Stupidity: Wes is characterized as one of the more careful characters early on, buying both a stun gun and pepper spray. When he comes home after the meeting where the dangers of Ghostface were further laid out, he proceeds to set both his weapons down and takes a shower after his mom tells him he'll be alone in the house, which is exactly how Tara and countless victims of previous sprees were attacked. The fact he even lived through his shower is lucky enough.

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Stupidity: Judy Hicks, a trained cop and sheriff with over a decade of experience, does not carry a back-up holstered gun on her when she is off-duty, one day after her son's close friend is stabbed seven times near to death. A trained police officer/sheriff would also question why the killer would tell her they are about to kill her son, before they do it, if not to bait them and lure them into a trap. (00:45:58 - 00:46:30)


Visible crew/equipment: During the beginning of the film whilst Tara is walking through the house, in the window to the right of the front door the camera guy can be seen during both scenes that take place during the hallway shots.

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Trivia: When Richie is watching YouTube, the video review he watches talking about "Stab 8" features a cameo from James A. Janisse and his wife Chelsea Rebecca. They are popular YouTubers who run various horror-themed shows on their channel "Dead Meat." As of 2022, they have over 5 million subscribers.


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Question: Why can Liv McKenzie not go to see Tara Carpenter, her co-worker/close friend after her near-murder attack? Her absence is done to draw suspicion on her, but as she is later revealed to not be the killer, the question is left unanswered in the film. (00:15:45)


Answer: To try to throw them off the scent and add suspicion to make us think maybe possibly they're the killer(s).

Answer: It's never explained in the film, so any answer would be pure speculation. As you said, it was obviously done to draw suspicion onto her by the filmmakers, but there's any number of reasons she might not be able to, so really it's a case of picking your poison. (Perhaps she had a previous appointment she couldn't miss, perhaps she has a family matter to attend to, etc).


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