Kevin Williamson, the writer behind much of the Scream franchise and EP of the upcoming film, explains why Randy had to die in Scream 2.
Screenwriter Kevin Williamson has revealed details behind Randy’s death in Scream 2. Released in 1997, Scream 2 is the sequel to the hugely popular slasher film, Scream. Helmed by returning director Wes Craven, the sequel takes place two years after the events of the first installment, once again following the character of Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell). Now a college student, Sidney and her peers must evade a copycat killer who has taken up the guise of Ghostface. Like its predecessor, Scream 2 frequently satirizes the slasher genre while also highlighting the common clichés of sequels.
In addition to Campbell, a number of Scream cast members returned to reprise their roles in part two, including David Arquette as Detective Dewey Riley, Courteney Cox as reporter Gale Weathers, and Liev Schreiber as exonerated criminal Cotton Weary. Jamie Kennedy returned as the doomed Randy Meeks, another Woodsboro survivor. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurie Metcalf, Jada Pinkett, Timothy Olyphant, and Jerry O’Connell also joined for the sequel.