Corrected entry: All the dead are still in the condition they were when they died, e.g. The scuba diver and the shark, the burned man, the 'run-over' man, etc. The Maitlands drown and, when first seen, are dripping wet, yet they are dry in the next scene and remain dry throughout the movie.
Corrected entry: When Otho and Delia walk through the bathroom of the house with the spray paint cans, you can see the top of the bathroom all cut off to reveal the top of the studio behind it.
Corrected entry: This is in the scene right after Adam and Barbara see Juno and turn into "monsters" and they go back to the attic to scare the family and then they run into Lydia. After Lydia is scared, Barbara turns to normal again and is talking to Lydia. While this is happening, Adam is trying to turn back to normal. He walks in front of Lydia and Barbara, and turns around and he has a very large nose. As he walks by them right before he has the large nose, If you look closely at the shadows near where Lydia and Barbara stand, you can see the shadow of Adam putting on the fake rubber nose.
Corrected entry: The opening credits are supposed to be the camera panning over Adam's model of the town, but if you look carefully you can tell that the majority of the footage is of an actual town and the only real shot of the model is shortly before we see the replica of Adam and Barbara's house. After production designer Bo Welch's name appears on screen, you can see a dissolve edit and the trees suddenly look artificial and the street is suddenly missing the yellow lane divider, with the integrity of the asphalt being noticeably different.
Corrected entry: There is never any point in the movie in which Adam or Barbara learn the correct pronunciation of "Betelgeuse". They simply begin to say it correctly, as if it were obvious, after first pronouncing it completely wrong. The only person to learn the correct way to say it was Lydia, and she never shares this information before Adam and Barbara learn how to say it.
Corrected entry: When Alec is forced to show how he would scare the Deitzes, he proceeds to make a "face". Look very carefully - after he pops out his eyes, and then close his hands together and the hands go off screen, it is immediately replaced by two hands with eye on each finger. The hands are *NOT* Alec's, but an offscreen cast member or prop guy. (01:06:15)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Otho and Mr. Deitz are lifting the model to take it out of the attic, they are both on one side and they lift it up. How is this possible if nobody is on the other side to lift up the other end?
Corrected entry: The couple dies after falling from the bridge and falling into the water. When they go through the chalk door, they see people who have died. All the others show how they died: the woman who was cut in half, the burned guy, the run-over guy. So wouldn't Adam and Barbara be blue because they drowned?