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1Horror movies

Watching horror movies can burn up to two hundred calories, the same as a half hour walk. - Source


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


3. A study of film-goers heart rates shows that the “Here's Johnny!” scene from The Shining is the scariest moment in the film. Among horror movies, “The Exorcist” is the scariest, sending pulses up by 25.9% on average.- Source


4. The film "Scream" was originally rated 'NC-17' by the MPAA 9 times. To convince them otherwise, Executive Producer Bob Weinstein explained that the MPAA needed to see Scream more as a comedy than a horror film. This completely changed the MPAA's view, and the film's rating was changed to 'R'. - Source


5. During the filming of "World War Z", the Hungarian Anti-Terrorism Unit raided a warehouse full of prop guns for the film. The guns were all found to be fully functional and had been flown in under false pretenses for the movie. - Source


6Death Bell

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


7. 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. - Source


8. For the filming of 28 Days Later, rather than film in a studio or use CGI, shots of abandoned streets of London were filmed just after dawn on location. - Source


9. The movie Paranormal Activity only cost $15,000 to produce and made $193.4 million at the box office. - Source


10. In 2007, children were shown The Hills Have Eyes 2 instead of The Last Mimzy in a movie theater in USA. The opening scene of The Hills Have Eyes 2 features a chained naked woman giving birth to a deformed baby.


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11Evil 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. - Source


12. The movie “Silence of the Lambs” was a sequel to a smaller movie named “Manhunter.”- Source


13. When The Exorcist premiered in December 1973, it was a major cultural event with people of all ages waiting in long lines to see the film. Many of the filmgoers were not ready for the subject matter in the movie, causing many people to walk out or faint.- Source


14. Nosferatu was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. A court ruling ordered that all copies be destroyed, but one print managed to survive and the film became known as an "influential masterpiece of cinema." - Source


15. Three ultra classic horror films, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs, and Psycho, were all loosely based on or inspired by actions or attributes of the infamous necrophiliac serial killer, Ed Gein.


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16Guinea Pig

In 1991, actor Charlie Sheen contacted the FBI after watching a Japanese Horror Film (Guinea Pig), convinced that the movie depicted footage of an actual murder. After an investigation, the filmmakers were forced to prove that the gore shown in the movie had all been created using special effects. - Source


17. The famous head explosion gif, that came from the 1981 movie Scanners, was made by shooting a gelatin cast of Louie Del Grande filled with latex scraps and leftover burgers in the back of the head with a shotgun. - Source


18. The marketing firm for '28 Weeks Later' as part of a viral marketing campaign, sprayed graffiti warnings around UK cities featuring 'ragevirus.com'. However, they forgot to buy the domain, having to fork out for it later. - Source


19. 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. - Source


20. 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. - Source


21Event Horizon

Deleted scenes from 1997's "Event Horizon" were considered lost forever until some reels were found in a salt mine in Transylvania in bad condition. - Source


22. The movie 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was based on news articles about Cambodian refugees refusing to fall asleep due to nightmares. Many of them ended up dying in their sleep of unexplained causes. - Source


23. The movie set of "The Omen" (1976 and 2006) was believed to be cursed. Many interesting yet creepy coincidences occurred, such as the set designer dying in the exact way he wanted a particular death scene to happen in the movie. - Source


24. In the iconic door-smashing scene in The Shining, Kubrick originally had a prop door in place. Jack Nicholson, who had worked as a volunteer fire marshal, got through it too quickly, so it was replaced with a real door. - Source


25. The sound editors of "A Quiet Place" devised the idea of "sound envelopes" to let you hear what each character hears and how they hear it. - Source

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