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10 Interesting Facts about Popular Horror Movies

10.Freddy Krueger once appeared on an episode of South Park. The iconic horror movie villain appeared in the fourteenth season of the show in the episode "Insheeption". He appeared near the end of the show and killed a character named Woodsy owl.

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1

Freddy Krueger once appeared on an episode of South Park

The iconic horror movie villain appeared in the fourteenth season of the show in the episode "Insheeption". He appeared near the end of the show and killed a character named Woodsy owl.

2

Halloween has its own comic book series

In 2003 a self published comic written by Stefan Hutchinson and illustrated by Peter Fielding made its way onto book shelves worldwide. The story follows Lindsey Wallace, the young girl who first saw Micheal Myers alongside Tommy Doyle in the original 1978 film.

3

The Shining still holds the record for most takes on a particular scene

In the movie there is a particular scene where Jack Torrance is asking his wife Wendy what they should "do" with their son Danny as Wendy swings a bat at him. It's said that Stanley Kubrick, the director and producer of the film, made Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall re-do the scene 127 times. That record has still never been broken even to this day.

4

Freddy Krueger has his own game

Freddy Krueger has his own game and his first appearance was in the 1989 NES game titled, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Later on Freddy also appeared in Mortal Kombat(Komplete Edition) as an extra playable character.

5

Chucky (Child's Play) on Saturday Night Live

In 1998 Chucky made an appearance on the 449th episode in the skit, Weekend Update. He was on the show to promote Bride of Chucky while simultaneously making attempts at killing Colin Quinn, the host of the show.

6

Stephen King's It had a song made based on the movie

Hardcore rockband "First Step to Failure" made a song titled "They All Float Down Here" on their 2014 album "When Best Friends Become Strangers".

7

Jason Voorhees was named after the creator's two sons

Victor Miller, the creator of Jason, combined his son's names "Josh" and "Ian" to create Jason and used the name Voorhees from a girl he new in high school who had the last name "Van Voorhees". He initially commented that the name sounded creepy and was a perfect fit for his character.

8

World War Z rakes in the millions

World War Z was a 2013 film that was a box office smash for the horror genre. The film grossed over 200 million in the U.S. alone and is to this day the highest grossing horror film of all time.

9

Dawn of the Dead never used the word "Zombies"

Although the character's in the film refer to the living dead as "those things" or "dead cannibals" they actually never use the word Zombie to describe them.

10

Gizmo from Gremlins wasn't supposed to be cute

In the original screenplay of the film Gizmo was to become the leader of the Gremlins but executive producer Stephen Spielberg thought the audience would dislike a cute and loveable character becoming evil.