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Goofs from Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark

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  • In the mental hospital lobby/waiting area there are a pair of modern drinking fountains mounted on the wall. This model did not exist in the 1960s.
  • When Stella and the others are at the drive-in movie, she is leaning on the car crying, and starts removing her fake witch warts. Two or three are left on her face, but when Stella turns her head to look at the others in the car, all warts have disappeared.
  • The film is set in 1968 but the main characters have modern clothes, glasses and hairstyles.
  • The audio/footage of "Night of the Living Dead" playing at the drive-in don't match up with each other, and the film's scenes are shown out of order.
  • A high school kid in 1968 wouldn't know what Hodgkin's lymphoma was, or that chemicals in processed food could cause cancer.
  • The main characters go trick-or-treating for their last Halloween together in high school and their parents make their costumes, even though in the 1960s it was the social norm for kids to stop trick-or-treating by the age of 12.
  • When Ramon talks with the cop, after his car was wrecked, Ramon tells his last name as Rodriguez. But at the end of the movie when he goes in the bus, he tells his name as Ramon Morales.
  • The hairstyles on all the young men in the film aren't what they would have been in 1968. This is especially true of the football players.
  • Much of the dialogue in the film isn't what it would have been in 1968.
  • The walkie talkies shown in the film were of 1970s, not 1960s, vintage.
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