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    13 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Horror Movies That'll Make You Say, "I'm Sorry, WHAT?!"

    These facts are SCARY interesting (listen, I tried)!

    1. Freddy Krueger's infamous sweater from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was made as tacky as possible on purpose.

    Actor Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger, brandishing his terrifying claws and sporting his usual red and green sweater.

    2. Lupita Nyong'o would stay in character when shooting her scenes as Red in Us (2019) in order to maintain the difficult voice and emotion — which regularly terrified her co-stars.

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    “She really kind of spooked me out a little bit,” co-star Shahadi Wright Joseph said. “She would really get into character and wouldn’t talk. It was kind of creepy.” Also — although this is not a behind-the-scenes fact — I'm still super pissed that she wasn't nominated for an Academy Award for this role and it will annoy me until I die. That's all. Okay sorry, back to the facts.

    3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) was originally planned as a horror film and even had Tobe Hooper, the director of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, on board as the director.

    E.T. looking absolutely horrified by a bright flashlight.

    4. There were probably more jump scares on the SET of The Exorcist (1973) than in the actual movie.

    Actor Linda Blair as a posses Regan vomiting large amounts of bright green puke (sorry).

    5. Jennifer Lawrence went to such a dark place while filming Mother! (2017) that she needed a tent on set filled will happy things to retreat to when things got "too dark."

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    "It got to such a low point eventually that I had to bring the Kardashians in. Not in person, obviously," Lawrence said. "I had to do this one scene, I had never gone that dark before, so I started getting scared of myself a couple days beforehand and I was like...I need a tent, away from the extras, just because I didn't know what I would do. So in there I just had a computer playing the Kardashians."

    6. Patrick Wilson and the crew were terrorized by a haunted curtain while on the set of The Conjuring 2 (2016).

    Actor Patrick Wilson looking concerned as he looks on at a haunted house.

    7. The ghosts that terrorized the set of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) were really big Pearl Jam fans.

    Actor Jennifer Carpenter laying with her body contorted on the floor as she's being possessed.

    8. Sissy Spacek was so dedicated to her role in Carrie (1976), she slept in her (fake) blood-soaked prom gown to preserve continuity.

    Actor Sissy Spacek covered in blood during the climax of "Carrie."

    9. Tony Todd actually had to hold all of those very real bees in his mouth while shooting the climax of Candyman (1992), but negotiated a $1,000 bonus for every time he was stung.

    Actor Tony Todd as the titular "Candyman" with a whole bunch of real live bees pouring out of his mouth.

    10. Tobey McGuire and Kirsten Dunst were the studio's first picks for the lead roles in Final Destination (2000), but they passed and the roles went to Devon Sawa and Ali Larter.

    11. Alex Wolff was ready to break his own nose for real on a desk for the classroom scene in Hereditary (2018), but director Ari Aster was basically like,

    Actor Alex Wolff in "Hereditary" looking very beat-up.

    12. Despite being the crux of the lead character's whole persona, luxury brands did NOT want their products used during any of the murder scenes in American Psycho (2000).

    Actor Christian Bale as fictional serial killer Patrick Bateman, sporting a very fancy watch.

    13. And finally — the titular character's design in The Babadook (2014) was inspired by Lon Chaney's look in the lost film London After Midnight (1927).

    Do you know any wild horror movie facts? Share your expert knowledge in the comments below! Teach us something!!!