ByAmy Martin, writer at Creators.co
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So here I present to you, 10 completely random facts about 10 different movies. Enjoy! :)

1: Leprechaun ( 1993 )

One scene required the Leprechaun to find and eat Lucky Charms cereal, which the company gave them permission to do. Upon seeing the finished film, the company was displeased and would not allow them to use the scene. The film makers had the choice to either cut the scene or to re-shoot it, costing them more money. They chose to re-shoot it, replacing the brand name with an obvious spoof of the name brand cereal, and, made one last additional surprise ending scene while they were filming. Furious with the cereal company for making them re-shoot the scene, they pulled the kid character aside and had him say a new line. His line, "Your luck just ran out!" was changed to "Fuck you, Lucky Charms!" as an obvious reference to the whole ordeal.

2: Candyman ( 1992 )

The bees were bred specifically for this movie. They needed to make sure that the bees were only 12 hours old so that they looked like mature bees, but their stinger wouldn't be powerful enough to do any real damage.

3: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ( 1986 )

Caroline Williams wanted to make a strong impression at her audition. When she was called in, she went to the end of the hallway and ran screaming into the room, where she pulled Tobe Hooper and L.M. Kit Carson out of their seats and used the chairs to barricade the door before she began her scene.

4: Hellraiser Revelations ( 2011 )

The Ad copy for the DVD and Blu-ray releases hailed the film as coming "from the mind of Clive Barker." Barker, who has had little to no involvement with the franchise following Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), posted a profanity-laden message to his Twitter feed in response, calling the film "no child of mine." And who would blame him?

5: Maximum Overdrive ( 1986 )

Stephen King, being a former cocaine addict, later admitted that he was "coked out of my mind" the entire time he was making this picture and often didn't know what he was doing. He remarked that he'd like to try directing again someday, this time sober!

6: The Exorcist ( 1973 )

The scene where Regan projectile vomits at Father Karras only required one take. The vomit was intended to hit him on the chest. Instead, the plastic tubing that sprayed the vomit accidentally misfired, hitting him in the face. The look of shock and disgust while wiping away the vomit is genuine. Actor Jason Miller, (Father Karras), admitted in an interview that he was very angered by this mistake.

7: The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( 1975 )

The set had no heat and no bathrooms during the filming. When Susan Sarandon told the studio heads, they told her she was complaining too much. She soon caught pneumonia after filming the pool scene.

8: Psycho ( 1960 )

In the opening scene, Marion Crane is wearing a white bra because Alfred Hitchcock wanted to show her as being "angelic". After she has taken the money, the following scene has her in a black bra because now she has done something wrong and evil. Similarly, before she steals the money, she has a white purse; after she's stolen the money, her purse is black.

9: A Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise ( 1984 - 1991 )

The Freddy glove is so heavy that actor Robert Englund's arm was weighed down by it, hence why Freddy is often seen standing like this. It has since become a kind of signature pose.

10: The Omen ( 1976 )

A Cursed Set!

Having changed its title from "The Antichrist" to "The Birthmark," the film seemed to fall victim to a sinister curse. Star Gregory Peck and screenwriter David Seltzer took separate planes to the UK...yet BOTH planes were struck by lightning. While producer Harvey Bernhard was in Rome, lightning just missed him. Rottweilers hired for the film attacked their trainers. A hotel at which director Richard Donner was staying got bombed by the IRA; he was also struck by a car. After Peck canceled another flight, to Israel, the plane he would have chartered crashed...killing all on board. On day one of the shoot, several principal members of the crew survived a head-on car crash. The jinx appeared to persist well into post-production... when special effects artist John Richardson was injured and his girlfriend beheaded in an accident on the set of A Bridge Too Far (1977).

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