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Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

As Lucy Harker walks into the town square, she passes a 1970s single strut town bench concreted into the cobbles, and double yellow lines (no parking). When Lucy Harker shuts the front door of her house, there is a yale lock on it.
When Harker walks along a rocky ledge by a river on his way to the Count's castle, a sturdy guardrail made of cement posts and thick metal wires is clearly visible along the edge of the path.
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The rooftops are seen to be covered with TV antennae in the final shot of the town.
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In the scenes set in Wismar (Delft), there are blue and white signs on many houses, indicating that they are landmarks or monuments. These signs did not exist in the 19th century
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When Jonathan Harker first sets out on his trip, you can see in the distance, through the arch of bridge, the wheels and wings of motor cars parked in a herring-bone fashion on the opposite side of the canal.
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There are modern light switches next to the main entrance, and a side door in the hall of the Schrader's house when Lisa finds the body of Mina.
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Character error 

When the captain of the ship is writing in his log he says they left the Caspian Sea, which is landlocked and nearly 1000 miles away from the port in Bulgaria where the voyage started. Bulgaria is on the Black Sea.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the time-lapse sequence of Dracula's Castle, you can clearly see around the top-center of the castle what appears to be people walking up and down the walls.
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Errors in geography 

Dialogue implies that Dracula wishes to travel by sea in order to save time on the land journey from Transylvania to Wismar. However, the route by sea is far longer, and involves sailing around most of the circumference of Europe. Even assuming Dracula has the power to influence the winds and speed up the journey (which is not stated in this version), it seems highly unlikely he could make a faster journey than by taking the land route.
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Plot holes 

It is obvious that it is unbearable for Dracula to see a Christian cross. When he arrives in Wismar by boat, he brings a coffin to a church. On his way, he walks over a cemetery full of crosses, which do not seem to hurt him at all. In the church however, he is hurt by the crosses hanging there.
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Though everyone on the ship dies during its voyage with Dracula aboard, including its captain, it still manages to miraculously reach its intended destination, the very town in which Lucy and Jonathan live. Even assuming Dracula was a competent navigator, the ship would be left to wander aimlessly through the daylight hours, rendering it completely unfeasible that it could arrive before Jonathan.

Revealing mistakes 

When Dracula breaks in on Lucy Harker at night and talks to her, you can see the tips of his fingers being reflected in the mirror, as well as his face in the top right-hand corner, until Lucy moves in front of it. Later on, Lucy reads that vampires do not have a reflection.
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When Harker rides his horse to the Count's town, his horse has a white bandage on its left front leg that appears and disappears repeatedly from one shot to the next. Although the journey to the town took 4 weeks to complete, it is highly unlikely that the horse would get injured, heal, and then get injured in the same spot again. Apparently two different horses were used.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Anachronisms 

When Lucy enters the house to find the dead Mina, just after the entrance there is a white plastic switch for electric light at the left wall.
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