Corrected entry: Natalie and her friend once forced another driver off the road, resulting in an accident that killed the other driver. Natalie and the friend then admitted this to the police, and their punishment was... ONE YEAR'S PROBATION?. Is the American justice system really this lenient?
Corrected entry: Paul complains after the dean kicks him off the paper about how he won't be able to become a writer without a body of work, and needs to be writing on the paper to get that. In the party scene, the man whose dog is murdered gives the speech about how Paul just wants to take advantage of a couple of deaths, and that Paul is about to graduate in a few weeks and has not written anything real yet. If Paul was about to graduate in three weeks he would have enough articles and being kicked off the paper is not really a punishment.
Corrected entry: Right before the first murder, the woman is at a gas station that is completely empty except for the scary attendant. After she is killed, it is said on the news that the police are looking for the attendant at the gas station where she was last seen. She and the attendant were the only ones at the gas station, so if they haven't talked to him, no one else could have seen her there and they'd have no idea that that's where she was.
Corrected entry: When Natalie and Brenda are looking at old Stanley Hall and hear moaning, they back away. The culprit, Damon, is suddenly behind them. As the noise was coming from just inside the building, how did Damon magically appear behind the girls in the space of seconds? No one is that fast.
Corrected entry: If an entire floor of students were murdered by a deranged teacher (in Stanley Hall), no amount of money could buy off each and every one of the families. It would only take one to kick up a huge fuss, go to the press and generally cause havoc for the university. It definitely wouldn't be swept under the carpet and forgotten about.
Corrected entry: When Brenda is going to cut out one of Natalie's vital organs, she cuts her stomach with a scalpel. Obviously, this would hurt a lot, but Natalie nor anyone else dresses the wound and there is no sign of blood.
Corrected entry: Natalie's roommate Tosh is strangled to death, and then her wrists are slashed. Because she is a goth the school officials assume she committed suicide by slitting her wrists. However, it's quite easy to tell if someone's been strangled - they couldn't have just dismissed it as suicide and be done with it.
Corrected entry: Can some please explain to me why, despite all the deaths occurring at the New England college, there was NOT ONE POLICEMAN EVER PRESENT at the school?
Corrected entry: The Dean and Reese interview Natalie about her room mate's death and advise Natalie that it was suicide as there was "no evidence of foul play." This is ridiculous as it would not be up to them. Local law enforcement would have jurisdiction and utilize a forensics team to determine what happened. The FBI would probably also be involved given the campus history. The Dean and campus Security Guard would have no say whatsoever regarding case particulars.
Corrected entry: When Paul and Natalie are looking for information on the campus massacre they discover the back issues of the campus paper for that year are missing and wonder what to do next. What was wrong with the Internet? There would certainly be SOMETHING about the campus massacre that would have helped.
Corrected entry: At the end where the killer cuts Natalie's stomach open, she screams through the choker. Later, she shows no signs of pain or even the wound.
Corrected entry: When Natalie and Paul go into the professor's office and they go into his special props room. Natalie sees the axe and tells Paul to look. Then they both think that the professor is the killer. How would they know the killer used an axe if they were not at the first murder scene and the murderer didn't use an axe when killing Damon?
Corrected entry: Not really a mistake, just something that bothers me. Why would you cut someone's head off while they are driving fast? Since the decapitation kills the driver, and the murderer is in the backseat where she cannot control the SUV, wouldn't this cause the SUV to crash, possibly killing the murderer as well? By just looking at how fast the SUV was going when the girl was beheaded you'd think it would at least hit a tree or go over an embankment.
Corrected entry: The killer wears a hooded parka to mask his/her identity. Oddly enough, even though the movie takes place in April and it seems to be warm weather, EVERYONE in this town owns the same hooded parka! In one bizarre scene, a menacing figure in the hooded parka and high leather boots slips off the jacket, revealing herself to be a girl in a bathing suit going for a swim! Who wears a parka to go for a swim?