Comsie's Fun Facts

 

#1- When Stephen King was asked what the first movie was that ever truly scared him as a child …he replied, “Bambi”.

#2- The movie “Final Destination” was actually based on a previously rejected episode of the “X-Files” TV show.

#3- Due to budget issues, the producers couldn’t pay extra money to use fake human skeletons in the movie “Poltergeist”. The skeletons you see in the pool….are REAL human skeletons!

#4- The first choice for the role of Hannibal Lechter in “Silence of the Lambs” was Jack Nicholson. And the first choice for Jack Nicholson’s character in “The Shining” was actor, Robert DeNiro.

#5- Before the Melissa Matheson rewrite, the family favorite “E.T.” was originally written to be a HORROR movie! >:O

#6- On a high school field trip, just as a dare, Jeffrey Dahmer was once able to talk his way into a private tour of the White House.

#7- No American has officially died of ‘old age’ since 1951, when the government eliminated that classification on all death certificates.

#8- “Souling” is a medieval Christian precursor to modern-day ‘trick-or-treating’. On “Hallowmas” (November 1), the poor would go door to door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for soul cakes and treats.

#9- The human brain processes pain…but has no way to feel pain itself.

#10- The words ‘Elm Street’ were never once spoken during the original “Nightmare On Elm Street”.

Published October 1, 2013

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