Scream

Corrected entry: Gail Weathers tells Kenny "I'll be right back" but survives the trilogy. We are specifically told that if a character uses this line he/she will be killed. It's a specific 'rule' of the genre.

Correction: Yes, the script gives Gail this line almost as a joke, as she's uttering a line you should apparently never utter in a horror movie, according to Randy. It doesn't mean she should die. If you remember, another of the rules Randy mentions is you can never have sex. Sydney also then breaks one of the 'survival' rules by having sex with Billy just before all the hell breaks loose in the house, but she, too, survives. Therefore this is not a mistake.

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Corrected entry: The killer tells Casey that Jason didn't show up until the sequel of Friday the 13th, when in fact he turned up right at the end of the first movie.

Correction: Ghostface asked Casey who the "killer" was in Friday the 13th. It was his mother. He did show up at the end, but didn't kill anyone in the first movie. So, what he said was right.

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The OP said that Jason showed up at the end of the first movie. Ghostface said didn't "show up until the sequel." So, OP is right.

Corrected entry: At the school the killer knocks on Principle Himbry's door, he takes a moment to open it so of course the killer could have run, but the following time the killer knocks Himbry opens the door immediately, giving the killer no time to run and hide, but there's still no sign. Is he the Flash?

Correction: I've just watched this scene and Himbry does not answer the door instantly, but in a few seconds. While the killer couldn't run north of the office in that time, there was another room south of the office just a few feet away. He would be able to hide in that room barely in time.

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Corrected entry: In the space of 15 seconds (between the time Casey's mom hears her daughter on the phone and the time when she walks out her front door and sees Casey) how did the killer manage to tie Casey onto the swing? It would have taken quite a while to lift her body and twist the ropes around her tightly enough that they held. Stu couldn't have helped as he was with Tatum that night.

Shay

Correction: Stu was most likely helping Billy that night, which would cut down the time needed to tie Casey to the swing. Tatum's defense that Stu was at her house on the night of the murder was challenged by Randy, who said that Stu could have been at her house before or after the murder. In fact, Billy shows up at Sidney's house after the murder.

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Corrected entry: During the final scene in the house after Billy and Stu are revealed as the killers, Billy and Stu showed that they put a great deal of effort in planning the murders and the cover ups. But they seemed to forget their fingerprints. Their prints were on the cell phone and voice distorter they put in Mr. Prescott's coat pocket.

Correction: There are many ways to conceal fingerprints. One common way is to smear Elmer's glue on the tips of your fingers and let it dry. It is not easy to notice and effectively eliminates your fingerprints. Since they had to touch many things while committing the murders, but still had to appear as themselves, they very likely used a similar method.

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Correction: It is also possible Billy and Stu forgot about it. They were obsessed with their plan they just didn't think it through.

Corrected entry: Right after curfew is in effect, when Tatum and Sydney are sitting on Sydney's front porch, you see the killer in the bushes in the background. The very next scene is of the video store where both killers, Stu and Billy, are speaking to Randy. The next scene that follows directly is Sydney and Tatum in the grocery store where you see the killer's reflection on the cooler glass. How can the killer(s) be in more than one place if this is all going on at the same time?

Correction: We see two students at the school dressed up as the killer. It is plausible that other students do it too and follow Sidney around as a joke.

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Corrected entry: At the end when Billy uses the voice changer and says time to guess how I'm gonna die, his voice doesn't match the polished voice we heard earlier in the movie on the phone.

AidanN

Correction: That's because he's screaming it into the voice changer. And he no longer has to hide who he is anyway; Sidney knows he's the killer.

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Corrected entry: (SPOILER)This may be an actual character mistake rather than a goof, but when Billy reveals that the "blood" on his shirt from when the killer "stabbed" him was actually corn syrup, he also has himself stabbed for real, to corroborate his story. But the problem is, it's the same shirt (as demonstrated when he licks some blood off of it and explains it was corn syrup.) So how would he have explained how corn syrup got onto his shirt while he was fighting off a killer?

Correction: Billy only made it look like he was stabbed to fool Sidney. There is nothing to say that he wouldn't change his shirt and make it look like he was wearing that when he was stabbed, before the police arrived.

Migster
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Corrected entry: When Sidney is waiting for her friend, it's 7:15 and it's dark out. But later, all the stores are closing because of a 9:00 curfew, and it's light as day.

Correction: Everyone's closing their shops to get home before curfew. The shop owners and their employees need time to count money, clean up, maybe collect children from babysitters, etc. Most likely, as Syd referenced during that scene, people want to get home before sundown. I know I would if a serial killer was on the loose.

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Corrected entry: Just after the curfew has been set, Tatum and Sidney go to the store, you can see a reflection of Ghostface but, surely the shopkeeper or anyone would notice a man walk in dressed head to toe like a serial killer with a ghost mask?

