10 Horror Movie Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Poltergeist's truth is stranger than fiction...

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Everyone loves a good fact. Whether it's that different coloured bell peppers are all the same fruits at different stages of ripeness, or that chickens are our closest relatives to dinosaurs, or that scratching the inside of your ear makes the same noise as Pac Man (and yes, your finger is in your ear right now) - we're always stumbling across useless information that positively blows our minds. So why not take a look at the horror film industry to see what weird and wonderful facts we can find there, too?

Tales from haunted sets and rumoured apparitions are one thing, but did you know that the words 'Elm Street' are never once spoken in the first Nightmare on Elm Street? Or Church from Pet Sematary is actually 7 different cats? Horror movies as a whole are designed to tell the most outrageous and disgusting stories, so it's only right that their real-life counterparts are just as morbidly interesting.

With everything from blood you can buy at the supermarket to some frighteningly authentic props, there's sure to be something to surprise you ahead...

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