Shelley Duval was chronically tormented on the set of "The Shining." Director Stanley Kubrick wanted her stress protrayed through her character

Stephen King was displeased with "The Shining" film since important themes were removed

John Carpenter took no wage for directing "Halloween"

"The Girl Next Door, Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Zodiac" are all based on true stories

James Dumont, the actor in "The Cellar Door" actually attended a kid's birthday party where the attraction was a clown. The clown was John Wayne Gacy.

While listening to the radio in the film "Nightmare on Elm Street," Johny Depp hears the DJ announce the next song as KRGR - Krueger with no vowels

The pay for playing an extra zombie on "Day of the Dead" was $1 and a hat that said "I played a zombie in Day of the Dead

Each day, 75k gallons of fake blood was used while making "Piranha"

You probably never noticed, but Anthony Hopkins in the film "Silence of the Lambs" never blinks

The "Scream" mask was based on the famous Edvard Munch painting called "Scream"

"Shaun of the Dead" was held back a couple of weeks before releasing to avoid competing with "Dawn of the Dead"

The word "f*^k" & derivatives are uttered 436 times in "Summer of Sam," an all-time record for a horror flick

The "Evil Dead" zombie guts is green dyed cream corn

The snake in the original "Friday the 13th" wasn't in the script and was an idea by Tom Savini. Coincidentally, it's on-screen death was real.

In the film "The Thing," there are no female characters

In the Philippines, some theaters releasing "The Conjuring" offered actual Catholic priests to bless those attending.

The movie "Paranormal Activity" scared Steven Spielberg so much that he had to finish it the following day

The first time Robert Englund tried on the "Freddy" glove, he cut himself

Building 10 in the abandoned psychiatric hospital where "Hostel" was filmed actually held the most vile and violent patients.

Susan Sarandon caught pneumonia while filming "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" since the set featured no heat. Coincidentally, no bathrooms were available either


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