In Scream (1996), as Tatum starts realizing the severity of the situation and that Ghostface isn't pulling a prank she says, "Cut, Casper. That's a wrap!"

What is the meaning behind this line? Is it referencing something/someone? Who is "Casper" here?

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Scream movie series is a satirical take on traditional horror and thriller movies. They contain many meta references to famous movies in those genres. So this is a direct reference to the character Casper the ghost from the movie with the same name. Also, note that Scream 1 came out in 1996, just a year later after Casper the movie was released, so the reference is obvious.

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    Casper dates back to 1945 and is well-known from cartoons that are run on TV all the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casper_the_Friendly_Ghost . The only reason that movie got made is because Casper is so well-known, not the other way around.
    – BCdotWEB
    Oct 13, 2021 at 19:29
  • @BCdotWEB "that movie got made". Which movie are you talking about?
    – Sandun
    Oct 14, 2021 at 7:08
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    The one from 1995.
    – BCdotWEB
    Oct 14, 2021 at 10:21

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