Near Dark

Near Dark (1987)

13 mistakes

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Visible crew/equipment: When Caleb punches the driver guy in the bar, the guy (who has now been replaced by a stuntman) goes flying backwards and lands on the pool table. When this happens, a wire can be seen on the stuntman, pulling him back and guiding his movement.

Continuity mistake: As Jesse, Diamondback and Homer try to black out the windows on their car (to protect themselves from the sunlight) Homer spray paints the window next to him black. The camera angle switches to a wide shot as the car drives by. At this time, the back window (which was just blacked out) has not been spray painted yet. It is totally clean again.

Revealing mistake: When Caleb is running for the van (during the motel shootout) there is a dramatic moment when he is shot in the back and is in pain. As he goes to wrap the blanket around himself you can see an orange tube leading underneath his clothing above his pants. Presumably this tube is pumping the smoke to simulate burning. (00:59:44)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: After Mae scares off the horse it runs to the background of the shot. Caleb then playfully throws a rope around Mae and between shots the horse vanishes. (00:08:35)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: During Homer's death scene, just as he explodes from sunlight exposure, you can see Jesse's car parked down the road (behind Homer) but a moment before Jesse was shown driving towards Homer. (01:28:27)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Caleb goes to ram the motel bungalow with the van, there is a close-up shot of a cop starting to move out of the way, then cut to a shot from inside the van and the cop has suddenly vanished. (01:00:31)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: At the motel, when Jesse rents the bungalow, there is a rubber mat in front of the service bell that moves around between shots. (00:55:28)

Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: When Severen kills the biker against the jukebox, the wall behind is clear of blood. A minute or so later, as Severen goes to kill the bartender, you can see the biker lying dead against the jukebox but now there is a large amount of blood sprayed on the wall. (00:47:21 - 00:48:45)

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: When Caleb shows Mae his horse and it rears you can see the man holding the horse's rope is not Caleb. The man has an older, redder face and greyed sideburns. (00:08:21)

Jack Vaughan

Plot hole: In the morning at the motel, the vampires have a big shoot-out with local law enforcement, which results in one at least one cop being killed. But when they escape, the police don't bother pursuing them or even giving them a another thought. Even for an 80's film, this is beyond ludicrous.

Gavin Jackson

Loy Colton: Caleb, those people back there, they wasn't normal. Normal folks, they don't spit out bullets when you shoot 'em, no sir.

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Trivia: When Caleb attempts to leave the gang for the first time, just as he gets to the bus station you can see a cinema behind him that is playing Aliens (1986). Near Dark was released a year after Aliens and it shares most of the same cast. The director of Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, was also married to Aliens director James Cameron at the time. (00:22:28)

Jack Vaughan

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