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Facts You Might Not Know About Your Favorite Horror

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Many horror fans love obscure and random facts about their favorite horror films, and that’s no exception here. Read more below for some facts you might not know about your favorite horror movie. Let us know your thoughts in the comments box provided below!

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999)

The Blair Witch Project was filmed in just 8 days and edited in 8 months. Thanks to this extremely quick turn around the movie cost only $22,000 to make, and after it was released made over $240 million. What a profit!

the hit blair with project.

IT (1990)

In the movie It, Pennywise’s hair was actually Tim Curry’s real hair. That red mop of scary spice fuzz that just had to be a wig, was real!

pennywise the clown from the hit franchise IT adapted from the stephen king novel.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs is so far the only horror movie to win Best Picture Oscar. The only others nominated are The Exorcist and Jaws.

Anthony Hopkins in the hit movie The Silence of the Lambs.

SAW FRANCHISE

Guinness lists the Saw film franchise as the current most successful horror series with a total gross of $733,271,976.

Billy the puppet in the hit Saw movie franchise.

POLTERGEIST (1982) 

Poltergeist actresses Heather O’Rourke (Carol Ann) and Dominique Dunne (Dana) both died young (12 and 22, respectively). The film itself is considered cursed as the production used real human skeletons dressed in fake rotting flesh when filming the swimming pool scene (because they were cheaper). Many of the people on set were alarmed by this and led others to believe the “curse” on the film series was because of using real skeletons.

The infamous poltergeist movie where real skeletons were used.

THE OMEN (1976)

A multitude of seemingly cursed occasions happened during the making of The Omen. They include separate planes carrying cast/crew being struck by lightning and two car accidents; one including the fatal beheading of a crew members girlfriend. Dog attacks, IRA attacks, fatal lion attacks and a near plane crash, all involving cast or crew of the script.

The hit omen movie.

CARRIE (1976)

Carrie was Stephen King’s first novel, published in 1973. The lead in the movie, Sissy Spacek, was so committed to her role that she insisted upon being buried so it would be her hand (not a double’s) in the final scene.

The ending scene for Carrie in which Sissy was actually buried as so her hand was not a stunt doubles.

CANDYMAN (1992)

To ensure that the bees’ stingers wouldn’t be powerful enough to do any real damage they were bred specifically for Candyman. They filmed the bees at just 12 hours old when they look like mature bees but their stingers aren’t as strong.

Candyman movie where they used real young bees as so their stingers werent powerful enough to do any damage.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984-1991)

The Freddy glove was so heavy during the original Krueger movies that actor Robert Englund’s arm was weighed down by it, and the reason why Freddy is often seen standing with a lean to the right. It has since become a kind of signature pose.

freddy krueger in a nightmare on elm street.

HALLOWEEN (1978)

The famous mask Michael Myers wore in Halloween is really Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner! The prop people went to Halloween Store, needed a cheap mask, bought one that was William Shatner, paying a whole $2 for it!

Then they spray-painted the face entirely white, worked on the ‘hair’ (nice weave Mister Shatner!) and reshaped the eye holes, which would probably be the primary reason you don’t notice the Capt. Kirk resemblance. Shatner himself didn’t know for years that the Halloween mask Michael Myers wore was based on him until an interviewer brought it up.

william shatners face was the mask used for Michael myers in the hit Halloween franchise.

Do you have any horror facts or trivia to share? We would love to hear it!

Nicola Odeku is the co-founder of Wicked Horror. She followed her dream of being a writer and combined it with her other love – horror. She is also known as Miss Horror. Nicola is a big fan of hardcore gore, anything demonic, and disturbing cinema. Also cats. She loooooves cats. Nicola enjoys traveling and also works part-time as a model.