Scream 3

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the final scene where Sydney tries to escape from the disguised murderer she runs into the library. In this room Sydney is looking for the hidden entrance behind the bookshelves. As she recognises a bright light underneath one of these shelves she knows which door to open. As she finally enters that room the bright light suddenly disappeared. The room is as dark as a coal chamber.

Correction: The room not only has a bright projection screen running, but many candles, it is not as black as a coal chamber.

Corrected entry: When the killer and Syd (or the reporter lady, I forgot) are in the basement and Syd is talking with Dewey on the phone, she tells him to come in and he tries, but the door's locked. But after a while he tries again and opens it easily.

Correction: The door wasn't locked; Dewey does start to turn the handle, but he doesn't try to open it. He stops himself to question whether it's really Gail on the phone (since they found the voice altering device). After hearing the killer's movement and Gail's scream, he realizes it's her and he opens the door.

Corrected entry: In Scream one of the newsreaders says that Maureen Prescott's body was dumped near the Town Square. In Stab 3, at the flashback set, Maureen's body is in her bedroom.

Correction: Stab 3 is only a film BASED on events that happened in the 'real' world of Scream

Correction: The newsreader said that Maureen was killed not far from the town square, not in it.

Corrected entry: When the house blows up and Dewey, Gale and Jennifer jump off the balcony, we find that Gale is near the car, the killer jumps up behind her and Dewy takes a shot at him with a gun and it is obvious that the killer purposely slams himself against the car window to make the gun look powerful.

Correction: Actually he would have to fake it because it is obvious, and later found out that he has a bulletproof vest on. if he wouldn't have faked it, everybody would've known that he had one on.

Corrected entry: When Martha Meeks sees Sidney outside the door in Sunrise Studios, Detective Kincaids partner and a black officer runs up to her, thinking that she is a criminal, and next time you see them two the black officer is not there, but a different person.

Correction: I just watched this scene several times. The same three officers are there after each camera switch between the characters.

Corrected entry: When the killer calls Syd at the police station and tells her that he has Gail and Dewey, she asks, "How do I know those are their real voices?" (Well, the killer finishes the sentence.) But Gail had just found out that the killer had a voice changer with all their voices. So if Gail had not spoken to Sydney before the killer called at the police station, how does Sydney know to ask about whether those are Gail and Deweys real voices?

Correction: Don't forget the killer called Sidney disguising his voice as her mother in order to fool her. Therefore it is safe to assume she knows the killer can manipulate her with other voices.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Dewey and the killer are fighting near the basement door, which is not a swinging door, they both fly through the door (hitting it forward), but when it shows them falling down the stairway, the door is flying backwards.

Correction: If you slam against a regular door hard enough it will bounce against the wall and close, just as this door did.

Corrected entry: When the vest is hanging up the letters (LAPD) are across the upper part. When Sidney shows the vest to her half brother, the letters are at the bottom of the vest.

Correction: I have viewed this and the letters are in the same place they were when the vest was hanging up at the police station.

Corrected entry: In the very beginning of the movie at nighttime, as the helicopter is flying over the "HOLLYWOOD" sign, it shines a searchlight on it, lighting up the letters. The letters are cloaked in darkness. The "HOLLYWOOD" sign is lighted with surface-mounted spotlights at night. The letters should never have been dark. (00:00:05)

Correction: There could be a number of explainations why the lights are off, a fault of the power to them or someone forgot to flick the on switch.


Corrected entry: After the actor is blown up by the fire in Jennifer's house, and after Dewey shoots the killer a couple times, Dewey finds another picture of Mrs. Prescott. The lines written in bold black on the back clearly show that there are many words. When Dewey looks at it, there is only "I Killed Her." To see it, make sure to look just when Dewey picks it up.

Correction: This is not a mistake, the same amount of writing is there when Dewey picks it up as to when the cmarea shows it close -up.

