10 blood-chilling horror movie facts

10 blood-chilling horror movie facts

Do you want a psychopath with a bloodied hammer to break into your apartment? Or say that an unknown force makes razor-sharp kitchen knives hunt for your heart? Surely not, but you like to watch something similar from the outside and at the same time are even willing to pay money for it. People like to be afraid - the worse the movie, the tastier the popcorn and the sweeter the soda, bought at the cinema. Of course, everything is “not really” on the screen, but it also happens that horror films cruelly tease their creators, penetrating their lives and reminding them that they are material, and the writers' fantasies are far from sophisticated insanity of reality ... Your attention is interesting facts about the most iconic horror films of world cinema.

1. A source of inspiration for “A Nightmare on Elm Street”1
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Freddy Krueger from “Nightmare” has long been a classic among the most terrible monsters of all times and peoples. Freddy is not a banal maniac with a chainsaw and not sluggish zombie,eager to try your brain, it is impossible to run away from him, because he is in a dream ... His physiognomy disfigured by burns and famous toes-blades still make teenagers around the world wake up in a sticky cold sweat of horror. Creator Freddie, screenwriter and director of iconic horror films, Wes Craven, claims that the killer was given the name of a hooligan who annoyed him as a child, but the stories in which he drew inspiration for Nightmare are much worse than children's mischief.

One day, while reading the LA Times, Craven stumbled upon a series of articles about the so-called sudden unexplained night death syndrome (SUNDS), whose victims were mainly young men and teenagers. Most of the victims of the mysterious illness - residents of Southeast Asia, refugees and victims of military conflicts in Vietnam and Cambodia. Such cases are not so rare, however, doctors still can not say that it could trigger a sudden death. Maybe this is the one who comes in a dream?

2. The monster who shot Jeepers Creepers2
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Released in 2001, the film about the ancient demon devouring human flesh is considered one of the standards of the horror genre.But, as it turned out, the real evil lurked not on the screen of the film, but in the director's chair ... Thirteen years before he began working for Jeepers Creepers, director and scriptwriter Viktor Salva bowed 12-year-old Nathan Forrest Winters, the leading role in his film House of clowns, to oral sex. Victor was sentenced to a three-year term for the crime, but he was granted parole and was released after fifteen months.

Winters has not yet forgiven the director (which is not surprising), stating that “he cannot live a normal life, as if nothing had happened,” Salva, in turn, says that he repents his behavior: “I made a terrible mistake, every day I I dream about fixing it. ”

3. The Legacy of “Silence of the Lambs”3

 

“The Silence of the Lambs” is not just a film; this classic tape about Hannibal Lecter has long become a real cultural phenomenon, as evidenced by five Oscars and many other prestigious film awards. The incredibly terrible and difficult picture was largely “made” by the leading actor of the genius Anthony Hopkins, his record is only 16 minutes of screen time and the Oscar for the leading male role is still unsurpassed.In the guise of a mad cannibal psychiatrist, the actor was so convincing that Hobkins left the beloved, famous TV presenter Martha Stewart, who recalls: "I loved him, but he was ... very frightening."

Buffalo Bill, another serial killer from Silence, is not as popular as Hannibal Lecter, but he also left his mark on modern culture. Actor Seth Green, voiced by Chris Griffin, character of the animated series “Family Guy” (in the original - “Family Guy”), during the tests for the role, imitated Buffalo Bill’s voice.

4. What happened to Danny from Shine?4
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“Shine” by Stanley Kubrick is considered an exemplary thriller - the director managed to shoot the picture in such a way that while watching the psychological tension of the viewer gradually increases and by the end it becomes almost unbearable. To get the actors to express the expression he needed, Kubrick literally terrorized them during filming, forcing him to do a lot of duplicates and not letting him relax for a second. Especially the performer of the leading role, Shelly Duval, got it - the director publicly humiliated her, made her hysterical with endless cavils and even strictly forbade the whole crew to compliment her.The most interesting thing is that six-year-old Danny Lloyd, who plays the role of Danny Torrance, Kubrick took care of and cherished - the boy didn’t even know that he was acting in a horror film. According to Lloyd, he only found out about this when he was sixteen, when he first saw The Shining.

It is worth noting that Danny's acting career is not very successful - after “Sinyaya” he played only one role, in the little-known biopic “Will: G. Gordon Liddy”, the rest of the samples in the films were unsuccessful. Now Lloyd lives in Kentucky and teaches science at a local college. He has a wife, six children and his own pig farm. Lloyd loves to remember how, during the filming of "Shine", he rode his bike among the scenery depicting the interiors of the Overlook Hotel.

5. Fred Rogers and the Living Dead5
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The American Fred Rogers was a man with an impeccable reputation: a teacher, actor, songwriter, TV presenter and everything else, also a Presbyterian preacher. However, in his biography there is still a not too righteous episode - Rogers is indirectly involved in the creation of the classic horror film “Night of the Living Dead”, filmed in 1968 by the young director George Romero.Romero was inspired by one of the children's television series “Our Neighbor Mr. Rogers,” in which the main character (his role, as you probably guessed, was played by Fred) is glanded.

The resounding success, impressive box office and the undoubted artistic merit of The Night of the Living Dead inspired many directors to create such films (including the famous TV series The Last Walking Dead). With the light hand of Romero, zombies have become one of the most popular heroes in the horror genre and remain them to this day.

