Movies

Many movies have had unexplained phenomena and paranormal activity attached to them, as has Hollywood itself. The Movies section contains paranormal facts and figures about everything from movies to celebrities (both living and deceased), from strange coincidences to curses. Many celebrities themselves live in haunted houses or have had some kind of paranormal experience.

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The Amityville Horror

Here are some interesting facts about the movie The Amityville Horror, including its sequels and novels. The story of Amityville has gained as much notoriety as it has urban legend status. George and Kathy Lutz bought their dream house at 112 Ocean Avenue (the Amytiville house) for the bargain price of $80,000. In May 2010, the house was placed on the market with an asking price of $1.15 million. In August 2010, the house was sold to a local resident for $950,000. The house was put on the market again, in 2011, for $1.35 million. George Lutz trademarked "The Amityville Horror" in 2002 in response to the subsequent movies using… Read More »

Paranormal Activity

Here are some interesting facts about the movie franchise Paranormal Activity, including the movies, sequels and cast members. Paranormal Activity The movie Paranormal Activity was made with a budget of just $15,000 and has grossed over $193 million to date. The movie filmed in director Oren Peli’s own home and was completed in 10 days. Paranormal Activity was Oren Peli’s directional debut. He changed the ending because Steven Spielberg told him to. Paranormal Activity is considered as the most profitable movies of all time. Paranormal Activity 2 The trailer of Paranormal Activity 2 used a lot of footage that didn’t actually appear in the movie, which was deemed necessary because… Read More »

The Exorcist

Here are some interesting facts about The Exorcist movie, including the movies, sequels and cast members. The Exorcist (1973) If The Exorcist movie was adjusted to take into account inflation, it would become the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. The vomit used in the movie was Andersen’s Pea Soup. They originally tried Cambell’s Pea Soup, but didn’t like how it looked. Audrey Hepburn was the favorite to play the mother in The Exorcist, but she turned the role down unless the movie was filmed in Rome. In The Exorcist movie, Regan (played by Linda Blair) turns her head almost completely around to face backward. A life-like dummy with… Read More »

Halloween

Here are some interesting facts about Halloween movie, including the movies, sequels and cast members. Halloween The original title for Halloween was "The Babysitter Murders". Halloween is officially considered as the greatest horror movie of all time. The mask in Halloween is actually William Shatner’s face. The production crew bought the cheapest mask they could find at a Halloween store, which happened to be the mask and which they spray-painted it white. Michael Myers killed two dogs in Halloween, one of which he ate. John Carpenter immortalized his hometown, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Halloween, as there are many references to the town, including surrounding towns and streets. Another reference is… Read More »

Poltergeist

Here are some interesting facts about Poltergeist movie, including the movies, sequels and cast members. Drew Barrymore auditioned for the role of Carol Ann in the original Poltergeist movie, but director Steven Spielberg was looking for someone more "Angelic". Drew’s audition eventually led to her casting in "E.T."

Friday The 13th

Here are some interesting facts about Friday The 13th movies, including sequels and cast members. Robert Englund, the actor who portrays Freddy Krueger, says his favorite Nightmare sequel is New Nightmare. His least favorite is part 2. Friday The 13th Parts 2-4 were intended as direct sequels, which means they occurred back-to-back within a few days of one another. Freddy Krueger was originally supposed to be a child molester instead of a child murderer. Friday The 13th borrowed its surprise ending from Stephen King’s Carrie, but protracted it so that Carrie fans would not see it coming. Friday the 13th, Parts 3-4, weren’t even set on Friday the 13. They… Read More »

Other Movies

These are facts about other, less popular movies, which have some paranormal attachment, either freaky coincidences, including a number of mysterious deaths and curses. Some of the most infamous Hollywood film "curses", in which cast members and crew are beset by tragic coincidences, are usually associated with horror movies such as "Rosemary’s Baby", "The Poltergeist", "The Exorcist", and "The Omen". Candyman Virginia Madsen (who plays Helen Lyle) was hypnotized during the filming of Candyman to produce the trancelike state every time she encountered the Candyman. Carrie In real life, Sissy Spacek (who played Carrie) was actually voted Homecoming Queen. Children of The Corn Malaki’s name in the Steven King’s version… Read More »

Miscellaneous Movie Facts

Here are some interesting general facts about paranormal and horror movies. Dracula Movies The character most frequently portrayed in horror films is Count Dracula, which was originally the creation of the Irish writer Bram Stoker (1847-1912). Movie Curses Some of the most infamous Hollywood film "curses," in which cast members and crew are beset by tragic coincidences, are usually associated with horror movies such as Rosemary’s Baby, The Poltergeist, The Exorcist, and The Omen.

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