Dang it, I've waited a decade to work a Scream reference into a thread and have it make sense. Nice work, nice work!
Re: Scream movie reference—
There was an earlier movie that came out during what happened to be my prime babysitting years. I hated the commercials that came on for it when I was babysitting. The movie was “When a Stranger Calls.” Scream was doing a parody of that...
I also managed to babysit once at a place that literally was The Last House on the Left— and it happened to be Elm Street.