Weekend Horror Trivia

2011/10/10 00:03:12 +00:00 | Jonathan James

1. The Fly (1958): The film is based on a short story by George Langelaan.

2. The Thing: Donald Pleasence was the original choice to play Dr. Blair, but was unable to due to prior filming commitments.

3. Cujo: Stephen King was inspired to write the book when he took his bike to a mechanic and encoutnered a St. Bernard who was growling and tried to bite him.

4. Intruder: The film takes place in Walnut Lake, Michigan, which is the area where Scott Spiegel, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, and Sam Raimi grew up.

5. Candyman: An ambulance was on set during all bee scenes, because Virginia Madsen is severely allergic to bees.

6. Street Trash: This film was based on an original short film by director James Muro.

7. Zombie: The title was changed to Zombi 2 in Italy, in an effort to capatilize on the success of Dawn of the Dead, whose Italian title was Zombi.

8. The Grudge: The open mouth noise made by the ghosts in the film was created by the voice of director Takashi Shimizu.

9. Shaun of the Dead: Timesplitters 2 is the title of the video game played by Ed and Shaun.

10. Silent Night, Deadly Night: The original title for the film was Slayride and was only changed at the last minute for marketing reasons.