Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Beatrice Straight, Craig T. Nelson, Dominique Dunne, JoBeth Williams, Oliver Robins
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Other mistake: In the opening sequence, when Dana is in bed and hears Carol Anne say, "Hello, I can't hear you", for some reason there is a prosthetic leg lying across Dana's bed. (00:03:45)
Other mistake: The night after burying the bird, a lightning strike projects an image of the tree outside onto the bedroom wall. However, the silhouette has nothing to do with the tree's shape.
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Carol Anne Freeling: They're here.
When the chair moves across the kitchen floor, Craig T. Nelson goes to investigate it (after it has stopped moving). He goes up to the chair and flips it over. If you look closely, Craig almost hits the camera with the chair's legs. You can tell this has happened because the camera moves up very quickly and Craig looks straight at the camera crew with very big guilty eyes. This is more easily visible on the widescreen version of the film.
In the swimming pool scene with the mother near the end, the actress didn't know it, but those weren't fake skeletons.