Best horror movie trivia of all time

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

It (2017)

It picture

Trivia: Bill SkarsgÄrd was purposely kept separated from the child-actors during filming, and outside of some early publicity photos, the kids never saw him until the first scene they filmed together in order to get their genuine reactions. The kids were both genuinely scared of him, but also incredibly excited after filming their first scene.

More It trivia
Predator 2 picture Predator 2 trivia picture

Trivia: Have a close look at the Predator's trophy collection on his spaceship. Taking pride of place is a skull from the creature in the Alien movies. (01:33:05)

More Predator 2 trivia
An American Werewolf in London picture

Trivia: When the movie was first shown in theaters, the marquee read, "From the director of Animal House...A Different Kind of Animal." This lead many movie patrons to believe that it was another comedy film. People ran out of theaters in terror when they realised it was a horror movie.

More An American Werewolf in London trivia
Scream picture

Trivia: The original title of the film was 'Scary Movie', the same title as its spoof.

More Scream trivia
Twilight picture

Trivia: Actor Rob Pattinson is very musically talented. On top of writing and performing two songs for the film's soundtrack, he plays the piano in the "Bella's Lullaby" scene.

More Twilight trivia
More A Nightmare on Elm Street trivia
Poltergeist picture

Trivia: While filming the toy clown attacking Robbie, the clown's arms were wrapped tightly around Oliver's neck. He immediately said he couldn't breathe but Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper both thought that he was ad-libbing. When Spielberg saw Oliver's face turning purple, he realised that he really was being asphyxiated and ran over to remove the arms from his neck.

More Poltergeist trivia
More House of 1000 Corpses trivia
The Amityville Horror picture

Trivia: When James Brolin was offered the role of George Lutz, he was informed that they didn't have a script to give him. James bought a copy of the novel and began to read it. At two o'clock in the morning, while reading a very intense part of the book, a pair of pants that he had hung up earlier fell to the ground causing him to jump in fright. After that, James agreed to do the film.

More The Amityville Horror trivia
Battle Royale picture

Trivia: In the film, the two transfer students are Kiriyama, the silent killer, and Kawada, the winner of a previous Battle Royale. In the original novel, only Kawada was the transfer student; Kiriyama was in the same class selected for this game of death. He was the main antagonist.

Allister Cooper, 2011

More Battle Royale trivia
Halloween picture Halloween trivia picture

Trivia: Michael Myers' mask is a Captain Kirk mask painted white with ruffled hair and a few other tweaks.

More Halloween trivia
Resident Evil picture

Trivia: The picture on the computer of the hive looks like an upside down umbrella and the name of the corporation who own the hive is ... the Umbrella corporation.

More Resident Evil trivia
Jaws picture

Trivia: The reporter on the beach is Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel "Jaws," and also co-wrote the film's screenplay.

ShooterMcGavin34

More Jaws trivia
The Howling picture

Trivia: While giving a lecture at the Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute, director Joe Dante trash talked the novel "The Howling" on which the movie is based. One person in the audience raised his hand and asked, "So, you don't like the book, huh?" with Joe stating, "No, not really." The man responded that he was the one who wrote the novel. To Joe's surprise, the man in the audience was Gray Brandner, the author of "The Howling."

More The Howling trivia
Ghostbusters: Afterlife picture

Trivia: Director Jason Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, director of the original "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II." As a child, Jason actually had a cameo in "Ghostbusters II" during the birthday party in the beginning. (He's the kid who tells Ray he heard the Ghostbusters were "full of crap").

TedStixon

More Ghostbusters: Afterlife trivia
Hereditary picture

Trivia: The voice on the phone from the agent calling Annie discussing her exhibit date at the Archer Gallery is that of the film's director, Ari Aster.

More Hereditary trivia
Alien picture

Trivia: Ripley abruptly yelling at Parker to "Shut up!" is not in the script. Fans and industry gossip have long speculated that this was Sigourney Weaver breaking character in frustration and she was in fact telling Yaphet Kotto to "shut up" so she can finish her lines. The sequels 'Aliens' and 'Alien 3' both feature scenes where one of the normally cooler-headed protagonists suddenly snaps at a ranting character to "shut up!" in apparent reference to this moment. (01:16:50)

TonyPH Premium member

More Alien trivia
Pet Sematary picture Pet Sematary trivia picture

Trivia: In the scene of Missy's funeral, Stephen King plays the priest.

More Pet Sematary trivia
Cat's Eye picture

Trivia: When General is being chased by the St. Bernard, a red Plymouth Fury slams on its brakes to avoid hitting them. After General and the dog make it passed safely, as the Fury drives off, its bumper sticker reads, "Watch out for me. I am pure evil. I am Christine."

More Cat's Eye trivia
Psycho picture

Trivia: Although it lasts for only 45 seconds on screen, the stabbing scene in the shower took seven days to shoot and used 70 different camera angles.

More Psycho trivia

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.