Texas Chainsaw Massacre was initially called “Head Cheese.”
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The blood used in Night of the Living Dead was actually Bosco’s chocolate syrup.
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Audrey Hepburn was the first actress to be offered the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist. She was living in Italy at the time and she wouldn’t agree to take part in the film unless it was filmed there, so they offered the role to Anne Bancroft and then Jane Fonda. After those two rejected it, only then was it offered to Ellen Burstyn.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt was offered the role of Rachel Keller in “The Ring,” but she rejected it.
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Stanley Kubrick considered both Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams for the role of Jack Torrence in The Shining. Kubrick decided against DeNiro because, after watching Taxi Driver, he didn’t consider him psychotic enough. After watching Mork & Mindy, he decided not to cast Williams because he thought he was too psychotic for the role.
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Real skeletons were used in various scenes in Poltergeist and Poltergeist II. Production made the decision to go with real human skeletons because they were cheaper than the plastic ones. Some believe that the entire franchise has been cursed as a result.
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