Corrected entry: In the scene (in the extra/cut scenes) where Rachel and her sister are talking in the dead girl's room, her sister opens the closet door and we see a flashback of the dead body sitting in the floor. If you use the pause key, you can see a line on the floor indicating where the girl should stay to make the shot. A second later we see the closet without the chalk line.
Corrected entry: At the wake Rachel talks to some teenage friends of Katie's to find more about her death. The way they interrupt each other sounds very artificial, as one person stops talking in mid-sentence the split-second another person starts, without any overlap, e.g. when the boy butts in first.
Corrected entry: When Rachel and Aidan drive home from school they keep looking at each other through the rear mirror. It's not possible from his position, crouched into the far right of the back seat, to see her face, as she neither adjusts the mirror nor her position, and, if at all, he would only see her eyes not her whole face (as beautiful as it admittedly is).
Corrected entry: The time frame of this movie is somewhat unclear, but guessing from the age of Mr. Morgan we can guess that this all happened in the past twenty years or so. That would make the time of Samara's death in the 1970s. Then why are Anna and Samara dressed as if they're living in the 1800s?Jeanne Perrotta
Corrected entry: When Katie pulls the TV plug from the wall after the TV turns on, there's a giant spark. Yes, it would create a spark even if it were off, but not that big.
Corrected entry: When Rachel is dreaming about pulling the medallion from her throat, she then goes into her living room. From where she is, she can see Samara's hair hanging over the back of the chair, presumably to demonstrate that it is not her spooky son. The shot changes, and Samara's hair is now draped over her face, to make sure we get the full fright factor in Noah's apartment. And there is no obvious parting, so it can't be over both sides.
Corrected entry: After the TV strikes Rachel in the chest and she falls down the well, you can clearly see her head violently striking the stone side of the well with enough force to shatter a motorcycle helmet. Later, Rachel is alive, not bleeding, and strangely doesn't even seem to have a headache.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rachel and Noah are in his apartment, they both struggle over the operation of the video equipment. The tape shoots out of the player, ruining it. After Noah's "assistant" comes in, he invites her to look at the tape. Rachel ejects the tape quickly and puts the tape in her purse, just as it was before.
Corrected entry: The night Katie dies she & Becca are sitting in her bedroom. Katie tells Becca that she watched the tape that weekend and later on that night Katie dies due to the evil tape. People die one week after watching it, so it must be the following weekend, after she watched the tape, but the two girls are dressed in their school uniforms.
Corrected entry: The woman comes out of her ex-husband's flat and nearly walks under a ladder. A wide shot of the ladder shows that it's simply standing against the wall leading nowhere. Next, a man appears and begins to climb the ladder with a cup of coffee in one hand.
Corrected entry: When Noah first runs into Aiden on the street before he goes up to Rachel's appartment to view the tape for the first time, it is raining very hard and Noah has on a rain coat with a hood. But when he leaves Rachel's appartment, he is wearing a regular coat, not the rain coat that he came with.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Katie walks up the steps and the water is dripping from the doorknob, there is a zoom in of the water dripping and you can see that the doorknob is clear and it has a weird "diamond-like" shape to it. However, at Katie's funeral when Aiden walks up to her door and the camera shows the same shot of the doorknob, the knob is visibly round.
Corrected entry: The first time we see the whole tape is at Shelter Mountain Inn. There is an image of a chair fairly early on in the tape, where it stays still, then moves randomly, and rapidly, upside down before switching to the next image. However, when Rachel is later copying the tape for Noah, the chair spins slowly upside down before switching to the next image.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rachel is "taken back" in Samara's memory to the day that Anna pushes Samara into the well, look at Samara's eyes when she opens them after hitting the water at the bottom. Her eyes are Daveigh Chase's natural blue, not the brown eyes that we are shown all throughout the rest of the film.
Corrected entry: A huge plot defect when Naomi burned the original tape at the end of the film ,so why not burn the other two tapes or at least if she can burn the original tape after making a copy of it so what's the idea of making a copy ,there still be only one tape left anyway.
