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.

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: 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.

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.


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.

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)

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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.

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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?


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.

Corrected entry: When Sidney and Billy go upstairs to 'talk', Randy says "I think I'll go check on them" and heads for the stairs. In the next scene he's on the couch. What happened?


Correction: This is not a mistake, it's a question. He could have 1) decided to finish watching the movie by himself and/or 2) decided not to disturb Sidney and Billy because he knew they were trying to have a good time.

Corrected entry: When Sydney is attacked by Ghostface in the bathroom at school, Ghostface is wearing black pants and boots, but when Sydney, Billy, Stu, and Tatum are talking in front of the lockers seconds before Sydney goes into the bathroom Billy is wearing blue jeans and vans, and Stu is wearing tan pants and brown boots. How did either one of them change clothes that quickly?


Correction: The attacker in the bathroom wasn't Stu or Billy. Its more likely this was a prankster as he didn't have a knife and it would be too risky for either of them to try and kill her in the bathroom.

Correction: I just re-watched the scene with Billy before the bathroom, and we never see his shoes. He is wearing jeans, though, so it was probably him in the bathroom.

Corrected entry: When Casey is looking outside at a tied-up Steve while on the phone with the killer, her hair is hanging over the phone. Cut to the scene of Steve, then back to Casey and her hair is pushed behind her ear. Back to Steve, then back to Casey again - her hair is hanging over the phone again.

Correction: I've just watched this and the hair doesn't move at all.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Dewey and Gale are walking down the street looking for the abandoned car, they see two cars coming towards them on the road but when they jump out of the way you can clearly see only one car pass them. And there are no side roads for the other car to turn on to. (01:14:45)

Correction: That's what I thought at first. But after watching it closely, the second car does, in fact, drive by. It's very quick, but it is there.

Corrected entry: When Tatum calls Sidney at 7:15, she reaches over to get the phone. Before answering it her left sleeve is almost to her elbow, but when she answers it, the sleeve is at her wrist.


Correction: Her sleeve slid down while reaching to the phone. It happens all the time a sleeve you pull up usually tends to drop back down to your wrist.

Corrected entry: After Sydney gets attacked at the beginning and is sitting in the back of an ambulance for police questioning, the ambulance says Bayshore, when Woodsboro is inland in California.


Correction: Bayshore is just the name of the ambulance company - it doesn't imply that the ambulance can only operate near a bay or a shore.

Audio problem: 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!" (01:23:45)

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Randy: There are certain rules one must abide in order to sucuessfully survive a horror movie, rule number one, you can never have sex.
[Everyone jeers.]
Randy: Big no-no! Big no-no!
Stu: I'd be a dead man.
Randy: Rule number two, you can never drink or do drugs. [Everyone clacks their beers together.] It's the sin factor. An extension of number one. And number three, never, ever, under any circumstances say "I'll be right back." Because you won't be back.
Stu: Hey, I'm gettin' another beer, you want one?
Randy: Yeah, sure.
Stu: [Dramatically.] I'll be right back!
Randy: Yeah, you bent the rules. I'll see you in the kitchen with a knife.

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

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