Scream 3

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 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: 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: Dewey said he took Sidney's file but it was on the Detective's desk.

Correction: Dewey said he took the file from the Woodsboro police station. Not from the L.A. one. He was discussing with her about the issue of that particular station being ransacked looking for Sidney's file.

Corrected entry: When Cotton is driving home to save his girlfriend he passes an advertising poster, on which is written, that Cotton's own TV show "100% Cotton" is shown weekdays at 3.30 p.m.on television. But when he has reached his house you can see the TV screen on which Cotton's show is on, although it's definitely too late for 3.30 p.m.(It's dark outside, maybe 8 or 9 o'clock.)

Correction: His show isn't running when he gets home at 8pm. What is on is a trailer for the next day's show about road rage (which is kind of ironic given Cotton's driving to get home).

Corrected entry: When everybody is at Jennifer's house and the killer starts sending them faxes, the power is cut and everyone runs outside. But a few seconds later, when one of the guys runs back in, the fax machine is still going, even with the power out.

Correction: The killer might just have cut the lights - power switches often run on a separate circuit. Alternatively, some people have suggested there's a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) next to the fax, which could keep it going.

The UPS theory is the correct one, you can see it with a green light by the fax machine. Wes Craven confirms it in the DVD commentary (it was even explicitly said in the script but it was cut for brevity).


Corrected entry: In the scene where Sidney is in her old house on the set, and she opens the door and almost falls out, then she looks down there is no bed down there, then the killer comes running in the door and she throws him down and then all of a sudden there's a bed...

Correction: There is a bed there but it can only be seen on the widescreen version.

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.

The projection screen is far away, and the other light sources cast a warm light. It's true that it's not 'dark as a coal chamber', but it's evident that the strong, cold light that seeps under the bookcase has nothing to do with the hue of light of the following scene.


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: 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: 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: Towards the end of the movie when the killer confronts Sidney, she shoots him 6 times leaving a crescent of bullet holes in his costume, but the next time we see him the holes are gone. Later, when he reveals himself he shows Sidney his Kevlar vest and the bullet holes are back.

Correction: If you look very closely, you will see little white holes in the suit.

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 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.


Correction: Seems to me the statement is factually wrong. Never been there, but from the Hollywood sign website (because of course it has a website) "The Sign hasn't been lit since the 2000 New Years Eve celebration and that was only for one night. Before that, the Sign hadn't been lit since the 1940's. If you ever drive by and see the Sign seemingly lit up, that's because the Sign is large and white and often reflects the light coming from Hollywood below."


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.

Correction: There are certainly dozens of places in that massive house where the two could have been and Gale knew barely the general direction they went to, but what draws Gale to that room is the fact that the light is turned on and you can see it flicker already when she opens the door. It's very reasonable.


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.

Continuity mistake: When Sidney is first going into the house for the end of the movie it is clear that she is not wearing the vest underneath her clothes and as she is walking around or when she is rolling on the ground fighting with her half brother you see her bellybutton but then she has the vest on and it goes over the belly button.

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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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