Nightbreed

Revealing mistake: During the big final fight at Midian, at one point, one of the men with a flamethrower accidentally stumbles backwards into a patch of burning shrubs/plants, which sets him on fire and eventually causes his flamethrower tank to explode. As he accidentally stumbles back into the shrubs, watch closely- one of the plants starts to fall over, and is attached to a small square board hidden in the dirt below that becomes visible, revealing that the plants were pieces of set-dressing.

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Continuity mistake: When Decker is introduced killing the family, watch carefully when the mother falls over. There's a very quick insert-shot of what appears to be blood-covered fruit (or something similar) rolling away, leaving streaks of blood across the ground. However, she wasn't holding any fruit, nor was there enough time in between edits for her to have dripped blood onto fruit and then knocked them over. Obviously the product of a few shots being cut for pacing, but a mistake nonetheless.

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Audio problem: This problem exists in the extended Director's Cut. When Narcisse is first introduced in the hospital, when we cut outside to Decker and the police walking to the room, they suddenly hear Narcisse grunting which makes them rush to his room. However, they are quite the distance from his room, and Narcisse's grunts are fairly low, so it's obvious they shouldn't have heard him from that distance. The audio mixing tries to make his grunts sound louder, but it doesn't sound right at all... they're way down the hall from the room, but his low grunts sound like they're coming directly right next to them. This is all the more confusing, as in the theatrical edition, they are alerted to a distant scream by a nurse, which was much more believable. (As the Director's Cut is currently the most readily-available version of the film on Blu-Ray online, and is the director's intended edition, I believe it should count as a mistake).

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Trivia: Lylesberg, the "leader" of the Nightbreed, is portrayed by Doug Bradley. Bradley was famous for playing the character of "Pinhead" in most entries of the "Hellraiser" movies series, also created by Clive Barker. Several other minor characters in this film were also portrayed by other "Hellraiser" alum.

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Trivia: In the original cut of the film, the character Narcisse (the man with the partially skinned head who Boone first meets in the hospital, then travels to Midian with after being resurrected) was killed by Decker during the final battle sequence. However, his character proved to be popular during early test-screenings, so his death was cut from the film, and director Clive Barker shot a few new scenes with the character to expand his role slightly.

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Trivia: The post-production process of the film was very dramatic. The studios became worried that the subject matter was too strange for audiences, and in an attempt to make the film faster and simpler to understand, they demanded that nearly an hour of material be removed from the film. Director Clive Barker also maintains that the film wasn't marketed properly. A Director's Cut of the film (containing much of the cut footage) was announced more than 20 years after the film's original release-date.

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