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(1974)

Goofs

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Continuity 

The hand-held device that controls the mechanical bed has a red button on top and a green button on bottom. But later, when the killer is pressing the controls, the stop and start buttons are in opposite positions.
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While watching film clips,Dr. Death's mask is up/down between shots.
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Revealing mistakes 

Julia's dead body is breathing heavily after Paul Toombes discovers her.
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When the police are examining the hanged woman's body, the camera shows her face reflected in a piece of gym equipment. Her eyes clearly move as the camera tilts up.
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When Paul is searching the house at night, the light of his candle is actually a spotlight, and it is does not keep very good pace with his movements.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

The first murder committed, that of Paul's fiancee, shows the murderer holding the knife in the left hand throughout. However, the murderer turns out to be Herbert Flay, played by the right-handed Peter Cushing.
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Plot holes 

While Julia is being murdered, Herbert Flay - who is later revealed to have been her killer - is clearly in the studio audience for Paul Toombes' TV interview and is not seen to leave at any point.
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