Corrected entry: When Randy gets shot by Billy, he spins around on the spot yet in the next shot he's flying through the air and lands on the table.

Correction: He doesn't fly onto it, he just spins and lands on it. His feet never leave ground.

Corrected entry: In the beginning, when Billy is leaving Sidney's room, he climbs out the window and walks away, which isn't possible because all the roofs on the house are slanted and it's at least a two story house. If her bedroom's on the ground floor, why the next night does she go upstairs to get to her room?

Correction: We don't even see Billy moving away from the window long enough to determine if he's walking, crawling, jumping down from a ledge perhaps; we only see him turn away from & out of view of the window.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Drew Barrymore is talking to the killer when he has just rang the doorbell, if you look out the window, you can clearly see that her boyfriend is out there talking to the killer.

Correction: Not a mistake. Billy is on the phone with Casey, Stu is talking to Steve right before he grabs him and ties him up.

I have watched this movie 1000s of times but I cannot see the killer talking to Steve.

Corrected entry: As Casey's parents walk into the house and the killer holds the knife above her head to stab her, notice the amount of blood. It is insinuated that he continues to stab her, yet later, when the mom hears her on the phone, the killer raises the knife again to show that no more blood has gotten onto the knife. Kinda weird that the knife seems so clean when Casey's body is completely butchered and bloody.

Correction: It is showed later in the movie that the killer cleans his knife after every kill (demonatrated after he 'killed' Billy and Dewey). We just weren't shown that paticular cleaning.

Corrected entry: In the part where Billy and Sidney are in Stu's parents bedroom, after they've had sex, the killer comes in and stabs Billy. Watch the killer in the background after he stabs Billy - notice that there is no blood on the knife and the killer wipes the knife blade off anyways. Then there's a shot of Sidney, and then it goes back to the killer. At this point in time, there is now blood on the knife and he then wipes the knife blade off again.

Correction: Stu is wiping blood/corn syrup ON the knife the first time, the second time he wipes it off.

Corrected entry: Sydney locks her front door with a chain lock when she's on the phone with the killer the first time, but when she opens it after Billy comes over the chain lock is gone.

Correction: The killer left the house through the front door, thus lifting the chain lock. When he then closes the door the chain lock will of course not be hooked, which is why it's not hooked when Sidney opens it later.

Corrected entry: Before Sidney invites Billy up to her room, he is wearing a blue shirt with a pattern on it. Yet, in the next scene (in her room), if you look closely, you can see that the shirt's pattern has changed.

Correction: Billy removed a blue jacket before heading upstairs so when he was upstairs he was wearing a blue checked shirt. If you look when Billy is standing in the doorway downstairs you can see the collar of the other shirt underneath.

Corrected entry: At the video store, when Stu knocks the movies out of Randy's hands, when they hit the floor it makes a hollow sound, indicating empty boxes.


Correction: Video stories did not put movie boxes on the shelves with the movies in them. You had to take the box to the front counter to actually receive the video.

Corrected entry: When Sid is going back to the house, after being thrown from the window, Randy is limping towards her saying that they have to get out of there. Why is he limping? Gale hit him in the face, but no one touched his leg.


Correction: Maybe he twisted his ankle when he fell over from being hit with the phone.

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.


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.

Corrected entry: In the scene in Stu's kitchen at the end, when Billy has just been stabbed by Stu, Stu gives him the knife and is saying to Syd, "Everybody lives but us." When he says that they'll live because they have to plan the sequel, he is gesturing with his hands, with his pointer fingers pointed up. As he's saying, "'Cause let's face it baby, these days, you gotta have a sequel," his hands go in and out of the frame four times. Just as he says "these days," he has his middle finger up on his left hand instead of his pointer finger. Obviously deliberate on the actor's part, but pretty funny.

Correction: Not any kind of mistake in any way whatsoever.

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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.


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. 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.

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

Corrected entry: When Sidney goes back into Stu's house after the killer tried to catch her in Dewey's car, she takes the gun out of Dewey's holster. The ends of her hair are wet with blood. But after she discovers that Billy is still alive after being stabbed, she goes over to him to help him up. The ends of her hair are completely dry.

Correction: So the blood coagulated, which only takes a short while.

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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