Van Helsing

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the attack of the Brides, Marishka is about to make her final "charge". The wind blows the hair back from her face, showing that she is not wearing any earrings. Yet after Van Helsing kills her and she starts to disintegrate, she is wearing large triangular dangling earrings. (It's not because her jewelry disappears in her flying form - she is shown wearing bracelets and rings in *both* forms).

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the village, after the brides have attacked, Anna lands on top of Van Helsing. In one shot she is sitting with her legs under his arms, in the next shot she sits above his arms. When they roll, her legs are back under his arms.

Continuity mistake: When Dracula is talking to Victor and he says "It must now serve my purpose." you can see hair hanging over Victor's forehead. When it cuts to Victor getting up while saying "What purpose?" the hair is gone from his forehead. (00:02:30)


Continuity mistake: In the scene at the beginning of the movie where Dracula is at Dr. Frankenstein's castle, he says "over God." He then turns around with his arms at his sides and speaks to Dr. Frankenstein, with his arms remaining at his sides. When the shot changes to show Dracula's back and Dr. Frankenstein's front, we can see Dracula's fingers near his chest as if he pressed his hands together. There couldn't have been time between shots to change them from his sides to his front. (00:02:30)

Continuity mistake: When Anna picks the sickle up from the ground she is standing in sunlight. When it cuts to a wide shot she is standing in the shade at least ten feet from the sunlight. (00:27:15)


Continuity mistake: When Anna tells the citizens to kill Van Helsing and Carl, the undertaker gasps and moves backwards behind Carl. When it cuts, the undertaker has slightly moved to the side of Carl instead. (00:24:35)


Continuity mistake: When Anna tries to hit Verona, she grabs Anna's hand by the wrist. It cuts to Verona saying "I can feel fresh blood.", while holding Anna further up by Anna's fist. It cuts again and she is holding by the wrist again. (00:31:30)


Continuity mistake: At the very end, when the werewolf leans over the dead girl before picking her up, her eyes are open, but when he turns around with her and faces the camera, her eyes are closed. The werewolf could not have closed her eyes with his paws and claws nor with his arms full with the girl. (01:52:55)

Continuity mistake: When they enter Anna's living room Van Helsing asks "Where do I find Dracula", and you can see him taking off both his gloves. In the next shot you can see he has his left glove back on. (00:36:55)


Continuity mistake: When Dr. Frankenstein turns around and suddenly faces Dracula he is scared and bumps backwards on to a rack. At that time you see him standing a bit to the right of the rack's pole. When it cuts he is standing a bit to the left of the pole. (00:01:25)


Continuity mistake: As the first vampire charge and Van Helsing pulls up his weapon you see Anna bending down beside the well. It the cuts to a shot from above where the three vampires come flying against the camera. At that point you can see the well and Anna isn't standing anywhere near it. When it cuts to Anna shouting "Everybody inside." she is standing beside the well again. (00:24:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning after Dr.Frankenstein has awakened his monster he turns around and runs against the window. As he runs you can see a rack of a kind standing in front of the window. When it cuts the rack is gone. (00:00:55)


Continuity mistake: When Velkan shouts "Anna, hurry. Hurry.", while Anna is looking for Velkan's gun, you can see a man behind Anna aiming with his rifle. When it cuts suddenly two other men has appeared aiming with their rifles. (00:21:20)


Continuity mistake: When Anna is trying to free her brother from the gurney, the leather strap around his neck disappears and reappears from shot to shot. (01:00:55)

Continuity mistake: When Dracula says to Victor "Pity your moment of triumph is being spoiled," you can see Dracula standing with his back against Victor and slightly turning around. When it cuts Dracula is facing Victor even thought he still should be turning around. (00:01:30)


Continuity mistake: When Anna falls on the roof she begins to slide down, leaving slide marks on the snow. When the bride come flying we can't see any trace of marks on the roof. The roof is perfectly covered with snow. (00:28:15)


Continuity mistake: When Anna and Van Helsing are talking and Anna says "Who will kill him if not me? Who will show courage if not me?", she has her hands to her hips. When it cuts she holds her hands down. (00:37:45)


Continuity mistake: After Van Helsing arrives at the castle for the first time, when Anna is rearming herself, her hands shift from on her hips to at her sides between a front shot and a rear shot. (00:37:45)


Continuity mistake: When Mr.Hyde strikes Van Helsing through the air, the hat falls off Mr. Hyde and you can see it fall behind him. When it cuts to Van Helsing flying through the air while shooting at Mr. Hyde, you can see the hat lies a few feet in front of Mr. Hyde. (00:10:10)


Continuity mistake: When Anna offers Van Helsing a drink and says the bar is down the hall, she grabs a spiked club and starts walking while placing the club to her belt. When it cuts she places it again. (00:38:30)


Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie, in the scene where Anna is taking the werewolf cure to Van Helsing and the vampire bride stops her on the large fallen pillar, she falls so she is in a sitting position with the cure in her left hand. She then switches it to her right. Then in the close-up shot, the cure is still in her left hand and she switches it again. (01:49:50)

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Anna Valerious: You ask a lot of questions.
Van Helsing: Normally I only ask two."What are we dealing with?" and "How do I kill it?"

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Trivia: When Van Helsing is fighting Dracula towards the end as a werewolf, he stops to get out his claws. This is an obvious reference to Wolverine, whom Hugh Jackman played in both "X-Men" movies.

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