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Dawson's Creek: The Scare

Dawson prepares scares for his friends but Jen feels left out when he doesn't plan anything for her. A real serial killer is on the loose as Dawson holds a seance.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 110
Airdate: Tuesday May 05th, 1998

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Scott Foley
As Cliff

Co-Guest Stars
Ed Grady
As Gramps
Mitchell Laurance
As Mr. Gold
Patt Noday
As Reporter
Main Cast
James Van Der Beek
As Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes
As Joey Potter
Joshua Jackson
As Pacey Witter
Michelle Williams
As Jen Lindley
Mary Beth Peil
As Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan
Episode Notes
aka "Friday The 13th"

This episode's production code indicates it was filmed before "Double Date." The season 1 DVD orders this episode before "Double Date."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Mary Thornton and Adam CastilloDo You Dream?Jen and Dawson nearly kiss.
The RosenbergsWill U Drive Me?Pacey picks up Dawson and Joey.
The Tea PartyTemptationCliff walks Jen home.
VaporheadNobody CaresPacey and Dawson in the hallway.

Episode Goofs
The air dates of "Double Date" and "The Scare" were switched which messes up some of the timeline. "Double Date" has Jen and Cliff dating while "The Scare" was supposed to be their first date.

Cultural References
Visual: Dawson and Joey watch I Know What You Did Last Summer. The movie was written by series creator Kevin Williamson.

Visual: Dawson and Joey watch Jerry Maguire.

Visual: Dawson hears the hockey mask from Friday the 13th to scare Joey.

Mr. Gold: That concludes our Friday the 13th discussion.

Dawson's film class was discussing John Carpenter's Halloween.

Caller:: What's your favorite scary movie.
Jen The Ten Commandments.

Jen's references the movie The Ten Commandments. The entire phone converstation and scene are a reference to the movie Scream, also written by series creator Kevin Williamson.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Williamson
Executive ProducerCharles Rosin  |  Paul Stupin  |  Kevin Williamson
ProducerSteve Miner  |  Greg Prange  |  Jon Harmon Feldman
Warning: Dawson's Creek season 1 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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