Factual error: Detective Bowden's son is ejected from the front of the car and there is a hole in the front windshield. The collision was a straight side-swipe and his momentum should have taken him out the passenger-side window. He would have gone out the windshield if the car had been rear-ended or if they had crashed head-on into something, but the car came to rest in an open field.
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Starring: Chris Messina, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, Bojana Novakovic, Caroline Dhavernas, Jenny O'Hara
Visible crew/equipment: When Tony is seen climbing out of the elevator shaft, when he's up there looking around a crew member's boot is visible stepping on a silver wire in the upper left hand corner of the frame. (00:38:15)
Continuity mistake: During the scene when the fire dept arrives it is raining heavily yet when they arrive inside the building to help they are all completely dry.
Trivia: All five characters who get on the elevator have the color red in common: the Mechanic's satchel, the Old Woman's hair, the Young Woman's nails, the insignia on the Guard's uniform and the Salesman's tie are all red. M. Night Shyamalan is known for having red as a prominent feature in his films.
Ramirez: You're never going to get these people to see themselves as they really are, 'cause it's the lies that we tell ourselves, they introduce us to him.
Old Woman: Whores, liars, cheaters, and deserters: all in the same.
Salesman: Oh, this is not good.
Question: Are there any clues throughout the movie hinting that the old woman is the devil?
Answer: There weren't any clues. It comes off as a total surprise during the reveal. But watching it for the second time, I did notice that she spoke very less compared to others and no one was suspecting her. Usually, that kind of character ends up being the bad guy.
Question: When Tony is trying to close the dead old woman's eyes, the security guard states the body has to be dead for a few hours in order for the eyes to close. Is this true?
Chosen answer: Yes. When the body dies, gasses begin escaping through any way they can, and can force the eyes to stay open. This is also true for a body that has been dead for several hours, once decay starts, the decaying causes gasses. But also when the body is freshly dead, the muscles and nerves are confused and keep firing for a long time, causing muscle spasms like feet and hands wiggling on the deceased, or even eyes popping open suddenly as if the person is awake. This is why the eye lids are sown shut on bodies at funerals and stuff, to prevent the eyes from popping open and freaking out the people viewing. And in older times, coins would be places over the eyes to hold them shut.
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Answer: No. The devil is a deceiver and a trickster who can easily manipulate anyone so everybody in the elevator would not even think to suspect an old lady.