Behind the Screams: 45 Little-Known Facts About Scary Movies



The little boy who played Danny in The Shining was so guarded by Stanley Kubrick during the filming process that he did not know it was a horror film until many years later. He has since abandoned acting and gone on to become a science teacher.

2Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg lost 43 pounds to play Vincent Grey in The Sixth Sense, a role which had less than 3 minutes of screen time, to prove to people that he was serious about acting.

3Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods

The movie "Cabin in the Woods" was supposed to have a tie-in with the game Left 4 Dead and even had the game's special infected hidden in the final movie.

4Cloverfield Statue of Liberty

Cloverfield Statue of Liberty

During the scene for the 2008 film Cloverfield in which the head of the Statue of Liberty falls onto a city street, the head's size is larger than its actual size in real life. Originally it was made properly to scale, but test audiences complained it looked too small and unrealistic.

5Evil Dead

Evil Dead

In The Evil Dead, the original script called for all the characters to be smoking marijuana when they are first listening to the tape. The actors decided to try this for real, and the entire scene had to be later re-shot due to their uncontrollable behavior.

6Shower scene

Shower scene

The shower scene in Psycho took 7 days to shoot. About 70 takes were shot and the scene lasts for only 45 seconds.

7Death Bell

Death Bell

There is a Korean horror film named Death Bell in which a student is killed for every exam question answered incorrectly.

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The demon nun character didn’t exist until about 3 months before Conjuring 2 opened, as she was added during last-minute reshoots.

9Halloween mask

Halloween mask

The mask in the Halloween movies is actually a mask of actor William Shatner's face spray painted white.

10Final Destination

Final Destination

The movie Final Destination originated as a proposed X-Files episode, entitled Flight 180.

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