10 Horror Movie Secrets Never Meant To Be Found

The pause button is every horror hound's best friend.

The Exorcist Pazuzu
Warner Bros.

Every film director ever must have grown up with a copy of Where's Wally? in their house, because they love to hide tiny details in the background of shots for their audience to try and track down.

The horror genre is no exception to this, as some of the most famous frightening films of all time are littered with secrets and Easter eggs.

Some are pretty obvious, but others require a much keener eye. Or, if you feel like cheating, a little help from the trusty TV remote.

Do TVs even have remotes anymore? Who knows?

The following ten details all happen so quickly that you'd need to be John Wayne on the pause button to actually capture them. However, some people out there were fast enough to do so, and we have all those people to thank for this list.

Although, maybe you should go outside every once in a while.

Whether its nods to other famous films, plot foreshadowing, or just extra layers of creepiness, all of these ten movies have secrets buried in them so deep you'd need an excavator to get them out.

10. Freddy’s Glove - Evil Dead II

The Exorcist Pazuzu
Rosebud Releasing

The follow-up to Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead holds a special place in many a horror fan's heart.

A much more comedic visit to the land of the Deadites, Evil Dead II is considered by many as one of the greatest horror sequels ever made.

One blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in the movie comes when Ash is rooting through a tool shed in order to find weapons. He misses a really famous one, as the iconic bladed glove of Freddy Krueger is hanging on the wall right behind him.

And this isn't the first time Raimi has referenced the work of Wes Craven in his output.

The glove's appearance was actually the result of a long-standing contest between the two filmmakers, as they each tried to cram in bits of each other's canon into their own films.

The first Evil Dead film contained a ripped-up poster for Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, which led to Wes including footage from that movie in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Thankfully, this practice seemingly stopped after Evil Dead II, because we were running out of space for this entry.

 
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