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
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
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?
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