Other mistake: Tumbling down the ditch with Dewey, you can see that Gale loses her red pumps. In the rest of the scene though she goes to Mr. Prescott's car first and then back towards the street without fetching her shoes back. (01:17:55)

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Other mistake: After Billy Loomis and Stuart "Stu" Macher are revealed as the villains, they stab each other multiple times to appear as victims. Billy cuts Stu too deep, and Stu begins feeling weak and bleeding profusely from his wounds, showing that he may be dying. When Sidney (in the Ghostface costume) stabs Billy with the umbrella, Stu's rage takes over and he suddenly has the dangerous energy to battle Sidney in the living room. Stu nearly kills Sidney, until she pushes the TV on his head. If Stu was dying in the kitchen, how does he have all that energy to fight Sidney?

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Suggested correction: At this point he is fully working on adrenaline. He probably was feeling weak because he realised he might be dying and he saw all that blood and got shocked from it (he is kinda crazy), until his anger took over again. He would have probably collapsed right after, if he avoided getting killed.


Other mistake: During Tatum's murder we see some problems exacerbate. The killers are not supposed to be invulnerable and are wearing a cheap costume, but they receive hard hits (Tatum breaks two bottles of beer, one straight to the face) and they don't have a single scratch. When she is killed, nobody hears her scream and nobody else needed to grab a beer either. Furthermore, Ghostface has the garage door fully open, but without knowing who is on the other side, that is one room away from the others, goes by the mysteriously unlocked door to the inside of the house. And we see Billy (who should be the killer there, since Stu was at the party) join in coming from outside.

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Other mistake: When Stu brings Sidney's dad out in the kitchen, you can see behind him a September 1996 calendar. Earlier in the movie, the scenes inside Principal Arthur Himbry's office do show a September calendar, which is obviously the intent of the movie, but it's a September 1997 calendar.

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Other mistake: Randy answers the phone and receives the news that the principal has been killed and left to hang from the goalpost. He gets the call from the telephone by the TV, and he his head reaches about half the height of the TV. The hidden camera is on top of the VHS player, a shelf underneath the TV, but somewhat Gale and Kenny in the TV truck get a close-up of his mouth. (01:16:00)

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Other mistake: Two police officers drag Billy Loomis out from the sheriff office across the station; the younger officer stares into the camera right before it cuts away. (00:34:40)

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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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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: Is it true that near the end of the movie, Skeet Ulrich really cries out in pain (not acting), because Neve Campbell accidentally hit him in an area where he was once injured in real life?

Answer: This is according to IMDb: When Sidney comes out of the closet and stabs Billy with an umbrella, the stunt man was supposed to hit a pad on Skeet Ulrich's chest. The first hit got the pad but the second one slipped and hit him in the chest (you can see it in his reaction). Wes Craven kept it in because of its authenticity.

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Answer: Yes, confirmed by Wes Craven in the DVD commentary as well. Skeet Ulrich had open-heart surgery when he was 10 and there's a stainless steel wire in his chest that causes excruciating pain when touched. The stuntwoman was wearing the mask, which impairs vision quite a bit, and the second time around she really hit that sweet spot that caused the reaction you see in the movie.

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