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Carnival of Souls (1962) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Mary Henry's footfalls don't match her on-screen steps as she dashes into and through bus depot.
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When Mary Henry plays the organ, her finger and foot actions do not match the organ music on the soundtrack.
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Many of the long shots were looped in the crowd scene following the accident, and other shots were dubbed with the audio track from other shots with which they were intercut. The audio and the mouth movements of the actors drift in and out of sync across the various shots in this scene.
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Continuity 

When Mary falls into her trance the night she is playing organ alone in church, we see that she is playing the organ's pedals with her bare feet. But when the minister interrupts her playing and fires her, and she gets up from the organ to leave the church, she is wearing black loafers. Then when she steps outside the front steps to meet the waiting neighbor guy, she is wearing white heels.
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When Mary gets out of water right at the beginning (05:29) she walks almost up under the bridge. But on next shot when she meets the people, she is right at the end of the land near the water.
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In the department store where Mary discovers she is "invisible" she goes down an aisle with both hands out to her sides and clearly has no purse. The scene cuts to her leaving the store where she now has her purse.
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In the racing scene the driver of the white car is quite active at the steering wheel while the car keeps going straight forward. At the end of the scene, she pulls the steering wheel to the left while the car moves extremely to the right side.
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When Mary talks with the doctor at his office in a shot we see him with glasses but in the next he is without.
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In the conversation with her landlady after she returns from the car trip with the Minister, Mary's position on the staircase changes between shots. She is lower down the stairs in the second shot.
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When talking to the doctor in his office, Mary's arm changes position between shots - from being on the desk to being on the arm of her chair.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Camera crew reflected in the boys' car during drag race.
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Errors in geography 

The service station garage, supposedly in Utah, has a poster on its wall advertising a sports show on TV station WIBW in Topeka, Kansas. (While it's generally true that broadcast stations west of the Mississippi River have call letters beginning with "K" instead of "W," WIBW is an actual station which still carries the same call letters today.)
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Revealing mistakes 

Mary Henry's hair is dry and blows in the breeze right after she has supposedly climbed out of the water.
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In the scene where Mary is first in the doctor's office her arm is on the desk, then in the next shot it's on the arm chair.
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The coffee cups are translucent when neighbor brings coffee which reveals that they have only poured an inch in each and that they're not drinking.
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The Drag Race starts at a traffic light. But once the cars clear the intersection we see there is no traffic light at that intersection.
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Continuity 

Mary's head is facing straight ahead when it is shown that she is dead in the car at the end. In the next second, the new shot shows her facing to the side towards the camera.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the film's concluding shot, the left eyelid of one of the "dead" young women in the car noticeably twitches.
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