Poltergeist

Continuity mistake: After Robbie's mom kisses him goodnight, the helmet behind changes positions.

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Continuity mistake: From the outside, Robbie watches the tree and walks backwards to his bed, made and with a green cover on. When the angle changes, the sheets are different and the bed is unmade.

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Continuity mistake: The first night Robbie is watching the tree there are three Star Wars toys by the window. From the opposite angle, the amount and distance between each other is totally different.

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Continuity mistake: While the neighbour's TV swaps from playing the football game to Mr. Rogers, the guy in green on the background lowers the phone. A frame later from a different angle his hand is up and he is repeating the previous movement.

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Continuity mistake: After Dianne says "Stay away from the light" a scientist is standing behind a woman saying there might be walkie-talkies in the home. A frame later he is standing in front of her.

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Revealing mistake: When the investigators open the kids' bedroom, some of the flying stuff becomes transparent or very light coloured due to the matte effect.

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Audio problem: When CarolAnn slides across the floor, she comments on how it feels on her butt, but her mouth doesn't move.

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Revealing mistake: When the TV is turned off and Diane insists it's left on, the picture rolls and color bars are visible before the picture stabilises again. The 'static' is a video signal being fed to the TV, not true static.

Continuity mistake: During the big-throat scene, Carol Anne's feet alternate between rapid up and down movement, still or just slightly up and down.

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Continuity mistake: When Steve's high on pot and tells Diane he loves her, he has his hand raised. A frame later it's down by the blanket.

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Continuity mistake: When Diane falls in the pool, the distance to the floating corpse on the left increases or decreases randomly depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: After Carol slides through the kitchen floor, Steve rests with his back against the wall, over a brown line. When the angle changes, a frame later, he's resting half a meter to the right of the line.

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Continuity mistake: While Diane faces the creature and demands it not to touch her babies, she is resting against a long flat wall, but from the angle behind, half of her body is resting against a corner.

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Continuity mistake: The night the clown attacks Robbie, when he turns off the light the lamp and the Darth Vader bust swap positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Before the clown attack, its left leg keeps changing positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The night after burying the bird, Robbie's hat is not tucked in, however a frame later it's totally tucked in.

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Revealing mistake: When Diane is pulled back from the front door near the end of the movie, they use a stunt double, as you can see the stunt person scramble off to the right after the real Diane lands behind the stairs.

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Continuity mistake: When Carol Anne goes to the TV in the parents' bedroom the first time, the clock on the TV changes from 2:38, 2:58, 2:38 and then back to 2:53 with each camera angle change.

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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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Factual error: During the climax of the film, coffins from the cemetery below rise out of the ground. Only problem: they're rising vertically. Coffins are laid horizontally.

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Carol Anne Freeling: They're here.

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Trivia: In the swimming pool scene with the mother near the end, the actress didn't know it, but those weren't fake skeletons.

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