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Not a goof, but something to spot - when Henry Winkler is looking for the "kids" that keep knocking on his door, he opens one room and surprises a cleaner. Not only is the cleaner dressed like Freddy Kreuger, but he's called Fred, and played by Wes Craven himself.

The original title of the film was 'Scary Movie', the same title as its spoof.

When Henry Winkler goes back in to his office and opens the cupboard to check if anyone's inside, if you look closely you can see his black leather Fonzie jacket hanging up.

If you look at Stu in the scene where everyone is watching Halloween and some guys are talking about Jamie Lee's breasts, Stu starts looking down the shirt of the girl in front of him.

When Sidney and Tatum are talking on the porch, Sidney says, "...If I'm wrong, that means the killer may still be out there..." Tatum replies, "Don't go there, Sid. You're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick." This is an inside joke about "Scream" director Wes Craven. He often jokes about how people always confuse him with "Halloween" director John Carpenter.

Just before the credits roll there is a brief flash of the ghost faced killer, this was a clue that there was going to be a sequel. The same thing occurs just before the credits of Scream 2 but it doesn't occur in Scream 3.

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Feeling bad about the line "With my luck they'd cast Tori Spelling", Neve Campbell sent Tori Spelling flowers and an apologetic card.

Casey says about the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films that "the first one was scary but the rest sucked." The first film was directed by Wes Craven, the sequels weren't. He did direct "New Nightmare", but it doesn't really count as a) it's not called "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and b) is set outside the continuity of the other films, classing them all just as films compared to the "reality" of itself. Alternatively of course she's just mistaken.

When the principal, played by Henry Winkler aka the Fonz, is in the bathroom, he goes to comb his hair, then realizes that it's ok, just like on Happy Days.

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The scene where Billy sneaks into Sidney's room is almost identical to the scene where Glen sneaks into Nancy's room in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

When Sidney is going into school, and TV reporters are chasing her, look closely at an auburn haired reporter she says "People want to know, they have a right to know." That woman is actually Linda Blair, who played the daughter Reagan in the Exorcist.

During the opening sequence when the killer asks Casey who the killer in Halloween is, listen closely and you'll hear bits of John Carpenter's original Halloween Theme in the soundtrack.

In the beginning when Casey's parents come and hear her choking on the phone, Casey's dad says "Listen, I want you to drive to the MacKenzie's house and call the police." At the end of the movie Halloween, Laurie Strode tells the two little kids she's babysitting to walk over to the MacKenzie's house to call the police.

Even though Drew Barrymore is killed very early in the movie, most of the posters and movie covers show her in the front with the main characters. This is because the movie makers wanted everyone think she was the pretty heroine, then be shocked when she was killed.

In the beginning of the film before Drew Barrymore is killed, Wes Craven needed to make sure she was as upset as possible for the scenes that followed. As Drew is a huge animal lover Wes kept reminding her of an incident where an animal had been hurt by a human which then led to her getting upset.

The killer's costume in the Scream movies has come to be known as "Ghostface". When the costume's package is first shown to the Police Chief by Dewey, it is actually called "Father Death". The only time "Ghostface" is actually mentioned is by Tatum right before she dies, when she calls him "Mr. Ghostface".

Ghostface is mainly played by a stuntman, not the two actors he is portrayed to be.

Look closely towards the end of the movie when Randy is explaining the rules look at the videos on top of the TV. One of them is clearly the UK version of the scream video cover under a different name.

The guy playing Sheriff Berk also played a very young police officer in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

As with a lot of classic horror films, the Scream series is riddled with tributes to other films of the genre. One example is that Billy Loomis shares his surname with Sam Loomis, the psychiatrist in the Halloween films.

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Sidney Prescott: You sicks fucks have seen to many movies!
Billy Loomis: Sid, don't blame the movies. The movies don't create psychos, movies make psychos more creative.

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When Sidney comes running to the house and she sees Dewey come out with the knife in his back she screams "Dewey!" but her mouth says "no!"

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