The People Under the Stairs

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 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 small hole in Fool's tee-shirt, just under the collar, keeps changing appearance throughout the movie, and sometime it even disappears in scenes, then is there in other scenes.

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Continuity mistake: When the Man and Woman have lost Alice, they look in the kitchen to find her, and the Woman starts opening up some cabinets and in the process she leaves some of the doors open. Then in the next shot, the cabinet doors that are open have now changed, and some doors that were open in the previous shot are now closed. (01:20:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Fool tips Alice's dolls onto her bed, in the next shot the pile is positioned differently. (00:48:25)

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Continuity mistake: After Fool sets off the explosion sending the money out the chimney, there are about five minutes of different scenes, and then we see the chimney a little later, and it's still sending money. (01:36:35 - 01:38:15)

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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: 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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Continuity mistake: When Grandpa Booker looks at the coins, the pile on the table in front of him changes position between shots. (01:03:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the Man blasts the two doors away with his gun, the two outer doors get blasted off, however a large piece of plywood still remains in this entrance. In the next shot, when the Man yells "Gonna kill you!" the whole entrance is clear and the remaining wood is now gone. (00:45:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the Man gets tricked by the coins pushed into the candlesticks, it shows the same coin falling from the same candlestick twice. (01:31:35)

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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)

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Woman: What's a mother to do? Lazy brat sits in her room all day, sewing dolls. Children misbehaving in the basement! And one in the wall, doing his business God knows where. You kids will be the death of me... the death of me.

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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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