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Jump to: Anachronisms (1)  | Audio/visual unsynchronised (1)  | Boom mic visible (1)  | Character error (1)  | Continuity (2)  | Errors in geography (1)  | Plot holes (1)  | Revealing mistakes (3)  | Spoilers (2)

Anachronisms 

The prologue is set in the Dark Ages, (the centuries of barbarism which followed the collapse of the Roman Empire), and Merrick later confirms that this was before the Crusades. However, the costumes depicted are from the medieval period, which came many hundreds of years after the Dark Ages ended.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

After Buffy punches Merrick, she gives her "marry Christian Slater and die" speech. The reverse angle of Merrick shows Buffy's lips still moving, even though no dialogue is heard.
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Boom mic visible 

After the opening titles, Buffy and her friends are shown at the mall in an overhead shot and the boom mic casts a shadow on the floor.
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Character error 

When trying to 'bond' with Buffy, the school administrator confesses he used drugs while watching the The Doobie Brothers in the '60s. The band didn't form until 1970.
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Continuity 

As Pike is driving his van with Amilyn holding onto the hood, the position of Amilyn's right hand switches back and forth from the roof to the hood between shots.
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After Pike talks to Buffy while on his motorcycle, he does a turn toward the photo booth. You see a close up of him just as he his revving up his bike, and he is maybe two to three feet from the photo booth, which is not enough room to do the maneuver. In the next shot, you then see him about six or seven feet from the booth, and he does the maneuver.
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Errors in geography 

During the cemetery scene with Buffy and Merrick you hear a loon calling on more than one occasion. A loon would be on a lake, not in a cemetery. They can barely walk on land, and they only take part in calling during the morning and evening hours, never late at night.
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Plot holes 

When Merrick takes Buffy to the graveyard he shows her Robert Berman's grave and says he was buried 3 days ago. Yet the grave already bears a carved tombstone which would not have been possible in such a short time.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Benny is floating outside Pike's window, his reflection is visible.
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Wires are visible when Robert Berman flies up out of his grave for the first time.
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When Amilyn is on top of Pike's blue van you can see the handles that the stunt man is holding onto in several of the shots as they are driving through the woods.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Lothos is seen playing a violin during Amilyn's death scene. However, it is impossible for any sound to have been coming from the violin as Lothos is wearing gloves which would have muted any sound coming from the instrument; the violin is also an electric violin plugged into absolutely nothing.
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Factual errors 

When Pike is holding Benny against the electrical breaker box and Benny is apparently being electrocuted, Pike appears unharmed. Since electricity seeks its ground by the easiest possible route, Pike should also have been electrocuted along with Benny.
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