1. In "Scream" (1996) Drew Barrymore's character hits Ghostface in the head with a phone. In this scene director of the film, Wes Craven, is dressed in the Ghostface costume and is being hit.
2. In "The Shining" (1980) the signature "blood scene" only took three takes. Those takes however took a year to fully shoot and nine days each to set up.
3. A scene in "The Shining" (1980) that took a shorter time to film was the "Here's Johnny!" scene. According to actress Shelley Duvall the scene took three days to shoot and used 60 doors.
4. In "Friday the 13th" (1980) the character of Jason was originally named Josh.
5. In "Candyman" (1992) actor Tony Todd had REAL bees in his mouth while shooting.
6. Mercedes McCambridge, the actress that voiced the demon in "The Exorcist" (1973) drank alcohol, chain smoked, and even ate raw eggs in order to obtain the right voice.
7. Before filming the remake "The Amityville Horror" (2005) police found a dead body floating in the lake near the set of the film.
8. Elm Street from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984) was named after a street near director Wes Craven's alma mater, Wheaton College.
9. Those Freddy Krueger gloves are actually sharp.
10. When shooting "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) the directors gave the actors less and less food each day to create discord between them.
11. In "The Ring" (2002) to make Samara's crawl even creepier they had actress Daveigh Chase walk backward then reversed the shot.
12. Steven Spielberg used REAL skeletons for the swimming pool scene in "Poltergeist" (1982). Actress JoBeth Williams didn't know this until after she finished filming the scene.
13. On the set of "Annabelle: Creation" (2017) one actress was so freaked out by the Annabelle doll she had a priest come bless the doll and set.
14. While filming the prom scenes in "Carrie" (1976) actress Sissy Spacek was so dedicated to the roll that she refused to wash off the fake blood and slept in her 'bloody' clothes for three days for continuity purposes.
15. Readers Digest tried to warn people from seeing "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) in an article by saying it would inspire cannibalism.
16. Do to the small budget for "Halloween" (1978) the infamous Mike Meyers mast was actually a $2 William Shatner mask that they prop department spray painted white, teased out the hair, and reshaped the eye holes.
17. An 18-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the roll of Max Dennison in "Hocus Pocus" (1993) in order to pursue a roll for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993)
18. "Final Destination" (2000) was originally a rejected episode of the television show "The X-Files" (1993 - ) that was then rewritten to be a film.
19. Jordan Peele changed the ending of "Get Out" (2017) because he felt that the audience had earned the right to a happier ending after society became more 'woke' about racist police violence.
20. "The Conjuring" (2013) has no sex or nudity, little profanity, tame and mostly bloodless violence, no smoking, and little depictions of alcohol, but the film still received an "R" rating because of how intensely scary it is.
21. The mechanical sharks used in the filming of "Jaws" (1975) were full of problems and not at all as menacing as director Steven Spielberg wanted them to be, because of this Spielberg change the story so we do not see the monster until around 80-minutes into the film.
22. In the final chase scene in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974) Gunnar Hansen, the actor playing Leatherface, was stoned after eating some special brownies made by a crew member.
23. When Ash is about to cut up his girlfriend in "The Evil Dead" (1981) the actor, Bruce Campbell, had to hold a REAL chainsaw inches above the chest of actress Betsy Baker.
24. Due to dubbing technology not being very good a Spanish version of "Dracula" (1931) called "Drácula" (1931) was filmed at night on the same set but with different actors who could speak Spanish.
25. The mask the killer in "Scream" (1996) wears was inspired by the Edvard Munch painting "The Scream" (1893).
26. In "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) one of many reasons Dr. Hannibal Lecter seems so unnerving is because he NEVER blinks. Not once. This was an acting choice Anthony Hopkins made for the role.
27. In Stephen King's novel "It" (1986) Pennywise returns to Derry every 27 years. The film "It" (2017) is being released 27 years after the original "It" (1990). Actor Jonathan Brandis from the original "It" (1990) passed away at age 27. Actor Bill Skarsgård, who plays Pennywise in the remake "It" (2017), is 27-years-old.
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