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The Lovely Bones picture

Continuity mistake: At Susie's locker, when Ray first approaches her, she is startled and closes her locker door almost completely, but not quite. In the next shot, the door is completely shut without her having touched it.

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan picture

Continuity mistake: After Tamara comes out of the the shower she is completely dry. (00:36:00)

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Cabin Fever picture

Continuity mistake: When Marcy and Paul are hauling Karen into the vehicle, Karen spits blood all over the windscreen. Then when we see the shot of Karen falling to the ground and shots after, the windscreen is pretty clean. (00:55:25)

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Exorcist: The Beginning picture

Continuity mistake: As the priest descends down the rope ladder into the church for the first time he is handed a lantern by his friend. In the next shot the camera is looking down and you can see that the friend is holding the lantern. Then the next person goes down the same rope ladder and the friend is not holding the lantern, where did the lantern go?

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Urban Legends: Bloody Mary picture

Continuity mistake: The male lead is seen reading an article in the newspaper, the headline of which says "serial killer arrested at Pendleton University," but when he reads the headline aloud, he mentions the professor that killed students at Alpine University, which doesn't match the headline from the paper he's reading.

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Deep Blue Sea picture

Continuity mistake: When the shark is brought up to put the needle in his head, it bites off Jim's arm, leaving only a bit left there, but when they are wheeling him to the helicopter you see that he's got more arm than before. (00:33:50 - 00:35:25)

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Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D picture

Continuity mistake: When Chris knocks Jason out with the shovel, the position of unconscious Jason's legs changes between shots. (01:20:30)

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Dawn of the Dead picture

Continuity mistake: When Ana hands over the file to Cora, Cora grabs the file on the side. When it cuts she grabs it on the top of the file. (00:01:20)


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Virtuosity picture

Continuity mistake: When Denzel Washington is injected with the tracking device,it is injected behind his ear. But later, when he looks at his cop friend and says something to the effect of "Get my gun", the band-aid is on the side of his neck.

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Little Shop of Horrors picture

Continuity mistake: When Seymour tries to kill the plant he pulls a gun, the gun is a six shooter, the plant grabs the gun and fires at the guy, then he fires some more, in total the plant fires 9 shots with a six shooter...

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The Hills Have Eyes picture

Continuity mistake: As Brenda leaves the table asking "Does anyone need anything?", we see Bobby sitting by the table. When it cuts Bobby suddenly got something between his lips which weren't there before.


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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jessica is in the shower crying and the power goes out, she gets out, puts on a white t-shirt and goes walking around the house. When she walks through the garage door and grabs a hammer, there is blood on the front of the t-shirt (right at or a little lower than her waist and looks like someone grabbed the shirt with a bloody hand). Where did it come from? She didn't run into anything or anyone. [There's a deleted scene showing her step on a piece of glass. She gets blood on her hands when she pulls the glass out, then presumably wipes her hands on her shirt. Still a mistake, as removing that scene means the blood appears from nowhere, but there's the reason.]

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors picture

Continuity mistake: During the opening credits, Kristen is making a Papier-mâché house, and in the process, her hands become covered in mixture. However suddenly both her hands are completely clean. (00:02:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Jason throws Linderman to the wall he gets impaled by a sharp object stuck to the wall. However as Linderman is flying against the wall before hitting it the object isn't there. (01:13:40)


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The Fly picture

Continuity mistake: In the first successful teleportation of the baboon, there is one scene where Brundle's hands move from being straight to folded in just one shot.

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Maximum Overdrive picture

Continuity mistake: The amount of blood in the stains of Emilio Estevez's shirt changes between scenes. Sometimes they are small stains, close to the holes, then they are larger, as if blood seeped into the shirt, then they are smaller and slightly different in position in a later shot.

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