I'd like to think of this as an in-depth look into Supernatural. It's a collection of interesting observations, continuity errors, goofs, filmmaking techniques, statistics, important (or not so important) information, trivia, and anything else that struck me as unusual.
I'll be examining each episode in order, one at a time. Some of the info. will probably be well known to most of you, but I hope to point out some new discoveries as well.
All the caps in these posts are my own. While most of these will not be suitable for other uses, due to my cropping and highlighting, you're free to take any that you like. All I ask is that you give me credit for them. Thanks! :D
Beware! This post is very image heavy. Over 40 caps! Not dial up friendly! Sorry!
Trivia: This episode takes place in Richardson, Texas, a suburb around Dallas where Jensen was born and raised.
Continuity Error: In the record shop we see Dean pick up an album and look at it in the background on Sam's shot and then he does it again on the reverse angle shot.
Slip & Slide: Jared slips in the mud a little as he walks towards Jensen with the EMF meter.
Continuity Error: Dean puts the EMF meter in his pocket in the 2 shot and then we see him do it again in the wide shot taken from the interior of the house.
The meter clearly in his hand.
Putting it away.
The meter is not longer visible, but you can tell he's putting it in his pocket.
In this shot from the house, you can see the meter again in Dean's hand.
He then puts it in his pocket.
In the first scene with Ed & Harry in the house (which has no lights on, just daylight coming from the windows), at one point you can see a light reflected in Ed's glasses.
We see Sam with a journal as he relays his research findings to Dean. However, from the size and look of the journal it seems to be Dean's journal and not Sam's (which is smaller - check out the post on Route 666).
Continuity Error: When Sam gets in the car after pranking Dean with the loud music and wiper blades, he points to himself. His hand is there in Jared's shot and also in Jensen's shot, but he then takes his hand down at the tail end of that shot. Next shot of Jared, and his hand is again pointing at his chest.
When Jill goes into the house on a dare and enters the basement, she passes a mirror where you can briefly see Mordechai following her, rope held in his arm.
Continuity Error: In the CU, Sam's hand is in a different position on the cabinet handles than in the Wide Shot.
A couple of details on Mordechai, in case you missed them in all the fast action, which is very easy to do.
His creepy red eyes...
and his slit wrists, which Sam will mention in the next scene in the motel room. This is only flashed across the screen for a matter of seconds and it's very hard to see.
I love seeing the guys doing their own stunts. In this scene, Jensen falls down in a hail of broken glass.
When the guys come bursting out of the house, however, surprising Ed & Harry, it's their stunt doubles who tumble out the door.
Lots of nice details on the HellHound's Lair website including Harry & Ed's initials. The site is still up and running btw, if anyone wants to check it out. http://www.hellhoundslair.com/
Sorry to disappoint everyone, but Jared is not naked under that towel. If you take a close look you can see his underwear showing just a little.
Continuity Error: In the Wide Shot, Dean sets down the coffee on the table before he sits down and in the CU he still has it in his hand. [Btw, I'm not listing the rumored blooper over the "Gents"/"Jensen" line, because I can't prove the guy said Jensen's name. I've listened to it over and over again and it sounds like he says "gents" to me.]
Dean takes the lid off the coffee.
You gotta love the stickers on Ed & Harry's trailer. :)
Look! Sam really does eat!!!
I never caught this before, but after Sam says he won't touch Dean's line about his palm with a ten foot pole, Dean shines his flashlight right in Sam's face. LOL! Brothers!
I can see you: After the boys meet up with Ed and Harry at the house and shoot rounds into Mordechai as they separate you can see another cameraman on the right of the screen for a moment.
When Mordechai reappears and knocks the camera out of Harry's hands, we can see actor Travis Wester in the CU. However when they cut to the Wide Shot, the actor has been replaced with a stunt man.
Continuity Error: When Sam comes to Ed and Harry's rescue and taunts Mordechai, the spirit tries to hit him with the axe, embedding the blade in the wall instead. However, in the wide shot, the axe is clearly seen against one of the boards in the wall, but in the CU shot, it's suddenly wedged in between two boards.
Jensen's hand is amazingly close to the fire coming from that can before Dean blasts Mordechai to save Sam.
Hope you enjoyed this revealing look at Hell House.