After Deputy Judy Hicks arrives, Sidney rushes to Kirby's house to save Jill on her own.
Jill, Kirby, Charlie, Robbie and Trevor are at Kirby's house when Ghostface appears and murders a drunken Robbie. Kirby is forced to answer horror movie trivia to save Charlie, who is tied up and gagged outside.
In another early form of the script, the opening scene had Sidney go head-to-head with Ghostface and be left for dead.
There would have been a two-year gap in the story while she recovered; however, Bob Weinstein feared it would slow the pace of the story and bringing in young characters would work out best.
After evidence is found in Sidney's rental car, Sidney becomes a suspect in the murders and must stay in town until the murders are solved.