A: And then just before the killer gets the girl and stabs her with this giants knife, the power went out and the TV went off. It was freaky. B: Wow. That's terrifying. Was the power out for long? A: Just for a few seconds. When everything came back on, the image on the screen was of the girl's dead body.
before the killer gets the girl and stabs her with this giants knife Why is present tense used instead of past tense? I think A watched movie in the past so past tense should be used after 'before' in this sentence.
The night before he was to leave, he was unable to sleep.
He didn't mention anything about an appointment before he left.
He ate it up before he could say knife.
I tried to find other sentences in dictionary to compare with this sentence but they made me more confused. why is present tense used after BEFORE even though A already watched the scene that killer stabs her?