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The Inspiration behind Scream's Ghostface

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Scream's iconic villain Ghostface was inspired by a real serial killer who preyed on young students in the college town of Gainesville, Florida.

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The slasher classic "Scream" reinvigorated the horror genre, creating a scary movie icon and launching a frightening film franchise. The gorefest may seem like Hollywood fiction, but it was actually inspired by a real-life killing spree that sent an idyllic Florida town into a panic. Uncover the terrifying true events behind the horror film as we investigate the parallels between the fictional serial killer and the real-life serial killer: The Gainesville Ripper.

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