Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Drew Barrymore put the Jiffy Pop on and it sizzled right away. In reality, it takes about ten minutes to heat up. And also she should have shaken it when it started sizzling. (00:01:25)

Continuity mistake: At the end when Sidney is in Dewey's police car and the killer is there, she opens the door and falls out but the door is still locked. In some cars you can open the door when it is locked but the lock always pops up after you open the door, and this one didn't.

Continuity mistake: When Dewey and Gale enter the house party Dewey jokingly takes a bottle of beer off a party goer then gives him it back. The bottle is back in Dewey's hand again though when he speaks to Tatum. (01:03:40)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: After Casey has been stabbed in the chest she falls down and the killer gets on top of her, before he can stab her again she knocks the knife out of his hand and the killer instead starts to strangle her. She then kicks him off her but you can see he still has the knife in one of his hands as he falls backwards. (00:11:00)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Casey starts making popcorn she places a metal condiment on a hand towel next to the cooker however when she returns, after talking to the killer on phone some more, the condiment is gone. (00:01:31 - 00:03:27)

Jack Vaughan

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie as Ghostface chases Drew Barrymore the killer is wearing a different style of mask and even has a shiny silver material rather than black. As the killer then sits on top of her then choking her, it is the more recognisable mask.


Revealing mistake: As Drew Barrymore is running from the killer outside he stabs her. If you look closely it is very easy to tell it is a rubber knife, because you see it bend off of her. (00:10:20)

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Janitor: What'd you call me?
Principal Himbry: Not you, Fred.

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

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Question: Why did Billy and Stu want to kill Tatum? I've read that she said Stu was bad in bed, but when does she say this in the movie?

Answer: They didn't have anything against Tatum specifically, her death was just necessary for their scary movie plan against Sidney. They also said that anyone who isn't a virgin dies in a scary movie, and we know Tatum wasn't a virgin.

Answer: I don't understand why people are getting hung up on the virgin thing. Sure, there are some movies where someone who isn't a virgin survives. But the common cliche in horror that everyone knows is that sex typically equals death. Doesn't matter if some movies don't follow the cliche... it's still the cliche, and Stu and Billy are operating by the cliches.


In addition to this, Stu and Billy were planning to be the two survivors and make "the sequel." They probably viewed themselves as the main characters. Tatum was one of the "side characters" who would typically be killed.

It's just a TV trope used in the movie.


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