The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Revealing mistake: When Erin gets into the truck, in the next shot the camera backs up a little and you can see that it's only raining on the truck.

Revealing mistake: When the kids are in the van and Leatherface is on top with his chainsaw, you can see in one cut that the mad magazine poster/cloth on the roof is already cut, just before Leatherface actually starts sawing into it.

Revealing mistake: When Erin runs over the sheriff, she is shown bouncing around, holding onto the wheel with both hands. As she's driving away, the camera pans to the baby, who's sitting straight up on a blanket (?) with no seat belt on. Highly unlikely position after all that erratic driving.

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Revealing mistake: After the girl has shot herself in the teen's van and you see through the hole in her head, you can see it is a dummy when it falls back. (00:10:30)

Revealing mistake: On the three drivers licenses, the date of birth and address is the same on all of them. Also, their birthdays read 3-11-92, but the movie is set in '73.

Continuity mistake: When the girl shoots herself her body is still sitting upright in the backseat, but when the van hits a bump in the road and the body falls onto its side. When the van stops in the next shot the body is sitting back up again without anyone moving it.

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Andy: Well, I guess that's what brains look like... Sort of like... lasagna... kind of... Okay, I'll shut up now.

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Trivia: The scene where they are wrapping up the body was all ad libbed by R. Lee Ermy.

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Question: What has happened by the time the police footage is shown? After Erin escaped and killed the "Sheriff", police footage of the area is then shown (at the beginning as well), such as the police collecting evidence and filming a walk-through, as if the house has been abandoned for years, but it's only a day after. What has happened to the rest of the Hewitt family (Luda May, Monty, Tea Lady etc.), with the exception of Leatherface who escaped? How did the police only find out about the Hewitts then?

Answer: Erin must have led the police back to the house and then the Hewitt's were taken away so that way evidence could be collected. They must have thought that Leatherface had escaped and was no longer in the house.

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