1. The mask in ‘Halloween’ is actually William Shatner’s face. The production crew bought the cheapest mask they could find at a Halloween store, which happened to be William Shatner. They spray-painted it white.

The mask in 'Halloween' is actually William Shatner's face. The production crew bought the cheapest mask they could find at a Halloween store, which happened to be William Shatner. They spray-painted it white.

2. ‘Psycho’ was the first movie to show a toilet flushing.

'Psycho' was the first movie to show a toilet flushing.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio was originally offered the role of Max Denninson in ‘Hocus Pocus,’ but he turned it down for ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’

Leonardo DiCaprio was originally offered the role of Max Denninson in 'Hocus Pocus,' but he turned it down for 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'

4. Robert Deniro was considered for the role of Jack in ‘The Shining,’ but Stanley Kubrick thought he wasn’t psychotic enough after watching ‘Taxi Driver.’

Robert Deniro was considered for the role of Jack in 'The Shining,' but Stanley Kubrick thought he wasn't psychotic enough after watching 'Taxi Driver.'

5. Robin Williams was also considered for the role of Jack in ‘The Shining’, but Stanley Kubrick thought he was too psychotic after watching ‘Mork and Mindy.’

Robin Williams was also considered for the role of Jack in 'The Shining,' but Stanley Kubrick thought he was too psychotic after watching 'Mork and Mindy.'

6. The original title for ‘Halloween’ was:

The original title for 'Halloween' was:

This one wasn’t chosen because the filmmakers wanted the story to take place in one night for budgetary reasons.

7. ‘Scream’ was at one time called:

'Scream' was at one time called:

8. At one time ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ was called:

At one time 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was called:

9. ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ was filmed in chronological order.

'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed in chronological order.

10. The barf used in ‘The Exorcist’ was actually Andersen’s Pea Soup. They tried Campbell soup was they didn’t like the way it looked. To watery.

The barf used in 'The Exorcist' was actually Andersen's Pea Soup. They tried Campbell soup was they didn't like the way it looked.

11. Drew Barrymore auditioned for the role of Carol Anne in ‘Poltergeist’, but Steven Spielberg wanted someone more “angelic.” Drew’s ‘Poltergeist’ audition led to her casting in ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’.

Drew Barrymore auditioned for the role of Carol Anne in 'Poltergeist', but Steven Spielberg wanted someone more "angelic." Drew's 'Poltergeist' audition led to her casting in 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,' though.

12. Tom Cruise was offered the role of Edward Scissorhands.

Tom Cruise was offered the role of Edward Scissorhands.

13. He turned it down because he wanted a happier ending.

He turned it down because he wanted a happier ending.

14. Nick Carter (Back Street Boys) is actually in the movie ‘Edward Scissorhands.’ He’s in a scene where Edward is being driven around town.

Nick Carter is actually in the movie 'Edward Scissorhands.' He's in a scene where Edward is being driven around town.

15. Audrey Hepburn was the favorite to play the mom in ‘The Exorcist,’ but she turned it down because she would only take the role if the movie was filmed in Rome.

Audrey Hepburn was the favorite to play the mom in 'The Excorist,' but she turned it down because she would only take the role if the movie was filmed in Rome.

16. The movie ‘Final Destination’ is actually based on a rejected ‘X-Files’ episode.

The movie 'Final Destination' is actually based on a rejected 'X-Files' episode.

17. Rachel True was almost 30 in ‘The Craft.’ She played a high schooler.

Rachel True was almost 30 in 'The Craft.' She played a high schooler.

18. Fairuza Balk is actually a Wiccan in real life.

Fairuza Balk is actually a Wiccan in real life.

19. Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence Of The Lambs.’

Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Hannibal Lecter in 'Silence Of The Lambs.'

20. Church, the cat in ‘Pet Sematary,’ was actually played by seven different cats.

Church, the cat in 'Pet Sematary,' was actually played by seven different cats.

Each cat was trained to do a specific trick.

21. The killer’s robe in ‘Scream’ was originally supposed to be white. Wes Craven changed it to black because he was afraid it looked too similar a KKK robe.

The killer's robe in 'Scream' was originally supposed to be white. The directors changed it to black because they were afraid it looked too similar a KKK robe.

22. It took eight days to shoot ‘The Blair Witch Project’ and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million. They never made another good film again.

It took eight days to shoot 'The Blair Witch Project' and eight months to edit it. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million.

23. ‘Saw’ was filmed in only 18 days.

'Saw' was filmed in only 18 days.

24. Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Ichabod Crane in ‘Sleepy Hollow.’

Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Ichabod Crane in 'Sleepy Hollow.'

25. Malakai’s name in Stephen King’s version of ‘Children Of The Corn’ was Craig.

Malakai's name in Stephen King's version of 'Children Of The Corn' was Craig.

26. The cocoons in ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ were made of tootsie rolls and gummy bears.

The cocoons in 'Silence Of The Lambs' were made of tootsie rolls and gummy bears.

27. In real life, Sissy Spacek was voted homecoming queen.

In real life, Sissy Spacek was voted homecoming queen.

28. Jennifer Love Hewitt was offered the role of the mom in ‘The Ring,’ but she turned it down.

Jennifer Love Hewitt was offered the role of the mom in 'The Ring,' but she turned it down.

29. Pennywise’s hair in ‘It’ was Tim Curry’s real hair.

Pennywise's hair in 'It' was Tim Curry's real hair.

30. ‘Paranormal Activity’ was Oren Peli’s directorial debut. He changed the ending because Stephen Spielberg told him to.

'Paranormal Activity' was Oren Peli's directorial debut. He changed the ending because Stephen Spielberg told him to.

31. Rosie O’Donnell was offered the role of Mary Sanderson in ‘Hocus Pocus,’ but she turned it down because she didn’t want to be a “scary witch.”

Rosie O'Donnell was offered the role of Mary Sanderson in 'Hocus Pocus,' but she turned it down because she didn't want to be a "scary witch."

32. ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Bringing Out The Dead’ were the last two movies ever to be put on Laser Disc.

'Sleepy Hollow' and 'Bringing Out The Dead' were the last two movies ever to be put on LaserDisc.

33. The words “Elm Street” are not said once in the original ‘Nightmare On Elm Street.’

The words "Elm Street" are not said once in the original 'Nightmare On Elm Street.'

34. Bosco chocolate syrup was used as “blood” in ‘Night Of The Living Dead.’

Bosco chocolate syrup was used as "blood" in 'Night Of The Living Dead.'
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