Scream (2022)

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Other mistake: The Reporter states it has been 25 years "almost to the day" since Billy and Stu died (1996), making it September 2021. Tara is a high school senior, and her older sister, Sam, Billy's daughter, is stated multiple times as 5 years older, 23 at best. Many Easter eggs on Richie's laptop state STAB 8 is a 2021 release, which was "last year" according to Sam and Mindy in separate scenes, making the film set 2022, 26 years later. Sam is 1-2 years younger than she should be, or Tara is 20. (00:57:14 - 01:47:18)


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Suggested correction: The Scream movies never say at all specifically when they take place. For you to say "September" when the movie never ever for any reason said the month it was taking place in is just a lie and not a mistake. Also just because Mindy said "last year" doesn't mean anything. She could have meant last school year, since kids in school generally use their schooling as the basis for "this year/last year." I've already heard people say last years Scream even thought it's still 2022.

It's pretty comprehensively covered that they're in September, based on the killing of Maureen and the 1996 Scream killings which takes place almost exactly a year later:

No. They never say this in the film, at all, there is no evidence of when it takes place. The wiki link you sent is objectively pure speculation by whoever wrote it.

If you go back to the original towards the end of Scream while at Stu's house there is a calendar hanging up which specifically shows it saying SEPTEMBER, the original killings happened in September along with Maureen's death which is stated by Billy saying "congratulations, we killed your mom exactly one year today".

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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