There are a few facts about horror films that most people don’t know. From extreme budgets to hidden meanings, the best horror movies have much to offer. From directors withholding information from stars, many facts can be learned about these movies.
The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project has a spooky twist but is completely fake. While the movie is based on real events, the filmmakers didn’t go to Maryland to create the real town. Instead, they created the movie based on the locals’ tales. The filmmakers also planted actors in the town who played the part of locals, leading the movie stars to believe that the stories were true.
The movie is also notable for not showing the Blair Witch herself. This is because the filmmakers should have captured footage of the witch. A woman in white is supposed to appear in the footage, but the filmmakers didn’t get it, so it was left out. The Blair Witch Project premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1999. The actors were subjected to so much stress that they would not have been able to last any longer. As such, it is worth watching the film a second time if you are a horror fan.
Despite its reputation as one of the most terrifying films of all time, The Exorcist isn’t just about scary scenes. It’s also about subliminal imagery. When it first came out in 1974, one moviegoer fainted, breaking his jaw on the seat next to him. He later sued the film’s producers, claiming the images were subliminal and caused him to faint. Warner Brothers ultimately settled out of court, but the film still affected many audiences. Paramedics were called to the theaters to treat fainters and hysterical moviegoers. This movie was also a commercial success, grossing the highest of any R-rated horror film at the time.
The Exorcist is based on a real exorcism that occurred in the United States in 1949. At the time, it was one of only three official exorcisms in the United States. The film’s story begins when an archaeologist excavates an ancient temple in Mesopotamia, accidentally uncovering two ancient statues of the demon Pazuzu. The priest may have accidentally unleashed the demon, and the director says this incident was a bad omen.
If you’re curious about the history of Halloween movies, you’re in luck. The website Snopes has researched horror movies over the years and has uncovered some interesting facts about their production and plots. For instance, did you know that Poltergeists used real skeletons for the monster’s head? Moreover, the poster for 1991’s “Silence of the Lambs” features an optical illusion. And many other interesting facts about horror movies are available for you to learn. The Halloween movie franchise consists of 12 films. The seventh film, “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,” was the brainchild of Jamie Lee Curtis, who wanted to end the series with Laurie killing Michael Myers. The series has since grossed $773 million worldwide. That’s more than any other horror movie franchise!
In the 1978 movie Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis got her big break when she was just a teenager. Her parents, who were both Hollywood legends, were not too thrilled with the idea of her starring in a horror movie. Her parents reportedly rejected the idea of her playing Freddy Kreuger.
The Silence of The Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs was released in 1991 and has become a classic in horror movies. The movie starred Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins and was adapted from a 1988 book by Thomas Harris. The film is a mix of thriller and horror and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The movie’s plot mirrored dominant crime narratives of the ’80s. The popularity of Hannibal Lecter reflects pop culture’s tendency to glamorize criminals. Although it has largely been criticized recently, this obsession with serial killers hasn’t gone away. The Silence of the Lambs is one of the few horror films to win an Oscar for Best Picture. It is also one of only three films to win all five “big” awards. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture.