Best horror movie factual errors of 1988

Poltergeist III picture

Factual error: When Bruce and Patricia are in a lift after being chased by the cars in the garage, the lift rapidly descends but the two people in the lift are seen struggling on the floor when they should just about be on the ceiling due to the speed of the lift's descent.

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Hobgoblins picture

Factual error: The damage done by the hobgoblin-induced fantasies is real, as seen several times in the movie. Kyle's car runs off a cliff, Nick's grenades really explode, etc. Nick is in one scene set ablaze by throwing himself on a grenade, and is completely engulfed in flames from his head to his toes. But he shows up in the last scene with nothing but a few minor burns on his forearms and a pair of crutches (that he immediately discards). His hair and eyelashes are not even singed.

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Twotall
Critters 2 picture

Factual error: For most of the movie you can see mountains and large hills in the background. The movie takes place in Kansas and almost all of Kansas is flat.

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood picture

Factual error: When Tina and Jason are in the basement, she sprays gasoline at him. It's clear like water. Considering it's covered in cobwebs, it's been there a long time and would be dark in color, because it gets darker as it ages.

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amycamille1975
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark picture

Factual error: Right before Elvira is burned at the stake, the officer pronouncing judgement on her says "By the power vested in me, by the sovereign state of Massachusetts..." Massachusetts (according to its own constitution ratified in 1780) is a commonwealth, as are Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Although the internal governments appear to be different, they have the same legal status as states within the United States.

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Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers picture

Factual error: This is a summer time movie but you can see brown leaves everywhere in the film like its the beginning of fall.

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