10 Horror Movies That Accidentally Filmed Things You Weren't Supposed To See

Why weren't these scenes reshot?

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Warner Bros.

There is no movie devoid of flubs and continuity errors. In Ben-Hur, you can see a car in the chariot race. Throughout The Lord of the Rings, you can find soldiers sporting wristwatches. Also, how come nobody ages in The Shawshank Redemption over 20 years?

Although errors like this can be distracting, it's extra annoying when you notice them in a horror movie. After all, it's hard to get scared when you see a prop disappear between shots or a character moves position within a split-second.

However, the majority of these grievances are so minor, they're practically unnoticeable. Since most people just want to enjoy the movie (usually), we tend to forgive little inconsistencies like this.

But when you spot something that wasn't supposed to be in the movie, it's a lot harder to ignore. If you see a crewmember's leg in the background, it takes you out of the story. If a boom mic pops into the shot, you don't feel as immersed. And when you see a character moving despite the fact they're meant to be be dead, you can't help but laugh.

10. The Log Scene - I Spit On Your Grave

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Cinemagic Pictures

One of the quickest ways to be pulled out of a movie is when you catch a crewmember on-screen. As soon as you see a cameraman or a light technician strolling around in the background, you stop being invested, since you are reminded you're just watching a piece of fiction.

Normally, these mistakes can be tolerated if the crewmember is visible very briefly.

Unfortunately, that's not the case in I Spit On Your Grave. Approximately 30 minutes in, Jennifer finds herself being pursued by a group of maniacs. As they chase her through the forest, our heroine turns around and shoves a dangling log into her attacker's face.

This shot has become almost as infamous as the film's subject matter since it has a glaring mistake. While Jennifer is moving the log, you can see a crewman on her left, as clear as day.

If he only appeared for a couple of frames, the movie could've gotten away with it. But since this chap is standing there without a care in the world for a good seven seconds, it's nearly impossible to miss him.

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