Thirteen Ghosts

Continuity mistake: When Shannon Elizabeth is attacked by the ghost she has scratches on her face, then when they are all sitting huddled in the corner the next shot of her, there are no scratches on her face. (01:30:01)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film in the scrapyard, we are shown a car suspended by the grab crane. When the Juggernaut appears and all starts to go wrong, the same car drops and barely misses the psychic. Later, we once again see the car suspended in the grab crane.

Continuity mistake: When Rafkin is dressed as the power guy, he goes into the basement, then collapses by a glass screen. Between shots the spells written on the glass screen behind him keep changing back and forth. (00:26:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the psychic and the father are walking through the halls carrying the plate of glass as protection, you can see the trees outside blowing in the wind. Earlier, they showed that all the windows in the house closed up, making it impossible to see outside.

Continuity mistake: When Dennis points to the wiritng and says "these are containment spells," the actual handwriting he is pointing at is totally different between shots. (00:41:15)

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Continuity mistake: Near the very beginning of the movie, Arthur (Tony Shaloub) trips over his son's scooter and spills coffee on himself; throughout the scene, the stain keeps changing size and location. (00:13:10)

Continuity mistake: When Arthur gets mad, he picks up a wooden chair and starts banging the glass. In one shot the actual seat part of the chair flies off, yet in the next frontal shot it is still attached. (00:38:50)

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Continuity mistake: One of the ghosts (Juggernaut) appears before it has been released. Juggernaut is the last ghost being released, yet we can briefly see him disappear when Rafkin is looking for Bobby.

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Suggested correction: When Rafkin is looking for Bobby he almost sees Cyrus turning a corner.

Continuity mistake: When the psychic is being attacked, the father behind the glass goes from his hands up with his head down and turned to standing straight watching the attack between shots.


Continuity mistake: When we see Arthur counting the ghosts on his fingers, he has a silver ring on his left hand. However when the house is exploding, we see him huddled with Kathy and Bobby, and his left hand has no ring on. (01:16:35)

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Continuity mistake: After Kalina whacks Maggie with the book, her glasses change from crooked to straight between shots. (01:10:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Kathy enters her bedroom she falls backwards onto her bed. In one shot her head is resting on an all-white pillow, yet in the next closeup her head is now resting on a white pillow with gold tassels attached to it. (00:29:20)

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Continuity mistake: When The Jackal throws Kathy up against the glass, we see Arthur drop Bobby's tape recorder in a frontal shot. Yet in a shot from behind as he begins to run, the tape recorded has now vanished. (00:48:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Kathy is sitting on the bathtub, washing her face in front of the Angry Princess, how far rolled up her sleeves are changes, depending on the shot. (00:36:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the end when all the ghosts are gathered, it shows them rotating. After the counting, some ghosts change position. The torn prince first stands next to the angry princess, but later they are a few places away from each other, just like the horrible child and the dire mother.

Continuity mistake: When Kathy is attacked by the Jackal, he claws at her right breast and it falls out of the bra. In the next shot her breast is back in the bra perfectly. (00:49:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Rafkin enters the study where the Lawyer and Arthur are, he puts his toolbelt on the table. During following shots, it constantly changes position. (00:27:35)

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Continuity mistake: Cyrus gets thrown onto the slicing wheels and his body parts scatter. We see where his torso is in an overhead shot, but in one side shot of the room his torso has vanished from the same spot. When this happens, not a single drop of blood manages to hit the kidnapped siblings, despite the fact that a man was just dismembered just a few feet above their heads. With nothing stopping such a bloody mess from happening, the pair should not be as clean as they are. The machine is also free of blood. (01:20:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Arthur hits Cyrus at the end, as Cyrus flies back you can see Bobby's scooter standing up, behind him. This has just suddenly appeared out of nowhere... (01:18:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Kathy is sitting on the bathtub, washing her face in front of the Angry Princess, blood stains around the bathtub near the drain keep disappearing and reappearing. (00:36:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: During the scene in the library when Matthew Lillard is forced to tell the husband who the 13th ghost is, you can see the director's face through the glass wall in the bottom left while they are carrying out the glass panel. (01:01:15)

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Kathy Kriticos: Bathrooms. Bathrooms! Everyone gets their own bathroom.

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Trivia: At the end of the film, the Withered Lover is standing on the place where the Torso sat. Both of these ghosts were rather harmless, and the Torso, while described as dangerous, never attacked anyone, including Cyrus, and walked to his head near Bobby. The only other ghost seen that is more or less harmless is the First Born Son, who is more of a taunter and prankster. This ghost died a quick death, being shot in the head by an arrow by another kid accidentally.

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Question: At the end, is Cyrus a ghost or a real person? If he's a ghost, why can he be seen without the glasses?

Answer: He's alive. He faked his death at the beginning of the movie to get Arthur and his children into the house, because only then would he be able to force Arthur to engage the 13th Ghost. When Cyrus is seen at the end of the movie, he is disguised with the blood patch to make it appear that he is dead to a casual observer with the glasses (everyone is wearing them at this point) and prevent Arthur from being able to figure out his plan.


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