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27 Spooky Facts About Your Favorite Horror Films

*Warning Spoilers* If you see a film you haven't watched on the list... RUN!

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5. In "Candyman" (1992) actor Tony Todd had REAL bees in his mouth while shooting.


The bees were specifically bred and used when they were 12-hours old so they looked full grown but their stingers were not. Still would hurt to get stung, which Tony Todd did 23 times while filming all three movies.

9. Those Freddy Krueger gloves are actually sharp.

The first time @RobertBEnglund tried on the infamous Freddy glove, he cut himself. #30YearsofNightmare

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.

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.


The MPAA (organization who sets the ratings for movings) said that the film was so scary that there were no cuts or edits possible that would make it a viable PG-13 film.

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.

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.

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. / Via

"The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) was the first (and still only) horror movie to win an Oscar for best picture.

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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