– Hannibal Lecter was going to be called “The Psychiatrist Who Kills His Patients and Then Eats Them” or “The PWKHPTET Killer” until some astute person pointed out to Thomas Harris that “Cannibal” rhymes with “Hannibal.”
– The sequel to Rosemary’s Baby was going to be about Rosemary’s baby’s preschool years, but since it was mostly going to be boring scenes of Rosemary’s baby in time-out, they scrapped those plans.
– Friday the 13th is based on true events – one time some teenager smooched.
– The Exorcist is based on true events – one time there was a priest.
– Halloween is based on true events – there’s Halloween.
– George Romero has made 9 zombie movies: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead, Afternoon Tea with the Dead, Looking at Paint Chips for the Living Room of the Dead, and Gravy Train of the Dead.
– The original Freddy Krueger rhyme was – “One, two, Freddy’s comin’ for you/three, four, when he sleeps he snores/five, six, route 66/seven, eight, better clean your plate/nine, ten, what were we talkin’ ’bout, again?”
– There’s never been a movie about a nightmarish killer who murders you while you’re on the toilet because the inevitable pee-pee dances would take away from the suspense and terror of trying not to use the bathroom.
– The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari has nothing but expired medication in it. He was a very bad doctor.
Happy Halloween, everyone!