Corrected entry: Near the end, Sidney stabs Roman with a knife she picked up off the bar. Then she jumps over the bar and lands on the ground. She picks up Roman's knife, but when she stabs Roman in the chest, it's the bar knife again. (01:44:50)

Correction: Sidney stabs Roman once with the bar tool(which she keeps in her hand) she picks up Roman's knife only to throw it out of reach, then she stabs him again with her bar tool.

Corrected entry: At Roman's birthday party, Roman and Jennifer go off ALONE to find a missing room and end up in the basement. Later, Gale is looking for Roman and goes straight to the basement. She calls his name and gets no answer, but is adamant that he is in the basement and continues down to find him. Why would she think he was down there if she had no idea where he went?

Correction: If you watch the direction in which Jennifer and Roman dissapear, there are no other places or doors they could possibly have gone, that's how Gale knows they both have to be down there in the basement.

Corrected entry: Maybe I'm just being silly, but when Cotton is going through his house looking for Christine, he goes into the bathroom and slides the shower door open. One question, and one question only: it's a glass door, so why does he open it in the first place?

Correction: The shower door is fogged up from steam, as most glass doors are when the shower has been on. Hot water does cause this, it's also why we cannot see Christine properly through the glass earlier.

Corrected entry: Gale and Dewy can't find the switch to the bookcase-secret door and start pulling down books, despite the fact that Sydney had just pulled away most of the books exposing the handle.

Correction: There was no handle. The device to open the book case was in fact a book, which once pulled slightly off the shelf causes the door to open. If anything Gale and Dewey aren't going to push that one particular book back into place, then pull it out again, are they??

Corrected entry: In the opening scene, when the killer enters Cotton's girlfriend's bathroom, he's no more than 3 feet away from the shower door and is talking quite loudly to Cotton on the phone, yet Christine is oblivious to him.

Correction: It is much harder to hear someone when you are showering and humming. And from, the camera view, the killer is stood in the bedroom doorway (he pushes it open slightly to show the shower), not right outside the shower door.

Corrected entry: In the bathroom scene with Sidney, if they were so worried about her safety they should have sent bodyguards in with her.

Correction: Character decision, not a movie mistake. They should, but they didn't.


Corrected entry: When Gale and Dewey are pulling books off the shelf a book falls right in Gale's face. You can see the very surprised look on her face - it wasn't meant to happen.

Correction: Even if it was not meant to happen according to the script, it is a natural occurence that would give most people a surprise. Nothing wrong with that happening in a movie.


Corrected entry: When Roman is exploring the house with Parker Posey right before they leave, he tells Dewey and Gale "I'll be right back," breaking a rule that Randy mentioned in the first movie. Notice the nervous look on their faces.

Correction: The horror movie expert says that all the rules don't apply anymore in a trilogy, which this is, so Roman can't break any rules since they no longer apply.

Corrected entry: When Cotton's girlfriend is in the shower, and she gets out her hair is completely dry and the rest of her is soaked.

Correction: It's easy to have a shower and not get your hair wet; hold your head back, or direct the showerhead to shoulder height.

Corrected entry: Why is the killer so surprised when Syd reveals she was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he'd been wearing one also?

Correction: He's suprised at this because he wasn't expecting her to have thought of wearing one.

Other mistake: On the back cover of Scream 3 in the Scream trilogy on DVD, the town of the original killings is referred to as Greensboro twice. The correct name of the town is Woodsboro, of course.

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Sidney: What do you know about trilogies?
Mark: All I know is that in the third one, all bets are off.

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Trivia: Throughout the movie Sydney is still wearing the Greek Letters necklace that Derek gave her in Scream 2.

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Question: Is there any significance to the code '1288' Sydney uses at her mountain hideaway?

Answer: Not expressly, though it could have been the date of some significant event (December of 1988) but someone as security-conscious as Sydney now is wouldn't be stupid enough to have her code be something that could be guessed.

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