Scream

New this month Plot hole: 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?

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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!"

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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.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end when Sidney's dad falls out of the closet, if you look closely you can see the hands of a crewmember who was in there too, pushing items out after him.

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Continuity mistake: When Ghostface is trying to kill Tatum in the garage, she tries to go through the doggie door. From the outside shot, she is out of the door from her arms and up. From the inside shot, she is out of the door from her hips and up.

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Audio problem: When Gale is talking to Kenny the cameraman before she goes off to investigate the abandoned car with Dewey her face is in a close up. She can be clearly heard uttering the forbidden phrase "I'll be right back." However her mouth can clearly be seen saying "keep watching."

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Continuity mistake: As Gale is talking to Dewey outside the school, when she is trying to get information from him about the killings, Dewey takes his sunglasses off and hangs them on his shirt. In the following scene they hang two different ways every time the camera cuts to him.

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Revealing mistake: When the killer surprises Sid after she's come in from outside and locked the door, he tries to stab her with his left hand, misses, and hits the door right next to the chain in closeup. In wide shot (very quick shot) when Sid legs it, look at the killer and you can see he's holding a very badly bent knife in his right hand, nowhere near the chain.

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Continuity mistake: After the curfew has taken effect, Dewey and Sheriff Burke are standing on a sidewalk in town. The Sheriff is smoking a cigarette. In one shot the cigarette is almost gone, then he drops it and he steps on it, but it's now a lot longer.

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Continuity mistake: After Sidney has been attacked and is in her room. Billy climbs through the open window. It is completely open. After he drops his mobile phone, the window is only half open.

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Revealing mistake: When Sidney and Stu are fighting in the living room and they both trip over the couch, Stu's stunt double is visible and wearing a wig.

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Continuity mistake: At the very end, when Sid finds out who the killers are, they are all standing in the kitchen. When Billy and Stu stab each other take a look at the blood stain on the left side of Stu's jumper. It starts around his shoulder and vertically goes down towards his waist. When Sid is fighting him in the lounge she gets up and goes behind the TV. In the shot looking straight down on Stu from a birds eye view, notice the blood stain is now horizontally across his stomach. You'll have to look closely for this one.

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Continuity mistake: When Stu & Billy are in the kitchen after Sydney has escaped them, she calls Stu's house phone. Billy gets pissed and throws the receiver at Stu. It bounces off him and lands on the floor, yet when Stu picks up the receiver to talk to Sydney, it's on the table.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when Stu and Sidney begin tumbling (right before he gets killed) there is a bench in the background with a bag of ruffle potato chips facing upwards, in the next shot it is lying down.

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Continuity mistake: Pay attention to the scene where Randy gets the call that the principal is dead and the rest of the group races off to try to see the body before they cut it down. Five or so people get up and run towards the door. When they are shown in the exterior shot running from the house to the car it is an entirely different group that are not even dressed similarly. This was due to the fact that the group were made up of actors whose contracts were by the week. The exterior shot was the only thing they didn't get during that initial week and to bring them back for that one shot they would have had to have been paid for an entire new week, which was too expensive for one shot. They just used extras instead.

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Revealing mistake: After Gale backs the van up, and Kenny's body falls on the windshield, they cut to a shot where Gale is driving away, and Kenny's body is on the roof of the van. When she starts driving you can clearly see Kenny lift his head into the air to look forward, even though he's dead.

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Continuity mistake: When Tatum is throwing beer bottles at ghost face in the garage, there is beer and foam all over his costume...until he lands on the stairs behind her.

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Revealing mistake: When Stu, Randy and the rest are talking about breasts, Stu looks down a girl's shirt. The girl smacks his shoulder and kind of grins at the camera, as if it wasn't supposed to happen.

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Continuity mistake: When Casey is making popcorn, firstly the top of the popcorn that she tears off and places next to the stove changes from being folded in half, to later on laying down flat. Secondly Casey picks up a salt shaker and places it by the stove, but this later disappears.

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Audio problem: When Gale starts driving away after she hits Randy with the phone, Kenny's body falls on her windshield. At this part the camera pans to a shot overhead and Gale says "Kenny, I'm sorry, but get off my f***ing windshield!". Her mouth is not moving as she says this.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, Casey is cooking popcorn on the stove. When she peels the top off, you see her peel the side away from the handle, and she's using her left hand, but when the shot changes, she's using her right hand, and is pulling from the other side.

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Factual error: At the end when they are loading Dewey into the ambulance on the stretcher, it is standard procedure to put the patient neck brace when they receive any type of unknown injuries (stab wounds) to their back as Dewey did - it was notably absent.

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Visible crew/equipment: There is camera equipment reflected in the door window when leaving the police station.

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AidanN

Continuity mistake: In the garage, Tatum slams the fridge door into the killers face, the killer knocks the door with his arm, and it opens fully. But in the next wide shot of the killer getting up, the fridge door is closed.

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Revealing mistake: When Ghostface is running after Casey, when he stabs her you can see the knife is a retractable one.

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Factual error: During the scene where the group of friends is watching Halloween, one boy says something like "Why do they do that? The blood is all wrong. It's too red.". The problem is, during that part of the movie, no blood is shown or even implied. Bob is just pinned against the wall.

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Audio problem: When Tatum throws the first beer bottle at the killer, she yells out, "F***er," but her mouth doesn't move.

