Scream 4: A New Beginning

Sidney was glad she moved into the city. She felt safer there, her friends living close by, and now that she was married to Detective Kincaid, well, things just seemed quieter. Her life as an online computer consultant for a $15 million dollar computer firm suited her fine. Sure, her "stalker" was gone, "Ghostface" as she had come to know him was dead and buried, never to haunt her again, however, she just couldn't get an eerie feeling out of her mind that something was not right. She shrugged it off and chalked it up to nerves concerning her new job and went right back to work. She discovered another hacker had tried to access the company's mainframe, and she decided to call them right then and there..


Martha Meeks looked in the mirror and couldn't help but be proud of herself. Her brother had died 3 years ago, and she wasn't sure if she was ever going to be able to get past that, but she had done that and in surprising fashion. Martha had just graduated high school and was eager to acquire her first job, and the job she wanted was one that Randy would have heartily approved of. Ever since she had watched the tapes her brother had made shortly before his untimely demise, she had become absolutely engrossed with the idea of being a director. Not a film director, mind you, but a television director. She wanted that more than life itself. She finished preparing herself for a day of job-hunting, and headed downstairs. She told her mother that she was driving into the city and would return later in the day, hopefully with good news. Martha's mother wished her well, and Martha bade her goodbye.

Martha walked to her car, opened the door, got in and turned on the radio. She saw the CD in the CD player and remembered that her brother had made an audio CD for her ears only. She popped in the CD, and as she started up the car and pulled out of the driveway, she was stunned at what she heard..

Hello there, Martha. I know you have no idea who this is, but suffice to say, your brother's voice has now been completely silenced, wouldn't you say?

The evil gravely voice paused to let out a chuckle and Martha felt a chill crawl up her spine. She was halfway tempted to yank out the CD, snap it in two and throw it out the window, but she decided against it. She was curious and scared, all at once. She wanted to know what this "person" wanted and yet she was terrified to find the answer just the same. She listened further to the "voice" as the car turned onto the highway, and sped into the city..

You know, Martha, I have been watching you for some time now. I am amazed how quickly you've recovered from your brother's demise. I wanted you to be the first to know that the game I began with Sydney is far, far, from over!

The shrill impact of that statement caused Martha to jerk the wheel suddenly, and she swerved momentarily into the second lane of traffic beside her. She quickly regained her composure and the voice droned on...

Whoa there, speedster, you need to watch the road! I gotcha didn't I? Well, the game's just started and I promise you this: you and Sydney Prescott will experience the ultimate horror I assure you!

Again, the startling statement caused Martha to lose control of the car momentarily. Martha pulled the car to the side of the highway, away from the traffic. Now she was shaking uncontrollably. She couldn't seem to calm herself down. Oddly, the CD stopped and popped out of the CD player. Martha took it and tossed it out of the window. Martha did her best to regain her composure again, and then started down the highway again. She was nearing a sign that said "downtown Chicago" and so she moved the car into that lane. As she maneuvered the car in that direction, her cell phone rang..

Martha: Hello?
Caller: Hiya Martha, it's me Sydney!
Martha: (sighing) Oh, hi, Sydney, how's things?
Caller: Oh, things are absolutely great! Mark and I are just peachy!
Martha: Good to hear, Sydney. Boy, you would not believe the day I've had!
Caller: (changing back to his original masked voice) Oh, I think I can take a "stab" at guessing!

Martha immediately recognized that voice! It was the same voice from the CD! Martha immediately hung up the phone and threw it down on the seat. She was terrified now. The phone rang again, and it caused Martha to jump in her seat, causing the car to veer slightly onto the sidewalk. She slowly and methodically picked up the phone, answered the phone and then bristled when she heard the voice on the other end of the line...

Caller: You know, Martha, it really, really, pisses me off when people do that! You bung up on me and I wasn't finished speaking yet! I wanted you to know that Randy says hello and that he told me he wants you to visit him real soon!

At that precise moment, Martha heard a "swoosh" noise behind her, and she looked in the rear-view mirror and saw Ghostface! He was swinging a knife in her direction. She leaped from the car and began running down the street. She ran into a nearby store and Ghostface followed. A security guard tried to stop him but became victim #1 instead. Martha continued to run through the large store, which was connected to a large mall. She dashed through an entranceway to the mall, yelling for help. Two more security guards came to her and she pointed behind herself, towards the store. The guards looked but Ghostface was nowhere to be seen. The two guards returned to Martha's side after they had checked the store and had found nothing! Martha told them that this "killer" had stabbed another guard. They radioed the missing guard and received no answer. They explained to Martha that the man who was missing often disappeared for hours at a time and that it was nothing to worry about, but Martha was worried, very worried.