Insidious (2010)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Dalton is climbing the ladder trying to turn on the light in the attic, it shows him stepping onto the same step twice.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dalton screams after falling off the ladder, when Josh runs to the attic to make sure he is alright his shirt is untucked with no tie. However when in the attic his shirt is buttoned with a tie.

Visible crew/equipment: When Josh goes to 'The Further' to look for Dalton and goes up to the attic where the red door is, the room is filled with an eerie smoke, but as the camera pans out a little, you can see the smoke machine in the bottom left hand corner billowing it out. (01:18:50)


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Renai is listening to the baby monitor, she drops it when the voice screams, "NOW!" On the floor, the speaker is facing down, but in the next shot, it is facing up. (00:22:35)

Continuity mistake: During the gas mask scene, Elise screams and Specs pulls off his headphones. The headphones knock his glasses off. However in the next shot his glasses are on. But then in the next shot he is picking the glasses up and putting them back on. (00:56:55 - 01:04:15)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when the mother Renai is in the kitchen with the kids, there is a black square in the wall. But when the father Josh walks into the kitchen, the square has a wooden board over it.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mom and Dad are in bed and there is a loud knocking on the front door, if you look through the window behind the bed, you can see daylight and what looks like a parking lot. When the father is walking down the stairs, the light from outside is blasting through a stained glass window. Then when he goes to the front door, it is pitch black outside. He then turns on the porch light and the bulb burns out. At the end of the scene, they show the entire front of the house, and the porch light is on.


Continuity mistake: When Dalton falls from the ladder he falls on his back and the back of his head hits the floor, but yet he grabs the front of his head in pain and the bruise shows on the front of his head.

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Suggested correction: If you look closely, his body rotates as he falls and he does, in fact, hit his forehead.

If you look closely, he fell on his side.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Dalton's father is at work, on the blackboard behind him you can see a face from the movie Saw drawn. In the next shot, the face is erased.

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Suggested correction: If by "in the next shot" you meant the scene when Josh dismisses his class, the Billy puppet face is not erased in the shots facing Josh, we just don't see the left side of the blackboard. Note, in wide shots and side shots, to the right of the Billy face we can make out the erased words "new deal" and 2 vertical squiggly lines (map-type drawing). In the shots facing Josh we still see those vertical lines and the word "deal" but the Billy face is simply offscreen, to the left.

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Continuity mistake: The mom and dad are discussing things going missing around the house. The coffee table in center frame goes from having one toy snake on top to also having a plush turtle and toy robot on top. Then back to having just the toy snake again. (00:12:17)

Elise Reiner: It's not the house that is haunted. It's your son.

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Trivia: The "Bride in Black" is played by a man wearing women's clothing. This was done so that something would feel "off" about the image of the ghost. At the time, the character was intended to be female. However, when the creators later reused the character for the sequel and added in a backstory, they worked the fact that the character was played by a male as part of his backstory - it actually is a man who masqueraded as a woman as a disguise to lure in victims.


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Question: I've heard rumors there's an Unrated version of this film - possibly released on BluRay in Germany? I've hunted for more info on this, but not having a lot of luck. Any chance the rumors are true?


Answer: I don't know for certain, but there is a website called that details and contrasts scenes in alternate versions of movies compared to their theatrical releases, and when I checked, they don't have this film listed.

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