Courteney Cox cuts off her hair in scary Halloween 'Scream' video

Julia Hunt
Courteney Cox attends the world premiere of "Dumplin'" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Courteney Cox attends the world premiere of Dumplin in Los Angeles. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Courteney Cox hacked off her fringe in a video for fans in a bid to recreate her Scream look for Halloween.

The Friends star, 55, played ambitious reporter Gale Weathers in the popular horror film franchise, which ran from 1996 to 2011.

To mark Halloween, she posted a video on Instagram saying that she had decided to watch Scream 3 to “get into the spirit of things”.

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Commenting on her character’s short, spiky fringe, Cox said: “I noticed that Gale Weathers has those infamous bangs.

“I don't think anything is that wrong with it, check it out. I think they are cool."

The video pans to Cox’s TV, where Gale’s memorable hair-do can be seen.

The actress then whips out a sharp-looking pair scissors and starts chopping off her own hair, telling viewers: “I say I bring it back!”

Once her fringe has been lopped off, Cox asks: "What do you think?"

As she runs her fingers through her hair, someone wearing the Scream mask jumps up from the sofa behind her and she lets out a blood-curdling shriek.

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Cox’s celebrity friends were thoroughly impressed with the video.

“Quality,” said Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet, while actress Isla Fisher posted: “Omg omg omg amazing.”

Hollywood star Kate Hudson added a string of crying with laughter emojis.

The first Scream film was released in 1996 and starred Neve Campbell as a high school student who becomes the target of a killer in a spooky mask.

Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox attends the "Scre4m" Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox attend the Scream Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Sequels were released in 1997, 2000 and 2011.

Cox starred in all four of the films and was nominated for some prizes for her performance as feisty Gale, including a Saturn Award and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award.