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney and Tatum arrive at Stu's party, they are dropped off by Dewey. Then the two girls walk to Stu's house. The bags Tatum is carrying are switched when they are walking inside the house (when she says "Catering is here").

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Continuity mistake: 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.

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney is talking to Tatum and Stu by the lockers, the combination locks she's standing by are black in a closeup, but when a student runs past in a scream costume, she is by lockers with a pink and a turquoise colour lock.

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney is in the bathroom at school, the trash on the floor around the trashcan changes.

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Continuity mistake: The Halloween scenes in the movie don't match up. For example, Randy is watching the part where JLC first discovers the bodies. About ten movie minutes later in Halloween, she's hiding from Michael Myers in the closet. Then Billy gets the idea to search for Sidney, because that's the scene currently playing. Too much time occurs between scenes for this to occur.

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Continuity mistake: When Stu puts the voice box and phone in Sidney's dad's jacket pocket and lets him fall, when he hits the ground the voice box partly falls out, but then when they show the dad again the voice box is tucked back in.

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Visible crew/equipment: Look closely (you may need widescreen to see it) at the railing when Sidney is walking up the stairs outside in her parent's wooden patio talking to Tatum on the phone. You'll notice a quick boom shadow on the right of the camera as it's backing up.

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Continuity mistake: When the killer sneaks up on Randy, Randy is lying back against the sofa. When Ghostface raises the knife Randy is lying back, relaxed with a tired look on his face. On the delayed footage when the killer raises the knife, Randy leans forward and is practically on the edge of the seat, his mouth and eyes wide open.

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Plot hole: In the scene where Billy, Stu and Sidney are in the kitchen (when Sidney finds out they are the real killers), they begin to stab each other as a part of the plan to fool the police into thinking they were almost killed by Sidney's father, whom they were going to frame for the murders. They were planning on killing Sidney and her father, so it makes absolutely no sense that they begin stabbing each other BEFORE killing Sidney and her father, especially since Sidney would be at more of an advantage of outrunning them should she have the opportunity to since they have both been stabbed multiple times.

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Deliberate mistake: When Sidney is typing the message to the police, you can see that there are red lights flashing, which must mean the police are there, 5 seconds after she types. Obviously deliberately done for the humor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tatum gets closed in the garage door, the first time it shows her arm hanging down. In the next scene, it shows her arm caught in the door.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Sidney sticks her finger in the wound made when Sidney stabbed Billy with the umbrella, Skeet Ulriches skin pad visibly does not connect with his neck.

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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.....

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Continuity mistake: When all the guys are sat outside of the school talking about who (a male or a female) is the murderer, Tatum's leg is behind Stu's leg. In that same action, we go to a close up and suddenly Tatum's leg is in front of Stu's leg.

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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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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Skeet is first shot by Gale he crawls backward, but if you look at the ghost face behind him there is no knife there. The next shot there is a knife on top of the ghost face.

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Factual error: Gale Weathers points the gun at Billy and tries to shoot him, but the trigger doesn't pull back. This is explained by Billy when he says that the safety was on. Fine. But that gun is a Beretta 92F, and on a Beretta 92F when the safety is on, the trigger WILL pull back, but no round will fire.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.]

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Randy answers the phone he kneels down putting his head about level with the top of the TV, yet when Sidney goes to drop the TV on Stu's head the TV is much higher.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: After Courtney Cox runs to the van when she's being chased, she hops into the van and throws it into reverse, guns it, then slams on the brakes, and the body falls down onto the windshield. Slamming on the brakes after going in reverse would cause the body to fall the other way, toward the back of the van.

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Continuity mistake: When Drew Barrymore is running to the kitchen after the patio windows break she grabs a knife. When they show her going through the doors from the inside to go outside her knife's curving blade is pointing toward the celling but when the show her leaving the house through the doors from the outside the knife curve blade is pointing down.

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Continuity mistake: When the principal comes back into his office after checking out who was knocking on his door you can see a closet in the background with coats in it. When they change the angle the jackets have moved to a different position.

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Audio problem: When Steve is on the porch and gagged, the killer instructs Casey to turn off the lights. Steve shakes his head and lets out some muffled 'No's. When the lights go out he says one last 'No' but you can still tell he isn't saying it. Even though his mouth is gagged, he makes no body movements to correlate with his shouts like he did before, especially not his jaw. Despite it being dark you can still tell.

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Continuity mistake: When Sidney and Billy are talking in the bedroom at Stu's house, when the camera is on Billy, Sidney's hair is in a different position than when the camera is on her.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, Drew Barrymore put the Jiffy Pop on and it sizzled right away. In reality, it takes about ten minutes to heat up. And also she should have shaken it when it started sizzling.

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Plot hole: Given the magnitude of the crimes that occur at the house at the end, the police can be seen in the last shot dusting Dewey's truck. If the police are so careful as to dust for prints when the entire rest of the crime scene is heavily contaminated by everyone from the EMTs, Gale doing her news, police, etc. makes what they are doing seem silly.

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Continuity mistake: At the end when Sidney is in Dewey's police car and the killer is there, she opens the door and falls out but the door is still locked. In some cars you can open the door when it is locked but the lock always pops up after you open the door, and this one didn't.

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

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