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Added by Bad☆Alice on 30 Oct 2012 11:51
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Horror Movies: Did You know?

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People who added this item 6504 Average listal rating (4567 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
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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People who added this item 2447 Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Halloween (1978)
Jamie Lee Curtis' wardrobe was purchased for around $100 at J.C. Penney.
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People who added this item 4153 Average listal rating (2742 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
The blood from the shower scene in the 1960 film "Psycho", was actually chocolate syrup.
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People who added this item 4700 Average listal rating (3313 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
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.
People who added this item 1563 Average listal rating (1020 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
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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People who added this item 1190 Average listal rating (826 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Child's Play (1988)
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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People who added this item 3614 Average listal rating (2433 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
28 Days Later (2002)
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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People who added this item 4046 Average listal rating (2667 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
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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People who added this item 1432 Average listal rating (937 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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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People who added this item 2532 Average listal rating (1758 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
Cloverfield (2008)
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.
People who added this item 860 Average listal rating (574 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
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.
People who added this item 7186 Average listal rating (5118 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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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People who added this item 356 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 3.8
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.
People who added this item 4277 Average listal rating (2900 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Ring (2002)
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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People who added this item 4450 Average listal rating (3017 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
I Am Legend (2007)
All of the vehicles driven by lead characters in the movie "I Am Legend" are Fords.
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People who added this item 1818 Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Hostel (2006)
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.
People who added this item 3169 Average listal rating (2090 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Dracula (1992)
Actress Juliette Lewis was originally considered for the role of Lucy in 1992's "Dracula."
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People who added this item 1127 Average listal rating (800 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Event Horizon (1997)
Laurence Fishburne's space suit in "Event Horizon" weighed 65 pounds.
People who added this item 2715 Average listal rating (1751 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Carrie (1976)
"Carrie" was the first Stephen King movie that was adapted into a novel.
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People who added this item 1163 Average listal rating (745 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.3
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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People who added this item 3341 Average listal rating (2261 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Resident Evil (2002)
"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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People who added this item 1887 Average listal rating (1216 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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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People who added this item 1329 Average listal rating (817 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
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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People who added this item 1572 Average listal rating (974 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.4
The Ring Two (2005)
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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People who added this item 1086 Average listal rating (637 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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.
People who added this item 4606 Average listal rating (3111 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8
Jaws (1975)
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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People who added this item 6427 Average listal rating (4452 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
"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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People who added this item 719 Average listal rating (500 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Halloween II (1981)
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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People who added this item 1978 Average listal rating (1267 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
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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People who added this item 768 Average listal rating (503 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Flatliners (1990)
"About Schmidt" star Hope Davis made her movie debut in 1990 film "Flatliners."
People who added this item 1650 Average listal rating (1064 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.3
House of Wax (2005)
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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People who added this item 1405 Average listal rating (939 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Omen (1976)
The little boy who played Damien in "The Omen" can be seen as a tabloid reporter in the 2006 remake.
People who added this item 615 Average listal rating (367 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Session 9 (2001)
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."
People who added this item 880 Average listal rating (591 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Vacancy (2007)
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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People who added this item 884 Average listal rating (536 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Dark Water (2005)
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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People who added this item 1267 Average listal rating (809 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Author Stephen King sold the movie rights for "Dreamcatcher" for $1.
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People who added this item 3143 Average listal rating (2101 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
During viewings of "The Blair Witch Project" theater ushers asked those affected by motion sickness to sit in aisle seats.
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People who added this item 865 Average listal rating (557 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Candyman (1992)
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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