Best horror movie mistakes of 2004
Factual error: After the scene where they fall over the waterfall, and go through what they have left of the equipment. Bill, the Latino doctor, holds up the CD-reader from a desktop computer and says that the hard drive is broken, which would be OK if he actually had the hard drive present.
Continuity mistake: When Vince leaves the freezer and is making his way onto the elevator, he is carrying a Baretta model pistol. When he shoots as the elevator doors are closing the camera cuts to a Glock model pistol, then back to the Baretta again. When the elevator reaches the upper level, the woman picks up the remains of the backfired pistol and it is back to the Glock.
Visible crew/equipment: At Barbara and Phil's house, just as the hooded zombie bites a chunk out of Phil's neck (before Shaun leaps over the car hood) the black mat with two long white marks is visible on the pavement, behind the second zombie (beside the car). It's gone in following shots.
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie, in the scene where Anna is taking the werewolf cure to Van Helsing and the vampire bride stops her on the large fallen pillar, she falls so she is in a sitting position with the cure in her left hand. She then switches it to her right. Then in the close-up shot, the cure is still in her left hand and she switches it again.
Continuity mistake: As the priest descends down the rope ladder into the church for the first time he is handed a lantern by his friend. In the next shot the camera is looking down and you can see that the friend is holding the lantern. Then the next person goes down the same rope ladder and the friend is not holding the lantern, where did the lantern go?
Other mistake: When Sarah Michelle Gellar is on the bus with her boyfriend, she sees Kayako face looking at her in the window reflection and panics. When she looks back at the window she sees the normal reflection of her face. Trouble is, her reflection is turning her head and looking side to side, whilst Gellar herself is looking straight and not moving her head at all.
Add timeGavin Jackson
Continuity mistake: In the beginning, the cocaine dealer goes to a ghost town and is attacked by zombies. As he is running, his denim jacket goes from being partly pulled off, to completely off, to back on, to partly off, in about 5 shots. Very noticeable because he is wearing a white tank top.
Add timeRandy DeShong
Continuity mistake: When Jessie walks into the photography shop or studio to see if her photographs have sold she is wearing a tan jacket with a sheepskin collar and sheepskin lines on it. When she leaves the shop she is wearing a completely different jacket similar in color, but it has a hood.
Continuity mistake: During the fight between the vampires and Anton, the vampire stabs Anton in the hand with the scissors and Anton kicks him in the face. When Anton starts his kicks the vampire is still holding the scissors that are imbedded in Anton but when the shot changes and Anton lands the kick, the vampire is a few steps to the side and not holding the scissors anymore.
Continuity mistake: When the Professor is locked in the rec room, the door opens and while he's shooting there is a round handle to open and lock the door, mounted on the door. When he stops firing the gun, the shot cuts to him then back to the door and the round handle is gone. Later, when someone leaves the room it is back again.
Continuity mistake: When Joey is participating in the concert he goes along with pretending to be cut up. His jeans are clean until they put him on the glass table, when they're covered with fake blood. In the next shot, they're clean again and they start to cut him apart with the fake chainsaws.
Continuity mistake: After the sergeant has a parasite bug forced into her, she grabs a syringe kit left on the table by the medic. When she flips it open, there are 7 (maybe 8 at most) syringes in the kit (the last one is broken). A few moments later, private Sandee follows a trail of syringes left on the ground to the sergeant. There are at least 7 syringes on the ground, and 3 others in the sergeant's thigh.