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The Legend of Hell House (1973) Poster

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Anachronisms 

The prosthetic legs worn by Emeric Belasco are of modern (1970s) design and made of plastic. According to Mr. Fischer, Belasco disappeared in 1929.
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Continuity 

When Ben and Anne discover Emeric Belascoe's body in the hidden room in the chapel, at one point Belasco starts swaying back and forth.
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When Ben removes the glass of wine out of Belasco's hand, Belasco's fingers move.
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The black cat that attacked Florence and that she later found dead in the shower, is later seen on the outside wall.
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Factual errors 

When Emeric Belasco's body was revealed, he had a glass of wine in his left hand. Emeric had been dead for over 20 years; yet the wine in the glass had not evaporated.
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Miscellaneous 

In the film's opening credits, there is a spelling mistake. The copyright line reads "... 20th Century Fox Film Corpoation".
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Revealing mistakes 

Pull wire is visible when Fischer is thrown back during the exorcism scene toward the end of the film.
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Visible wire pulling back the covers of Florence's bed.
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When the ghost runs out of Florence Tanner's room, you can clearly see a 2x4 board that was part of the mechanism to make the door open and close by itself.
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Spoilers

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Plot holes 

Considering the fates of the previous team of investigators and the two people killed in this expedition, Fischer deduces that Belasco's ghost always destroys his victims' legs. Yet when we see the bodies of Florence and Dr. Barrett their legs are the only part of their bodies unharmed.
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