Every Character in the ‘Scream’ Franchise, Ranked

Since it quietly opened on December 18, 1996, Wes Craven's groundbreaking slasher flick “Scream” has spawned a total of three sequels and now an MTV series that's slated to premiere in June. Does the original movie hold up? I'd say so. The meta-premise is inevitably dated at this point, and the plotting is a bit of a mess at times, but nearly 20 years later “Scream” remains a watchable diversion thanks to Craven's sure-handed direction and a cast of colorful characters populated by the likes of self-involved tabloid reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox); man-child deputy Dewey Riley (David Arquette); orange-loving bestie Tatum (Rose McGowan); and rule-spouting horror nerd Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy).

After revisiting every last “Scream” movie over the past week, I suffered a temporary bout of insanity that compelled me to rank every single last character from “Screams 1-4.” Every. Single. Last. One. I now humbly offer up the finished list to all of you, with the iron-clad understanding that not a single other person is going to agree with my order. So be it! At the end of the day, we all the same…on the inside.