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After the first horror movie mistake article we thought that we hadn't quite paid tribute enough to the silly and amusing things that have made it into some of our favorite horror films.

Personally I don't think these mistakes, gaffes, goofs really detract from a horror film, but once you notice them, they sure are funny! Lucky for us, there are some fantastic eagle-eyed viewers on Movie Mistakes who have spotted some hilarious horror movie mistakes.

Here are the 10 of the best:


1. Visible mini-trampoline - Dawn of the Dead (1978)

When Roger hits a zombie with a truck there is a very visible trampoline! Obviously the zombie had to look like he was hit with some force, but maybe there's a possibility he was just practicing his back flips before the truck came along?


2. Chucky's disappearing nose bleed - Child's Play 2 (1990)

In this scene, Chucky and a girl are pulled over by a cop who enjoys seeing Chucky but is shocked when its nose starts bleeding. The camera zooms in on the bleeding but when the girl turns to look and then explains "you've seen dolls that pee? This one bleeds" the blood is gone! Whoops!


3. The moving bottle of Corona - Final Destination 2 (2003)

Shortly before the lottery winner dies, the bottle of beer he takes out moves all over the kitchen and even disappears a couple of times! I guess that bottle of beer was just getting a head start before his kitchen ultimately explodes.


4. The Westminster bridge time jump - 28 Days Later (2002)

As you can see, when Jim is first walking across Westminster bridge the clock tower shows 8:10 but when the camera zooms out for a wider shot we see that it's now 8:35. Come on Jim, it's a big bridge but its not a 25 minute walk!


5. The self healing car - Jeepers Creepers (2001)

In this Jeepers Creepers car chase scene we see the old truck repeatedly crush the trunk of the car. The weird bit is that each time we see wide shots, the beautiful vintage car is magically restored, only to be repeatedly crushed again...And restored again!


6. Gremins Christmas-themed crew member - Gremlins (1984)

In Gremlins there's a scene when a naughty little devil pushed a Christmas tree on top of the mother. Now it takes a little second to spot him, but in this scene you can clearly see a crew member standing behind the tree ready to push it on top of her.


7. Danny randomly swaps direction - The Shining (1978)

This seems like a weird mistake for notoriously obsessive director Stanley Kubrick to make, but in this scene you can clearly see that Danny has swapped direction in between shots. This one seems a weird shot, just not because Stanley Kubrick was a perfectionist but because that carpet makes it SO obvious!


8. Sidney's dad was not alone - Scream (1996)

At the end of Scream Sidney's dad falls from a closet he was locked in, supposedly all alone. Or was he? In the scene you can clearly see a crew member's hand throwing items dramatically out of the closet behind him.


9. The ears aren't possessed - The Exorcist (1973)

In the scene when Father Karras is sprinkling holy water on Regan you can clearly see her ear lobes which the special effects department had not painted. Maybe the evil spirit left her ear lobes un-possessed?


10. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

In this scene from Friday the 13th Part VIII when Jason grabs the policeman you can see him lose his hat in the struggle, however in the next shot that hat is right back on his head, how!?



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Source: Movie Mistakes


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