Best horror movie mistakes of 2001

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Audio problem: After the aeroplane crashed, a dinosaur stepped over it and the windows shattered making the typical sound of made-of-glass things when broken. They are made of plexiglass (a sort of fibrous plastic).

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Factual error: When Brendan Fraser & his son are running to reach the pyramid before the sun hits it, the sunrise line approaches the pyramid along the ground, but the sun would naturally have hit the pyramid at the top first and worked its way down to the ground. [Some people insist on trying to correct this - think of it this way. If the sun's illuminating the ground from way up in the sky, what's keeping something higher up than the ground in darkness?] (01:34:40)

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Suggested correction: Despite the additional comments this posting is wrong. The terminator line - the distinct boundary between sunlit day and dark night - moves horizontally across the surface of the earth, from east to west. It is perfectly feasible for the land behind Rick (i.e. to the east) to be in bright sunlight while the pyramid - to the west - is still in darkness. What is not feasible is anyone outrunning the terminator line, which moves at around 1500 kmh in the latitudes they are in.

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Continuity mistake: About 10 minutes into the movie, when the truck is chasing the 2 college students in the car and starts ramming them, the bumper and the trunk is smashed in. The shot changes and shows the car's rear end and it is in perfect condition. This repeats at least 3 times.

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Joy Ride picture

Continuity mistake: The antenna of the CB radio switches sides on the car continuously.

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Continuity mistake: When the members of the brotherhood beat up Mani until he is dead, they pick him up above their heads. The tattoo on his torso appears to be on his right side, whereas in previous and following scenes the tattoo is on his left side. That shot is flipped.

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Continuity mistake: When Shannon Elizabeth is attacked by the ghost she has scratches on her face, then when they are all sitting huddled in the corner the next shot of her, there are no scratches on her face. (01:30:01)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Thora Birch's character goes to a café with her psychologist, the psychologist takes a bite of a cake and puts it back on the table. In the next scene, the cake has not been touched.

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Visible crew/equipment: At one point, as a Black SUV parks in front of a building, the cameraman and two other people are seen reflected in the black paint of the vehicle's door.

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Valentine picture

Continuity mistake: When Dorothy is letting Campbell live in her home, he picks up his bag and puts it on his shoulder. When he leans in to kiss her, there is no strap on his shoulder, then it's back again in the next shot.

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Factual error: Burt claims his watch updates its time "by connecting directly to the cesium clock in Colorado via ultrasonic frequency." Later the graboids home in on him by the ultrasonic sound emitted by his watch. Firstly, radio controlled watches update their time by receiving signals, but they don't emit any signals - the battery would be way too weak for two-way communication. Secondly, they work on radio waves, not sonic waves. Thirdly, if a hypothetical time transmitter did work on ultrasonics, the smallest distance between Colorado and Nevada is some 435 km (around 270 mi). An ultrasonic signal strong enough to reach that far would probably be deadly within a sizable range around the transmitter. (00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: During one scene in the film Bones' girlfriend is looking at an old picture of her & him. You see her holding the picture and Bones turns and looks at her and she screams and she drops the picture. At the end of the movie the main character finds the picture and is looking at it. Bones once again turns his head and looks at the person. However, it's the same clip as before because you see a woman's hand with red nail polish holding the picture.

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Revealing mistake: When Kay-Em kicks Jason in the face during the fight sequence, you can see Kane Hodder's goatee. (01:03:40)

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Continuity mistake: After Cassie has met Shawn at the band stand, Shaun reaches out and holds her right hand, yet when it zooms in for a close shot of her, she is twiddling her scarf with her right hand, yet when it zooms out again, Shawn is holding her hand again.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see the young doctor doing his "lobotomy" in London Hospital (to the girl that was married to Prince Edward), Ian Holm comments on the procedure for some guest as they stand behind a glass window. You can clearly see the young doctor doing the third strike with his hammer in a reflection in the window. The movie cuts back to the young doctor and he is doing the third strike for a second time.

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Visible crew/equipment: While the group is deciding whether or not to take the blocked-off route 666, both Lou Diamond Phillips and the woman he is talking to are sporting equipment and crew reflections in their sunglasses, most notably the big, white reflectors.

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The Brotherhood picture

Revealing mistake: Dan goes through the fraternity's records, and sees Devon's face in photographs going back almost 100 years. Notice how badly Devon's face is superimposed onto the earliest photographs (it's hard not to).

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Mimic 2 picture

Continuity mistake: When Remy falls through the barricade she is wearing a G-string, but when she strips down to mix up the scent she is wearing different underwear.

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Session 9 picture

Continuity mistake: Gordon mentions that his wife accidentally spilled hot water on his leg and burnt it, but the actor only occasionally limps on it, although we are shown that he has an injured leg. This is mentioned on the commentary.

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Revealing mistake: Have a look at the shot of the rear part of the train exploding as the locomotive pulls away from it. If there was ever a more obvious model shot, with cheesy, jerky bouncing toy trains and Action Man (TM) dolls, then I haven't seen it.

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Continuity mistake: When Grace and Ms. Mills are sitting in the living room you can see a clock on the right, but in the next shot it's disappeared.

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