Scream Kings 2019, Day 14
Matthew Lillard

October 10, 2019 by Avery Faeth

Meet tonight's jaunty joker of the '90s, Matthew Lillard! His very first role was in "Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College" (John Carl Buechler, 1990). He plays Chip, a horror fan with a murderous problem of his own in the form of his "Serial Mom" (John Waters, 1994). Matthew caused a lot of confused teeny bopper crushes in "Scream" (Wes Craven, 1996) as Stu, the class clown boyfriend of Rose McGowan's Tatum. He's also best friends with Skeet Ulrich's Billy, whose girlfriend Sidney is being terrorized by phone calls on the anniversary of her mother's death. Stu breathes tension-breaking comedy into every scene up until his last one. Then in "Thir13en Ghosts" (Steve Beck, 2001), an underrated modern B classic, he plays Dennis Rafkin, a shady psychic making a buck off his ability to see ghosts in a puzzle box house designed to keep them captive. He became iconic, and some say achieved immortality, as Shaggy in the live action remake of "Scooby-Doo" (Raja Gosnell, 2002). He recently starred as William Hastings, a school principal with a ticket to another dimension, in "Twin Peaks: The Return."

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