Fun Horror Movie Trivia

Horror movie trivia is forever on the lips of the genre's fans. They seem to be as interested in the making of classic movies as in the movies themselves. How much do you know about your favorite horror movie? 

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Maybe it's the scripts-or the actors or directors. Maybe the sets are just haunted. It seems though, that horror movies tend to generate a lot of stories and trivia. Here are some examples to amaze and amuse your friends:

  • A tale of two malls. Dawn of the Dead (1978) was filmed in the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, PA. Cast and crew were only able to work between 10:00pm and 6:00am, while the mall was closed for business. The remake (filmed in 2004) was shot in the Thornhill Square Mall in Ontario, Canada. Thornhill Square was demolished shortly after shooting was completed.
  • What is THAT? While working on the movie Alien (1979), Swiss artist H.R. Giger sent some pre-production models of the famous "face-hugger" alien to Hollywood for review. Shocked US customs agents held the models at Los Angeles airport until writer Dan O'Bannon arrived to explain that horrid illegal aliens were actually movie props.
  • As long as we're here… When Bela Lugosi's Dracula (1931) was shot, A Spanish language version was shot during night shifts. The Spanish version used the same sets, and script-but different actors.
  • Cheap and scary. The mask that slasher Michael Myers wears in Halloween (1980) is a modified Captain Kirk Halloween mask purchased at a local store for less than $2.00.
  • Sweet! In the infamous shower scene in Psycho (1960), the blood is actually chocolate syrup-a trick later repeated in Night of the Living Dead (1968).
  • Don't worry, we're safe. In the movie The Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), the locusts swarming in the film are actually brown painted Styrofoam packing peanuts launched out of a wind machine.
  • Cheap and effective. The producers of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre discovered it was cheaper to use an actual human skeleton (imported from India) than the plastic one they planned to purchase.
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