41 Terrifying Horror Movie Facts That’ll Freak You Out


26A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

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.

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

28. The death of the son's character in Stephen King's Pet Sematary was inspired by the author's own real-life experience. He was able to save his son from a truck on the busy highway near their home but incorporated what could have happened in the book.

29. In the movie ‘The Omen’, the baboon attack on the car in the zoo sequence was accomplished by placing a baboon in the car with Lee Remick. At first, zookeepers used a baby baboon, but the other baboons didn't seem to care. Then they put the alpha baboon in the car, and the rest of them went ape. The terror on Remick's face wasn't acting.

30. 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."

31I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

In the movie, ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ the main character gets a Bahamas weekend trip by winning a Radio Contest to answer “What is the capital of Brazil?” Her answer was Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s capital is not Rio de Janeiro. It is Brasília.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. In the Dawn of The Dead movies, the zombies with missing limbs were played by actual amputees.

35. 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.

36World War Z

World War Z

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.

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

38. During the filming of 'Cabin Fever,' Rider Strong decided to explore the forest alone after a shoot, still in his gruesome makeup. He came across a group of schoolgirls on a field trip, who were horrified, but then recognized him from ‘Boy Meets World,’ and he had to escape from the fangirls.

39. French writer Boris Vian was at the screening of the film version for his story "I Spit on Your Grave". A few minutes after the film began, he reportedly blurted out: "These guys are supposed to be American? My ass!" He then collapsed into his seat and died from sudden cardiac death.

40. The sharks built for the movie Jaws were collectively named "Bruce," a tribute to Steven Spielberg's lawyer. Bruce the Fish Friendly Shark from Finding Nemo was also a reference to Jaws.



The animatronic alien in the movie “Alien” (1979) was covered in 'copious' amounts of K-Y Jelly to give it a 'slimy' effect. Also, Predator's (1987) blood was composed of K-Y Jelly mixed with green glow stick fluid.