Facts About Halloween Movies That Will Blow Your Mind
If you’re into Halloween and scary movies, here’s some facts that may surprise you.
-The ‘Halloween’ mask is actually William Shatner’s face. The crew bought the cheapest mask they could find and spray-painted it white. That’s not saying much for Shatner.
-’Psycho’ was the first movie to show a toilet flushing.
-Leonardo DiCaprio as Max Dennisnson in ‘Hocus Pocus?’ He was originally offered the role but turned it down for ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’
-Robert Deniro as Jack in ‘The Shining?’ Stanley Kubrick thought he wasn’t psychotic enough after watching ‘Taxi Driver.’
-The barf used in ‘The Exorcist’ was actually Andersen’s Pea Soup.
-Drew Barrymore auditioned for the role of Carol Anne in ‘Poltergeist’, but Steven Spielberg wanted someone more “angelic.” Her audition did lead to her role in ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,’ though.
-Tom Cruise was offered the role of Edward Scissorhands. He turned it down because he wanted a happier ending. Johnny Depp ended up landing the role.
-Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence Of The Lambs.’ The part went to Anthony Hopkins.
-The cocoons in ‘Silence Of The Lambs’ were made of tootsie rolls and gummy bears.
-It took eight days to shoot ‘The Blair Witch Project’ and eight months to edit. The movie cost $22,000 to make and made over $240 million.
-’Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Bringing Out The Dead’ were the last two movies ever to be put on LaserDisc.