Any movie buff who loves behind-the-scenes trivia probably knows that sometimes making a horror movie can be scarier than the movie itself.
Unexpected things happen on and off film sets all the time, and when it’s a scary movie, it’s hard not to associate the real events with the spooky story at hand.
Here are 16 shocking and chilling facts about some of your favorite horror movies:
Shout (1996) was partially inspired by a documentary screenwriter Kevin Williamson saw about Gainsville Ripper – and his own chilling personal experience that followed.
Speaking of ShoutSkeet Ulrich got stabbed for real on the set of the movie.
Several cast and crew members the omen (1976) were on board planes struck by lightning.
Tippi Hedren was terrorized by real birds while filmingThe birds (1963).
The bees in candy man (1982) were real – including the ones that came out of Tony Todd’s mouth.
Lupita Nyong’o stayed in character as Red between scenes while filming We (2019), which (understandably) scared off its partners.
Carrie (1976) star, Sissy Spacek, chose to sleep in her character’s blood-soaked ballgown for the sake of continuity.
Gunnar Hansen also wore his Chainsaw Massacre (1974) costume again and again without washing it.
Mia Farrow – a vegetarian – not only had to eat raw chicken liver while filming Rosemary’s baby (1968), but also do it in several takes.
you are next (2011) star Sharni Vinson nearly lost an eye while filming a particularly chaotic scene.
Robert Downey Jr. broke Halle Berry’s arm while filming Gothic (2003).
The cast of The Blair Witch Project (1999) was tormented by filmmakers.
The skeletons used in the heyday of Fighting spirit (1982) were real.
Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn were injured on the set of The Exorcist (1973).
Do you know any weird behind-the-scenes facts about horror movies? Sound off in the comments!