The Burning

Revealing mistake: When the skull the children leave at the caretaker's hut falls over and engulfs him in flames you can see the stuntman's protective head gear.

Paul Andrews

Revealing mistake: In the infamous raft scene, it is so obvious the child who gets stabbed in the throat with the hedge cutters is a real head attached to a dummy body, one; because his neck is too long and two; when he moves his head his neck stays ridged.

Paul Andrews

Revealing mistake: In the scene where the burned man attacks the prostitute (the first scene after he leaves the hospital) you can see him stab her with scissors, but when he takes them out we can see that they're missing tips for safety (they're too thick to have broken off inside her). (00:12:50)

zobook

Revealing mistake: In the raft scene where the garden shears end up hitting parts of the raft, there is one scene where the shears cut through one of the planks of wood. You can see that the plank gets cut too cleanly. No matter how sharp garden shears are or how fast they are being swung around, wood doesn't get cut this way. This plank has been pre-cut.

Mercury

Continuity mistake: In the raft scene the boy at the front right, from his view, is kneeling on his left leg. When the camera cuts behind them he's suddenly kneeling on his right leg and remains on this leg through every other angle.

Paul Andrews

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