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Character error 

When Daniel is trying to show Ilonka what a pentagram looks like, he draws a simple hexagon, not a five-pointed star. What's even worse, they must have used multiple takes, because after a cut, the symbol gets even simpler, and now there is a pentagon on the paper where the hexagon used to be.
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Continuity 

Right after Dracula's carriage crashes he can be seen in the background running towards his coffin but in the next shot he is sitting on the ground.
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When Talbot leaves the ice cave to search for Dr. Frankenstein's records, he has neither socks nor shoes on. But when he enters the next room, where the records are hidden, he's suddenly wearing shoes.
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When Dr. Nieman helps Daniel out of the rubble, he lets go of Daniel's arm twice.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Just after the scene where Dracula dissolves in the sunlight, we see the wagons driven by Doctor Niemann and Daniel pass a sign reading "Frankenstein-1km". If you look past the sign, in the distance you can see a pile of film equipment cases and crates, and even bits of scaffolding used for lighting.
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Just before 64 minutes, when Ilonka is alone on screen, you can briefly glimpse the shadow of camera equipment on the extreme right of the screen.
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When Dr. Nieman and Daniel leave the prison ruins, Daniel picks up a lantern from the rubble. The electrical cable can be clearly seen as he moves through the tunnel towards the forest.
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Plot holes 

While searching for Dr. Frankenstein's records beneath the ruins of his castle, Dr. Niemann and Daniel discover the Wolfman and the Monster frozen. After thawing out the Wolfman, he then changes back to Lawrence Talbot. Dr. Niemann tells him he can cure him if he obtains the records of Dr. Frankenstein, last observed being read by Dr. Mannering in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man during a laboratory scene prior to the castle being destroyed. Talbot immediately proceeds to a another room where he reaches into the wall and miraculously pulls out the record book totally intact and undamaged.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Larry Talbot transforms into the Wolf Man for the final time, his hands aren't made up. This can be spotted before he crashes through the glass door.
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When Dracula is thrown from the carriage, and looks up the hill to where his casket lays, half his mustache is missing.
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When Larry Talbot emerges from the ice, his clothes are perfectly dry and pressed.
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As Lampini's wagon approaches the gypsy camp, the background behind Daniel still moves even after we see that the carriage has stopped.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Plot holes 

When Dr. Niemann removes the stake from the skeleton of Dracula, not only does his body regenerate, but also his clothes. And when Dracula is destroyed by sunlight, his physical form and his clothes disappear, leaving only the skeleton.
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Revealing mistakes 

After having been mortally wounded by Larry, Ilonka drags herself to his side without any visible injury.
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When The Monster picks up Daniel in the lab and hurls him out the window, just before he throws him through the glass you can catch a quick glimpse of the guide wire attached to Daniel that helped actor Glenn Strange (The Monster) lift him over his head.
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The dead Ilonka, carried by Daniel, uses her arm to keep her long flowing skirt from hanging down.
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