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13 Fun Facts About Horror Movies

Prepare to be mind blown.

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1. Watching horror films can burn up to 200 calories

That's the same as a half hour walk.

That's the same as a half hour walk.

2. Psycho is the first American film to feature a toilet

It's also the first American film in which a toilet can be heard flushing.

It's also the first American film in which a toilet can be heard flushing.

3. Jason Voorhees was originally named Josh

4. Michael Meyers' mask in Halloween is a Captain Kirk Mask

The budget for the original Halloween movie was so low they painted a William Shatner mask from the dollar store, all the actors also wore their own clothes.

The budget for the original Halloween movie was so low they painted a William Shatner mask from the dollar store, all the actors also wore their own clothes.

5. Sissy Spacek slept in her bloody clothes for three days while filming the prom scene in Carrie

She didn't want to risk any continuity errors.

She didn't want to risk any continuity errors.

6. It only took 8 days to film The Blair Witch Project

7. The skeletons in Poltergeist are not props

They used real human skeletons because apparently they were cheaper

They used real human skeletons because apparently they were cheaper

8. Grindhouse has the most on screen deaths with 310

Followed by the 1978 Dawn Of The Dead with 175 on screen deaths.

Followed by the 1978 Dawn Of The Dead with 175 on screen deaths.

9. The shower scene in Psycho took a week to film and includes 77 different camera angles

You never actually see the knife stab her though, they also used chocolate syrup for the blood.

You never actually see the knife stab her though, they also used chocolate syrup for the blood.

10. To keep the tension between actors in The Blair Witch Project authentic, the director gave them less and less food everyday

11. The original title for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was "Head Cheese"

12. There are 13 different Horror subgenres

1.) Splatter - depends on graphic violence and gore (e.g Saw, Hostel)2.) Body Horror - body disfigurements such as mutilation and deformities (e.g VHS, Silent Hill) 3.) Holiday Horror - holiday themed horror (e.g Krampus, Gremlins)4.) Sci-fi Horror - monsters and aliens (e.g Apollo 18, Alien)5.) Slasher - killer on the loose (e.g Scream, Halloween, Friday The 13th)6.) Action Horror - more action oriented narrative (e.g Resident Evil)7.) Psychological Horror - focuses on the mind of characters and mental conflicts (e.g The Gift, The Visit)8.) Comedy Horror - mixes comedy and horror (e.g Shaun Of The Dead, Zombieland)9.) Gothic Horror - mysterious atmospheres and disturbing imagery (e.g Nosferatu, The Woman In Black)10.) Natural Horror - creatures of nature such as animals and plants (e.g Jaws, Piranha)11.) Zombie Horror - pretty self explanatory (e.g Dawn Of The Dead, 28 Days Later)12.) Horror Drama - characters dealing with emotional struggles (e.g The Babadook, Let The Right One In)13.) Supernatural/Paranormal Horror - weird entities and ghosts and such (e.g Paranormal Activity, The Grudge)

1.) Splatter - depends on graphic violence and gore (e.g Saw, Hostel)

2.) Body Horror - body disfigurements such as mutilation and deformities (e.g VHS, Silent Hill)

3.) Holiday Horror - holiday themed horror (e.g Krampus, Gremlins)

4.) Sci-fi Horror - monsters and aliens (e.g Apollo 18, Alien)

5.) Slasher - killer on the loose (e.g Scream, Halloween, Friday The 13th)

6.) Action Horror - more action oriented narrative (e.g Resident Evil)

7.) Psychological Horror - focuses on the mind of characters and mental conflicts (e.g The Gift, The Visit)

8.) Comedy Horror - mixes comedy and horror (e.g Shaun Of The Dead, Zombieland)

9.) Gothic Horror - mysterious atmospheres and disturbing imagery (e.g Nosferatu, The Woman In Black)

10.) Natural Horror - creatures of nature such as animals and plants (e.g Jaws, Piranha)

11.) Zombie Horror - pretty self explanatory (e.g Dawn Of The Dead, 28 Days Later)

12.) Horror Drama - characters dealing with emotional struggles (e.g The Babadook, Let The Right One In)

13.) Supernatural/Paranormal Horror - weird entities and ghosts and such (e.g Paranormal Activity, The Grudge)

13. 5 days after filming for The Possession wrapped up, all the props burned

The storage house in which the props were being kept burned to the ground and the fire department didn't know the cause.

The storage house in which the props were being kept burned to the ground and the fire department didn't know the cause.

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