Scream

Plot hole: Samantha has watched Stab, knows her father's story, and yet does not recognize she is entering Stu Macher's house. The cancelled Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro, seen in Scream 3, confirms Stu's house exterior looks exactly the same from the original Stab, and is being re-used as a prop for that film. (00:01:26)

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Suggested correction: This isn't necessarily a plot hole. You can't expect characters to know whether characters in any given universe would know if a house was previously owned by a murderer, even if that murderer was famous and depicted as such. For example, there are many houses that look identical to the Amityville Horror house in real life, but aren't the real one. In fact, they didn't film the Amityville movies at the real Amityville house, they filmed it at one that was identical.

Cont: who is to say there aren't houses in Woodsboro that are architecturally similar to the Macher one? There are many streets in the world where houses are essentially identical. Without this clarification we can't assume the individual house was 100% the only one of its kind in universe, nor can we assume there are any. We also don't know what Sam knows of the Stab films, as in how many if any she's watched. I would chalk it up as an unaddressed issue. Ie, criticism is fine, but not a hole.

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 ago. Sam is 1-2 years younger than she should be, or Tara is 20. (00:57:14 - 01:47:18)

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Trivia: Part of the reason Mason Gooding was cast in the film is that he was a massive fan of the original "Scream," and even wrote an essay about it in college. He let the producers read the essay while he was auditioning. The producers were very impressed by his passion for the franchise and his audition, and he was immediately hired.

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Question: How does Richie know that Samantha sees visions of her dead father? (01:36:00)

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