Corrected entry: When Noah and Rachel reach the upstairs of the barn to Samara's old room, her carousel is playing even though no one has probably been up in that room in years. Noah and Rachel don't find this strange, not when it magically starts playing, nor when it magically stops.Jeanne Perrotta
Corrected entry: In the scene where Katie and Becca are in the room watching TV at the beginning of the movie, Katie is lying on the bed barefoot. Later when you see her upstairs walking towards the door with the water coming from underneath it, you can see that she is wearing shoes and socks, and you never see her putting shoes or socks on between those two scenes.
Corrected entry: In the archive of her newspaper Rachel has to stretch herself to get an old book from the top shelf. It falls out of her hands and disintegrates, looking more like a folder (in this shot also the way she is holding it changes), but when she sits down and studies the book is intact again.
Corrected entry: The creepy dead girl tells Aidan that the horses keep her up at night. Strange how a girl who we are told numerous times never ever sleeps, and is also dead, and at the bottom of a well not even on the island where the horses used to be, is complaining to some kid about horses keeping her awake nights.
Corrected entry: In the beginning, the main character's cousin is getting a drink of juice. She puts the glass on the kitchen counter, and goes to check out the TV that turns on by itself. She turns it off, and unplugs it, and then goes back to the kitchen and the glass is gone.
Corrected entry: Samara gives her victims seven days to live because that's how long she was trapped in the well before dying. The thing is, she had water (albeit not very fresh, but probably drinkable) so she would have lived close to a month before dying of starvation or, more likely, would have asphyxiated after a very short time because there was no air getting into the sealed well.Shay
Corrected entry: This might be a stupid question, but why would anybody build a cabin on top of a well? Wouldn't they first fill it with earth, or at least demolish the wall around it to even the ground? What is the point of building a wall around the well and putting a floor over it; other than having characters drop into it in a spectacular way.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film when they discover the well under cottage 12 they drop a stone down the well. They listen for about 10 seconds and do not hear the splash suggesting that the well is really deep. When the woman falls down the well then looks up to see the bloke shouting to her, the well is only about 30 feet deep.
Corrected entry: In the end of the movie you see the well that Anna Morgan throws Samara in. This well is on the horse ranch, on the island. Yet, the well underneath Shelter Mountain Inn at Cabin 12 is a long way from there as is indicated by the fact it takes them one day to get from the island to Cabin 12. Am I just missing something here or is that a serious loop hole?
Corrected entry: Katie says they watched the tape after recording a football game on it. The guy at the cabin said that they have VCR's and tapes there because they get no TV reception. Why would they try to record the game off a TV without reception?
Corrected entry: By the end of the movie it is pretty obvious that the only way to save yourself from dying is by making a copy of the video. Rachel does this and then she goes to the mental institute to talk to Becca where Becca tells her that she still has four days left. How is this possible if she already made the copy of the tape?
Corrected entry: When Katie is talking to Becca in her room, we see a shot of a clock. The clock says that it is 10 o'clock. After this Katie and Becca go downstairs and the movie plays on until Katie dies. When Rachel goes to investigate into Katie's death, she finds out the time of death was 10 o'clock. But Katie didn't die when we saw the clock and it said 10 o'clock, in fact about 15 mins passed before she actually dies.
Corrected entry: In the first scene, when Katie gets killed, she is standing up in front of her door. But later, when her mom is talking about her death, she was curled up in the closet. How can that happen if the victim's hearts are supposed to just stop beating? Did Samara pick her up and put her there? Also, Noah was crawling on the floor when he was killed, but when Rachel walks into his studio, he's sitting on a chair.
Corrected entry: When Rachel searches for Anna Morgan and the lighthouse on the internet, she comes up with a picture of a bunch of people, including Anna in front of the lighthouse. That picture had to be taken in the 1970's, because Anna died then. There was no internet usage then, so how did it get there? And even if someone had posted it there for the website, why would they put a picture that was over 20 years old on it; it was supposedly a new article. It just doesn't make sense at all.