Weekend Horror Trivia

2011/09/18 21:57:37 +00:00 | Jonathan James

1. Tales from the Darkside: The segment titled "The Cat From Hell" was originally planned to be part of Creepshow 2.

2. Alien Resurrection: Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet did not speak English fluently and had translators on the set at all times to talk with the cast and crew.

3. Dracula (1979): Donald Pleasence was original offered the role of Van Helsing, but turned it down in favor of Dr. Jack Seward. He felt the Van Helsing role was too similar to Dr. Loomis in Halloween.

4. Near Dark: This was the first full film to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).

5. My Bloody Valentine (1981): The movie was filmed in actual mines at Sydney Mines in Nova Scotia.

6. Land of the Dead: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have cameos in the film as photo-op zombies.

7. The House that Dripped Blood: Vincent Price was first initially offered the role of Paul Henderson.

8. Critters 3: This movie was Leonardo DiCaprio's feature film debut.

9. Vampires: Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Mist) has a cameo as a man whose car is stolen.

10. House of 1000 Corpses: The film was finished in 2000, but Universal refused to release it due to the fact that they believed it would receive an NC-17 rating. Rob Zombie was able to purchase the film back from Universal and sell it to Lionsgate for release.