American Horror Story

Curtain Call - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When Elsa is waiting in the lobby, she's wearing a dress which shows her normal, not wooden legs. It's very apparent when she is crying on the floor.

Continuum - S2-E12

Character mistake: When Lana and Kit are speaking in the cafe, the window behind them contains a spelling mistake. The window reads "Bolyston Cafe" when it should say "Boylston Cafe." (00:31:45)

Charles (Manson) in Charge - S7-E10

Continuity mistake: Kai applies shaving soap to his whole face, including his upper lip. In the next shot, there is no soap on his upper lip and he puts it on again.


Curtain Call - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Paul spits on the left side of Dandy's face you see Dandy get up and wipe the right side of his face. Also it appears the blood in his nose magically disappears between shots. (00:03:15)

Hunter Dobbelmann

Edward Mordrake: Part 1 - S4-E3

Factual error: Season 4 takes place in 1952. Elsa sings Lana Del Rey's Gods and Monsters. The lyrics say "living like Jim Morrison." Jim Morrison was not famous until 1960. He was born in 1943, which would have made him only 9 at this time.

I Am Anne Frank: Part 1 - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Lana Winters imagines receiving an award for her expose while in line for her medication, her mic pack is visible as she steps up to accept it. It is not visible in the high angle long shot before she gives her speech. (00:17:15)


Forbidden Fruit - S8-E3

Factual error: All the survivors save Ms Venables and Mead die from eating apples injected with snake venom. The show is confusing venom with poison. Venom must be injected into the bloodstream to be dangerous. Eating venom is harmless to humans. Unless all of the survivors had stomach ulcers, none of them should have shown any ill effects, nor should they have died.

Allan Hall

Season 4 generally

Deliberate mistake: Conjoined twins Bette and Dot have freckles and moles on their faces and necks in the exact same places.

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Suggested correction: Not technically a mistake; unlike regular twins, conjoined twins are always identical in appearance, contrary to what movies/TV suggest. This could easily include mole patterns.

Do you have a source to prove this?

Phaneron Premium member

I looked up "conjoined twins" on Google images, and there are numerous photos of conjoined twins having freckles and moles in different spots. Notably on the Hensel twins, Brittany has a mole on her chin, but Abby does not. This disproves your suggestion that conjoined twins are always identical in appearance and could have identical mole patterns.

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Edward Mordrake: Part 1 - S4-E3

Deliberate mistake: After Elsa kicks Bette and Dot off the stage, Elsa looks at the sheet of music on the stand and you see the name of the song 'Criminal' and it also states it's by Fiona Apple which is true, but this season is set in 1952, and Criminal wasn't released until 1996.

Trystan Abbott

Afterbirth - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Stacy and Miguel (the new owners of the house), are making out in the kitchen, her shirt goes from off her shoulders to back on her shoulders across several shots.


Afterbirth - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Vivien and the maid are sitting in the kitchen, one shot shows the maid from the side with her hands in front of her on the table. The shot changes and instantly her hands are holding a coffee mug in front of her lips.


Season 1 generally

Plot hole: It's been established that if you die on the property, you remain as a ghost for all of eternity. However, in Season 8, Moira's bones are retrieved and buried in a cemetery so that her ghost can escape and join her mother. However not all the ghost's bones are buried on the property, we know for sure that the Black Dahlia was not buried on the property and it's not likely Tate, Vivian, Ben or some of the others are buried on the property as well so they should not be tied to the house.

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Curtain Call - S4-E13

Revealing mistake: When Dandy shoots Penny through the sheet, the second sheet flies out as it's hit with blood. But the sheet he shot through has no hole in it.


Holes - S7-E5

Revealing mistake: After Meadow tells Ali about the cult, Ali's phone shows that her phone call to Ivy has been active for 13 seconds, when in reality the call has been active for much longer than that.


Election Night - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: A man in a beige jacket and blue jeans walks into the crosswalk and crosses the street. As Ally and Ivy enter the crosswalk on the opposite side, the same man passes them in the crosswalk.


Welcome to Briarcliff - S2-E1

Character mistake: The doctor states that the devil resides in the "frontal gyrus, the occipital lobes" and taps on the guy's forehead. The occipital lobe is at the back of the brain. (00:35:50)

Edward Mordrake: Part 1 - S4-E3

Factual error: During the Bette and Dot surgery dream, we see the bone saw machine brought in and it says "Easymatic 300." In actuality, the machine is the power source for an X-Ray machine and wasn't produced until the early 1980s, while the season takes place in the early 1950s.


Show generally

Continuity mistake: During the high counsel meeting, the front shot of Leslie Jordon, he puts on his glasses. It quickly goes to a shot of behind him...and we see him putting on his glasses again.

Protect the Coven - S3-E11

Character mistake: At the table when Laveau admits she was the one who hired Hank as a witch hunter, Fiona tells Cordelia "You're not just blind, you're wilfully blind" and backhands her on the right side of her face, knocking her to the floor. On the floor, Cordelia is holding the left side of her face.

Bitchcraft - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: The voodoo woman stabs herself in the hand, inflicting a mark and drawing blood on the woman across from her on her right hand. In the very next scene, after the voodoo woman gets up and leaves, the woman's damaged hand has no marks. (00:23:40)

Show Stoppers - S4-E12

Trivia: They pay homage to the original 1932 movie Freaks. In Freaks, Cleopatra gets mutilated and turned into a tarred and feathered bird for visitors to gawk at in terror. Hercules gets viciously attacked under the carnival vehicle. In this episode, Stanley gets cornered by all the freaks under the carnival vehicle and gets viciously attacked and mutilated to resemble Meep (a feathered freak who was killed by the cops in an earlier episode).

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