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10 Intriguing Facts About Your Favorite Horror Films

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10 Intriguing Facts About Your Favorite Horror Films

10 Intriguing Facts About Your Favorite Horror Films

10 Intriguing Facts About Your Favorite Horror Films. 1.

Gene Hackman was initially going to direct and star in 'Silence of the Lambs.'.

2.

Freddy Krueger actor, Robert Englund, wasn't director Wes Craven's first choice.

Craven initially wanted to use a stunt man for the role.

3.

The first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award was 'The Exorcist.'.

4.

Stanley Kubrick may have typed 500 pages of "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," for the famous scene in 'The Shining.'.

5.

'Child's Play' was based on the true story of a family who believed a voodoo curse had been placed on one of their children's toys, 'Robert the Doll.'.

6.

For 'The Craft,' producers hired an actual witch associated with the Wiccan organization Covenant of the Goddess, as a consultant.

7.

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Psycho' were all inspired by the same serial killer, Ed Gein.

8.

'Paranormal Activity' is one of the most profitable horror flicks of all time.

The film has grossed $193 million.

It's initial budget was a mere $15,000.

9.

'Scream' was initially titled 'Scary Movie.'

Producers changed the title after hearing Michael Jackson's "Scream" on the radio.

10.

Steven Spielberg came up with the ending for 'Jaws' to be more of a crowd-pleaser.

The initial ending had the shark being killed by a harpoon


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