Best horror movie mistakes of 2012

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The Woman in Black picture

Factual error: In the scene where Arthur first enters the house and starts going through paperwork, there's a shot of Nathaniel Drablow's death certificate which shows 'body was not recovered' in the box next to his cause of death. Such a thing would not be written on death certificates of the time - that box is reserved for 'Signature, description and residence of informant', a heading which can partially be seen as the camera pans across the certificate. For the death to have been registered, an informant's signature would have to have been there. (00:20:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the first movie the "Welcome to Silent Hill" sign is on the right. In this movie it's on the left.

Aled Wesker
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Prometheus picture

Factual error: The type of surgery shown made by the machine transversely cuts the rectus abdominis muscles. Besides not being a standard surgical incision in order to "remove a foreign body" as stated, it seriously damages important muscles of the abdominal wall making any immediate active mobilization of the trunk virtually impossible, even under strong analgesia.

Manuel Correia Ramos
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Continuity mistake: When Alice knocks over the giant Licker in the Rolls-Royce, the driver's side of the car remains completely undamaged. Unlikely, but for the rest of the chase there are four giant scratches across the rear of the car. (00:51:10 - 00:52:05)

Friso94
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Continuity mistake: Just before Steve Hadley is killed by the Merman, his tie is wrapped around his neck. When the Merman attacks him, his tie is worn properly. (01:19:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Alex and her boyfriend are going up to the play gym, her hair style changes. It's crimped as they are walking up, then changes to straight when they are taking Hunter home.

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Underworld: Awakening picture

Revealing mistake: Right at the end of the fight between Selene and the Uber-Lycan in the vampire coven, the Uber-Lycan throws Selene into some wooden panels, knocking her unconscious. As she travels through the air you can tell that she is suspended by wires; she travels far too slowly towards the wooden panels for someone who was just thrown. (00:48:35)

THGhost
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Factual error: The whole basis of the movie is flawed. You could not pick a more inappropriate location for a babes-in-the-wood style zombie film. The Exclusion Zone around the Chernobyl reactor site is not a deserted wasteland as shown in this film - it is one of the most secure and well patrolled areas on earth. It is crawling with police, military and paramilitary patrols and if you did manage to get lost all you'd have to do is walk or drive five minutes in any direction and you'd run into someone who could help. If there really was a population of mutated zombies about the place they would have been located and dealt with years ago. You cannot just drive into Pripyat (the setting of this film). To get there you would have to pass through two checkpoints, and a private vehicle would be refused entry. Further, the Exclusion Zone is (believe it or not) a popular tourist spot and the single road through is an important transit route for heavy goods vehicles driving to and from Kiev. In other words, you are never far from someone who could help, probably by shooting the zombie with his AK47. And as for mobile telephone masts - the place is festooned with them and you can make a call any time of the night and day.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter picture

Continuity mistake: When Lincoln is hacking down the tree, he manages to chop a big part of it, but when he gives the final blow, before the tree sort of explodes, there is not a single scratch on it.

eructo666
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Frankenweenie picture

Revealing mistake: When Sparky's tail pops off there is a hole where it popped off. But when the tail goes into the bucket the hole is gone.

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The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse picture

Revealing mistake: Any time a character is walking or running in this movie, their feet slide around on the ground like ice.

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The Pact picture

Factual error: When the main character goes into the church, she looks at a picture from 1989 labeled "annual picnic". In the picture a boy (next to the main character's mother) wears a hat with a DC (DC Shoes) logo on it. DC Shoes was established in 1993. (01:00:00)

andrizzle432
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Sinister picture

Deliberate mistake: Nearly every night scene inside the house is lit by very bright lights shining in the windows from outside. Yet every time anyone is outside the house, it's still just as dark. There is no light source from which these lights could possibly originate.

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House at the End of the Street picture

Continuity mistake: During one of Elissa's phone calls with her mother the phone switches hands between shots without enough time for Elissa to have put the phone in her other hand. In one shot its in her left hand and in the next its in her right. I cant remember how far into the movie it is.

Aled Wesker
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The Possession picture

Audio problem: When Emily picks up the tooth from the box, she says "ew" but if you look in the mirror her lips don't move.

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The Devil Inside picture

Other mistake: After the daughter visited with her mother for the first time, she is reviewing the footage with the priests. No such camera angles were taken for what they reviewed, only an overhead room camera would have been available.

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John Dies at the End picture

Factual error: When Dave shoots Justin 8 times, he empties the magazine of his semi-auto handgun, but he continues pulling the trigger, and the gun clicks several times. Semi-auto handguns do not "click" when they are empty, because it's impossible to pull the trigger. Also, the slide of Dave's handgun does not lock in the open position when the magazine is empty, as it should.

Charles Austin Miller
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Other mistake: The news anchor in the opening scene noticeably flubs her lines at one point.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the 2 bad guys get the car you can see the 2 cameramen reflected in the car door. (01:10:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Ray reminisces about having fought the Germans in WW2, a flashback is shown with him fighting in a bunker. He is carrying a No.4 Lee-Enfield rifle which requires the bolt to be worked after every shot to reload. However, he is shown firing two shots in rapid succession without moving his hands at all, revealing the shots to just be flashes added after filming.

Andrew Upton
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