Continuity mistake: Off-balance on the roof as she shouts for help, Sid is hanging by the window with one hand or both depending on the shot. (01:21:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the party, Randy asks (with a weird "yeeeeh!" that appears to be dubbed over) how many "hellraisers" are there. Matthew Lillard points at Rose McGowan two times in two different shots and not with the same hand either. (01:02:55)

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Continuity mistake: Kenny passes the camera to Gale as she fetches the coat. The hand he used to slip her the camera joins the other hand on top of a plastic case, but in the next shot his right arm is again lowered. (01:02:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Randy shouts overenthusiastically that there's a simple formula to the murders, the extras in the background change position in the next shot when there's a whole shot dedicated to their reaction. (00:56:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the close-up when she tells Sid not to 'freak yourself out' because they have a long night ahead, the light on Tatum is wildly different from the rest of the scene. (00:54:30)

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Continuity mistake: During the whole bathroom scene the trash bin by the exit door is oriented parallel to the wall or perpendicular. The mistake can already be spotted early in the scene when the cheerleader is berating Sidney, but it is much easier to notice it at the very end not just because there are multiple consecutive shots from different angles, but also because to make possible for Sid to collide with the bin as she slides across the floor, the bin has been placed almost two feet away from the wall. (00:46:30)

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Continuity mistake: Gale realised that Cotton is innocent, and she talks about it to the cameraman. In that part of the scene, the sun is on Kenny at a different angle in different camera angles (look at the reflection of the rays in his hair and jacket). (00:41:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney walks towards Gale's van to talk to her the day after she socked her, she passes by the same two students in two shots. (00:40:00)

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Continuity mistake: Sidney's right hand is in a different position in the two shots that happen when Tatum's mother tells her that there's someone at the phone for her. (00:37:30)

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Continuity mistake: Inside Tatum's bedroom, Dewey tosses Sidney an ice pack for her sore hand. Look at Rose McGowan's left hand; she's holding the plush bunny in a different spot between shots. (00:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney punches Gale in the face, she flies back against her cameraman that catches her putting his hand on her side under the armpit. In the next shot Kenny's hand is on the upper arm, and Gale is also already holding her cheek. (00:36:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Gale Weathers 'interviews' Sidney in the back alley, the microphone is turned at different angles between shots. (00:36:30)

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Continuity mistake: Tatum is growing impatient while Sidney is sitting in the police station waiting to be released, and she hurries her brother. In this sequence there is a blatant lack of continuity whenever the editing switches to reverse shots, as Rose McGowan's hand and Neve Campbell's movements don't match between angles. (00:35:25)

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Continuity mistake: Sidney is rather inexplicably covered in blood when she reappears to stop Gale from driving off in the news van without her (even her hair is drenched!). It's true she'd been off-screen for a while and who knows what's happened to her, but it's hard to come up with an explanation from what we've seen, especially since the implication is that she's simply been hiding out in the fields this whole time.

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney and Billy are talking in the bedroom at Stu's house, when the camera is on Billy, Sidney's hair is in a different position than when the camera is on her. (01:20:00)

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: After Courtney Cox runs to the van when she's being chased, she hops into the van and throws it into reverse, guns it, then slams on the brakes, and the body falls down onto the windshield. Slamming on the brakes after going in reverse would cause the body to fall the other way, toward the back of the van. (01:22:50)

Continuity mistake: When Randy answers the phone he kneels down putting his head about level with the top of the TV, yet when Sidney goes to drop the TV on Stu's head the TV is much higher.

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)

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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Sidney Prescott: You sicks fucks have seen too 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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Trivia: The murder of Principal Himbry was added after producer Bob Weinstein noticed there were about thirty pages in the script (which roughly translates to thirty minutes of screen time) in which nobody died. The scene also resolved the climax at Stu's party, as it gave all the guests a reason to leave.

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Question: Why didn't Casey ring the police, after the call when she realied he was taunting and making threats?

Answer: Characters in horror movies are notorious for not doing the most obvious things. It's most likely that she was scared and not thinking straight at receiving numerous threatening phone calls, particularly when she is threatened after hanging up on the killer.


Also, when she told the caller that she was "two seconds away from calling the police", his response was that they'd never make it in time. She also knew he was nearby as he made comments that indicated he could see her. She didn't know it was someone that knew her. She's a teenager and scared, so her judgement was clouded. She reached a point where she believed her only chance was to get away from him by either fighting him or getting out and hiding somewhere outside.


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