The now infamous scene which saw the lead character turn from a human into a bat was not deemed scary enough by Gary Oldman.In order to get authentic looks of shock from his co-stars, Oldman whispered something in their ears which resulted in their genuine horrific expressions. It has never been revealed what he uttered to get such a reaction.
Prepare to shudder: the scene that saw Tony Todd with a mouthful of bees was very much real. Those bees were the genuine article and the only thing preventing them from crawling down his throat was a mouth guard. As for his protection from stinging, he had zilch. He just had to stay very still and hope for the best. Yikes!
The Exorcist (1973)
Easily the most terrifiying of all horror films, the most frightening aspect of this one was the amazing performances of actress Linda Blair. During the scene where she exploded with expletives and curses, she gave such a horrific performance that she caused co star Max Von Sydow to forget his lines.
The Ring (2002)
Did you know that you can actually watch the full cursed tape? The footage at the start and end of the movie can be slowed down so you can actually view the whole thing. But do you dare?
Paranormal Activity (2009) Facts
The actors weren't given scripts but were given guidelines on how to behave or what to discuss in their scenes.
During the first test screenings, people started leaving the theater. Originally the crew thought this was because the film wasn't going over very well with its audience, only to discover that people left the auditorium because they couldn't handle the intensity of the piece.
The entire movie was filmed in Oren Peli's own home.
Dreamworks wanted to remake the movie with a bigger budget and better known actors rather than release the film as it was and use the original as a DVD extra.
Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat were reportedly paid just US$500 each for their performances. But due to the success of the film, the director, Katie and Micah are now renegotiating the amount.
Oren Peli got the idea for the movie from a personal experience. Late at night he was sleeping and a box of detergent fell off the shelf. The box was pushed too far back for it to just tilt and fall.