Correction: It is possible that the killer brought the costume into the store with him in a bag and changed in the back or something, therefore no one would have seen him come in wearing the costume

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Corrected entry: During the showdown in the kitchen, Billy and Stu are stabbing each other in the side. Billy gets knife happy and starts stabbing Stu too much, but only in his side. Then when Billy tells Stu to get the gun, Stu turns around and and has a wound on his upper back with lots of blood, but there is no way that could have got there.

Correction: Billy has the knife and stabs Stu; the camera then cuts to a close up of Sidney's face and there are three more stabbing sounds, but we don't see where they are. Billy could have stabbed Stu in the back off screen.

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Corrected entry: When the killer first stabs Casey, whilst chasing her outside, you can see that as the killer grabs her, some of Drew Barrymore's real hair fall out from under her wig. (00:10:15)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: The 'hair' is just thread from Ghostface's costume - you can see it swing down from the hand/sleeve as he puts his hand around her.

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Corrected entry: When Randy answers the phone at the party and learns that Principal Himbry is dead, his face is very close to the top of the TV screen. However, when Gale and Kenny are watching the recording of the phone conversation in the van, Randy's mouth and nose are directly in front of the camera. The camera that Gale placed in the entertainment center when she first got to the party was situated on top of the VCR, which was in turn placed on a shelf below the actual TV; therefore, Randy's mouth and nose should not have been visible on the recording. If anything, only his waist should have been visible.

Correction: This scene is wrong. When Randy answers the phone, he is on his knees when he says hello then stands up. Therefore, the video camera under the TV recorded his position accurately.

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Corrected entry: When Sidney and Ghost face are fighting in her living room he knocks her down and is sitting on top of her. Ghost face grabs her by the hair and appears to headbutt her and pull her hair and slam the back of her head on the floor at the same time. She then puts her hand on her forehead.

Correction: So where's the mistake? She's lying on her back, he head-butted her in the forehead. Her forehead hurts now so she put her hand on it.

Phixius Premium member
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Corrected entry: In the scene where Sydney gets to school and is talking to Gail, the clip that she wears in the back of her hair is silver, but in the next scene when she is at her locker with Tatum and Stu, the clip is brown.

Correction: I just watched this and Sydney is wearing a black & brown leopard print clip in the back of her hair throughout BOTH scenes.

THGhost
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Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when Casey and the killer are on the phone, she locks the front door and says "I am two seconds away from calling the police." If you look at the door while she is locking it, you will see that there are three glass windows at the top. When the killer rings the doorbell, it shows the door and it now has nine glass windows. (00:04:00)

Correction: When she runs to lock it, you don't see the top of the door. They were there all along, you just didn't see them.

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Corrected entry: When Randy is explaining the "rules" and he is standing beside the television the batteries fall out of the remote yet he still manages to change the TV over.

Correction: Those aren't batteries. The remote is sitting on the coffee table, behind the popcorn bowl, next to some candy. It goes by quickly, but if you look carefully you can see that it is a piece of red licorice stuck to the side of the remote. This is why Randy hesitates for a quick moment before pausing the film they're watching - he quickly flicks the licorice off the remote with one of the fingers he's holding it with.

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Corrected entry: When Henry Winkler opens his door to look for the "kids" that keep knocking, you can see red writing on the wall opposite. When he comes back in from checking out the hallways, that writing is gone.

Correction: The only visible writing is that on a pink notice, which is always there.

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Corrected entry: When Sidney and Kenny are watching the tape of the van from inside the party, the scene they are watching, and what actually took place of Randy describing the "rules", there are many differences in what the people say and do.

Correction: Those changes are mostly caused from differences in the point of view between the camera Gail placed and the camera used to shoot the actual movie. i.e. Movie camera in original shot. Gail's camera in van screening.

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Corrected entry: When Sydney is in the police car, she picks up the radio and tells the police that somebody is trying to kill them. Not only does she give the name of the homeowners and the address, but she is attacked in the middle of her conversation, and screams. A few minutes later, Billy grabs her and says that it is a few minutes after midnight, exactly one year after they killed her mother. However, the police don't show until sunrise. What happened in the six hours?

AidanN

Correction: Just because the last scene started at sunrise doesn't mean that's when the police just got there. They could have been there for hours before hand, shortly after Billy was killed. It sometimes takes the police 1/2 hour to an hour to get somewhere, so they were probably there shortly between the second to last and the last scene. Also, the call Sidney made in the car may not have officially gone through.

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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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Question: A small thing that I was curious about: when Billy and Sidney are in the police station, they are in two rooms/areas that are only separated by a glass wall. In real life, would a suspect be kept so close to the person they are accused of attacking?

Answer: No, this is completely incorrect from the film makers. US police stations by law have to have an interrogation cell deliberately so as to avoid the accused person intimidating witnesses or the victim, as billy does to Sydney. Even if the interrogation cell were being used when Billy is brought into the station, he would then be put in a holding cell to wait his turn - they categorically would not just allow him to sit in the public, non guarded part of the station near the accuser.

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