with a cellphone shortly after she is taunted on the phone and attacked by a masked killer. Evidence is discovered that points to other characters, and Billy is removed as a suspect. During a party at Stu Macher's home, Billy and Sidney are reconciled and have sex, before Billy is stabbed by Ghostface. Later after a series of attacks, Billy is revealed to be alive and tries to help Sidney, obtaining in the process a gun which he then uses to shoot Randy Meeks.
Billy then reveals himself to be the killer, having feigning the injury in the first place, with Stu confessing to be Billy's accomplice. The pair also admit having murdered Sidney's mother, Maureen Prescott, one year previously, after she had had an affair with Billy's father, causing Billy's mother to "abandon" him.
With help from Gale, Sidney manages to kill both Billy and Stu. Walls was instead cast in the minor role of Steve Orth. After receiving a taunting and threatening phone call, she is ordered to answer horror film trivia questions to save the life of her boyfriend, Steve.
When she answers incorrectly, Steve is disemboweled and she is asked another question to save her own life. When she refuses to answer, Ghostface chases her down and kills her, leaving her hanged from a tree and disemboweled. She was originally signed to play the role of Sidney after reading the script and approaching the production team herself, but her schedule eventually meant that she no longer had time to fill the role, and she volunteered for the smaller part of Casey Becker.
When she is initially stabbed in the chest by Ghostface, Craven insisted that he had only been able to make one successful take of the scene, so that no substitution was possible; he was, in fact, lying. The scene in which her corpse is hung from a tree and disemboweled was heavily edited: Craven was forced to remove all still shots of the body, and the scene itself was sped up to reduce its time on screen.
He was identified by Sidney, who found her mother's body after seeing someone she believed to be Cotton leaving her home. In Scream it is revealed that Maureen was having an affair with Cotton before she was murdered by Billy Loomis and Stu Macher, who then planted evidence to frame Cotton. He later saves Sidney when she is about to be murdered by Mrs.
Loomis, one of the Ghostface killers in Scream 2. He and his girlfriend Christine are attacked by the latest Ghostface, who demands to know the whereabouts of Sidney Prescott after she goes into hiding. When Cotton refuses to tell, Ghostface kills him.
Loomis kills Derek and Hallie, she intends to frame Cotton for the recent murder spree, but he attacks and stabs her to death. He then tries to take revenge on Sidney for his false imprisonment, noting that the evidence points to him being an innocent victim. He and Sidney stab each other, but their fates have not been revealed.