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Poltergeist (1982)

In the scene shown above, real human skeletons were used!

Scream 2 (1997)

During Cici's death on Scream 2, the head of a crew member can be seen briefly popping up over the balcony!

The Exorcist (1973)

During the sequence in which Ellen Burstyn is thrown away from her possessed daughter, a harness jerked her hard away from the bed. She landed on her coccyx and screamed in pain (which was caught on film) and received a permanent spinal injury.

Child's Play (1988)

The main characters name (Charles Lee Ray) is taken from the three different famous killers - Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray.

Alien (1979)

To get 'Jones' the cat to react fearfully to the approaching Alien, a German Shepherd was sat in front of him behind a screen. The screen was then suddenly removed, which is how they got the reaction from the cat.

Saw (2004)

In the scene where Gordon turns off the lights and whispers to Adam was written differently in the script. The characters were originally meant to cut open opposite ends of a pipe with their hacksaws and speak to each other through it. This sequence was filmed, but ended up being cut because director James Wan decided that it would be stupid for the saws to be able to cut through the pipe, but not the chains.

Halloween (1978)

Due to the shoestring budget of the film, the prop department had to use the cheapest materials they could find. They decided on a $2 William Shatner mask from Star Trek (1966 - 1969) and reshaped the eye holes, teased the hair and spray painted it white.

Psycho (1960)

Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' was the very first American made film to show a toilet flushing on screen.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Johnny Depp accompanied his good friend Jackie Earle Haley to auditions for the film, but instead of Jackie getting a part, director Wes Craven spotted Depp, who was then cast as one of the title characters. Haley went on to play as the main villain 'Freddy' in the remake 26 years later.

The Lost Boys (1987)

Kiefer Sutherland (David) was only meant to wear his black gloves for scenes when riding the motorbike. However, when messing around near the bikes behind the scenes, he fell off and broke him arm - he had to wear the gloves for the duration of the film to cover his cast.

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