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)
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)
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)
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