Disturbed teen tries copycat killing

'Scream 3' influences 16-year-old in attempted murder

PARIS — A teenage boy who allegedly stabbed his father and stepmother 24 hours after seeing “Scream 3” on its opening night in France has been charged with attempted murder.

The 16-year-old was wearing a mask like the killer in the movie when he lunged at the couple with a kitchen knife at their home in a Paris suburb last Thursday, French police said.

Both victims were hospitalized; the wife suffering from serious facial wounds.

The youth, who had a history of mental problems, sustained leg and back injuries as he leapt from a window of the family’s third floor apartment. He was committed to a prison hospital.

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