Best horror movie mistakes of 1980

Friday the 13th picture

Plot hole: When Brenda is thrown out the window, Alice immediately runs outside to see Mrs. Vorhees pull up in the jeep. How can this be if she just threw Brenda in the cabin?

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The Shining picture
The Shining mistake picture

Revealing mistake: In the first scene, when Nicholson is driving to the Overlook, the shadow of a helicopter can be seen at the bottom right. This is only visible in the un-matted VHS print and fullscreen DVD.

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Dressed to Kill picture

Continuity mistake: The amount of blood on Kate's face decreases between the time she is attacked and discovered. The pattern changes from shot to shot as well.

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Zombi Holocaust picture

Continuity mistake: When the lady anthropologist gets out her teacher's car - you can see in the background the traffic lights changing from green, to amber, to red. When it cuts to another view of her - the traffic lights are on green.

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The Fog picture

Continuity mistake: When the windows on Nick's truck are smashed, Elizabeth has protective gloves on when she covers her face from the glass, they are then gone when the truck comes to a halt.

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Prom Night picture

Revealing mistake: During the scene in which Lou forces himself on Kim in the lunchroom, donning a black ski mask, Kim's brother Alex jumps up to his sister's defense. Just before Alex throws his first punch, Kim screams "Michael," referring to the actor's real name Michael Tough. Kim then correctly screams "Alex," the name of the character he was playing in the film.

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Motel Hell picture

Continuity mistake: At the end, the buried biker digs himself out of his grave and shuffles to the smokehouse. When he attacks Farmer Vincent, all the soil and mud stains have vanished from his clothing. Guess he must have stopped off at Zombies-R-Us for some fresh new duds.

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The Changeling picture

Continuity mistake: When John is in his Manhattan apartment reminiscing, we see his daughter throw a ball at him. If you take a close look at the ball, you will see how beat up it is. However, when the ball is falling down the stairs in his rented house for the first time, it has become new and shiny.

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Cannibal Holocaust picture

Revealing mistake: The cannibals kill Faye, and then decapitate her. Then one of the natives lifts her head up, only to let the wig slide off of the fake head, and reveal a yellow foam head underneath.

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Altered States picture

Plot hole: In the last tank experience, the ones watching are looking at a morphing of Dr Jessup's face. Problem is: There's no camera in the tank.

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