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Halloween Fun Facts From Atomsplit!

October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween Atomsplitters! I thought it’d be cool to drop some creepy trivia I know right off the top of my dome so here goes.

1. Originally Dana Plato from Different Strokes was offered the role of Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist, but it turned out to be Linda Blair.

2. The Exorcist,The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, The Amityville Horror, and The Entity were all based on true stories! All quite loosely of course.

3. Night Of The Living Dead was based on I Am Legend which went on to be it’s own movie.

4. There are Zombie Walks all over the place. The world’s record for Zombie Walks was at the Monroeville Mall in Pittsburgh, and rightly so since it was the scene of Dawn Of The Dead (Night Of The Living Dead 2), but the record was beaten this year by a Zombie Walk in Grand Rapids Michigan.

5. If you’re being chased by a vampire drop some seeds on the ground because the vampire will be compelled to count them while you get away. Which leads to the double entendre Count Von Count for all you Sesame Street fans.

6. Michael Myers mask in Halloween was modeled after a William Shatner mask.

7. Frankenstein and Dracula met in real life! What!?!?  A knight and member of the Frankenstein family teamed up Vlad Tepes, Vlad The Impaler, whom Dracula is based on and fought with him in one of The Impaler’s many battles against the Ottoman Empire.

8. All the good horror movies come out during the summer in Japan in conjunction with Obon. A Japanese holiday like Halloween. Traditionally awesome movies like Juon, Ringu, and Honogurai Mizu No Soko Kara came out and then get remade into junk PG-13 American movies like The Grudge, The Ring, and Dark Water respectively.

9. Ichabod Crane was a real person, and Sleepy Hollow is a real town.

10. This is my most favorite, The Texas Cahinsaw Massacre 2 movie poster is a direct remake of The Breakfast Club movie poster. Here’s The Breakfast Club poster and here’s The Texas Chaisaw Massacre 2 poster.

Anyway, we at Atomsplit wish all of you a Rockin’ Halloween. Don’t eat too much candy.

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One comment

  1. Grand Rapids Zombie walk coverage

    http://blog.spout.com/2008/10/31/world-record-zombie-walk-grand-rapids-mi/



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