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All I ever wanted was to be with you.
~ Brandon's last words

Brandon James, also known as the Lakewood Psycho, is a tragic serial killer and mass murderer suffering from Proteus Syndrome and the Bigger Bad in the TV series Scream.


Due to his disease, Brandon was a bullying victim in his childhood and neglected by most of his family, except his older brother, Troy James. His only friend and love interest was a popular girl named Daisy, now known as Maggie Duval. On October 31, 1994, Brandon approached her and removed his mask, hoping she would understand him, however, Daisy screamed and ran away, believing that he was trying to attack her, a group of jocks attack Brandon, beating him almost to death. Tired of suffering, he snapped and murdered five students on the same day. Discovering that Brandon was the killer, the police used Daisy as a bait, ordering her to go to a local lake and contact Brandon. The plan was successful and Brandon went to the lake, as a gift, he gave her a carved necklace made by himself and said his final words as he was shot in the back by the police, apparently killing him as he fell into the water and didn't come out.

However, Brandon did not die from his gunshots. It is revealed that a young Miguel Acosta and Maggie found Brandon and took care of him. Brandon left Lakewood after leaving Maggie a note that said "Don't forget about me.". It is unknown if Brandon is still alive twenty years later. In 2015, his daughter started a killing spree in the same town, wearing the same mask wore by Brandon to kill his victims.

In 2016. Piper's accomplice, Kieran Wilcox, took over for Piper after her death. At that time, Maggie and Miguel suspected that Brandon James was back. Miguel investigated a pig barn that belonged to Brandon's brother, Troy James, and discovers that someone was living in it. Maggie leaves a note for Brandon on a tree. Later, Maggie finds the note bloodstained and pinned with a knife, heavily implying Brandon has responded.


  • Father: Ed James
  • Mother: Cassie James
  • Brother: Troy James
  • Daughter: Piper Shaw (deceased)


  • His victims in chronological order were:
    • Dara Alden.
    • Brett Keener.
    • Trent Price.
    • Laura Cossey.
    • Mike Vinson.
    • Kieren Wilcox (presumably).

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