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The Blob (1958) Poster

(1958)

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Character error 

Steve doesn't have his headlights on and it's supposedly night time.
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Continuity 

At 1:05:01, as the actor awakens and dons clothes, the siren (added in post-production) changes from air raid to fire. The Director can plainly be heard off screen cuing the actor with "Fire" just before the actor says it.
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When Mr. Andrews walks into the police station his jacket is cross-buttoned but when the camera pans back to him the jacket is neat and tidy.
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In the film's third act, Lt Dave's shirt alternates between having one or two buttons undone in various shots.
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Just before Steve and Jane attempt to hide in the freezer, Steve grabs a black steel pole leaning on the wall and hurls it at the Blob; when they come out again, the pole is back where it was originally.
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Jane's dress changes from pink to yellow.
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When the doctor pulls back the blanket off the old man, it is clearly visible that the blob is oozing on to the old man's chest. Then on the closeup, the blob is only on the old man's hand and arm. The next long shot shows the Blob over the man's chest again.
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As the crowd is running out of the movie theater the same man in a light, checkered short sleeved shirt wearing sunglasses runs out three times.
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Crew or equipment visible 

While Steve is talking to Jane after they have sneaked out, the smoke from a crew member's cigarette can briefly be seen rising behind him.
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A crewmember can be seen in front of the box office of the movie theater when the audience is fleeing the blob.
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Shadow of the boom mike on the cop's face after they break into the locked room at the doctor's house.
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Plot holes 

While the Blob consumes human flesh, the clothes of the victims should have remained as clear proof that something happened to those people. If it had the power to dissolve anything it came in contact with, it should have dissolved the wall and carpet in the theater, and the diner as it climbed over it.
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Revealing mistakes 

As the theater audience flees the blob, many of the extras can be seen laughing and smiling.
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Jane's hair doesn't move at all despite the top on the car being down.
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Steve is supposed to be a young guy/teenager, yet his wedding ring is clearly visible toward the end of the movie.
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In the scene where Steve and Jane sneak out of the house and are talking in the driveway, smoke can be seen rising behind Steve in the lower right hand corner.
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During the backwards drag race, the car exhaust can be seen going back into the exhaust pipes.
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When Steve and Jane stop to help the old man on the road, The Blob is covering the old man's right hand. The Blob is supposed to absorb flesh on contact. However, the old man clearly touches The Blob with his left hand, and that hand is not affected.
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When a shot from outside the diner shows the blob climbing onto it, the diner is clearly only a photograph, as you can see the blob make a clear shadow on the diner, the sky, and the street.
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Steve and Jane are driving and almost hit the man with the blob on his hand. The scene changes from night to day when Steve locks up the brakes, then back to night again.
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Whenever anyone is eaten by the Blob, that person cries out in pain before being consumed. This is evident when the old man yells "It's burning!", when Doc Hallen is seen in his front window being consumed, and when the auto mechanic is under the car. In addition, it seems to take several minutes before the Blob has completed with the consumption of its victims. Yet, when Kate the nurse falls victim to it, she is not heard crying out in pain, and she is consumed in only seconds.
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When Steve, Jane and their friends are examining the meteorite (Blob's pod), it's clearly still hot as everyone is juggling it around like a hot potato. As the dialogue continues though, the bloke with the shell just casually continues to hold onto it.
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The shot of electrical wire that falls on the diner to try to stop the blob is clearly cel animation, not live-action.
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When the old man touches the meteor with the stick, you can see the cracks before it opens up.
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When Steve is is helping the Old Man into his car Steve touches the Blob on the guys hand.
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When the blob is coming out of the front of the movie theater a human thumbprint can be seen on the lower front of it as the studio light reflects off of it.
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