25 Creepy Details From Your Favorite Horror Films You May Not Know
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the cameras when the lights turn off, especially in films that scare us and freak us out? Do the actors of such films take their roles as seriously as they appear to onscreen? What about all those little, spicy details that most of us usually never hear about? Do the horror film crews party and have fun while shooting a film with such gruesome effects? Find out with these 25 creepy details from your favorite horror films you may not know.
20. The Fog
In the final scene at the church, Nick has Andy stand back and hide. On the wall behind Andy is a brick inscribed “H. Hawks,” which some critics and fans tried unsuccessfully to interpret and analyze when the film was first released since many of them thought that John Carpenter used it in such an obvious way for a reason. Finally, Carpenter explained that this was nothing more than a reference to his favorite director, Howard Hawks.
Tony Todd, aka The Candyman, had to put real bees into his mouth while they were shooting the climax. His only protection was a mouth guard that kept him from having the bees go down his throat and choke him. Who said being an actor is an easy, awesome job?
Strangely, from all the horrors that proceeded while filming Poltergeist only one scene scared Heather O’Rourke; that in which she had to hold on to the headboard while a wind machine blew toys into the closet behind her. O’Rourke fell apart during the shooting of this scene and Steven Spielberg stopped everything, took her in his arms, and said that she would not have to do the scene again. Keep in mind that O’Rourke was about seven years old during filming.
The nightmarish interior of the slaughterhouse was filmed at a mental hospital in Prague built in 1910, in a wing that had been closed for over fifty years. Believe it or not Building 10, where most of the scenes were filmed, was where the craziest, most violent patients were kept. The basement was so creepy and scary that the director, Eli Roth, didn’t have to work much on the atmosphere since the natural environment was ideal already but instead had a string quartet playing classical music to make it feel cozier and friendlier while shooting.