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The Lair of the White Worm (1988) Poster

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Jump to: Anachronisms (1)  | Audio/visual unsynchronised (1)  | Character error (2)  | Continuity (4)  | Errors in geography (1)  | Factual errors (1)  | Revealing mistakes (1)  | Spoilers (1)

Anachronisms 

Lord James searches through a collection of ancient 78-rpm shellac discs. Although he plays one of the discs on a modern-day turntable that is capable of playing them, the music heard is electronic-based and has excellent fidelity. However, shellac records had notoriously low sound quality and were discontinued decades before synthesizers were used regularly in music production.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Angus's fingers are not moving on the chanter of the bagpipes while he is luring P.C. Erny around the sundial.
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Character error 

Dissociative identity disorder is erroneously referred to as schizophrenia.
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After excavating the skull Angus says that the ancient Romans missed the dinosaurs by 25 million years. While it's in fact 66 million years.
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Continuity 

As Mary and Angus walk home through the grove after the party, Lady Sylvia's Jaguar passes them. Startled, Mary comments on the car and mentions its headlights being off, though they were clearly on in every shot of the car.

Mary later states that the headlights were "hooded". Hoods were used in Britain during the Blitz.
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When Lady Sylvia is attempting to sacrifice Eve, her head gear disappears and reappears randomly.
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When Eve is tied up and waiting to be sacrificed, Lady Sylvia places the Dionin skull next to her and walks away. Several seconds later the skull disappears while Eve is struggling to get away, but it reappears when Sylvia returns.
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When Angus has a mongoose thrown at his face, he clearly looses his glasses before falling down. In the next shot, Angus on the floor, his glasses are on his face, perfectly well positioned.
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Errors in geography 

The snakes used in the film are not native to the United Kingdom nor are they venomous.
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Factual errors 

When Angus runs out of breath, the pipes shouldn't have stopped because the bag could hold air long enough for him to catch his breath again.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Lady Marsh takes the earplugs out of her ears, the skin in the inner ear is not made up and is clearly pink, while the rest of her is painted blue.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Revealing mistakes 

Although Kevin, the boy scout, is completely paralyzed after being bitten by Lady Sylvia, he closes his eyes just before he is drowned in the pool.
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