‘Scream 4’ premieres with Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell

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Monday evening saw a rare occasion in Hollywood -- plenty of ‘Scream’ without a lot of fuss.

The long-awaited ‘Scream 4,’ part of Wes Craven‘s horror franchise, premiered at Grauman’s Chinese theater with a bloody good party to follow at the Redbury Hotel.

Gracing the iron-clad screening at the movie house tiled with hand- and footprints of legendary stars, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette joined their boss Craven to greet an embarrassment of fans on Hollywood Boulevard.

‘Scream’ legacy Jamie Kennedy, a.k.a Randy Meeks, was among the first to hit the carpet, bemoaning his demise in the second film but showing support nonetheless.


Arquette followed, looking fit and optimistic after his stint in rehab, along with costars Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin, Shenae Grimes and Lucy Hale, not to mention the new film’s major scene-stealer Alison Brie.

Cox and Campbell rolled up hand in hand, walking the carpet together looking sweet -- no surprise as Campbell, promoting the film a few weeks ago, told the Ministry that she’d never been closer to Courteney than when filming the newest chapter. Click the pic of Arquette for more photos from the red carpet.

At the Redbury afterward, Arquette couldn’t be found but Cox held strong with a group of friends, chatting up Craven and producers. Her ‘Cougartown’ costar Josh Hopkins turned up at the Axe Shower-sponsored fete, in casual glasses and a track jacket. Across the open-air terrace, Anna Paquin entertained some gal pals sans husband Stephen Moyer.

Campbell and new blood Emma Roberts shared a sweet and lengthy chat on an outdoor couch while another legacy, Matthew Lillard, laughed with fans. Though Arquette was out of sight, Hayden Panettiere enjoyed conversation with Jeff Beacher, the actor’s partner in the Hollywood Roosevelt’s nightlife attraction Beacher’s Madhouse, holding court with the emcee and a few of his pint-sized friends from the venue.

Also spotted among dozens of custom, crystallized bottles of Moet bearing the film’s title: the hilarious Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Carla Gugino, Nia Vardalos and Marley Shelton.


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-- Matt Donnelly

Top photo: Neve Campbell waves to the crowd at the ‘Scream 4' premiere on Monday.

Bottom photo: David Arquette arrives at the event at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Credits: Kevin Winter / Getty Images