Courteney Cox Just Pulled the Scariest Halloween Trick of All and Brought Back Her 'Scream 3' Bangs

Courteney Cox shared a throwback clip from Scream 3 for Halloween, After commenting on her character's dated short bangs, the actress proceeded to cut her own bangs on camera.

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Trick or treat?

Friends (opens in new tab) alum Courteney Cox (opens in new tab) chose trick, in a big way this year. The actress revisited the third installment of her famous Scream  (opens in new tab)franchise (opens in new tab) in honor of Halloween Thursday and she couldn't help but notice something about her character—and it's the same thing no one can help but notice when they watch Scream 3 (opens in new tab): Her super short baby bangs.

In the third film in the series (which focused on the production of a Hollywood movie franchise based on the murders from the first film), Cox's character (opens in new tab), Gale Weathers, sports short, short baby bangs that just scream early aughts.

Cox, for one, thinks it's time to bring the baby bangs back.

"It's Halloween, and I thought I'd get in the spirit of things and watch some of the Scream movies," the actress told the camera in her latest Instagram video. "I chose Scream 3. I noticed that Gale Weathers has those infamous bangs."

At this point, Cox shared (opens in new tab) a little snippet of the infamous fringe in question, declaring, "I think they look cool. I say I bring them back."

And then, in what might be the most epic Halloween trick moment of all time, Cox proceeded (opens in new tab) to cut her own bangs right there on camera and bring the short fringe back. We still can't believe it actually happened: 

"Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🖤," Cox wrote in the caption for the video, which included a surprise appearance from another famous face from Scream.

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