1. Stolen R-Rating
See that R rating on the poster? Technically it's not actually rated at all. You see, Wes Craven was fed up with the MPA telling him to cut, cut, cut to the point where they had reduced the film to only 60 minutes in length. So he went to a buddy down the hall in another studio editing a war movie and asked if he could use his R rating. WES CRAVEN STOLE AN R RATING.
2. The First Flush
The first flushing toilet ever to appear on screen in American cinema was in the 1960 film Psycho.
3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre nearly had a real homicide on set
During the filming of the famous dinner scene in the film, they were at the end of a 27-hour shoot and in the building it was around 120 degrees. At this point all the actors were actually delusional and when the line, "kill the bitch" was uttered, Gunnar Hansen was so out of it that he actually thought he had to kill Marylin Burns. He only stopped himself at the very last second.
4. Mother-Daughter Scream Queens
The lead Actress in Psycho, Janet Leigh, had a daughter with Tony Curtis and that daughter is Jamie Lee Curtis, who you should recognize as Laurie Strode, the protagonist of the Halloween franchise.
5. Screw the prop door...get a real one
During the filming of The Shining, they had to use a real door during the 'Here's Johnny!' scene because Jack Nicholson was a volunteer firefighter and kept cutting through the real one too fast.
6. Scary Shatner
The famous Michael Myers mask in the Halloween franchise was a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
7. Director charged for making a snuff film
The Cannibal Holocaust was one of the first found-footage films ever made, and the director ordered the actors not to come forward to preserve the illusion that it was real. Well, it got him charged with murder. The actors then came out of hiding to show they hadn't actually been killed...unlike several animals in the film.
8. Final Destination was originally a what?
Final Destination was based off of an unused script for the X-Files.
9. Real Camp
Friday the Thirteenth was filmed at a real summer camp in New Jersey that is still in operation.
10. Words never uttered
Despite being the title, the words "Elm Street" are never said in the original Nightmare on Elm Street.