The People Under the Stairs

The People Under the Stairs (1991)

58 mistakes

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?

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Revealing mistake: When the man pushes Leroy's body down the basement stairs, as his body is sliding down, when it's almost to the bottom, you can plainly see Leroy lift his head up as he's sliding, although he's dead.

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Continuity mistake: In one scene where Fool goes back into the house to get Alice, he takes a fire-poker from the fire place. As he walks through the house, you can see the poker is intact. After he strikes "Daddy" you see the poker break. In the next shot, the poker is back, unbroken.

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Continuity mistake: When Fool hides behind the cat-flap style vent, at the end of the hallway, The Man comes down with his gun. The items behind the vent change position (eg. the cloths, bones, etc.)

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Ruby is laying the tarot cards down for Fool, the cards that she lays down changes position in the following shots, most noticeably the Devil card.

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Continuity mistake: When Fool walks down the stairs, he picks up Spencer's lighter and pad, then gets scared and runs back upstairs. As he runs, between shots the items he holds swaps hands.

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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.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: When the Woman is attacked by the People from under the Stairs, it quite clear that it is in actual fact a stunt double.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: When the Woman is trying to attack Alice with the huge butchers knife, in one shot you can see it bend and wobble a little bit, revealing that it was fake and rubber.

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Hamster

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

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Alice is pushed into the blood to mop it up, the bucket of water sits beside the dining room rug. In the next shot it is suddenly in the middle of the blood with Alice.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: When Fool is in the bathroom, the father pokes his head through the door (after firing a rifle at it), and turns to Fool who smashes the toilet tank lid on his head. The blood mark is on the father's right temple, but he was clearly hit in the middle.

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Continuity mistake: When the Man tells Prince to shut the fuck up, the amount of blood on his chin changes between shots.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: In the very beginning, Fool falls down the basement stairs when the man pulls the lever to make the stairs a ramp. He is wearing a purple and black striped shirt. Later, near the end, Fool goes back into the basement on the same stairs. This time, he is wearing a green shirt. When the man chases him and pulls the lever again, we see the same footage of Fool rolling down the stairs/ramp from earlier (black & purple shirt). When Fool gets back on his feet, his shirt is green again.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Roach writes 'Alice' in the white wall, in the first shot he writes it neatly. In the next shot the writing is very messy, then neat again in the next shot.

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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.

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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.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When the third Person from Under the Stairs bursts out (from the wall) the Woman is flinching in the corner, pressing up against the wall. As she does she breaks the brown wooden panel in the wall behind her, splitting it in two. In the next shot the wall is back intact.

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Revealing mistake: When Alice is pushed to the floor, to mop up the blood, her kneepads are visible.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: When Fool fall off of the edge of the bathtub it is quite obviously a taller stunt double used instead.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When one of the People from Under the Stairs bursts through the wall, trying to attack the Woman, the hole it makes in the wall has wood splinters hanging all around it, yet in the next shot it is completely free of any splinters and looks much more neater.

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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.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When all of the People from Under the Stairs attack the Woman in the kitchen (as she tries to stab Alice) one of the people climbs out of one of the cabinets twice between shots.

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Hamster

Factual error: When Fool calls the police from a coin phone, he puts the coin into the phone, then calls 911. Given that 911 is a free call we should hear the sound of the coin being returned immediately after it was dialed, but we don't.

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BocaDavie

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.

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Hamster

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.

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Plot hole: Why is it possible for the people under the stairs to bust through the walls and stairs but not through the wood slats that keeps them in downstairs? Especially after the boards have been weakened by gunshots.

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Revealing mistake: When Alice bursts out of the ceiling and knocks the Woman out, her kneepads are visible.

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Hamster
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Continuity mistake: The amount of blood on the side of the Man's face changes alot through the movie, especially in the cellar scenes.

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Hamster

Factual error: When the cop (Bobby) asks the woman if it's her van, she says she found it when she got home. In actuality, the police would get suspicious because she didn't report it. Someone comes home and sees someone else's vehicle parked in their driveway and neither her or the man call to report it (at the very least to have it towed)?

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Revealing mistake: When Alice trips and falls on the staircase, the Woman gets on top of her and tries to stab her. Throughout their struggle, you can clearly see that Alice is in fact replaced by a stuntman.

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Revealing mistake: After Alice stabs the mother with the knife, the mother begins to take it out. However, you can see that she's taking it out from the side of her body and you can even see the point of the knife on the other side.

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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.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: When Fool is climbing inside the chimney (just before him and Alice descend down and hit the Woman), you can see the brick chimney wobble as he climbs in.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: When Alice is forced to sit inside the bathtub of scalding water, as the Woman pushes her inside it, it is quite obvious that the steam rising from the tub is actually coming out from under the tub.

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Hamster

Audio problem: As Fool is attacked by Prince in the wall he cries out "Alice, Get Back!" yet his mouth is shut.

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Hamster

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

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Hamster

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.

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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.

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Hamster

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.

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

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Hamster

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.

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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.

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Hamster
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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.

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Hamster

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.

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Hamster

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

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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.

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Hamster

Audio problem: When Prince falls out of the wall, dead, the Woman cries out "You Killed Prince!" yet her mouth only says "Prince!"

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Hamster

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.

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Hamster

Visible crew/equipment: When Alice bursts out of the ceiling and knocks out the Woman, as she descends from the top, you can see a white guide wire attached to her.

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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.

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Hamster

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.

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Hamster

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.

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Hamster

Revealing mistake: When the Woman bursts out the door to attack Fool (after Fool hits the Man with the poker) you can see kneepads on her knees, as her dress slightly rides up her legs.

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Hamster

Visible crew/equipment: When Fool and Alice are sliding down the chimney after Fool hits Daddy with the brick, you can see the cable supporting the two as they descend.

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Revealing mistake: Fool hits the Woman with a fire poker on her shin but she screams in pain and grabs and rubs her knee.

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