Braindead

Continuity mistake: After Lionel is swallowed by his mother's stomach, he is absolutely covered in blood and intestines, but in the next shot, when he's helping Paquita, he's nearly clean. (01:34:50)

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Continuity mistake: Vera's sunglasses diappear from her face as she attacks the rat-monkey. (00:18:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: You see the shadow of the camera man on the uncle when he spins around and heads for the door. (01:10:30)

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Revealing mistake: When the thug zombie punches his hand through a womans head, you can see the switch from actress to dummy. (01:12:50)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene in which Lionel is in the basement attempting to sedate the nurse and his mother, he is startled by a falling crockery. After the rat runs past him, the nurse attacks him. He stabs her in the nose with the syringe, however, the following shots show the syringe is embedded in her eye.

Revealing mistake: When Lionel has just finished massacring the zombies, Thug Zombie appears at the top of the stairs. If you look closely you can see his real pair of legs near the window Lionel flew out of earlier. (01:28:35)

Revealing mistake: When Paquita discovers the zombies tied up in the basement and convinces Lionel to kill them, he gets the "poison" and injects them with it. Look closely: the shelf that he gets it off is the same as the VETS' shelf in a much earlier scene (Even the bottle of tranquilizer that Lionel dropped is back there).

Visible crew/equipment: After the uncle has been torn apart by the mother, he goes after Pequita and you can see the wire holding his head up. (01:27:50)

Plot hole: At Vera's funeral, Uncle Les spots Paquita and introduces himself as Lionel's uncle. But since he hasn't got a clue who Paquita is, why does he refer to Lionel instead of Vera. Wouldn't it be natural to introduce himself as Vera's brother, as it's her funeral? (00:40:25)

Visible crew/equipment: When 3 of the zombies are high on Animal Stimulants and are going rabid at the house party, several girls have locked themselves in a room. A guy starts to crawl in with no flesh from his waist down. In one of the shots as they pull him in, you can see his REAL body as the skinless legs are kicking (Look for a pair of black pants). (01:12:35)

Plot hole: After Lionel locks zombie mum and the nurse in the basement, he tells his girlfriend that the went to the hospital in the nurse's car and she leaves, but wouldn't she notice that the car is still there?

Character mistake: When nurse McTavish checks mum's pulse, she uses her thumb. Any nurse worth her salt knows that thumbs have their own pulse and that one needs to use the index and middle finger to get an accurate pulse. (00:30:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the top of the zombie's head slides toward Rita, the floor around it is clean. As soon as the shot changes, there's blood all around it, and then it changes again, when Paquita kicks it. (01:25:20)

Pequita: Your mother ate my dog!
Lionel: Not all of it.

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Trivia: Director Peter Jackson makes a cameo appearance as the Mortuary Director's Assistant when Lionel's mom is being filled with embalming fluid. Whilst the fluid gushes out of Mum, Jackson grabs the sandwich he left beside the corpse and takes a bite. Doesn't he look odd without his beard?

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