Since Scream (1996) was originally sold as a franchise, they weren't pulling out of thin air when it came time for the second sequel. And while it had a few thrills and comedic moments, mostly thanks to Parker Posey, it had lost some of the soul. Maybe because Kevin Williamson turned screenwriting duties over to someone else. Maybe because Sydney Prescott had reduced screen time. Maybe because Courtney Cox's bangs were so darn distracting! In any event, Scream 3 wrapped up the trilogy but left the door open, literally, for more mayhem which we would see a decade later.
Scream 3 was filmed in Topanga, West Hollywood, Studio City, Silverlake, CA
Location: Cotton Weary's Townhouse
Address: 1136 N Harper Avenue, West Hollywood, CA
As he speeds toward his townhouse, he's heading south on Vine Street, between Franklin Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. The famous Capitol Records building is on the left.
Location: Sunrise Studios
Address: 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA CBS Studio Center
Location: Jennifer Jolie's House
Address: 3050 Runyon Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA
Location: The Replay Cafe
Address: 8607 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA
Location: John Milton's Office Building
Address: 2404 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Location: John Milton's House
Address: 1923 Micheltorena Street, Los Angeles, CA Canfield-Moreno Estate
On my most recent trip the gate was actually open since they were filming a movie but I couldn't get any further inside.
This was also Hillcrest Academy in Halloween: H20 (1998)
Locations Visited: November 2008, March 2016