19 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Iconic Horror Movies That’ll Send A Shiver Down Your Spine
Drew Barrymore kept accidentally dialing 911 during her opening scene in Scream.
Just because ~spooky szn~ is behind us, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some wicked cool content! And, because the only thing I love more than Halloween is a fun fact, pls enjoy this list of the funnest facts about iconic horror movies:
Whilst filming Scream (1996) Drew Barrymore accidently called 911 for real several times. The prop master had forgotten to unplug the phone before filming. Barrymore would call, scream and hang up. In the middle of one take the police rang back in confusion to ask why they kept calling. from
Silence of the Lambs (1991) When characters are talking to Clarice, they often talk directly to the camera. Director Jonathan Demme has explained that this was done so as the audience would directly experience her point of view, and more readily identify with Clarice, over her male counterparts. from
“Get Out”(2017) title and premise was inspired by 1983’s Eddie Murphy’s “Delirious” bit. He joked on how white people in horror films would literally hear a ghost say “get out” yet still stay in the haunted house. Black people would take the hint and leave, as Chris does in “Get Out”. from
In Get Out (2017) the last name of Rose’s family, Armitage, was the last name of the protagonist in H. P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. The short story is an allusion to the movie’s ending as The Dunwich Horror is one of Lovecraft’s few stories that ends with the hero defeating the monster. from
In A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), the effect of blood rushing to the ceiling during Glen’s (Johnny Depp) demise was achieved using an upside down set. It was actually spilling onto the floor. Director Wes Craven and DP Jacques Haitkin captured the scene strapped to the wall in race car seats. from
In the Cabin in the Woods (2012), the scene with the monitors was described in one sentence in the script, “there is chaos on every screen”. Each kill was individually filmed and played back on the screens for this scene. Joss Wheadon said that was the most difficult part of the movie to film. from
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