Best horror movie mistakes of 1978

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Halloween picture

Continuity mistake: When Annie and Laurie leave the hardware store to go to their babysitting jobs it is broad daylight. When they reach the houses apparently just a few blocks away, it is already dark.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers picture

Visible crew/equipment: There's a scene in which someone goes into a phone booth to make a call. As the phone booth door closes you can see a reflection of the cameraman.

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Dawn of the Dead picture

Continuity mistake: When the old car blows up both of the dead zombies are gone. (00:21:40)

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Jaws 2 picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Brody approaches the group of teenagers on their smashed boats, the angle cuts to show Brody approaching seen as if from Cable Junction. At this point, there is a huge mistake. The teenagers' boats are clearly visible in the foreground, the kids have all completely vanished, and you can spot the cameraman standing on the boats quite clearly.

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I Spit On Your Grave picture

Continuity mistake: After the second rape, on the rock, as Jennifer lays on the rock, her hair changes position between shots.

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Piranha picture

Continuity mistake: The dressing that is on the evil Dr Leticia Baines's forehead keeps changing. When she is first placed on Grogan's raft, the dressing is soaked with blood. In the next few scenes it just has a small patch of blood in the centre. After she swims to rescue the boy from his canoe, she gets on the raft and the dressing is dry. In the next two close-up shots the dressing is wet (with water) and then it is dry again.

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Damien: Omen II picture

Factual error: The movie takes place in Chicago, except for one scene that is supposed to be in New York City (when Damien's uncle visits the priest). Two problems. First, as the cab pulls up to the church where the priest is, it goes past a housing project. Anyone who knows public housing construction in New York and Chicago knows that building is in Chicago. Second, when they go out to a trainyard, you can clearly see the Hancock Tower in the background. Of course, that building is in Chicago, not New York.

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The Swarm picture

Revealing mistake: When Katharine Ross pronounces the child dead in the hospital, she pulls a blanket over the child. The kid moves and flutters his eyes.

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The Fury picture

Continuity mistake: When Gillian escapes from the facility, Hester runs out the door after her and collides with the guard coming from the opposite direction. For a second, they rebound in opposite directions, then it cuts and she falls on top of him (the same direction).

Myridon
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The Boys from Brazil picture

Revealing mistake: When the neo-nazis burst into Kohler's apartment, they stab him and he slides down with his back against the wall. While Mengele picks up the phone, you can see the 'dead' Kohler blink in the background.

Nicki
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KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the woman asks where her husband Abner is, the staff member is looking at a visible worded card, which matches what he said.

hEaVyMeTaL
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! picture

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene, the tomato in the sink starts moving and as it comes up toward the rim, you can see a person's finger as they toss the tomato in, revealing the whole thing is run in reverse.

Movie Nut
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