Scream 2

Continuity mistake: Shortly after the scene in which the killer pulls Randy into the van, Gale and Dewey run to the van and see the blood. Right before they open the door, there is a camera shot from inside the van through the window. You can see that the window is not broken: it is obvious that there is some sort of white fabric over it. (01:06:05)

Revealing mistake: Towards the beginning, when Gale Weathers is talking to the sheriff who is standing at a podium, you see Mickey filming her with a hand-held camera. A panning shot going right following Mickey with some friends walking sideways reveals him looking at the camera twice. This is because he was waiting for his cue to stop. (00:20:50)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning where Jada Pinkett Smith is stabbed in the back, you see a white girl to her right look down at her arm as Jada's blood lands on her. If you watch the background closely as Jad is dying and stumbling around, the same girl is still looking around, as if it just happened. (00:10:10)

Continuity mistake: The killer throws Cici off the balcony facing the ground. In the next shot of her falling, she's flipped over on her back. (00:35:15)

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Suggested correction: Actually no, you can see her gradually turn while she sways her arms.

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Continuity mistake: When Phil and Maureen enter the cinema, Phil puts his arm around Maureen's shoulder. But in the next shot his hand is placed on her back instead. (00:01:40)

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Suggested correction: It's not 'the next' shot, though, there's a cut to the audience. In the next two consecutive shots, his hand is correctly on her back.

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Audio problem: When Gail and Dewy are watching the tape of their conversation in the park, the sound of their conversation is way too clear taking into account their distance from the camera and the microphone, and there is no ambient noise at all. (01:14:15)

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Audio problem: At the theater showdown, Mickey shoots Gale and Sidney says, "Gale," but her mouth is closed.

Continuity mistake: In the make-out scene with Gale and Dewey, Gale's lipstick is smeared on her face, but there's none on Dewey's face.

Continuity mistake: Sidney tells her friend Hal that she doesn't think she's going to be able to make it to the martini mixer party. Hal goes "Whaaaaaaa?" as she is folding a cute pink thingie, which rests in her lap. In the background in the next shot we see the pink fluffy towel is now further down on her knees. (00:13:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Derek dies after being shot, tied up on the stage prop, his head slumps down with it looking down to his right towards Sid with his forehead tilted to the left. When it cuts to another angle at a close up of Sid, suddenly his head is tilted the other direction. (01:37:40)

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Continuity mistake: Cici throws a plant at Ghostface as she's running away from him, but it barely slows him down. They round a corner around the banister and he is chasing her right behind her, only about 2 or 3 feet behind her at most. But then it cuts to another shot and suddenly she's down a hallway and instantly put a lot of distance between herself and Ghostface before he's even entering the hall. (00:34:40)

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Revealing mistake: When the killer kills Hallie you can plainly see the stuntman's eyes through the mask eyeholes. (01:32:00)


Continuity mistake: When the girl - during the Stab film - touches her boyfriend's jacket and gets blood on her hands - in the second clip there is much more blood on her hands than in the first clip. (00:10:10)

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Factual error: When Cici is about to be killed she throws the phone onto the floor without hanging up yet the killer calls her again and the phone rings. Surely it would be engaged if she had not hung up. (00:33:05)

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Suggested correction: Before she throws the phone on the floor, you can hear specifically the tone indicating that she pushed the button to end the conversation. The dramatic horror movie riff fires off right at that time so you may have to pay extra attention to pick up the sound before the string section assaults your ears, but the beep is there.

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Revealing mistake: At the start when Phil Stephens is being stabbed, when the killer draws back the knife you can see there is already blood on the knife. Its only there for a second so you have to look carefully. (00:07:45)

Continuity mistake: In her room at the start, Sid's hair is a little bit over her eye. She talks to her roomate and walks out of the room. The next shot her hair is perfectly behind her ear, but she didn't have time to put it back. (00:13:05)

Continuity mistake: When Dewey is being stabbed in front of Gale in the soundproof room, there is already blood on his his shirt. But you have to look very closely. (01:22:00)

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Suggested correction: I did my best to look closely, very closely even, but I don't see the blood. Someone may want to look extra closely and confirm this, but I can also add that since Dewey fell earlier and is bleeding from the forehead, traces of blood on his shirt wouldn't be so surprising.

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Other mistake: Maureen gets popcorn and a coke, yet doesn't pay for it. Nor does the cashier ask for money. (00:04:45)

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Suggested correction: To be fair, she asked her boyfriend for some money, he gave her a note, which she holds in hand in that scene making her order and, almost certainly if we go by the arm movements, puts on the counter. If what she ordered required no change, nothing more was needed in the exchange. It's not as if she just went to the counter, didn't have any money with her, was fully on camera all the time and got her order sorted.

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Continuity mistake: Cotton shoots the killer, who when lying down has a giant hole in their throat. It wasn't there when both the killer and Sidney were falling backwards. (01:48:40 - 01:49:05)

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Maureen: Can I...gimme some money. I need to get some popcorn.
Phil: You got money.
Maureen: I got my money. I asked for your money!
Phil: Cheap ass.

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Trivia: Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez did the production a favor and directed the film-within-a-film "Stab" that we see portions of. When the movie is shown again in "Scream 4", they added in a title card that says "A Robert Rodriguez" film as a nod to him for filming the scenes.

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Question: In the movie "Stab" it shows what is supposed to be reenacting Drew Barrymore's death and looks as if it is just like the one in the first film. But how could it be almost perfect if no one was there to see it?


Chosen answer: In real life, they'd have known there was a phone call involved. They would have known her boyfriend was killed. They could have easily pieced together that the killers played a cat and mouse game with the Drew Barrymore character. But that doesn't account for all the details. Anything else would be speculation. My speculation: Maybe Billy Loomis kept a diary.

K.C. Sierra

And rumor has it that Stu didn't die that he may still be alive.

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