Best horror movie mistakes of 1999

The Haunting picture

Revealing mistake: Right after Nell sends Hugh to hell, Dr. Marrow and Theo come out of hiding behind a pillar. As Marrow puts his hand on the pillar, it squishes in as if it was made of foam rubber, instead of stone.


The Mummy picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jonathan picks up the scarab, it breaks open and the beetle inside starts to crawl under his skin. We see Brendan Fraser tear Jonathan's shirt and cut the beetle out of him. However, in the very next scene, we see Jonathan walking into the temple, his shirt is intact and there is no blood to be seen.


Deep Blue Sea picture

Revealing mistake: When the sharks first attack and bite off the man's arm - you can clearly see his arm under his shirt as he's scrambling away from the water.


The Rage: Carrie 2 picture

Continuity mistake: Rachel (Emily Bergl) is in her kitchen and she has a black and white flash back in her kitchen by the sink. One minute, she has on a flannel shirt, the next its gone and she's only wearing a tank top. A second later, the flannel shirt is back on.

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Lake Placid picture
Lake Placid mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Kelly is on the boat with Hank and the soon to be headless deputy, her green vest (life-jacket) is fully unzipped. When we see her immediately after she's been knocked in the water, her jacket is zipped almost all the way up.

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Stigmata picture

Continuity mistake: When Frankie is about to receive the first stigmata (when sitting in the bath), a pigeon suddenly flies up. When she takes a piece of a feather that flew into the water, you can already see stigmata marks on her right-hand wrists.

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House on Haunted Hill picture

Deliberate mistake: When Eddie and "Jennifer" are walking around the house alone, "Jennifer" is trying to tell Eddie that she's really Sara. But By the time she is explaining that her name is actually Sara and not "Jennifer", Eddie has disappeared. She doesn't find him until later... But from the moment she finds him (and he is talking to her) he calls her Sara... but he never actually heard her say that. He was gone. Also, after they all get back together, a few of the other people start calling her Sara as well....but no one actually heard her say that her name was Sara.

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End of Days picture

Factual error: The priest says that St. John saw the number 666 in his vision, but it was actually 999 inverted. I'm not sure, but I don't believe St. John read modern Arabic numerals like we do. Didn't he read Roman numerals? I think if St. John saw the number 666, it would actually be DCLXVI.


The Blair Witch Project picture

Factual error: A girl is playing with a Tamagotchi virtual pet in the scene set in 1994, but the toy was not released in Japan until 1996 (it wasn't officially available in the USA until May 1997).

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Sleepy Hollow picture
Sleepy Hollow mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In the flashback to the death of the headless horseman, when the horseman's steed gets shot and falls to the ground, the blood and the wound are on the right side of the horse...later in the scene when the horse is seen again, the wound is on the left side of the horse.


Godzilla 2000 picture

Other mistake: The guy says "looks like I'll have to send more flowers" then opens up the activation card and code to destroy the building. The code is 50617 but he swipes the card then pushes 50671.


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Suggested correction: If you watch the keys again he presses the exact appropriate numbers in order. 50617.

Idle Hands picture

Continuity mistake: When Molly ties Tanya's whip around a bar to let herself down from the air duct, you can see as she slides down that the whip is knotted at intervals. But a few moments later, when the severed hand draws the whip back up, you can see that there are no knots in it.

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Bats (1999)

Bats picture

Factual error: When Sheriff Emmett Kimsey (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Dr. Sheila Casper (Dina Meyer) enter the mine shaft and fall down into the cavern full of guano, they light a flare. The flame would have caused the fumes to ignite.

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The Ninth Gate picture

Audio problem: After the part where Johnny Depp finds his bookstore friend dead, he gets back in the cab. After driving for a while, he tells the cab driver to pull over to the phone booth. The cab driver says "No problem, sir" but you can see the cab driver's lips in the rear view mirror, and they never move.

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Virus (1999)

Virus picture

Revealing mistake: When Jamie Lee Curtis falls into the fuel tanks, how could she be breathing? The gases would be too toxic for her to breath, and wouldn't she be blinded by the fuel?

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Titus (1999)

Titus picture

Continuity mistake: Young Lucius kills a fly and Titus comes round the table to talk to him. There are several shots of the table. The position of Young Lucius' fork changes from the right hand side of his plate to the left.

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In Dreams picture

Revealing mistake: When Claire jumps down into the silo filled with apples, the whole top layer of apples bounces, which indicates that there is only a thin layer of apples instead of apples all of the way down. Soft material would have been under the apples during filming. Rotting apples wouldn't have that sort of give normally.

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Beowulf picture

Continuity mistake: When Beowulf is rescuing Pendra, at the end of the fight he is holding is sword over one of the men. In some shots it is clean, in others it has blood on it.


Alvin and the Chipmunks meet Frankenstein picture

Continuity mistake: When singing the song about what they would do if the monster came to their room in the night, Simon puts on Alvin's duvet/blanket as a cape. It then shows an imagination sequence where the blanket is a correctly sized cape to fit him. When it returns to the real world, the 'cape' is the size of his imaginary cape, nowhere near the size of the bed.

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eXistenZ picture

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the film we see the Seminar Leader start to write eXistenZ on the board. We see him write the letter 'e', but then the camera changes and he starts to write the letter 'X'. Notice that the letter 'e' has changed from how he originally wrote it. Then when he finishes writing eXistanZ the camera switches position again and the writing has all changed the look again. Most noticeable by the crossing of the letter 't'. As we saw him write it, then cross portion was much higher than in the wider shot.

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Ringu 2 picture

Revealing mistake: When Yoichi's mother is killed, the blood coming from her body is very obviously just colored water, as it is too bright and too thin to really look like blood.

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The 4th Floor picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Juliette Lewis is at her downstair's neighbour door, knocking on it, we see the hall empty, but right after, it's full of the trash bags.

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Silent Predators picture

Factual error: Whenever one or more of the mutated, super venomous snakes attack someone, you can hear a rattling sound because they evolved from rattle snakes. However, it frequently shows the tips of the snakes tails, and they are completely bare. How can they constantly make that noise if they don't have rattles?

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Stir of Echoes picture

Continuity mistake: When Maggie talks to Eddie Bo Smith Jr. (the Chicago cop) outside the meeting of "receivers", you can see the cop's breath when he speaks, but not Maggie's.

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Ravenous picture

Factual error: The film takes place around 1830, but you can see a character using a Colt Navy 1851, which was made 21 years later actually.

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Storm of the Century picture

Continuity mistake: During the scene when they are trying to bring Mr. Leniog into the rear of the door we hear them trying to open the door from the inside, shaking it rather violently. From the outside shots we hear the door rattling but it's not moving at all like it is from the inside shots.

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The Clown at Midnight picture

Visible crew/equipment: Mini boom mike type thing appears in shot just as the real killer clown is walking onto the stage about to kill Kate. It is visible when he turns to face the 'audience' in the lower right hand corner.

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Tomie (1999)

Tomie picture

Revealing mistake: When Tsukiko's neighbor has his eyepatch removed, the prosthetic makeup for his scarred face and eye looks incredibly fake and unconvincing, and you can tell his bulging eye is just a painted piece of plastic with fake skin around it.

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Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies picture

Revealing mistake: When the wishmaster stands up, the camera pans down to the glowing red gem on the floor. You can tell a crew member is shaking the thin piece of "flooring" to make the gem move.

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