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    40 Incredible Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Horror Movies Guaranteed To Change The Way You Watch Them

    Scary to watch, but fun to make!

    Hi all. It's me again. Allie. BuzzFeed's movie editor and resident final girl. ICYMI, I recently revealed one of my favorite hobbies to y'all: sneaking peeks at cool behind-the-scenes pics on photo sites when I'm actually supposed to be looking for movie stills to use in posts. Oops!

    Anyway, given my well-documented love of horror on this website, I figured it was a good time to finally merge my two great loves: behind-the-scenes pics and horror! And, while horror movies may be terrifying to watch, I think these photos show that they're actually quite fun to make!

    Ready? I hope so! Let's go:

    1. Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney — who both play Michael Myers — hold up their prized masks on the set of Halloween (2018):

    Two men pose holding masks on set

    2. While Jamie Lee Curtis and director David Gordon Green discuss her plans to decimate them both on the set of Halloween Ends (2022):

    A woman poses on set, talking to a man

    3. Meanwhile, director Jordan Peele hangs out at Jupiter's Claim on the set of Nope (2022):

    A man stands on set directing

    4. Here's a young Steven Spielberg making a call while a shark ominously watches in the background on the set of Jaws (1975) — hopefully, he's not on the phone with a ~loan shark~:

    A man takes a phone call in front of a shark

    5. And when he's not evading sharks, he's posing by dinosaurs on the set of Jurassic Park (1993):

    A man sits in front of a dinosaurs

    6. Robert Englund checks out a playback while behind-the-scenes of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984):

    A man in a nightmareish costume stands behind a camera

    7. Clive Barker hangs out with the squad on the set of Hellraiser (1987):

    A man sits alongside a bunch of cenobites

    8. And, speaking of squads, here's Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, and Yaphet Kotto on the set of Alien (1979):

    Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto

    9. Ari Lehman wades in the water in a mask while waiting to terrify you with the final jump scare in Friday the 13th (1980):

    A man swims around in the ocean

    10. And, while we're talking about water, here you see Ben Chapman and Julie Adams enjoying some down time on the set of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954):

    A man in a costume holds his mask while a woman smiles

    11. Oh, and did you ever wonder how this iconic horror film was shot? All really underwater, babyyy:

    shooting underwater scene: Ricou Browning (on left, as 'The Creature'), cameraman Scotty Welbourne (on right, credited as 'Charles S. Welbourne')

    12. Director Nia DaCosta instructs Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on the set of Candyman (2021):

    A woman directs a man on set

    13. And Kristen Bell gets attacked by a green screen while filming Pulse (2006):

    A woman is attacked by a green screen

    14. Eli Roth looks unbothered while directing Arie Verveen on the set of Cabin Fever (2002):

    A man speaks to a bloodied actor on set

    15. And he continues this vibe while shooting Hostel (2005):

    A director in cloodied pants hangs out on set

    16. Moving from metaphorical chill to literal chill, director Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson, and the whole crew try to stay warm on the set of The Shining (1980):

    A group of men in winter coats watch a monitor

    17. And Chucky's ready for his closeup on the set of Child's Play 3 (1991):

    A doll sits in a chair as a camera closes in

    18. Director Ari Aster points Florence Pugh and her iconic frown in the right direction for a scene in Midsommar (2019):

    A director points to something off screen

    19. And a bloodied Natalie Portman listens intently to director Alex Garland while filming Annihilation (2018):

    Natalie Portman, director and screenwriter Alex Garland, on-set

    20. While shooting Glass (2019), M. Night Shyamalan, James McAvoy, and Bruce Willis prepare in a very pink room:

    . Night Shyamalan, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, on set

    21. Director Halina Reijn shows Amandla Stenberg and Maria Bakalova a very muddy playback while filming Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022):

    director Halina Reijn, Amandla Stenberg (front), Maria Bakalova, on set

    22. Scream (2022) producer Kevin Williamson seems to have some issues with his peripheral vision:

    Ghostface, and producer Kevin Williamson, on set

    23. While director Wes Craven preps Drew Barrymore for the intense opening sequence in Scream (1996):

    Wes Craven, Drew Barrymore on set

    24. A Quiet Place (2018) director John Krasinski positions the camera for the perfect angle on a hectic scene:

    director John Krasinski, on set

    25. Anthony Hopkins and director Jonathan Demme have a totally normal chat on the set of The Silence of the Lambs (1991) while a film crew watches on:

    Anthony Hopkins, director Jonathan Demme, film crew on set

    26. Director James Wan preps Cary Elwes for the gore to come on the set of Saw (2004):

    director James Wan and Cary Elwes on set

    27. And James moves from the 2000s to the 1970s to direct Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring (2013):

    Vera Farmiga, director James Wan, on set

    28. Boris Karloff gets a touchup from makeup artist Jack Pierce between scenes while filming Son of Frankenstein (1939):

    Boris Karloff being worked on by makeup artist Jack Pierce on set

    29. Things get heated on the set of The Purge: Election Year (2016):

    director James DeMonaco (left), on set

    30. Makeup artist Rick Baker makes Griffin Dunne look extra scary between scenes on An American Werewolf in London (1981):

    Rick Baker, right, applies makeup to Griffin Dunne, on-set

    31. Chloë Grace Moretz and director Kimberly Peirce have a bloody chat behind-the-scenes of Carrie (2013):

    Chloe Grace Moretz, director Kimberly Peirce, on set

    32. Director Tod Browning preps Olga Baclanova for her ending scene in Freaks (1932):

    Olga Baclanova, director Tod Browning, on-set

    33. Things get up close and personal on the set of The Descent Part 2 (2009):

    Behind the scenes of "The Descent Part 2"

    34. Meat Loaf takes a break from singin' to get a touchup on the set of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975):

    A man gets his makeup touched up

    35. Lon Chaney Jr. shakes hands with child star Joel Kupperman while filming The Mummy's Ghost (1944), because this child is far braver than me:

    A man in a mummy suit shakes a child's hand

    36. Iconic director George A. Romero makes a friend on the set of Diary of the Dead (2007):

    A man stands beside a zombie

    37. And director Guillermo del Toro also makes a friend on the set of Blade II (2002):

    Director Guillermo Del Toro (right) and friend on the set of BLADE II

    38. Director William Friedkin prepares to freak Max von Sydow out while filming The Exorcist (1973):

    William Friedkin with Max Von Sydow on the set of THE EXORCIST

    39. While shooting The Strangers (2008), director Bryan Bertino assures Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman there's nothing strange to see here:

    director Bryan Bertino, Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, on set

    40. And finally, ending on my favorite picture: Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how they filmed that absolutely ridiculous Cheddar Goblin commercial in Mandy (2018):

    Two children get mac and cheese thrown up on them by a green goblin

    Which was your favorite behind-the-scenes movie photo? Share in the comments below! Oh! And be sure to check out the first and second parts of this series in case you missed those other super-fun pics!