The surviving members of the cast from Scream 2
end up going to Hollywood, finding themselves in the film-within-a-film world of Stab 3
, where they soon realize they are being stalked by yet another murderous cipher with a “surprisingly” dark secret. Not unsurprisingly, clues to the identity of the killer are actually more clever than the actual Scooby Do
-style unmasking, as Scream 3
pretty much abandons any attempt at following the formula of stalk-n-slash to become a self-indulgent parody of itself.