6. Horror movies burn calories6
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Watching movies is not the most physically active activity, isn't it? However, horror films can save you from extra calories - this is evidenced by the results of a study conducted at the University of Westminster (UK). The experiment was attended by 10 people who watched films like "Paranormal Phenomenon" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", while experts carefully recorded the change in their physiological parameters. The data was commented by Dr. Richard Mackenzie,cell metabolism expert: “Horror films accelerated the subjects' pulse, causing their hearts to beat faster and contributing to adrenaline production. Adrenaline, in turn, immersed the participants in a state of stress, during which, as you know, the appetite decreases and the metabolism is activated, resulting in an intense burning of calories. ” The most effective film in this respect was Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece thriller "Shining" - during the show, volunteers lost an average of 184 calories.

7. The Devil Mercedes McCambridge7
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Films associated with the occult and diabolical forces are often notorious - for example, Omen is credited with so many deaths and tragic incidents that you start to believe that this is all antichrist tricks, and not coincidental coincidences (a well-known fact is that at the premiere of a film with several viewers there was a heart attack).

The fate of the actress Mercedes McCambridge, who sounded the demon Pazuzu in the cult film "Exorcist" probably also put his paw to the Enemy of the Human Family - the story that happened to her son resembles the fruit of a sick imagination of a writer writing horror films.

On November 16, 1987, John Markle, in his own home in Little Rock (Arkansas), put on a wrinkled old man’s mask and shot his wife and two daughters, then committed suicide. It later turned out that John used the name Mercedes McCambridge in various financial frauds, but his death message addressed to his mother addressed information that fully justified her, so the court did not charge her.

Of course, the crimes and suicide of the son shocked the actress. Only after spending several months in complete solitude, she found the strength to respond to those who expressed their condolences to her: “What happened ... What can I say ... It happened. As if in the ancient Greek tragedy ... Death of four beautiful people. The performance is over, thank you for your attention. "

8. What about Damien from Omen?8
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Unlike little Danny from Shine, Harvey Stevens, who played the role of Damien Thorne in The Omen, knew which movie he was shooting. The director Richard Donner had to work pretty hard to find a kid who could bring absolute evil on the screen. When Stevens caught sight of him, Donner realized that he was the one who needed him.During the trial, Richard asked the boy to attack him and the young talent convinced the director of the correctness of his choice, not childishly pulling his fist into his groin.

To make Harvey’s evil on the screen convincing, Donner tried to provoke him during the filming, including threats: “Well, what are you staring at, little rogue? I'm hitting you now. ” Despite the fact (and perhaps due to the fact) that Stevens played the son of the devil himself, the evil rock of the film seemed to bypass him, unlike the rest of the crew.

Like Danny Lloyd, after such a bright film debut Harvey Stevens left the cinema, he now works on the London Stock Exchange.

9. Curse of "Poltergeist"9
Dominic Dunn

About the textbook horror "Poltergeist" since its release on the screens in 1982 and to this day there are legends, one worse than the other. In the story, terrible mysterious things are starting to happen with the Frieling family who moved to a new home. An unknown paranormal force turns on the TV, moves furniture and even kidnaps children. After long misadventures and fighting spirits, the Freeling realize that the only way out is to leave the house forever.

After the premiere of the picture, its members seemed to be under the influence of dark forces.

On October 30, 1982, Dominic Dunn, who played the role of the eldest daughter of Frilling, near her home in West Hollywood (California) had a fight with her former boyfriend, John Sweeney. The quarrel turned into a assault and Sweeney strangled the girl. The doctors failed to fully bring her back to life - the brain was almost dead. On November 4, the Dunn family agreed to disconnect Dominic from the life support apparatus - exactly five months passed since the premiere of the film ...

The next victim of “Poltergeist” was the younger Freeling, more precisely, who embodied her on the screen of Heather O’Rourke. On January 31, 1988, the girl's bowel disease worsened, and on February 1 she was gone - 12-year-old Heather died on the operating table from septic shock. No matter how blasphemous it sounded, her death served as an excellent advertisement for the third part of “Poltergeist” - after learning about what happened, viewers threw crowds into cinemas.10
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Other tragic incidents attributed to the curse of the film - the death of actors Julian Beck and Will Sampson, who played in the second part of the paranormal saga.

Many associate the curse of "Poltergeist" with the fact that in one of the climax scenes of the first picture its creators used real human skeletons and thereby angered the inhabitants of the afterlife. By the way, this year there will be a remake of the classic “Poltergeist” with Sam Rockwell in the lead role - let's see what the paranormal forces will answer.

10. Pet Cemetery of the Stanley Hotel11
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And again about "Shining" - now he is considered an exemplary horror film, but at the time of the release on the screens he gathered a whole collection of derogatory reviews and opinions. Even Stephen King did not like the picture, whose novel of the same name served as the basis for the script (by the way - the writer still considers the film adaptation a failure).

The idea for the book came from King when he lived at the Stanley Hotel (a small town of Estes Park, Colorado). Before closing the hotel for the winter, the writer stayed in it for the night and it was there, in the dead emptiness and silence of the dark corridors of the old building one of the most terrible literary works of modernity was born. Unlike the owners of other establishments, known for the "paranormal" atmosphere, the owners of the Stanley Hotel do not try to distance themselves from the "evil glory", in every possible way maintaining their "other-worldly" reputation.The hotel even has a TV channel that shows the same movie 24 hours a day (guess which one).

It is curious that after the screening of another awesome novel by Stephen King - “Pet Graveyard”, the owners of the hotel unearthed and transferred the real burials of pets located on its territory so that everyone could comfortably celebrate weddings and other festivities on the remains of cats and dogs. Probably, Stephen King should return to the hotel - the local paranormal forces will probably tell a lot more ideas for novels.

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