Night of the Living Dead

Continuity mistake: When Barbara first sees Ben pull up in the truck through the window he is driving a square shaped front end General Motors truck, but in all other shots in the film the truck is a rounded front end Chevrolet truck. (00:13:35)

Revealing mistake: As soon as Ben fires the first shot from the rifle you can plainly see it's a fake. Not so much from the look of it, but by the fact that there's no kick back whatsoever. The bullets you see him loading it with look big enough to give a pretty good blast. Even a .22 caliber would have more kick than what he's using. His rifle shoots like a BB gun. (00:45:35 - 01:28:30)

DrLoomis1978

Other mistake: When the cemetery ghoul loses his grip on Barbra's rolling vehicle a parked car can be seen in the rear passenger window that wasn't there before. Ten seconds later a van or truck can be seen from Barbra's driver side window.

c00ld00d

Continuity mistake: During Barbra's speech after Ben removes the legs from the dining table, he moves the table top and rests it against a window. When he tells Barbra to "keep calm" the table top disappears. After getting the hammer and telling her to "calm down" the table top reappears.

c00ld00d

Other mistake: After the truck blows up, when Ben picks up the torch and starts to fight back to return to the house, several parked vehicles can be seen behind the ghouls. (01:12:40)

c00ld00d

Continuity mistake: When Ben tells Barbara to look for wood, she heads to the fireplace, which, in the scene where she first enters the house, is covered with a cast iron screen with a slit in it. It is completely open, with no screen to be seen anywhere, when she gets the wood from it.

Factual error: The truck's gas tank is said to be empty, but is able to explode spectacularly later on. An empty gas tank may spout a jet of flame, but will not have enough force to rupture and damage the truck, a full tank of liquid gas will not burn unless vaporized. Simply put the truck would not explode in that Michael Bay fashion.

Character mistake: After Ben tells his story about his first encounter with the ghouls, Barbara begins her story. She talks about the ghoul Johnny was joking about. She tells Ben that she wanted to apologize. She states, "I said good evening, and he grabbed me." If you go back to that original scene, you'll never hear her say "Good evening." (00:29:40)

DrLoomis1978

Continuity mistake: When they are throwing the molotov cocktails out the window to let them get to the car, they throw one in front of both sides of the vehicle. However when the 3rd and 4th cocktails land, the first two which were just burning are now gone and there's no burn marks on the ground.

jerimiah

Continuity mistake: When they are driving the pickup truck to the pumps, the sky is pitch black. However when they get on the dirt path - for one scene the sky is lighter as if it was dusk in the early eve, only to go back to pitch black when they reach the pump.

jerimiah

Continuity mistake: When Ben is squatting in front of the TV and they are watching the broadcast, he has a gun laying in his lap with his hand not holding it. In the next shot, he's now instantly holding the gun and it's no longer laying in his lap.

jerimiah

Deliberate mistake: When Ben is discussing boarding up the windows to Tom, he says he still needs to get a few spots upstairs. Why would he need to board up the upstairs windows when the zombies have no way of reaching them?

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning when Johnny gets out of the car and we have a bit of a wide shot, before he closes the car door, you can see the top of the camera reflected in the window.

Clerk13

Ben: Now get the hell down in the cellar. You can be the boss down there, but I'm boss up here.

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Trivia: The scene where Barbara crashes the car into the tree wasn't scripted originally; an accident that put a large dent in the car before the scene was shot prompted George Romero to re-write the scene in such a way that the dent is justified.

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