Continuity mistake: When the whole gang is watching Halloween, they see the scene in which Michael Myers impales a victim with a knife, which suspends him from the wall. Just before Randy pauses the movie, Michael Myers is standing and admiring his handiwork. When Randy pauses it, the frame is of Michael Myers raising the knife, which of course, happened 10-15 seconds ago.

Continuity mistake: When the killer and Sidney are fighting by the front door, the killer takes the knife and is ready to stab Sidney. Then Sidney kicks him, and he goes flying, then watch as it goes to a wide. He is now much higher in the air than he was a moment ago. (00:27:50)

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Continuity mistake: After the killer calls Casey the second time she puts a salt shaker on the counter, she walks round to her living room, and the killer phones her two more times. When she gets back to the kitchen the salt shaker has disappeared.


Continuity mistake: How come everyone including Randy had their jackets on and appeared to be leaving the party and yet Randy was the only one left at the party at the end, before the bloodbath? The answer to this spawns another goof itself: Randy said he'd stay behind to check on Billy and Sydney, which is why he didn't leave. However, the goof is that he didn't actually go upstairs to check at any time, because he'd either have seen them having sex, or else found Billy's body. Of course, another explanation is that we're made to think that Randy must be the killer, because he's the only one who stayed behind. We just don't know.....

Visible crew/equipment: When Sidney is calling out "Dewey, Dewey where are you?" when alone outside, you can see the reflection of someone in a white jacket walking past Dewey's police car. (01:23:30)

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Suggested correction: "Someone in a white jacket" is a white tree, reflecting in the windshield.

Revealing mistake: When they shoot the killer at the end, the hole in his head is there before the gun goes off. You can see the hole in his head for about a frame before the flash of the gun goes off and his head drops. The body is also clearly a dummy. The scene then cuts and they show him being shot again. Once more, the wound is already there.

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Suggested correction: First, the hole is covered, and not exposed before the flash, and second, this is obviously real actor, he even blinks. Both things are just extremely obvious, so the entry is plain strange.

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Continuity mistake: In the final scene where Sidney gives the "coup de grace" to Billy shooting him in the head after he suddenly woke up, he holds the left arm above the mask on his top left, but when he dies, his arm is lowered and the knife appears from nowhere.

Continuity mistake: After the girl's dad leaves the room, Billy holds up a red stuffed bear against the bed. In this shot, the bear is only half sticking up at about its arm level, but in the next cut, it's high enough its feet are visible on the bed. Then only a second later as Billy starts to stand up, a jump cut has his arms go from down to outstretched with the bear instantly as he starts to stand.

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Continuity mistake: When Randy explains the "Rules" to everyone and mentions the rule of no sex only two guys throw popcorn at him. Also they only throw one piece at a time, yet when Randy says "Big nono, big nono" you can see bucket loads of popcorn flying at him.

Continuity mistake: The first time that Casey Becker is stabbed by the ghostface, you can see the knife go into her chest, very deeply, but no blood is there, but directly in the next shot, her shirt is covered in blood.

Continuity mistake: At the party at Stu's house, when Dep. Dewey is walking through the house looking for the killer, Dewey walks into the living room with the TV and couch. Look at the TV, there is a white phone sitting right next to it. Later, when Sydney and Stu are fighting and she is about to push the TV on top of him, the white phone is gone. The TV also appears to be bigger.

Other mistake: When Casey's parents hear her on the phone, the scene shows just the killer with the knife pointing down. When he stabs her the knife quickly moves backwards in the opposite direction.

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Continuity mistake: When Tatum goes into the garage before she gets killed,she goes to get beer. She then walks over to the garage door opener with the beer in her right hand. Her left hand is reaching up to push the button, but as they show the close up, it is her right hand pushing the button.

Continuity mistake: When Randy is explaining the rules of a horror movie to the people at the party he pauses the movie and says "Jesus Christ you don't know the rules?" When the camera guy is in his van later we hear this audio again on the recorder but instead Randy just says "You don't know the rules."

Continuity mistake: When Casey puts the two videos on top of the TV, she puts them on top of each other so they are placed neatly. Then when she picks up the letter opener off the TV later, the videos are no longer stacked neatly. (00:08:10)

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Factual error: After Gale talks to Sidney and Sidney seems doubtful of Cotton Weary's guilt, Kenny the Cameraman says to Gale, "Do you wanna go live?". Gale is an anchor/reporter for a tabloid-like show called "Top Story" (Sort of like "Current Affair", "Inside Edition", or "Hard Copy"). She does not work for CBS News or NBC News, etc. She does not have the power to "go live" and interrupt regular television programming. (00:41:55)

Continuity mistake: Sidney is on the roof trying to escape from the killer and she falls off. When she gets up she sees the dead body of Tatum in the cat door and her left arm must be behind her because you can't see it but this isn't what happened when you saw her die. Her left arm was inside the garage and was beside her. Unless if fell off, it should be next to her body.

Audio problem: When they are having the conversation about Basic Instinct at the fountain after Sidney has been questioned, Randy's lips don't match when he says: "That was an ice pick, not exactly the same thing." (00:19:20)

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Suggested correction: They do match, but at the same time he's chewing a grape so it looks like he's speaking when he's chewing.

Other mistake: When Sidney is preparing to go to Tatum's house, she brings several items of clothing downstairs, including a pair of boots, which seem to be knee-length from the way she is holding them to her chest. However later when she is dressing after her session of nooky with Billy, the boots have changed to ankle length. [The clothes that Sidney packed were in the house and she never got them since she left the house after she was attacked and besides the day that she made nooky with Billy was a different day then the day she was attacked.]

Continuity mistake: When the cameraman is watching the 30 second delay footage and the ghost face is about to kill Randy who is on the sofa, he walks into the room in a different way on the delayed footage to on the actual film footage.

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: When Sidney and Tatum are talking on the porch, Sidney says, "...If I'm wrong, that means the killer may still be out there..." Tatum replies, "Don't go there, Sid. You're starting to sound like some Wes Carpenter flick." This is an inside joke about "Scream" director Wes Craven. He often jokes about how people always confuse him with "Halloween" director John Carpenter. (00:54:10)

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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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