1) The mask that Michael Myers wears in Halloween is actually a Halloween mask of William Shatner spray-painted white.
2) The 1977 version of The Hills Have Eyes was actually based on real life sicko Alexander “Sawney” Bean, who with his band of merry cave-dwelling whack jobs killed and digested more than a 1,000 extremely unlucky people over a 25-year time span.
3) In 1974 Texan Ronald O’Bryan poisoned his own kid’s Halloween candy by putting cyanide in their Pixy Stix killing his son.
4) Screenwriter Melissa Mathison was hired to turn E.T. from a horror movie about alien abduction into a flying bike, cute kiddie flick.
5) While filming The Omen in 1976, animal handlers were eaten alive by lions and immediately after production wrapped a special effects artist was in a car accident that decapitated his passenger.
6) The pretend lunatics Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Jame Gumb (Silence of the Lambs), and Bloody Face (American Horror Story: Asylum) are all modeled after real life deranged killer Ed Gein.
7) Nine Inch Nails recorded their album The Downward Spiral in the house where actress Sharon Tate was murdered by the Manson Family.
8) Tarantulas migrate in swarms that can number in the tens of thousands. Yep, that’s gross.
9) The last person to be photographed with John Lennon wound up being his future killer, Mark David Chapman.
10) People have been horrified of man-eating undead dating back to the 18th Century B.C. when they were brought up in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
11) During the filming of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, the crew was horrified that the radio continually turned itself on and played Pearl Jam’s “I’m Still Alive.”