Best horror movie revealing mistakes of all time

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse picture

Revealing mistake: Nearly at the end, the scientists find Alice's body at the waterfall, one of the men lifts up the cloth to take a look at her face. Her face is badly burned on one side and she is pronounced dead. However, take a look at the left side of her neck, you can see her either gulp or take in a quick breath of air. (01:19:05)

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Blade: Trinity picture

Revealing mistake: While Blade's dangling a familiar off the roof, the familiar's phone rings (a Nokia 5210). Blade looks at the screen and sees the doctor's name. However, the display we see is a Nokia phone book listing with only one entry, rather than the "incoming call" display.

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene in which Jason kills the captain of the boat, it is quite obvious that Jason uses the blunt side of the machete to slit the captain's throat. (00:39:10)

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The Fog picture

Revealing mistake: When Stevie's car is hit by the delivery truck, the side shot that shows the car beginning to roll reveals there is no engine in the car, as we can see through the front fender wells to the truck as it passes on the far side of the car. (01:15:40)

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1408 picture1408 mistake picture

Revealing mistake: The quick shot of the Bible landing in the drawer is reversed. (00:29:20)

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The Thing From Another World pictureThe Thing From Another World mistake picture

Revealing mistake: The Thing takes a swing at the captain after the captain opens the door. As the Thing swings his arm, he takes out a chunk of wood out of the door. If you step through the frames on the DVD, you can see the wood leaving the door a full second after the Thing has hit it. A small explosive charge that was not in sync with the actor. You can also see the outline of where the wood comes off before he swings his arm. And one more thing, his arm does not touch the door or even comes close to where the wood comes off - a safety precaution I presume. (00:57:33)

Larry Koehn
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Suggested correction: It is not a full second delay. It is four frames which translates to 1/6 of a second. Everything described in this entry is only visible if you step through frame by frame which invalidates the mistake.

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A Quiet Place picture

Revealing mistake: When Evelyn is hanging the clothes after washing them, they are already dry.

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Dawn of the Dead picture

Revealing mistake: When the bikers are grabbing their weapons, we see a grenade. You can tell that it is fake because the bottom is bored out.

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Predator 2 picture

Revealing mistake: When the subway train slams on the brakes, the camera cuts to a shot showing the sparks coming off the wheels as the train is slowing down. If you look at the wheels carefully, you can see that the train is already stationery, and the camera is panning down the train to give the impression its slowing down. (00:58:30)

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Shaun of the Dead picture

Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the movie, where it shows the group of nodding zombies and the Shaun of The Dead logo is on the ground, look to your left, the zombie actor stops nodding and looks around him to see if the shot is still being filmed, and he immediately goes back to nodding. Look out for it, it's obvious. (00:03:45)

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Jeepers Creepers 2 picture

Revealing mistake: When the creeper has the pole through his eye and is pushing it in and out, the pole appears to be moving however there is a clear dot on the pole that stays where it is in relation to his face. (00:50:20)

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Day of the Dead picture

Revealing mistake: When Rhodes is pointing his gun at Steele, telling him to shoot Sarah, there's no bullet in the chamber of his gun.

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Reeker picture

Revealing mistake: When Gretchen turns around while on the bed, a shard of glass in the frame flaps in the wind.

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Species picture

Revealing mistake: When Sil fakes her death, the breaker box explodes before the car hits it.

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Ernest Scared Stupid picture

Revealing mistake: When Ernest's jack flies out from under his truck it breaks the back windshield of the mayor's car. Watch closely and you can see the glass shatter before the jack makes contact with it.

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Phantasm II picture

Revealing mistake: As Reg fights with one of the baddies with the chainsaws, as the baddie take a swing with the chainsaw he misses and cuts into the wooden door. You can clearly see that a vertical cut has already been made in the wood though, to help the chainsaw get in and cut. (01:17:55)

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Critters picture

Revealing mistake: After the bounty hunter, who changes three times throughout the movie, changes into the Reverend, he is in front of someone else who is a stand-in for the real Reverend but is obviously not.

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Tremors 2 picture

Revealing mistake: It's very clear they blew up a model of the buildings. The grass seen just before the explosions is way too long and is not as long when the characters are running away. Further, the truck and the barrels have disappeared at the explosion shot.

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The Eye picture

Revealing mistake: While playing the violin solo, Mun's fingers on her left hand never move.

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes picture

Revealing mistake: When the bats invade Dr. Dunwoody's bedroom, you can see the strings on one of them.

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