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HORROR MOVIE TRIVIA

1) What child actress was originally offered the role of Regan MacNeill in "The Exorcist"?


Dana Plato, who would later become famous for the role of Kimberley Drummond on "Diff'rent Strokes," was originally offered the role of Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist.

2) What classic horror movie features a serial killer in a William Shatner mask?


Due to its shoestring budget, the prop department for Halloween (1978) had to use the cheapest mask that they could find in the costume store: a William Shatner mask, from The Devil's Rain (1975). They later spray-painted the face white, teased out the hair, and reshaped the eyeholes.

3) In what horror movie does the protagonist write a book that contains only the line "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" repeated over and over and over?


The book that Jack writes in The Shining contains only the one sentence ("All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy") repeated over and over. Director Stanley Kubrick had each page individually typed.

4) What classic horror movie was originally titled The Babysitter Murders?


When Halloween was being written, the original title was The Babysitter Murders.

5) What horror film is the first movie to show a woman in just a bra and slip?


Psycho is the first movie to show a woman (Janet Leigh) in just a bra and slip.

6) Why were most of Colin Clive's scenes in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) shot with him sitting?


Not long before filming began, Colin Clive broke a leg in a horse riding accident. Consequently, most of Dr. Frankenstein's scenes were shot with him sitting.

7) What horror movie required the purchase of 500 Florida frogs and 100 giant South American toads?


Many of the 500 Florida frogs and 100 giant South American toads purchased for use in The Frogs escaped during production.

8) What was the original title of The Blob?


The Blob was originally going to be called The Glob. The name was changed when it was discovered that cartoonist Walt Kelly had already used that title.

9) What horror movie features a serial killer wearing a mask inspired by an Edvard Munch painting?


The mask in Scream is based on an Edvard Munch painting entitled "The Scream."

10) What horror film caused some theatres to suggest that patrons prone to motion sickness sit in the aisle seats?


Some theatergoers watching The Blair Witch Project experienced nausea from the handheld camera movements and actually had to leave to vomit. In some Toronto theatres, ushers asked patrons who where prone to motion sickness to sit in the aisle seat and to try not to "throw up on other people."

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