My trip to Windsor College & the SCREAM 2 filming locations!
My friend Kenny runs and operates On Set Cinema, a roaming movie screening experience that takes place at said films' filming locations. It's a brilliant idea and as soon as the Scream 2 event was announced, I knew I had to be there. The 16-hour round-trip drive was well worth it.
One of the main areas in the college's quad is the gazebo, where Sidney and Dewey have their first conversation of the film. In this photo, I'm standing in the gazebo.
The college is a lot smaller than it appears on film, and that's just a prime example of the magic of filmmaking. The weekend was a surreal experience for sure.
Here's what I saw...
|Bell tower from alternate ending & Sidney's dorm room.|
|Sidney's dorm room (second floor).|
|The path where Sidney & Randy discuss cinema violence.|
|Front-facing view of the path Randy & Sidney walk.|
|Library interior where Sidney gets a threatening instant message.|
|The doorway where Cotton startles Sidney in the library.|
|The staircase that Cotton backs Sidney down in the library.|
|Interior of the dining hall where Derek sings "I Think I Love You."|
|The path Randy walks while talking to the killer on the phone. (Pictured: Kenny Caperton)|
|Spot where Randy was killed (van was parked where the bench and trash can are).|
|The area where Sidney tells Derek she needs space (they sat on a bench that used to wrap around the tree on the right).|
|Another view of Sidney's dorm room.|
|The area where Gale has numerous verbal encounters with Dewey and Joel.|
I was also able to confirm that that the rumored alternate ending that was to feature Ghostface peering down at Sidney from the bell tower during the closing moments did, in fact, take place here.
A photo of Ghostface in what appears to be a bell tower surfaces online back in 1997 and no one quite knew what to make of it. Many thought the photo was a fan pic. However...
...I was able to verify 100% that the photo is very real. You can see the tower where Sidney's dorm room is in the background.
Thanks for checking out my trip to the fictional Windsor College and a huge thanks to Kenny!
FUN FACT: The event was held on April 13. Scream 2 opens on April 12 at the Rialto movie theater. In the movie, the majority of the exterior Windsor scenes take place the next day on April 13. Very cool little coincidence.