Best horror movie factual errors of 2011

Apollo 18 picture

Factual error: When Nate dies by the alien moon rocks, his helmet visor "explodes." The visor in the film shatters like glass, but the real visors on actual spacesuits are made of polycarbonate, a plastic that does not shatter but deforms.

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Matdan97
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Factual error: The Song "Looking for the Magic" by the Dwight Twilley Band plays on repeat several times throughout the movie, however it comes up as track 1 on the CD player each time."Looking for the Magic" was never the first track on a Dwight Twilley CD - It was track 2 on the group's 'Twilley Don't Mind' album released in 1977. You can tell the disc is not a homemade mix CD by the printing on the top of the CD the first time it is placed in the tray.

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Scream 4 picture

Factual error: In the scene where Robbie is at the front door of Kirby's house just before he is stabbed, he is watching a video on his DROID. However, the player controls are that from the iOS system (iPhone).

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SCREAMer
The Thing picture

Factual error: When they decide to disable the snow vehicles in order to keep anybody from leaving the base, they decide to disable the engines by cutting the spark plug wires with mechanics sheers. The only problem is that the engines in the snow vehicles (you can hear this to be true) are diesel engines - and diesel engines do not have spark plugs at all. The plugs in the movie were for gasoline engines.

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Factual error: During some of the scenes which take place during 1988, the two little girls are seen playing with a toy killer whale. This whale has three distinctive black marks on its 'chin,' which means it is a Free Willy toy. "Free Willy" didn't come out until 1993.

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Red Riding Hood picture

Factual error: The character Peter has a modern haircut that would not have been found during medieval Europe; his hair defying gravity despite being a time without hair gel.

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Final Destination 5 picture

Factual error: In Sam's premonition, when Isaac is still in the bus when it is falling down to the water, he is at the front of the bus. In reality the falling force should be pushing him to the back of the bus.

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The Darkest Hour picture

Factual error: During the end where the girl gets her phone back she has a text. However inside a submarine with the hatch shut there is no way for a mobile signal to get through.

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Steven Poole
The Awakening picture

Factual error: Mallory tells Florence that the school is in Cumbria. Cumbria didn't exist in 1921. It was created in 1974 from Cumberland, Westmorland and part of Lancashire.

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Necrothesp
The Devil's Rock picture

Factual error: Colonel Meyer's promotions are listed in his SS ID card as Hauptmann, Oberstleutnant and Oberst. Since the SS used a different ranking system from the Wehrmacht, they should actually be Hauptsturmführer, Obersturmbannführer and Standartenführer.

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Necrothesp
Fright Night picture

Factual error: Jerry digs up a natural gas pipeline in the backyard and jerks it so hard that a pipe coupling in Charlie's house breaks, venting natural gas into the house for about 4 seconds. Then Jerry uses a cigarette lighter to send a flame through the pipeline, exploding Charlie's house like a fire bomb, catching virtually every room in the house on fire. In reality, it would take an hour or more for vented natural gas to accumulate sufficiently to blow up a house, for one thing. For another thing, Jerry broke the gas pipeline in the backyard in order to ignite it; so, while the broken pipeline leading to Charlie's house had no gas pressure, the pressurized side of the pipeline was still in the backyard with Jerry. Meaning, Jerry himself should have been engulfed in fire as soon as he sparked a flame.

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Charles Austin Miller

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