Six Random Facts About Scary Movies
The website Buzzfeed.com has put together a list of 34 random facts about scary movies. Dedicated horror fans will probably know most of these, but the rest of you might learn something. Here are six highlights…
–The mask in “Halloween” is actually William Shatner’s face.
(This is TECHNICALLY right, but there’s an asterisk by it . . . because director John Carpenter has said it was a CAPTAIN KIRK mask, and it really didn’t look anything like Shatner.)
–”Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing.
–Robert De Niro and Robin Williams were both considered for Jack Nicholson’s role in “The Shining”.
–Nicholson was considered for the part of Hannibal in “Silence of the Lambs”.
–Tom Cruise was offered the lead in “Edward Scissorhands”, but he passed because he wanted a happier ending.
–The movie “Final Destination” was based on a rejected “X-Files” script.
(Check out the complete list here.)