Best horror movie trivia of 2005

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Trivia: When Jigsaw and Eric escape the lair via a hidden elevator, the film's low budget prevented the construction of an actual working elevator. Thus, some trick photography and editing was implemented. For the first shot of Jigsaw and Eric "going down", the scene was shot by raising the camera vertically to give the impression they were descending. For the next wide shot, simple digital effects were added to make it appear that the room was "lowering." And for the final shot where we see the top of the elevator going down an elevator shaft, stock footage from the film "Hollow Man" was used.

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Trivia: George Lutz denounced this remake, stating that it was complete drivel.

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Trivia: Stay after the credits. There's an additional scene where John goes to visit Chas' grave and leaves a lighter, then as he's walking away you see Chas with wings and he flies up into the sky. (01:54:40)

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Trivia: In the second youth hostel they visit, people are watching TV. The movie they are watching is Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino, who is one of the producers of this film.

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Trivia: During the opening credits, there are hidden messages within the names of the people who worked on the production, which are bolded out in red within the person's name. There are five of them, the words 'man', 'cat', 'see', 'red', and 'me'. All these have relevance to the plot.

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Trivia: When Rachel is talking to Dr. Temple, the name 'Dr. Kôji' is cited as someone who treated Rachel for PPD. This is an in-joke, because the author of the original book, Ring, as well as its sequels Spiral and Loop, is called Kôji Suzuki. (00:52:15)

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Trivia: The original script by Neal Marshall Stevens had nothing to do with the Hellraiser mythos, but when it was decided that this would be a Hellraiser sequel, Tim Day made the character of Winter a descendant of the toymaker L'Merchant.

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Trivia: In the shot of the city's lights that pans over to the car before the accident, the lights form a pentacle aka the Mark of the Beast.

Phoenix
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Trivia: Rob Zombie is a huge horror and slasher movie buff and he makes this well known in Devil's Rejects for there are many scenes that are tributes to slasher films. The Sheriff chasing Baby Doll through the cattle farm is from 2003's remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre as is Otis wearing the husband's face as a mask. Otis attacking the girl in the shower is a nod towards Psycho. The sheriff using an axe is from the Shining (watch how he kills Charlie. It is the exact same way Jack Nicholson kills the cook in Shining). The tale of the traveling killers is a hint towards Natural Born Killers and the idea of a the cop extracting revenge on those who killed his family member is from The Last House on the Left where a girl's parents take revenge on a group of rapists and killers.

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Trivia: The B.F.G. is a weapon that dates back to the game "Doom" back in 1993. There, it was the 'ultimate' weapon which, when fired, cleared the screen of foes in a great sickly green blast, consuming enormous amounts of ammo. It has showed up in various later games by both ID Software and third parties. Up to this movie, the acronym was never explained directly - although Sarge's version, "Big f**king gun" was for a long time the community's accepted name (also used in the original Doom design document, but not the game itself), and is most likely a homage to that.

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Trivia: The writers of Shaun of the Dead are in this film as a cameo. They are the zombies in the photo booth (around the time when Riley is in the gambling pit run by the midget).

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Trivia: Filmed back to back with Hellraiser: Deader.

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Trivia: Filming was often delayed because, according to Selma Blair, "we had too much fog to shoot sometimes, which really made me laugh. We had to wait for the fog to clear out."

OneHappyHusky
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Trivia: The entire set of the wax house burnt down during filming and had to be rebuilt all over again. Chad Michael Murray was on set when the fire began and was almost seriously injured.

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Trivia: After every time travel safari, Charles Hatton greets and welcomes back his guests, comparing them to Columbus, Marco Polo, Armstrong, and 'Brubaker landing on Mars.' In 1978, director Peter Hyams, directed Capricorn One [and A Sound of Thunder], a film about a staged travel to Mars. Three astronauts were involved - Lt. Willis, Cmdr. Walker, and Col. Brubaker.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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Trivia: While this is indeed the third film in the "Eye" series, the film's original title was "The Eye 10", in reference to the fact there is a plot element regarding the ten ways one can see a ghost. The title was later changed to either "The Eye 3" or "The Eye Infinity" when released in other territories in order to avoid confusion.

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