* Hooray for Hollywood!: The movie opens with a shot of the Hollywood sign lit by a traffic chopper, and immediately we are aware of the fact this is a movie about movies; more so than it's predecessors.
* Respect for the Master: Roger Corman appears as a studio executive who seems to frown upon the exploitative nature of Stab 3, the film within the film. Fans of the work of Mr. Corman will no doubt get a chuckle from this.
* After all, Gale Weathers, you're such a complex character: Parker Posey as the ditsy, driven, crazed, Jennifer Jolie playing Gale Weathers in the Stab 3 film ... no doubt about it, Posey and Courtney Cox are a match made in Bitch Heaven!
* The Death of Sarah Darling: Killing off the irritating Jenny McCarthy early in the game was a good move. Much like the similarly irritating Drew Barrymore being knocked off in the first reel of Scream. I am sure that Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Barrymore are nice people, but, for whatever reason, I find them both nerve racking - I am pretty sure it's their speaking voices - just sayin' is all.
* Jay and Silent Bob's cameo appearance at the studio: Jay see's Gale on the studio lot and say's, "Holy shit, Silent Bob, it's that TV newschick Connie fucking Chung. Hey Connie, how's Maury?"
* Detective McDreamy: Patrick Dempsy as Detective Kincaid, the movie obsessed cop investigating the murders is a great character...right up to the big reveal, he's a prime suspect!
* A Job that suits her: Sidney (Neve Campbell) is hiding out in Monterey, California under an assumed name and works for a women's crisis hot line. Brilliant!
* The Killer's scripted clue: When the killer faxes a new script as to how the movie (and the killings) will progress...
*KA BOOM!!: ...and then blows up Jennifer's house.
* Randy's Back!: When the gang meets up with Randy's sister, they are given a video tape the dead hunk made just before he was killed - and from beyond the grave, Randy Meeker (Jamie Kennedy) continues his sage advice as to how you survive a horror film.
* The Hardy Girls: Jennifer and Gale team up to figure out who Sid's mother really was; the banter between the two of them is a riot...I wish someone would give Posey and Cox a sitcom!.
* Carrie Fisher!: As the studio archivist, and dead ringer for that actress who played in Star Wars, Fisher delivers one of the funniest lines in the film: " I was up for Princess Leia. I was this close. So, who gets it? The one who sleeps with George Lucas."
* Gee, but it's great to be back home: When Sid ends up on the set of Stab 3, she is pursued by the killer through a mock-up the house she lived in during the events of Scream. This scene reminded me of a similar moment in Wes Craven's New Nightmare.
*Milton's House of Fun: The film's climax is set in a sprawling Hollywood mansion that is filled with hidden passageways and secret rooms. I could not help thinking how much the house was reminiscent of Norma Desmond's palace from Sunset Blvd.
* The Secret to being Superhuman: When the Killer reveals his bullet proof vest, we finally understand how Michael Myers, Jason, and the rest of them keep on coming back for more!
* Is that the best you got, punk?! : Sid's reaction at the Killer's explanation as to why he's doing what he's doing is priceless - "God, why don't you stop your whining and get on with it, I've heard this shit before!"
*Art imitates life: In the end, the survivors go back to Sid's ranch house and Officer Dewey asks Gale Weathers to marry him ...everyone say it with me, "Awwwwwww"
*Letting in some fresh air, finally: In the final seconds of Scream III, we watch as a breeze blows open Sid's front door and we wait for the shocking ending, for the killer to reemerge brandishing his knife...and we continue to wait. But all we get is an idyllic setting, the sounds of wind-chimes, and the promise of a happy ending.