I’ve been a fan or the horror genre ever since I was a kid. Ever since I first saw Betsy Palmer slaughter a camp full of counselors who enjoyed sex and alcohol a little too much; ever since the first time I saw Leatherface running around with that chainsaw. Over the years I’ve come across many WTF moments or horror movie facts that are just pretty incredible. For instance, did you know that watching horror movies is actually good for your health?

Today, we are going to look at a little lesser known horror movie facts that might just blow your mind a little bit.

Let’s begin…

10. Scream: Molly Ringwald Was Offered The Role Of Sydney Prescott


Molly Ringwald was every high school kids dream… during the ‘80s anyway. With roles in John Hughes movies such as Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Ringwald was a regular in many of the most essential high school films of all time. Over a half a decade later and screenwriter Kevin Williamson had her in mind for a little horror flick he was writing called Scream, where she would be once again playing a high school kid.

Wes Craven hopped on board and the role ultimately went to Neve Campbell. Ringwald was indeed formally offered the role but she turned it down because you know, she was like damn near 30!

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This article was first posted on July 17, 2013