Scream: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ghostface

Inside Wes Craven's other most famous killer...

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In the annals of horror history you have famous names like Michael Myers, Leatherface and Jason Voorhees, but in the mid 90s a new icon changed the face of horror forever: Ghostface.

With the simplicity of a black cloak and a buck knife, Ghostface carved a permanent place within pop culture and in our hearts. That's not to say there aren't some mysteries left to the pale-faced fiend from Sidney Prescott’s nightmares though, and there are some facts even the most committed of fans might have missed...

10. He Inspired FAR More Caller ID Usage

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Just as Arachnophobia inspired people to check their slippers for spiders, Child's Play killed doll sales, It and Poltergeist made everyone scared of clowns and Jaws made going into the sea an actual nightmare, Ghostface inspired a real life human behavioral change.

In the wake of Scream's release, the use of caller ID increased more than threefold.

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