"I met my wife on the first [film]," he tells PEOPLE. "Now we have a kid and it's just been a real trip"

By Eunice Oh and Melody Chiu
August 06, 2010 06:00 PM
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Fans may turn to Scream for their horror film fix, but for David Arquette, the movie is a source of nostalgia.

“It’s really amazing working with Neve [Campbell] and Courteney and [director] Wes [Craven] and all of the crewmembers that we’ve known for 14 years,” the actor, 38, told PEOPLE Thursday at the HollyShorts Film Festival reception hosted by Moet & Chandon in Los Angeles.

In addition to teaming up again with his wife of 11 years, Arquette – who recently directed the 3D short The Butler’s In Love – also got a chance to revisit the place where their relationship kicked off while filming the franchise’s fourth installment in Michigan.

“I met my wife [Courteney] on the first [film] and now we have a kid and it’s just been a real trip,” says Arquette, who previously described the Scream movie as “sort of an amazing marker throughout our lives.”

“There’s this weird element that, you know, it’s very cathartic for me,” he adds. “It’s just kind of going back to where it all started.”

The Arquettes also made it a family affair, bringing 6-year-old daughter Coco to the set, though they sheltered her from “any of the scary stuff.”

“That was really great to have that family time,” he says.