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Horror Movie Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

Piece together obscure facts you could never have imagined by yourself with our horror movie fun facts.

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The first recorded horror movie was the French Le Manoir de Diable, made in 1896. It lasted for three minutes.

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The Resident Evil movies are based on the Japanese video games called Biohazard.

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The Silence of the Lambs won Best Picture in 1992, the only horror movie to win this award.

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The Sixth Sense was filmed in Philadelphia, using the city streets as a backdrop to the movie.

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Ed Gein was a murderer and body snatcher arrested in Wisconsin in 1956. Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs all use elements of his crimes and personality in their stories.

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A young Johnny Depp played high school student Glen Lantz in 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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When Psycho was released in 1960, director Alfred Hitchcock instructed movie theaters to not allow anyone in to see the movie after it had started. This caused long lines of people desperate to get in early to see the movie.

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Coldplay singer Chris Martin played a zombie in 2004 horror comedy Shaun of the Dead.

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The Exorcist was nominated for 10 Oscars in 1974, including Best Picture - the first horror movie nominated for that award. It won two Oscars, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound Mixing.

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2017's It - based on a Stephen King book - is the highest grossing horror movie ever, bringing in over $700 million worldwide.