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  • Writer's pictureWade

Was "Splotch" Used in Scream?

Identifying masks that were used in the Scream films can be difficult for many reasons. Among them, the similarities between the early Fun World Div stamped types create nuanced distinctions among collectors that you can read about in our Comprehensive Identification Guide. While we have generally only thought of Gen 1s as a Scream (1996) mask type, I believe we may finally be on to confirming a "Splotch" was used in the opening scene.

I noticed the "Casey Grab Mask" has distinct dents on the (stage) left temple that also appear on an allegedly screen used mask. After cross comparison, we noticed other mid 90s Splotch masks have these same dents.

I knew it was possible, but I believe this is the first evidence that may substantiate the theory.

While some have diagnosed the "Window Scene" mask as a Splotch, it does appear to be a different mask with gloss paint and taped over mouth (unlike Splotch masks, which have matte paint), so I maintain the belief that it is Gen 1 until proven otherwise.

Check out the (stage) left temple dents on the mid-90s "Splotch" below:

Photo by Douglas Little of Drowned Boy Productions.

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