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Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Horror Movies

Horror movies terrify and entertain us. Almost as entertaining though, are the behind the scene details you probably didn't even realize went into the making of the movies. Some of these are as scary as the movies themselves!

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre actually used real blood in the filming, although not intentionally. Marilyn Burn's finger is cut during the dinner scene because the fake blood wasn't working and the actors were becoming agitated.

It

It

In the movie It, Pennywise's hair was Tim Curry's real hair. That red mop that just had to be a wig was real - almost as scary as the movie.

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The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project" was filmed in 8 days and edited in 8 months. Thanks to this extremely quick turn around the movie cost only $22,000 to make. After it was released though, it made over $240 million, an incredible profit.

Poltergeist

Poltergeist

Real skeletons were used in Poltergeist because it was cheaper. People say because of this irreverent choice the movie was cursed, leading to the deaths of 4 of the actors.

The Shining

The Shining

Iconic horror movie, the Shining was actually nominated for two Raspberries. A Raspberry is an award for worst something, in this case the movie was nominated for: worst director, Kubrick, and worst actress, Shelley Duvall.

Hopefully these facts will enhance your viewings of these horror movies. We certainly will never watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre the same again.

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