The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs (1991)

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Audio problem: When the Man and Woman are talking in front of the fire about evicted Fool's family, when the Woman says "And the money" in a side shot, her mouth/jaw doesn't move. (00:04:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Leroy is in the kitchen talking to Ruby and Fool, the position of the map in his shirt pocket changes a few times in the scene. (00:07:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Fool first arrives at the house, dressed as a bear trooper, the whole lawn is sunny and bright. In the next shot the house casts a huge shadow over the lawn, making it dark. (00:11:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Fool goes over and starts throwing rocks into the pond, the brown paper bag beside his foot keeps moving between shots. (00:12:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Leroy breaks into the back door of the house, the door has nothing on it, yet in the next shot from inside the house as they enter, the glass panels on the door are covered in ivy. (00:16:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Leroy barricades the metal door, her uses a mop. He puts the mop inside a drawer, and the mop head hangs out of the drawer. Later on when the Woman and Man come back, we can now see the mop head is tucked inside the drawer. (00:19:20 - 00:31:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Fool and Leroy first encounter Prince, they secure him in the room beside the kitchen, with the door to the outside closed. Yet when Mummy and Daddy return, the dog somehow has managed to get out of the super-secure house to greet them. (00:20:10 - 00:30:30)

Continuity mistake: When Fool turns the TV around to look at it, in the cellar, he is wearing a plaster on his thumb. In the next shot when he runs away up the stairs, it has gone, and never returns. (00:27:00 - 00:29:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Fool falls downstairs, the hatch in the door is open (and sunlight streams through it) but when Roach chases after him and Fool runs back up again, the hatch is now closed. (00:29:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Roach runs up the cellar stairs after Fool, and grabs his feet, we see one of Roach's fingernails fall off. In the next shot the nail has vanished from the floor and isn't seen. (00:29:45)

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Continuity mistake: The items on the corner of the couch (cushion, throw, etc.) keep changing position as Prince first goes to attack Leroy. (00:31:45)

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Revealing mistake: When Leroy is attacked by Prince for the second time, it is very obvious that it is a stunt double. (00:32:05)

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Revealing mistake: When Prince attacks Leroy, in some shots it is quite apparent that Prince is just a stuffed animal. (00:32:25)

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Continuity mistake: After Leroy grabs Fool by the shirt and orders him to stand in the middle of the room to attract Prince, the position of his ruffled shirt (from where Leroy grabbed it) differs from shots. (00:33:00)

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Factual error: When the Man cocks his gun to pursue Leroy and Fool, Leroy refers to the gun as an "automatic." The gun was actually a semi-automatic handgun. (00:33:30)

Continuity mistake: When Alice talks to Fool in the bathroom about not speaking, hearing or seeing any evil, a tear rolls down her cheek but in the next shot it's gone. (00:39:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the police car pulls up to inquire about the van, in a side shot of the car you can see a crew-member reflected in the back window. (00:41:30)

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Plot hole: The man goes completely trigger happy shooting all the walls all around his house, trying to kill Fool, Leroy, and Roach at different points. The police come in and don't notice anything wrong. What about the bullet holes all over the place? (00:41:35)

Revealing mistake: When The Man is trying to shoot Roach through the walls, he shoots the ceiling, which causes dust to fall down. Then, there is a noticable shift, because the dust changes position without a shot change. (00:42:05)

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Man: Burn in hell for gettin' free, and burn in hell for showin' the way.

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Trivia: Wes Craven was inspired to write this film after seeing a real-life news story about parents who locked their children up inside their house, never allowing them outside.

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