Plan 9 From Outer Space

Revealing mistake: When the UFO makes the huge flash that knocks everyone in the cemetery down, one of the police officers kicks a tombstone as he falls and it wobbles back and forth. (00:13:35)

Revealing mistake: When Bela Lugosi walks off screen, it's obviously a freeze frame. The swaying tree stops moving and even though he was hit by a car, his shadow is still visible. (00:07:55)

Continuity mistake: When the men first enter the spaceship, one of the windows shows an afternoon sky and the one next to it shows a nighttime sky. (01:11:20)

Revealing mistake: When the flying saucers leave the planet, you can see their shadows on the fake planet's surface.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the pilots are driving the plane and a spaceship pass them you can see a shadow of a microphone. (00:04:40)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene where the pilot's wife is attacked in her bedroom by (not) Bela Lugosi, look at the pictures on the wall above the bed. After the attack begins, the pictures are different.

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Eros shows the men the monitor, look at the monitor carefully and you can see the reflection of the studio lights. (01:04:15)

Revealing mistake: Jeff Trent, Col. Edwards and Lt. Harper grab some guns and take a walk in the graveyard, and a prop tree almost falls over as Col. Edwards walks by and brushes up against it with his shoulder. (00:57:30)


Revealing mistake: After Tor Johnson drops Paula the police officer comes over to try to wake her. The carpet that's supposed to be the ground crumples under his feet. (01:13:25)


Continuity mistake: During Criswell's opening narration, the time of the story changes from taking place in the future ("Future events such as these will affect you in the future.") to taking place in the past ("what happened on that fateful day..."). (00:02:30)

Continuity mistake: A man at the old man's funeral says "It's getting dark out." It's already pitch black out. (00:08:30)

Continuity mistake: When the police are driving to the cemetery, it is daytime and their car is a standard police car with lights and sirens. When they reach the cemetery, it is night and the car is an ordinary car, without lights and sirens, and a different colour. (00:10:05)

Audio problem: After Tor Johnson drops her, Paula says, "Oh, I'll be alright" but her lips don't move. (01:13:30)


Visible crew/equipment: At the funeral scene in the beginning of the movie, the wooden crosses added in the cemetery are obvious props. (00:03:40)


Revealing mistake: The pilots are not sitting on normal seats like in every airplane, but on stools or boxes. (00:04:10)

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Audio problem: In the graveyard, as Paula screams when Tor Johnson opens the car door, her mouth is not moving in sync with what we are hearing. (01:00:30)


Revealing mistake: Vampira flinches when Inspector Clay fires at her even though she's a zombie. (00:15:05)

Other mistake: The exhaust of the space ship is so strong that it knocks down Jeff and Paula to the ground, but their hair doesn't get changed at all.

Deliberate mistake: They keep using the same footage of Bela Lugosi walking in the cemetery, even the cars driving by out on the road are the same. (00:53:00)


Continuity mistake: When the flying saucers are spotted over Wash DC, the scene shows a rotating radar antenna. First it's rotating counter-clockwise, then in a subsequent scene it's rotating clockwise. (00:17:45)

Paula Trent: I've never seen you in this mood before.
Jeff Trent: I guess that's because I've never been in this mood before.

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Trivia: At the beginning Criswell reads, "Can your heart stand the shocking facts about 'Grave Robbers from Outer Space'?" This was the original title of the movie that was changed because of objections by the financial backers.

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