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Horror Movies: Did You know?

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Anthony Hopkins won an Oscar for his leading role in "Silence of the Lambs" although he was only on screen for just over 16 minutes...the least amount of time a lead actor has ever won the award.
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Jamie Lee Curtis' wardrobe was purchased for around $100 at J.C. Penney.
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The blood from the shower scene in the 1960 film "Psycho", was actually chocolate syrup.
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The cult classic horror film "Alien" was actually going to be called "Star Beast."
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James DuMont, the lead actor of B-movie horror film, "The Cellar Door" attended a birthday party as a child where legendary serial killer John Wayne Gacy entertained children as a clown.
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Some of the writing for soap operas "All My Children", "Guiding Light", and "One Life to Live" was done by Victor Miller, the man who wrote the script for the 1980 film "Friday the 13th."
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Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray are indirectly responsible for the naming of the infamous "Chucky" doll, whose full name in the film was Charles Lee Ray.
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In the film "28 Days Later", the abandoned streets of London were cleared by slowing traffic with a roadblock. The scenes were then shot very quickly with a digital camera while the streets were empty for a few moments.
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In the 1973 horror film "The Exorcist" Regan's bedroom was cooled by air conditioners to temperatures of around 30-40 degrees below zero---so cold that sweat on the crew and cast would freeze. At one point, there was so much moisture in the air that a flimsy layer of snow began to fall on the set.
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The classic film "Laurence of Arabia" (shot in Ouarzazate, in Morocco) was filmed in the same location as the 2006 remake of "The Hills Have Eyes."
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Actors in the 2008 film, "Cloverfield" were not allowed to read scripts until after they had already signed on to perform.

All of the music heard in the opening party scene of the movie "Cloverfield" was added in post-production; all the actors were dancing and silently talking to one another.
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In the 2007 film, "Hostel II", the woman who bathes in virgin blood is based on a real person : Elizabeth Bathory (called the Blood Countess of Hungary.) She was said to have killed more than 600 young peasant girls.
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During the auditions for the part of Cole Sear in 1999's "The Sixth Sense", actor Haley Joel Osment was the only boy who wore a tie; it is alleged that this is one of the reasons why he was ultimately offered the part.
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For the filming of "The Exorcist II: The Heretic" actress Linda Blair refused to wear the extensive make-up she wore in "The Exorcist"; as a result, a double was used for all of [possessed] Regan's flashback scenes.

The locusts shown swarming in "The Exorcist II: The Heretic" are actually Styrofoam packing peanuts which were painted brown. They were then shot out of an air blower to complete the effect.
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During promotion of 2005's "The Ring Two" starring Naomi Watts, copies of the "cursed tape" were dropped in various public places. Those who viewed the tape were then directed to the movie's website.
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I Am Legend (2007)
All of the vehicles driven by lead characters in the movie "I Am Legend" are Fords.
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The director (Takashi Miike) for the original [Japanese] version of 2008's "One Missed Call" can be seen in a cameo role in 2005's "Hostel."; he is the businessman who speaks to Paxton outside the warehouse.
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Actress Juliette Lewis was originally considered for the role of Lucy in 1992's "Dracula."
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Laurence Fishburne's space suit in "Event Horizon" weighed 65 pounds.
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"Carrie" was the first Stephen King movie that was adapted into a novel.
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Wes Bentley was originally cast (instead of Stuart Townsend) for the role of Lestat in "Queen of the Damned"; but he dropped out.
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"Resident Evil" star Milla Jovovich's character, Alice, never has her name spoken or written during the entire film. It is only mentioned in the closing credits.

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When "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" was released in 1974, filmgoers were so terrified by the sneak previews that some actually walked out.

In 1974's "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" a real human skeleton from India was used toward the end of the movie because it actually cost less than a false plastic one.
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In the 2005 remake of the "The Amityville Horror", Ryan Reynolds purposely distanced himself from his child co-stars so that he'd have less trouble being cruel to them during the latter scenes in the movie.
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On the set of "The Ring Two", multiple eerie incidents occurred on set, that were similar to those which happened in the film. They include: the flooding of the production office due to a burst water pipe, flooding in the production office kitchen, and even an antlered buck emerging from the hills and charging towards one of the staff.
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In the original version of "The Wicker Man" (1973), actor Christopher Lee agreed to appear in the movie for free.

Actor Michael York was originally favored by directors for the lead role in the original "The Wicker Man" ---instead of Edward Woodward.
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Charlton Heston, once considered for the role of Chief Brody in "Jaws", was so offended by being rejected for the part, that he vowed never to work with Steven Spielberg.
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"The Shining" director Stanley Kubrick convinced the MPAA board that the bloody water emerging from the elevator in his trailer was really "rusty water." He did so to get the trailer approved.
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Popular comedian Dana Carvey got his movie debut in 1981's "Halloween II"; a blond reporter is speaking to him in front of the Doyle house.
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Jo Beth Williams, star of 1982's "Poltergeist" didn't realize that the skeletons in the swimming pool floating around her were real, until after the scene was finished being shot.
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"About Schmidt" star Hope Davis made her movie debut in 1990 film "Flatliners."
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Paris Hilton did not have to audition for her role in 2005's "House of Wax." She was the director's only choice, with the remaining cast built around her character.
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The little boy who played Damien in "The Omen" can be seen as a tabloid reporter in the 2006 remake.
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During filming of 2001's "Session 9" actor David Caruso claims to have seen "something pass his window" inside the Danvers mental hospital where filming was done. He was hesitant to tell anyone because he didn't want people to "look at him strangely."
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In the film "Vacancy" Kate Beckinsale's character was originally to be played by Sarah Jessica Parker. But she dropped out of the movie.
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In the 2005 remake "Dark Water", the water was made murky by adding a dye gel commonly used in soft drinks.
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Author Stephen King sold the movie rights for "Dreamcatcher" for $1.
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During viewings of "The Blair Witch Project" theater ushers asked those affected by motion sickness to sit in aisle seats.
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Although the setting for 1992's "Candyman" takes place in Chicago, the original location (per Clive Barker's short story on which it was based) is England.
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