Best horror movie mistakes of 1982

The Thing picture

Character mistake: The last time Doc tries the defibrillator on Norris, he uses it on the abdomen instead of on the chest.

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MaZtR HaXoR
Poltergeist picture

Revealing mistake: When the chair moves across the kitchen floor, Craig T. Nelson goes to investigate it (after it has stopped moving). He goes up to the chair and flips it over. If you look closely, Craig almost hits the camera with the chair's legs. You can tell this has happened because the camera moves up very quickly and Craig looks straight at the camera crew with very big guilty eyes. This is more easily visible on the widescreen version of the film.

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Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D picture

Visible crew/equipment: As Rick and Chris get in the Volkswagon Bug after Shelly returns it, you can see three crew members in the backseat window's reflection.

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Arjak
Halloween III: Season of the Witch picture

Audio problem: During the scene where Dr. Challis goes to visit his two kids, they put on their Halloween masks and his little son says "Let's watch TV." He goes to turn the knob to turn on the TV and a split second BEFORE he turns it, we can hear the intro of the commercial on the television.

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The Slumber Party Massacre picture

Audio problem: When Russ Thorn is walking towards Linda in the high school hall, you can hear Linda's scream before she visibly screams.

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Swamp Thing picture

Continuity mistake: When the Swamp thing goes to destroy one of the trucks chasing Cable, the trucks used are chevy blazers but the one he wrecks is a International scout.

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Creepshow picture

Revealing mistake: When the bugs crawl out of E.G. Marshall's mouth, it is obviously a dummy.

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William Bergquist
The Entity picture

Continuity mistake: During the first rape scene, Carla is slapped in the face drawing blood and a pillow is placed over her face. After the scene, however, there is no blood on her face or the pillow.

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William Bergquist

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Q (1982)

Q picture

Continuity mistake: At one point in the film, the wingspan of Q is mentioned. Later on, its length is mentioned. The monster is twenty feet longer than its wingspan.

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One Dark Night picture

Revealing mistake: When Meg Tilly is being drawn toward the casket by the strange pink light the telekinetic dead man Karl Raymar emanates you can see strings on her feet pulling her toward it.

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Tricia Webster
Cat People picture

Plot hole: We learn in the film that Cat People must kill a human in order to return to their human form. However, after becoming a cat at the swimming pool and terrorising Alice, Irena becomes human again without making a kill (the only other person at the closed pool is alive and well at the end of the scene - we know Alice has not imagined the presence of the cat because of her shredded clothes).

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ComicBoy
Amityville II: The Possession picture

Continuity mistake: When the kids are in their room, the paint brushes come flying out of the red and green cans, but as the brushes are painting on the wall, they are both covered with only red paint.

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Forbidden World picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the staff member is cleaning up the research room with the animal cadavers there's a top-down shot of him at the communication panel. Directly in front of him there's a microphone visible that seems to be held by a filming crew member, as it moves out of sight after some seconds.

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Alpha23
Silent Rage picture

Character mistake: During the surgery, one of the surgeons says to give the patient 25 cc's of cyatril. Then one says make it 35 cc's. 35 cc's (or 35 mL) is a full large syringe. The other doctor uses what looks like a 3 mL syringe and it's only partly filled. It seems the surgeons wanted 0.35 cc's.

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