Best horror movie factual errors of 1999

Deep Blue Sea picture

Factual error: Near the beginning when the boat pulls up and the guy on the boat tells the blond convict he's got a beauty 13 foot "Tiger shark" that's up in some sort of sling, the so called tiger shark is actually the same robot mako shark from the rest of the movie, just with stripes on it. Tiger sharks have a blunt rounded nose, not a pointed one like a great white.

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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.

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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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The Mummy picture

Factual error: I counted five canopic jars, one of which has the head of a lion. In ancient Egypt there were only four canopic jars - Hapi, the baboon-headed god representing north, Imseti, the human-headed god representing south, Duamutef, the jackal-headed god representing east and Qebehsenuef, the falcon-headed god representing west. None have lion heads.

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New this month Suggested correction: Why does it matter. They added a fifth. No reason after making up a lot of history and a cover to cover book instead of a scroll for us to suddenly go, hmm, they gave the ten plagues of God in the Bible to an Egyptian priest? Lions are cats. Therefore worship, plus the lioness goddess who slew through the land once. They can certainly add that and might make it a nicer play on the mummy's power and deadliness comparatively to the canopic heads and their gods.

A better excuse is the fact that the earliest found canopic jars are from the 11th dynasty (2200 BC) whilst the jars in the movie are way older than that (2700 BC) and could have represented anything they wanted and be more than 4. Someone should make a correction like that.

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House on Haunted Hill picture

Factual error: In the scene where the cast find the guns in the tiny coffins, they mention that it is not possible to tell if they are loaded because the clips are welded. Being semi-automatic pistols, simply pulling back the slide & ejecting the first round would have easily determined whether live or blank rounds had been loaded.

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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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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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The Ninth Gate picture

Factual error: In Sintra, when Depp and the girl go to Fargas' house in the morning, they ride the motorbike and turn left. However, from Hotel Central to this house you must turn right, it's the road that climbs to the manors, the other way you'll get to Central Village.

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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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The Haunting picture

Factual error: The Crane mansion is supposed to be set above the village of Concord as listed in the ledgers, however, Nell answers an ad directing her to the Berkshires which are nowhere near Concord.

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Lake Placid picture

Factual error: Grizzly bears are not present as far East as Maine and therefore would not have been anywhere near Lake Placid.

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jerimiah
Idle Hands picture

Factual error: When the bloke's head gets cut off in the beginning by the circular saw blade being thrown, surely there would be more blood, like when his mom got killed under the bed?

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Stigmata picture

Factual error: Near the start, the letter received from Brazil has a stamp with Brazil written with a Z, but stamps spell it Brasil, with an S.

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