Horror facts from some of your favourite scary movies including Psycho, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and more!
Each month, we’ll release new facts.
- Jamie Lee Curtis was the (uncredited) voice of the computer/narrator in Escape from New York.
- The Shining is the only film Dan Lloyd, who played Danny Torrance ever starred in.
- The first time a toilet flushed in a movie was in 1960’s Psycho.
- In Scream 2, Sidney’s roommate Hallie and BF Derek were originally set to be killers in one version of the script that leaked online.
- Silent Night, Deadly Night and A Nightmare on Elm Street both hit theatres on November 9, 1984. Even though SNDN was pulled from theatres it out-grossed Elm Street by a few hundred thousands dollars on opening weekend.
- Paranormal Activity is the most profitable movie of all time. Its initial budget was just $15k and the movie had a worldwide gross of $193 million.
- A real witch was hired to help make The Craft more authentic. The film hired Wiccan Pat Devin as a consultant and she worked directly with the actresses on set.
- Linda Blair, who played the possessed little girl in The Exorcist, had a small cameo in Scream as a reporter.
- The Friday the 13th franchise is the 5th highest grossing horror franchise. Alien is the 1st.
- It took seven years to get Aliens made. Disputes between the producers and Twentieth Century Fox over distribution of the original movie’s profits help up the film.
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